Discussion Points: What Can’t We Recycle?


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 […]


Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl #1 is a Deep Comic About Shallowness

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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 […]


The Wicked + The Divine’s Fandemonium Trailer Will Have You Losing Your Head


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 […]


Traumatic Thursdays: Reactions to The Wicked + The Divine #11’s Shocking End


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 […]


Cruel Portents: Looking at the Past and the Future of The Wicked + The Divine


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, […]


ONE AND DONE: Finding a Creative Team You Trust


Most of the time, trying to find a comic or two to buy in a given week is very hard. This week, it wasn’t at all. I’ve been looking forward to The Wicked + The Divine ever since it was announced. And now that it’s finally on shelves, I can tell you why. One of […]


Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie to Leave Young Avengers in 2014


In a post made to Tumblr yesterday, writer Kieron Gillen announced that once the current run on Young Avengers finishes, himself, Jamie McKelvie and Mike Norton (and therefore also colourist Matthew Wilson, most likely) will not be returning for the much-implied ‘season 2’ of the series. To commiserate, I’ll be posting repeated images of Noh-Varr into this article, […]


SDCC’13: PIXIE!!! Oh, and Young Avengers: Afterparty


Announced at the Cup O’ Joe Panel is Young Avengers: Afterparty, a two-issue jam comic which’ll see Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie welcome in a number of other creators for some stories and dancing. Also, some of these stories will feature PIXIE!


Review: Young Avengers #1

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People who know me are generally surprised when they find out I’m a huge fan of Phonogram, the ode to the power of music from Kieron Gillen and James McKelvie. Britpop does not seem to coexist easily with a love of Rob Zombie and Sparta, but only if you don’t realise that a love of […]


Good Work, Comics: Post Halloween Edition


Nothing is safe anymore, is it? The world was rocked once more this week by a series of pop-culture calamities, proving without a shadow of a doubt that we live in a world where nothing is sacred. Not Amy Winehouse’s wedding dress, nor the good clean fun of a new Will Smith album. While all […]


NYCC: A Final Marvel & DC Cover Parade


The last day of New York Comic-Con was a day of relative peace and tranquillity, unless you were Dan Slott in which case it was a day of  being chased by an angry mob whilst cackling like Machiavelli. It’s the day when people settle down, explore the booths which haven’t sold out, get their final sketches and […]


Young Avengers relaunches! Gillen! McKelvie! Loki! America?!


Marvel have finally announced that, yes, they will be publishing a new volume of Young Avengers this January, from the creative team of Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, and Matt Wilson. Revamping the team somewhat, this new volume of the title will see Kid Loki form a new team made up of Wiccan, Hulkling, Kate Bishop, […]


Gillen and McKelvie Roundup


By Steve Morris Artist Jamie McKelvie and writer Kieron Gillen have taken the spotlight today, with several pieces of news – both good and bad – coming from their camp. The good news is that Marvel have just released a teaser which lists them as the creative team for a story in their upcoming ‘Point […]