Out Today: 1602: Witch Hunter Angela #1 and Uber Vol 4.

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The first Secret Wars book with my name on, where Marguerite and I swap seats, Stephanie takes over the lead story and we get guest artists, starting with Marguerite Sauvage as our firstl. Which I write for. And I’m basically writing Black Adder here.

You can buy it on Comixology or your local shop. Preview here.

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This collects issue 18-22 of the ongoing book. Four volumes. That’s actually quite an amount of stuff now. This basically takes us from the Atomic Bomb and all the way through the Shadow War, with a lot of attention on the Eastern Front. 

All the issues are still on Comixology, and it’ll be available from your local comic shop. It won’t be in book shops or online retailers like Amazon for a couple of weeks, but here’s a link to pre-order a copy if you fancy.

Writer Notes: The Wicked + The Divine #11

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Spoilers, obv.

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Out Today: WicDiv 11, Darth Vader 6, Crossed 78

Big week.

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The climax of Fandemonium, and the first year of WicDiv. As you may guess by how aggressively we’ve been encouraging people to avoid the Internet and spoilers that it’s a major one. You’d be right.

Glad to be through the first year. This was very much my vision for the book in the initial conception. Now, onwards.

You can get it from your local comic shop, or digitally either from Comixology or direct from Image. There’s a 3 page preview at Comixology.

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And similarly, I finish my first arc on DARTH VADER and pretty much lay out the book’s status quo. Larroca and Delgado did wonderful stuff here – the whole end sequence was masterful.

It’s is available from your local comic shop or digitally. Preview here.I

The fourth part of the HOMO TORTOR arc, where various horrible things continue to happen.

It’s available from your local shop or comixology.

Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl Preview

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Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl #1
story: Kieron Gillen
art / cover: Jamie McKelvie & Matt Wilson
August 12 / 32 pages / Full Color / Mature Readers / $3.99
The team behind the New York Times bestselling and Eisner-nominated smash hit THE WICKED + THE DIVINE return to the acclaimed urban fantasy where they first made their names. Nearly a decade ago, Emily Aster sold half her personality for the power to rule a coven of phonomancers. I’m sure nothing could go horribly, monstrously wrong now. In a world where Music is Magic, a song can save or ruin your life. In THE IMMATERIAL GIRL, we discover what a video can do.

Here’s the first three pages.

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If you want to make sure a copy is there waiting for you on August 12th, you should talk to your retailer and say you want to pre-order. Not sure how to do that? Well, here’s my pre-order guide, which remains very embarrassing.

Out Today: Uber 25

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Only one book out today, which is Uber 25 where we finally return to Okinawa. Actually, the issue is semi-stand-alone, so not a bad one if you want to try out our usual form of cheery horror. 

Available from your local shop, or Comixology. There’s also a preview in that Comixology link too.

Out Today: Darth Vader #5 and Angela: Asgard’s Assassin #6

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The penultimate part of our opening arc, and where we start to show our hand. I’ve smiled at some early interpretations at this one, as very much no. Looking forward to getting the last part in your hands.

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The conclusion of PRICELESS, our first arc, and generally gets all apocalyptic. I think this issue is very much the book at its best. We had to do an awful lot of set up to get here, of course, so I hope it’s worth it.

But yes. Angry.

You can buy Angela from your local shop or digitally. Here’s a preview!

Writer Notes: The Wicked + The Divine 10

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Spoilers, obv.

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Out Today: The Wicked + the Divine 10, Uber 24, Crossed: Badlands 77

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The penultimate issue of the arc, where we finally reach the much-discussed Ragnarock. As suggested by the cover, it’s a somewhat eventful time for all concerned.

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

Then over at Avatar…

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Uber seems to have been delayed for a couple of weeks – not entirely sure why, but it should drop today. It’s an oddly atypical issue of Uber, which normally has a bleaker than bleak tone. This is about putting HMH Colossus through a training sequence, which actually features some comedy. Black Comedy, obviously, but still very strange from Uber.  

You can get Uber from your local shop and digitally. There’ll be a preview on the digital link when it uploads.

If Uber is lighter, then this isn’t…

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Obviously, this is Crossed its particular brand of extreme Horror is entirely NSFW and Trigger-central. The third issue of the present-day/prehistoric mash-up storyline, where I suspect I start to show more of my hand. There’s a scene near the opening which entirely surprised me when writing it.

You can buy it from your local shop or digitally.

Free Comic Book Day


I’m at GOSH today between 3-5 doing a signing as part of their FCBD celebrations.

Also – Mercury Heat’s FCBD book should be available at your local one. Grab one. Hope you enjoy it.

The Eisners Nominations 2015

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The Eisners have been announced. It’s been an incredible year for comics, and as such, it’s unsurprisingly strong across the board. They’re all here.

However, there’s actually some awards that are particularly relevant to us. Let me cut, paste and bold.

Best New Series
The Fade Out, by Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips (Image)
Lumberjanes, by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson, & Brooke A. Allen (BOOM! Box)
Ms. Marvel, by G. Willow Wilson & Adrian Alphona (Marvel)
Rocket Raccoon, by Skottie Young (Marvel)
The Wicked + The Divine, by Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie (Image)

Best Cover Artist
Darwyn Cooke, DC Comics Darwyn Cooke Month Variant Covers (DC)
Mike Del Mundo, Elektra, X-Men: Legacy, A+X, Dexter, Dexter Down Under (Marvel)
Francesco Francavilla, Afterlife with Archie (Archie); Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight (Dark Horse); The Twilight Zone, Django/Zorro (Dynamite); X-Files (IDW)
Jamie McKelvie/Matthew Wilson, The Wicked + The Divine (Image); Ms. Marvel (Marvel)
Phil Noto, Black Widow (Marvel)
Alex Ross, Astro City (Vertigo/DC); Batman 66: The Lost Episode, Batman 66 Meets Green Hornet (DC/Dynamite)

Best Coloring
Laura Allred, Silver Surfer (Marvel); Madman in Your Face 3D Special (Image)
Nelson Daniel, Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland, Judge Dredd, Wild Blue Yonder (IDW)
Lovern Kindzierski, The Graveyard Book, vols. 1-2 (Harper)
Matthew Petz, The Leg (Top Shelf)
Dave Stewart, Hellboy in Hell, BPRD, Abe Sapien, Baltimore, Lobster Johnson, Witchfinder, Shaolin Cowboy, Aliens: Fire and Stone, DHP (Dark Horse)
Matthew Wilson, Adventures of Superman (DC); The Wicked + The Divine (Image), Daredevil, Thor (Marvel)

Yes, the MATT WILSON FOR THE EISNERS! worked a treat.

This is an incredible honour. None of us have ever been nominated for the Eisners before, and to happen in a year like is incredible. All the categories are strong as hell. Seriously, look at the Best New Series one. That’s an incredible array of books, all of which I’ve publicly raved about prior to this. I suspect The Fade Out is the best work of Ed and Sean’s career, Lumberjanes is a kids comic Sasquatch of awesome emerging from the 00s pop-alt forest, I’d say Ms Marvel is the 10s Spider-man but that makes its merits far too reflective of another work rather than its own (Honestly – I want to write essays precisely about why Miss Marvel work) and Rocket Raccoon was good enough for me to actually make jokes about in one of my own books, which is about my highest compliment. We’re in with them. Hell, all the nominees in all the categories are well worth exploring. Relevantly, Image are presently doing a Comixology sale of all their titles, so it’s an excellent opportunity to jump on.

Now we’re going to have to work out a way to get to San Diego. Man!