Spoilers, obv. And extreme spoilers, obv. This is the end of an arc, y’know?
Regular readers will recall I did a speech about Watchmen at Nine Worlds earlier in the year. I’m reprising an improved version on Monday at GOSH comics in London at 7:30. It’s first-come-first-served for the audience.
It’s being filmed this time, so if you can’t make it, it should be online eventually.
UBER 19 is out, which is the start of a new arc – THE SHADOW WAR. Primarily this issue picks up with the Allied R&D efforts, in the US and the UK. So, yes, we finally get around to catching up with Razor. Caanan is back too, and he’s doing an impressive Razor. Plus, will Stephanie stand around drinking heavily and smoking?
Hope you find it interesting.
Available from your local shop and Comixology. The latter features a preview too.
Once again, we return.
The climax of the first arc. Don’t really want to say more than that. I’d say be careful online until you’ve read it. It’s a big one. As we’ve tended to say in interviews, the first five issues are an Overture to the whole series, and this one changes everything.
Hope you find it interesting.
‘Would be easy to say what’s usually said about this team’s work- “Oozes with cool. Brilliant. Full of music and magic–“, but it’s so much more than that. The warm-goth-thin-white-duke-fuzzies this book gives me are joined by memories of both art school nights dancing to Joy Division at The Bank, and the best times roleplaying demi-gods and demons in full vampire-chic with my weirdo friends. Nothing makes me feel the way this book does- necroticallyglamorous.” – Gerard Way (Umbrella Academy, My Chemical Romance)“Rarely is a book this fun, this inventive, this smart AND this moving. With dazzling art and dizzyingly great storytelling, The W + D, achieves a perfect blend of high style and deep substance. Gillen and McKelvie have made something revelatory in the way ground-breakingly great pop is revelatory. Get ready for your new favorite.” – Scott Snyder (Batman, Wytches)
“Screw these guys with this awesome concept. Temporary pop culture gods, are you kidding me? Bastards. I want to invent a time machine so I can go back, steal it, kill Kieron and write it myself. I’d keep Jamie alive because his art is incredible.” – Lauren Beukes (Broken Monsters, The Shining Girls)
Jamie McKelvie, Matt Wilson and Kieron Gillen will be attending the New York Comic Con from October 9th-12th. They will be doing “things” when they’re there. They’re on panels. They’re doing signings. They’re manning their fine table, K10 in artist’s alley, in the North Pavillion.
(Expect “we’re the neighbours of robot dogs gags”, which only old Doctor Who fans will get.)
This is basically a list of all of Jamie, Matt and my own commitments. Includes all panels for all publishers. It’s quite the thing. COME SAY HELLO.
Our table is in Artist’s Alley. It’s K10. Here’s a map of Artist’s alley (THE NORTH PAVILION) showing where we will be.
There will be a bunch of our stuff there, including this T-shirt.
Assuming they turn up, which isn’t guaranteed. Sizes up to XL, both M/F cuts. $20, I think?
You want to meet us? Great. We want to meet you too, and not in the Chip Zdarsky way.
Generally speaking, when we don’t have any other commitments, you’ll probably find us here. However, we also have press commitments and other things not in here. As such, I’ve specifically labelled times where it’s likely you’ll find the full force of WicDiv at our table.
Which isn’t to say some or all of us won’t be there at other times. The table should basically be manned constantly. Fingers crossed.
Anyway – SCHEDULE IS GO.
1:30-3:30 – A good time to find team WicDiv at their artist alley table (K10)
3:30 – 4:30 – Avatar Signing (Kieron) – 1920
5-5:45 – I is For Immersive Panel(Jamie) – 1A21
5:15 – 6:00 - Avatar Press & Max Brooks – Cutting Edge Comics Panel (Kieron) – 1A14
7:00 – 7:45 - New York TimesOUT and GeeksOUT presents LGBT in COMICS (Kieron/Jamie)- 1A10
10:30 – 12 – A good time to find team WicDiv at their artist alley table (K10)
12:15 – 1PM – Image Comics: I is for Infinite panel (Gillen)- 1A14
1-1:45pm - World Outside Your Window, Diversity in Marvel Comics Panel (Gillen) – 1A18
2-4pm - A good time to find team WicDiv at their artist alley table (K10)
4-5:30 – Avatar Signing (Kieron) – 1920
6:15 – 7:00pm – Kieron Gillen – Avatar Spotlight Panel (Kieron. Unsurprisingly) – 1A14
Can’t believe I got my own panel now. In passing – this will basically be me fucking around for an hour, talking about whatever anyone wants to talk about. That’ll include all my work as well, rather than just my Avatar stuff.
SATURDAY (10am to 7pm)
Jamie and Kieron won’t be at the con much before noon on Saturday. Not just because of laziness.
1-2pm – Marvel Signing (Kieron) – 1354
2-3pm - Image Signing (Matt/Kieron/Jamie) – 1544
3:30-5 - A good time to find team WicDiv at their artist alley table (K10)
5pm- 6:30 pm - Kieron Gillen – Avatar Spotlight Panel (Kieron. Unsurprisingly) – 1A14
5-6:30pm – Avatar Signing (Kieron) – 1920
6-6:45 – COLOR ME RADD Panel (Matt) – 1A21
11-12: Avatar Signing (Kieron) – 1920
12:15 – 1pm – Marvel Axel-In-Charge Panel (Kieron) – 1A06
1pm-2pm – Image Signing (Jamie/Matt/Kieron) – 1544
2-5pm A good time to find team WicDiv at their artist alley table (K10)
5pm Too late. We’ll inevitably be on the way to the pub.
I’ve been looking forward to getting this one out there.
UBER 18 is basically where I delve into the Manhattan Project, and all things atomic bomb-y. It’s also a stand-alone issue, which means if you’ve been looking for an opportunity to try out Uber (or want to see how the book’s changed since it’s early days) this would be a good one to grab.
Hmm. I now realise we’ve got the bomb the wrong colour on the cover. Don’t worry, it’s right on the inside.
Hope you find it interesting.
THE AUTEUR is out today, which is a wonderful and wonderfully fucked up story about Hollywood. I did a Decompressed of it, which CBR has ran as a transcript. I’ll be getting the podcast up at some point (hopefully soon), but you should definitely give it a nose. It really is like nothing else.
Once again, we return. The penultimate issue of the arc where… oh, here’s the solicit.
The mystery is solved. But does pop-god Lucifer like the answer? The answer is a word that rhymes with “Go”, “Blow” and “Pro”. If you think the answer rhymes with “Cow” I applaud you for your unconventional nature. It’s good to experiment. We’re experimenting with being Awesome for four issues in a row. JOIN US.
We are incorrigible. In short, we head towards the final act of our first story.
Hope you enjoy it.