IMAGE EXPO: THE LUDOCRATS and PHONOGRAM: THE IMMATERIAL GIRL.

LUDOCRATS

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!


First interview here. Do read it. It’s very much me in having fun mode.

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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.

Out Today: Angela: Asgard’s Assassin #2

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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.

Preview here. You can buy at your local shop or digitally.

Writer Notes: The Wicked + the Divine #6

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Spoilers, obv.

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Out Today: THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #6

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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.

Preview here.

You can get it from your local comic shop, or digitally either from Comixology or direct from Image.

Out: ANGELA: ASGARD’S ASSASSIN #1, UBER #20, The YOUNG AVENGERS Omnibus and WicDiv #1 Reprint

Yeah, big week. First up? The new title.

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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.

There’s a preview here and if you don’t shop physically, you can buy it digitally here.

Meanwhile, in the world of ongoing…

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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…

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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.

Angela: Asgard’s Assassin Preview

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Out December 3rd. Go see the rest here.

If you like my Asgardian stuff, I suspect you’ll like this.

David Lafuente’s Cover For WicDiv 6

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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.

Image Solicits: February

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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.

British Comic Awards

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At the always Divine Thought bubble, they held the awards ceremony for the British Comic Awards. We were nominated for best comic, and were incredibly surprised to win.

Thanks to everyone. Honestly, overwhelming.

Congrats to all the winners, and I’d urge everyone to look at all the shortlists to see the diversity and breadth of what comics are emerging from the UK in 2014. In our category, I have absolutely no idea how the judges could decide between them they’re that fundamentally different from one another.

And obviously hellos and hugs to everyone we saw at Thought Bubble. It was astounding, once more. I’ll lob up some cosplay shots when I beat this deadline.

THOUGHT BUBBLE: HOW TO FIND TEAM WICDIV

You’re coming to Leeds Thought Bubble? You want to find us? YOU ARE THE SWEETNESS. We will be here…

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Which is in the fancy new TeePee.

We will have trades and comics and T-shirts. Bring your fine selves. If the queue is big, we’ll limit signings to 5 comics, but you can always re-queue.

Also, we’re on some splendid panels.

SATURDAY

10:50 – BEST THING I’VE READ ALL YEAR.
Wherein myself and other folk talk about awesome shit we’ve read.

12 noon – DECOMPRESSED LIVE: THREE
Wherein myself and Professor Stephen Hodkinson get on stage and talk about the process of doing THREE.

2pm – SILENCE: LIVE!
Man, I love the Mindless Ones. It’d be awesome to do a guest thing there briefly.

3:30 – IMAGE WRITER’S PANEL
Wherein Kieron talks some shit with his betters.

4:30 – IMAGE ARTIST PANEL
Wherein Jamie talks some shit with his betters.

And, of course, in the evening there’s the mid-con party wherein Jamie and I are DJing (with assorted of our awesome friends.) It’s astounding. It’s ticketed, but there’s more available tomorrow.

SUNDAY
Er… No panels.

Yes, you can see Saturday is very busy. The Con is 10-5. Basically any time that I’m not on a panel, I’ll be at the table.

Hugs.