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Irving Variant for The Wicked + The Divine Unveiled

Issue #10 of the New York Times bestselling pop comic sensation The Wicked + The Divine by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie will feature a special variant cover by Frazer Irving, which was first revealed last weekend at the Image Comics “Your New Favorite Comics” panel at Emerald City Comic Con. The Wicked + The Divine #10 hits stores on April 29.

It’s The Wicked + The Divine #10 and Ragnarock is finally here. The show to end all shows promises to be a lovely experience for all the gods…wait. Oh noes! Jamie and Matt have drawn Baphomet drenched in blood on the cover. What a hilarious internal communication error. I’m sure it’s a mistake and nothing to do with the story whatsoever…

The Wicked + The Divine #10 will be available on April 29 and Cover A by McKelvie can be ordered with Diamond Code FEB150648. Cover B featuring artwork by Frazer Irving can be ordered with Diamond Code FEB158467. Final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, April 13.

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Siege #1 Brings You Battleworld’s Heroic Protectors This July!

They are few against many. They are the last line of defense. They can’t ever win. They can’t afford to lose. This July, enter one of the most dangerous areas on Battleworld as Kieron Gillen and Felipe Andrade bring you Seige #1 – a brand new Secret Wars story of deadly proportions!

Welcome to the Shield, the last line of defense against the hordes to the south of Battleworld. Zombie armies, Ultron robots primed only for death, and the Annihilation Wave. The Shield is the only thing that keeps them out. To patrol the Shield is to know fear, for your end could come at any moment. To man the Shield is to put your trust in the men and women standing beside you at the edge of the world. And to trust your leader. Because if you patrol the Shield – you answer to Abigail Brand.

In an interview with Marvel.com, Gillen said:

The Shield’s purpose is to stop everything that’s south of that point going north of that point. It’s because everything south of the Shield is entirely ungovernable. They want to eat you. Being deposited on the Shield is a punishment for a mixture of people who are entirely too battle-hungry or entirely too heroic.

Now Brand and her team – Lady Katherine Bishop, Leah of Hel, Magik, Leonardo Da Vinci, Miss America Chaves, the Endless Summers and Grimm – must stand alone against unstoppable darkness. Because if they fail – everything is lost. The valiant last stand of the unsung heroes of Battleworld begins this July in Seige #1!

SEIGE #1
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Art by FELIPE ANDRADE & JAMES STOKOE
Cover by W. SCOTT FORBES
Variant Cover by ANDREW ROBINSON
On Sale in July!

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Sell-Outs and New Printing Roundup

It was a quiet week as far as announced sell-outs and new printings…. but….. Despite overwhelming demand and chart topping sales, Marvel has announced that Darth Vader #3 has completely sold out before the book even hits store shelves. Copies may still be available at retail level.

Who is the mysterious renegade weapons archaeologist known as Aphra? More importantly – why does the Dark Lord need her help? Vader’s quest to reclaim his glory runs directly into the path of this brand new Star Wars character. Be there for her epic first appearance!

DARTH VADER #3 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Art by SALVADOR LARROCA
Cover by ADI GRANOV
FOC – 04/06/15, On-Sale 04/29/15

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Preview: The Wicked + The Divine #9

The Wicked + The Divine #9

Story By: Kieron Gillen
Art By: Jamie McKelvie
Art By: Matt Wilson
Cover By: Jamie McKelvie
Cover By: Matt Wilson
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: JAN150721
Published: March 25, 2015

It’s time for a private audience with Anake, she who has protected and judged the Pantheon for thousands of years. Yes, it’s time for an interview… with an umpire. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Also: Baphomet being all goth and having a nice little mope.

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Preview: The Wicked + The Divine #8

The Wicked + The Divine #8

Story By: Kieron Gillen
Art By: Jamie McKelvie
Art By: Matt Wilson
Cover By: Jamie McKelvie
Cover By: Matt Wilson
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: DEC140772
Published: February 25, 2015

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.

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Marguerite Sauvage adds attitude to The Wicked + The Divine

The New York Times bestselling series The Wicked + The Divine by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie will feature a variant cover full of attitude by artist Marguerite Sauvage for issue #9.

In The Wicked + The Divine #9, it’s time for a private audience with Anake, she who has protected and judged the Pantheon for thousands of years. Yes, it’s time for an interview… with an umpire. We’re really sorry. We don’t know where that came from.

The Wicked + The Divine #9 will be available for $3.50 on March 25 with Diamond Code JAN150721. Cover B (Sauvage) will be available with Diamond Code DEC148647.

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Image Expo 2015

image expoImage Comics had a banner year in 2014, launching numerous high-profile, well received, projects from some of the industry’s top creators. Today’s Image Expo was not just a look back at was, but what will be coming, as the publisher attempts to take its momentum and capture even more of the market share.

