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 […]

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Kieron Gillen Joins the Marvel Break Exodus

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Writer Kieron Gillen (Young Avengers, The Wicked + The Divine) took to his Tumblr today to state that he would be taking a break from Marvel superhero books following Secret Wars.  He confirms what many have suspected for a few weeks now, given his notable absence from the “All-New, All-Different” solicitations that have been rolling out at a […]

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

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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 […]

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Hold on, some people are actually making money at comics!

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After yesterday’s gloom parade over the economics of comics, and the small number of people who seem to be making a good wage from making them, writer Kieron Gillen delivered another set of metrics that was far more cheerful. He wrote it in response to a website’s concern trolling over sales of The Wicked + […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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, […]

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The Beat’s Annual Comics Industry Survey, Part Two: from Kieron Gillen to Steve Morris

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Yet more previews and prognostication from a wide swatch of comics industry personnel, with picks from Kieron Gillen and Janelle Asselin to Bryan Talbot and Steve Morris. Lots of news of new projects are thrown in also for those with a keen eye!

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Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 12/18/14: Get well soon, Norm Breyfogle

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§ Veteran Batman artist and nice guy Norm Breyfogle has suffered a stroke, as reported by his ex-wife. He’s expected to make a full recovery but send good thoughts.

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SDCC ’14: Darth Vader #1 from Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca

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The second book in the new Star Wars line at Marvel will be ‘Star Wars: Darth Vader’, from the creative team of Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca.

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Kieron Gillen, Marguerite Bennett, Phil Jimenez and Stephanie Hans on ‘Angela’ #1

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Angela, the character created by Neil Gaiman in another lifetime as part of the Spawn universe, will be receiving her own ongoing series later this year from the creative team of Kieron Gillen, Marguerite Bennett, Phil Jimenez and Stephanie Hans. I don’t know how we reached this point either, but that’s a packed lineup of creators […]

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ONE AND DONE: Finding a Creative Team You Trust

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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 […]

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Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie to Leave Young Avengers in 2014

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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, […]

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Let’s Get to the Bottom of this ‘Revolutionary War’ Malarky

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Revolutionary War, announced a few months ago, is an interconnected mini-event thingy which’ll be happening next year, using many of the Marvel UK characters. Headlined by writers Andy Lanning and Alan Cowsill, the story will start with a one-shot in January and then move into a series of focus one-shots with various stars returning. As […]

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SDCC’13: Wolverine Origins II by Kieron Gillen and Adam Kubert

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Marvel have announced that in November Kieron Gillen and Adam Kubert will be taking on the daunting job of creating a follow-up to Wolverine: Origins. Picking up straight after the original book ended, Origins II will see Wolverine facing up to who he is, and where he has to go next.

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

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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!

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Review: Young Avengers #6 aka the Kate Brown Issue!

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It’s not often that a superhero comic gives me chills, particularly when we’re talking villains, but then it’s not often you that see a superhero comic from someone like Kate Brown.

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