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Obviously short notice, but really looking forward to seeing anyone who’s there. I haven’t actually done a Canadian con before, so this is doubly exciting. I’ll primarily be at the Avatar booth, so do come by and say hello and/or buy fine comic product. If I’m not there, I’m sure there will be details of where I am about.
Yes, Karen Gillan’s going, so there’s the potential for one of us killing the other one and CLAIMING THE NAME ONCE AND FOR ALL.
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THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #1
story: KIERON GILLEN
art / cover A & B: JAMIE MCKELVIE & MATT WILSON
cover C: BRYAN LEE O’MALLEY
JUNE 18 / 40 PAGES / FC / M $3.50
Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as humans. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead. The team behind critically thermonuclear floor-fillers Young Avengers and PHONOGRAM reunite to start a new ongoing superhero fantasy with a beautiful oversized issue. Welcome to THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, where gods are the ultimate pop stars. But remember: just because you’re immortal, doesn’t mean you’re going to live forever.
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As I’ve just been signing off on the trade, let’s do some final notes here. Spoilers, obv.
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The first issue of Ryan Kelly, Jordie Bellaire and my just completed Image Miniseries THREE is now available to download from Image’s site. Go gets. We were all really proud of this one. It’s dense, dark, ludicrously over-researched and as a whole is one of the things I’m most proud of doing in comics.
You can buy the rest from there too, or head over to Comixology. Alternatively, if the one issue intrigues you the whole thing is available to buy as a trade in April.
Also, if you speak with my inability to pronounce THREE then THREE sounds identical to FREE. Not relevant, but a little local colour.
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And, yes, this is the first time we’ve officially said that Matt Wilson is on colours.
Oh yeah. the release.
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Finally edited up the panel from last year’s Thought Bubble where almost all the creators in the afterparty issues all gathered together to talk about the process.
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One issue actually hitting the shelves, and a few other things of note…
Several covers for Uber, but let’s go with the especially lovely wrap-around one. Well, lovely for a certain value of lovely. Uber reaches The Second Battle Of Kursk, which is the largest enhanced human conflict yet seen. And what’s Maria up to, eh?
Also, while IRON MAN 20 INH was out in the states last week, it reaches the UK this week. Its basically tying in to the whole INHUMANITY excitement that’s going on, while also forwarding the whole Mandarin plot. Preview here. Comixology here.. And if you’re looking for the cover, it’s this one.
I didn’t realise a certain little something came out last week in comic shops…
The second Young Avengers trade! Pop into any local comic shop, and they should be able to get it for you. For a few mail orders, here’s PAGE 45 in Nottingham. Here’s Forbidden Planet’s. For the Americans, here’s Midtown Comics. Honestly, wherever you get your comic books should be able to get you a copy snappy.
If you’re willing to wait a few weeks and fear and loathe comics, you can get it from book retailers too. Here’s amazon’s handy pre-order.
It makes me smile that we’ve got the New Statesman quoted on the cover. Muhahaha.
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This next, I think. I suspect this year I’ll be doing this slightly less regularly, so I’m going to pick and choose a bit more (mainly to open up time to do other things).
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There appears to be some shipping mishaps at the moment, which means that some of my books haven’t reached the UK. And, oddly, one book is on Comixology that doesn’t appear to be out on either. Let’s do it in turn.
This one’s out everywhere. After the prologue last issue, this follows the civilization as it comes to Logan. Some of my fave villains, new characters and all manner of stuff.
This hasn’t shipped to the UK yet, but is available in the US and digitally. It’s basically a single-issue that deals with how the INHUMANITY event impacts Iron Man. For those who are considering skipping it for that reason, I wouldn’t, as it’s designed as an episode in the larger story. Lots of exciting RING POLITICS. Admire artists wrestle with me asking them to show magical rings emoting herein.
And somewhat oddly, UBER 9 appears to be up on Comixology even though it’s not available on any shop. If you’re a digital buyer, you can get it here. I won’t give it a cover, as I’ll give a proper plug when it drops physically.
Hope you enjoy ‘em.
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A little behind on the Writer Notes for obvious reasons. Let’s start with the one that’s ending.
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