Matt Fraction and Gabrial Bá’s stylish espionage thriller Casanova is coming back this July from Icon, Marvel’s creator-owned imprint, after a long hiatus. Previously published in a limited palette at Image, this newly remastered version is now in full color. Marvel sent out some preview pages of the first issue this morning and it looks a-okay.

This July, the most popular mind-bending, sci-fi spy opus of the decade returns with Casanova #1, from the Eisner Award-winning team of Matt Fraction, Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon, now exclusively at Icon! Fans new and old will be able to experience the exhilarating and crazy antics of agent Casanova Quinn as he gets abducted across space and time to infiltrate his own father’s E.M.P.I.R.E of law and order – in FULL COLOR!  Also, fans will be treated to an ALL-NEW backup by Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon.
“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?”

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  1. Between the new colours and remastered lettering (I think), and the need to rebuild the audience, it’s the best way to ensure that the remaining five Albums (Avaritia, Acedia, Ira, Invidia and Superbia (thanks, Wiki!)) will happen.

    I already own the first two series, so I won’t be buying these comics. I’m not at all sold on the change to full-colour, although I can see people being put off by the excoriating blue used in Book Two. Plus, of course, some people have a bias against black and white (and excoriating blue) books in the first place. Which brings us back to making sure The Job Gets Done.

    I might pick up the trades, though, if the additional stories are included. And I’ll certainly be on board with Vol. 3 and up.



  2. I thought the coloring made it stand out from the rest of the stuff on the shelf.

    I may be one of the few that may not like it as much in full color.

  3. Add me to the list of fans who aren’t sold on the full-color version, at least not based on these samples. I bought the issues, but I may just scoop up the original collected editions just to have them before they’re completely swept under the carpet. (And, for the record, I LIKED the excoriating blue arc.)

  4. So this ISN’T volume 3? Grrr….

    As happy as I am to see the book back I’m a bit disappointed its not new material.

    And I’ve got to concur with Mark. The duotone look of the originals beats the four color look of the Marvel reprint.

  5. I’m really looking forward to picking this up, but it’ll be the first time for me. I had a hunch it was going to happen when Fraction went supernova at Marvel and Ba blew up at Dark Horse.