Before making a name for himself with Marvel Comics’ Invincible Iron Man and Uncanny X-Men, Matt Fraction was blowing readers minds with his creator owned series, Casanova. The series centers upon renowned thief Casanova Quinn, who gets “blackmailed into being a pawn and double agent in a global game of super-espionage”. It will appeal to fans of Michael Moorcock’s Jerry Cornelius stories with a cascade of alternate universes and polymorphic sexuality.
The first two volumes, Luxuria and Gula, were originally published by Image Comics and illustrated by the Eisner award winning team of Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon. To celebrate the move to Icon (Marvel’s creator owned imprint) each of those first 14 issues will be remastered and reprinted in double sized, full color issues. Once readers have caught up on the story the long anticipated third volume, Avarita, will finally see the light of day.
On Thursday, July 8th, fans will have a chance to meet Matt Fraction and pick up a copy of the new remastered version of Casanova #1.
WHO: Matt Fraction
WHAT: Casanova #1 book release and signing
WHEN: Thursday, July 8th, 5-8pm
WHERE: Floating World Comics, 20 NW 5th Ave #101
Matt Fraction – Matt Fraction is a recent PDX implant that, aside from CASANOVA, writes THE UNCANNY X-MEN, THE MIGHTY THOR, and the Eisner-Award winning INVINCIBLE IRON MAN.
“I could not be more thrilled that Casanova has found its home at Icon. Relettered, remastered, and in full and furious color, this is Casanova the way it was meant to be experienced,” explained Matt Fraction. “Everything I’ve done at Marvel has been a trick so they’d actually let me do Casanova here. Ha ha! They can’t take Eisners back, right?”
Gabriel Bá is the Eisner-award winning artist behind THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY and BPRD: 1947. His twin brother Fábio Moon is the Eisner-award winning artist of PIXU, SUGARSHOCK, and DAYTRIPPER, which his brother also writes.