Image Comics have announced that it will be publishing a translated version fo Guillem March’s graphic novel, Karmen as a five-issue limited series. Which is frankly a damn shame that it will be published this way and not as a straight up oversized graphic novel.
“Karmen is a provocative story that explores grief, suicide, and redemption told as a visual feast-for-the-eyes and featuring ethereal, fantastic artwork to set the tone.
Punctuated with humor, Karmen is the story of Catalina, a recent suicide, who is taken under the wing of the strange and quirky angel, Karmen, on a journey of discovery and reflection.
Catalina’s story is packed with surprises and metaphysics, tenderness and humor. It dives deep into the topics that matter and is brought beautifully to life by the creator behind the acclaimed Monika (Titan Comics) and The Dream (Europe Comics).”
Not that March mentions this when talking about Karmen’s origins:
“Karmen is a story about what it takes to make a real change in life. After working on it for six years, I can say I´ve put my all into this project. I decided to write the script because I’m a much better storyteller when I’m doing the whole thing. If you know me from my superhero work, I´m sure Karmen will surprise you. I can’t express how proud I am of this book, and how happy I am that it will finally be released in print for the U.S. audience.”
But, as a fan of March’s, if this is the only way – for now – I get to read it, then so be it. But, I do feel this was an opportunity missed for Image Comics.
Karmen #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, March 10.