Enter the NPCs!
In the first issue of Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans’ ‘Die,’ Jumanji combines with Dungeons and Dragons to birth a creepy, fantastical story about trauma, death, rebirth, and friendship.
“They told me that Savage Town was too close to the bone for some people out there.”
“My concern with writing was that I would lose this creative spark…”
“What is dead may never die.” Wait, wrong series.
Let’s talk about originality in art. The Wicked + The Divine #14 came out this week, and while I know I sound like a broken record at this point whenever I talk about it online, the whole team is really outdoing themselves this arc. Kieron Gillen has trumpeting this one as an “oddball” and “the most audacious […]
Once again, we return to the end of another arc in Kieron Gillen’s, Jamie McKelvie’s, Matthew Wilson’s, and Clayton Cowles’ Image hit, The Wicked + The Divine. The trade that collects the “Fandemonium” story will hit store shelves on Wednesday, July 1st. To celebrate, designer James Leech has put together an expertly animated trailer featuring sad […]
Dear Kieron, Jamie, Matt, and Clayton: I hate you. I woke up this morning, put on my Wic+Div shirt, ran to the comics shop, and strapped on my seatbelt. I was happy that it was that time of month again. I was excited. I was wrong and everything is awful. #comics #wicdiv A photo […]
In Kieron Gillen’s talk on Alan Moore’s and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen, Gillen emphasizes themes of time and cyclicality present in Moore’s graphic novel. Temporal symbolism recurs in everything from the Doomsday clock interstitials between chapters to Rorschach’s ever-shifting face to Dr. Manhattan’s past as the son of a watchmaker. Gillen, working alongside artist Jamie McKelvie, […]
There’s an air of impossibility surrounding this book. It begins with a song and vibrant neon crime fighting. It deflates the hyper-serious and allows for a sense of whimsy. When I started working behind the desk at a comic shop, something like this would have barely snuck through Marvel editorial as a one-shot – a reaction to an audience that had an appetite for Serious Comics about Things That Matter and very little else. Today things are clearly different.