Casanova: Acedia – An all-new, mind-bending adventure begins
Eisner Award-winners Matt Fraction, Gabriel Bá, and Fábio Moon team up with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon for an all-new Casanova Quinn story in Casanova: Acedia #1, coming to Image Comics on January 7.
In Casanova: Acedia #1, Casanova Quinn returns to find himself caught between unlocking the riddle of his own past and discovering the hidden history of his mysterious new criminal benefactor.
Faction said in a release:
When we last saw him, Casanova Quinn crash-landed on our Earth from the ruins of his past with absolutely no memory of who he is, where he came from, or anything that happened to him before — but he knows he was somebody dangerous and that people are out to kill him. So new readers and Cass alike have the exact same blank-slate context for this all-new adventure in Los Angeles.
The idea came up at the end of a podcast with the two writers when Chabon mentioned a desire to write Casanova backups in the spirit of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s classic “Tales of Asgard” strip. Produced for the back pages of The Mighty Thor, these stories introduced young Marvel Comics readers to classic Norse lore.
Casanova tells the story of a hedonistic thief turned kind-of spy as he navigates the incredibly complex and stunningly psychedelic parallel world of interdimensional global espionage.
Casanova: Acedia #1(Diamond Code NOV140529) arrives in stores this 1/7 and will be available for $3.99.