This is the third season in a column that judges a book by its cover. Catch up on the current season, or view the complete archive. I hope you’re not tired of me talking about textless covers yet, because I’ve still got so much to say! This week: the textless wraparound cover. Maybe the two most […]
As The Wicked + The Divine’s Imperial Phase comes to a close and the series’ endgame approaches, writer Kieron Gillen and artist Jamie McKelvie reflect on the meaning of the work and their own success.
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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 […]
By Cal Cleary “… what really matters is what you like, not what you are like.” – High Fidelity Welcome back to Phonogram, Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie‘s long-running ode to music, criticism, and… well, themselves, kind of? In Phonogram, we deal with Phonomancers, a group of magicians who draw their power from music. Not music […]
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, […]