Writer Notes: The Wicked + the Divine #8


Actually, before I start, I want to give a formal notice of sort.You may see this is the latest I’ve ever done a WicDiv notes. Asyou’ve seen all the other writer notes drop off, you may wonder if
this is a trend. In all honesty, it may be. As I’ve written before,
this schedule is utterly frenzied this year. It’s do-able, but it
also requires a lot of discipline – and at least part of that
discipline is not working too hard. I’m leaving space to recharge
batteries, as otherwise I know I risk burn-out.

(This all sounds quite bleak but it’s all just part of working as
a creative.)

Anyway – that means that a lot of things I’ve done which
basically tap the same emotional reserves as “work” are lower on
my priorities than last year. This would include the Writer Notes. As
fun as they are, they are very much a case in point in me just not
turning off. I had vague plans of perhaps reducing them to a
one-set-of-notes-per-arc sort of thing for other books, but as I
haven’t done anything yet, it’s probably telling.

In short: if there’s not many of these for the rest of the year,
I’m sorry, but it’s a casualty to the work. And on a personal level,
I’d appreciate if you don’t ask after them specifically. It stresses
me out, and I could do without that.

That level of self-centered woe-is-me bullshit out of the way,
let’s get on with it.

Spoilers, obv.


Out Today: The Wicked + The Divine #8 and Darth Vader #2


Time for Dionysus: The Dancefloor That Walks Like A Man.

If you’ve been following us all whining on twitter, this one almost killed everyone involved. That feedback so far has been overwhelming suggests it may have been worth it. Hope you dig it.

You can get it from your local comic shop, or digitally either from Comixology or direct from Image. There’s a preview here.



The second issue of Salva and me doing our best Darth Vader. Here Darth Vader entirely accepts his new position in the Empire, and doesn’t immediately bristle. Definitely not.

Star Wars: Darth Vader is available from your local comic shop or digitally.  You can find a preview here.

Crossed: Badlands – Homo Tortor


I haven’t written an enormous amount about my CROSSED: BADLANDSarc. I’m going to make amends now, as it’s available to pre-order inthe usual manner, so if you’re interested in pre-historic
post-apocalyptic horror, you may want to speak to your retailer about
securing yourself a copy.

I’ll talk at length under the cut. Trigger Warnings apply. As in,
pretty much any of them.


Out Today: Darth Vader #1, Uber #22


The big new one. Salva, Delgado and myself unleash our death star. I’ve done a bunch of press on this, but it’s an ongoing Vader book set between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes back, and is basically the Fall and Rise of Darth Vader. 

Available from your local comic shop or digitally.  You can find a preview here.



Uber 22, which ends THE SHADOW WAR arc in the WW2 alt-history epic. What happens in Bletchley! What happens to Goebbels! What happens to Maria! And what’s happening next…

You can get it from your local shop and digitally.

Darth Vader Preview


Rest of preview here. Out next week.

Out Today: Angela: Asgard’s Assassin #3


Oh man. I’ve been so busy at getting WicDv 8 off to the printer, I forgot to post about this beauty. Angela! AT WAR WITH THE DARK ELVES as the cover says. Plus Sera and Angela’s backdrop, the origins of the new costume and more. Yes!

Preview here. Buy it digitally here.

Darth Vader Signing


Details here.

As people always ask, my standard signing stuff is “I’ll sign anything I’ve written. If there’s a sizeable queue, I’ll limit it to 3-5 items. If you’re willing to re-queue, I’ll sign another bunch. If you stay long enough and the shop is open, I’ll sign everything.”

Writer Notes: The Wicked + the Divine #7


Spoilers throughout, obv.


Out Now: The Wicked + the Divine #7, Uber #21

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.

Preview here.

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


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!

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


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.