Spoilers throughout, obv.
Missed this yesterday, but here’s a look at what’s about.
Where we go to THE FANTHEON in London, meet Woden and generally have the whole con experience. Odd structure to this one, which I’ll try to write about in the notes, but has a lot of fun stuff in the mix. Very much about the detail, which is probably a Woden metaphor, or may just be us being us.
Wherein we head towards the conclusion of THE SHADOW WAR, where we reveal what’s going on with Hitler, what’s going on at Bletchley and have Maria and Sieglinde meet in Kiev for a strong exchange of words and/or blows.
You can buy it from shops or digitally. There’s a little preview on the Comixology page.
Hope you find them interesting and enjoyable.
A decade and change in the making. I couldn’t be more excited about this. Finally working on a book with David Lafuente after first talking about doing so in 2007. Finally dragging Comrade Rossignol over from Games to co-write something. Onwards!
Finally put a date on this.
Also, gave some details about the third volume of The Wicked + the Divine. It’s called COMMERCIAL SUICIDE and the first three of the announced guest artists are Stephanie Hans, Kate Brown and Tula Lotay. I write a bit more here.
Oh my. That is a lot of colons. I’ve gone all PC Strategy Game.
Anyway! The second issue of Angela drops, where Phil and Stephanie continue to make the Marguerite and me look good, and Marguerite continues to make me look good, and I’m here just to look pretty.
More of how the situation came to be, in a slightly different mode from issue 1. The mode changes quite a bit with Angela, which is one of the things I like about her. It’s a little unpredictable.
Once more, we return. And Fandemonium begins, with… oh, you’ll get the vibe, soon enough. Hop you find it interesting. Good to be back. If you’ve bought THE FAUST ACT TPB, you can jump on here.
Yeah, big week. First up? The new title.
Where I and Marguerite Bennet write and Phil Jiminez and Stephanie Hans draw. This is basically a cheery return to all things Asgard. Angela is Thor’s newly discovered lost sister, and very fond of all things stabby. Structurally for this arc, I write the majority of the story (which is illustrated by Phil) and Marguerite writes the embedded story (which is illustrated by Stephanie). It’s got a very singular tone, I think. Also, it is astoundingly pretty.
I think you’ll find this one interesting. For those who followed JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY, it builds off one of the key points Matt and I left in play at the end of EVERYTHING BURNS.
Meanwhile, in the world of ongoing…
Is this the first Allied-Uber-Only main cover we’ve had? It may be.
It’s also deceptive, as while last issue was primarily about the allied efforts to push R&D, this is about Nazi Germany’s attempts to enter the shadow war. Lots more about our Hitler.
Also, off in Soviet Russia, Maria decides she’s ready to go forth.
You can buy it from shops, or digitally here.
(There’s also a preview at Comixology)
For older material…
The Omnibus of our complete run of Young Avengers. The whole thing, hard-backed, over-sized. $50. Not sure about any extras, as I haven’t had a chance to see inside it in the flesh, but it’ll certainly be pretty. It’s my first Marvel Omnibus, actually, so it’s delightful to see it existing.
(Also we had a chance to fix any of our typos. PHEW.)
Clearly, very much a CHRISTMAS PRESENT!?!?!? sort of thing. Should be available from both traditional and comic shops – and there’s two covers on the omnibus, depending. The other is the Bryan Lee O’Malley cover.
At the other end of the financial scale, as part of the IMAGE FIRSTS series, Image have reprinted the first issue of THE WICKED + THE DIVINE for a dollar. No new material in it, but if you have yet to try out, it’s obviously an excellent place to do so.
Hope you find some of the above entertaining.
Out December 3rd. Go see the rest here.
If you like my Asgardian stuff, I suspect you’ll like this.
CBR has the some unlettered preview for WicDiv 6 plus our alternate cover by the lovely David Lafuente.
It’s available for your local shop to order, so you just need to pop in and ask them to get you a copy. If you’ve bought the trade and want to pop on the monthly book, this is obviously a good point to do so.
It’s literally FANDEMONIUM.
And the February Image Solicitations are out. Including…
THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #8
story: KIERON GILLEN
art / cover: JAMIE MCKELVIE & MATT WILSON
FEBRUARY 25 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
Now the eleventh god is here, it’s time to party. You’re invited. Everyone’s invited. We can sleep when we’re dead—but when you’ll be dead within two years, you may as well turn up in your pyjamas. After seven issues of egomaniacs, it’s time for an issue where the crowd is the star.
I’m really looking forward to this one.