General Announcements:

  • The publisher has introduced $9.99 Volume Ones that create an easy and cheap access point for those interested in exploring any of these series
  • Image Has been awarded the Diamond Comics’ Publisher of the Year Gem Award for the second year in a row
  • Image finished the year with a double-digit market share
  • Image has announced a $2.99 price point
  • They reported a double digit year-to-year growth from 2013
  • Image had a 16.48% market share for graphic novels in the book market in 2014

New series:

  • Savior  asks what if the most dangerous man on Earth was also the one trying to do the most good? Announced by Todd McFarlane, by Brian Holguin.
  • Paul Jenkins has been announced as the new writer for Spawn.
  • James Robninson and Phillip Tan announce a new sci-fi series where humans go to war with God called Heaven.
  • Starve is announced by Brian Wood, Danijel Zezelj, and Dave Stewart
  • Black Road is announced by Brian Wood and Gary Brown.
  • 8House is mentioned, it’s created by Brandon Graham with art by Marion Churchland, Emma Rios, Hwei Lim and more. This series has been mentioned at previous events.
  • Brandon Graham announces Island, a new comics magazine.
  • Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Rios’ series Pretty Deadly will return with a second arc set during World War I.
  • Emi Lenox‘s travelogue graphic novel set in Japan Tadaima was announced.
  • Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire will bring us A.D. After Death.
  • Jeff Lemire also has Plutona with Emi Lenox and Jordie Bellaire about a group of kids who find a dead super hero in the woods.
  • We Stand on Guard by Brian K. Vaughan and Scott Skrooce has “giant fucking robots”
  • Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda bring us Monstrous
  • Brian Buccellato and Tony Infante team up for Son of the Devil
  • Eric Canete and Jon Tsuei announce Run Love Kill
  • Kieron Gillen, and David LaFuente are blessing us with The Ludocrats
  • No Mercy by Alex DeCampi, Carla McNeil, and Jenn Manley Lee is announced
  • Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie‘s The Wicked + The Divine will have guest artists focusing on individual gods.
  • Chip Zdarsky and Kagan McLeod have Kaptara coming, which he calls a “gay Saga,” a sci-fi comedy series where they can do “whatever (they) want”
  • Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie will bring us Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl which will be a final statement to those characters
  • Darwyn Cooke returns to Image with Revengeance
  • Skottie Young‘s I Hate Fairyland has been announced
  • Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang will bring us Paper Girls where four 12-year-old girls experience something very strange the day after Halloween

We’ll provide more information as it is released.

Preview: The Wicked + The Divine #6

The Wicked + The Divine #6

Story By: Kieron Gillen
Art By: Jamie McKelvie
Art By: Matt Wilson
Cover By: Jamie McKelvie
Cover By: Matt Wilson
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: OCT140611
Published: December 17, 2014

THE FAUST ACT is over Welcome to FANDEMONIUM. The second arc of THE WICKED + THE DIVINE begins in its traditional manner (i.e. a ludicrous pun.) We’d say something like “nothing will ever be the same again” but if you think about it, you can say that about literally everything, ever. Er…also some comic story. Probably.

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Preview: Asgard’s Newest Warrior Goes Solo in Angela: Asgard’s Assassin #1!

She’s deadly. She’s dangerous. And she’s getting her own solo series this December! Marvel has released a first look at Angela: Asgard’s Assassin #1, the explosive new ongoing series debuting this December! Launching as part of Avengers NOW!, the star-studded creative team of Kieron Gillen, Marguerite Bennett, Phil Jimenez and Stephanie Hans will show you a side of Angela you’ve never seen before, as she cuts a bloody path across the new and unfamiliar Marvel Universe!

The finest warrior in the Tenth Realm, she has been raised to hate Asgard with every fiber of her being. Training, preparing and waiting for the day when the war between Asgard and Heven would begin again. But following the events of Original Sin: Thor & Loki –The Tenth Realm, she must confront her true lineage. She is Odin’s daughter. Thor’s sister. Asgardian

Now, cast out from the Tenth Realm and wanting nothing to do with Asgard, she will strike out on her own and forge a new path. What does she want? A clean slate. And she will destroy any who try to take it from her. But what does she have that both Asgard and Heven want? And what are they willing to do to take it from her?

In an interview with Marvel.com, Kieron Gillen said:

The story is Angela is basically on the run. It gives her a chance to interact with a lot of different people so by the end of the first arc we really get a sense of who Angela is vis-à-vis the Marvel Universe. You get a sense of who she is and where she fits into the larger picture.

As the Marvel Universe’s newest star prepares to make her solo debut, no fan can afford to miss the bombastic adventures of the angelic warrior when Angela: Asgard’s Assassin #1 explodes into comic shops and digital devices this December!

ANGELA: ASGARD’S ASSASSIN #1 (OCT140809)
Written by KIERON GILLEN & MARGUERITE BENNETT
Art by PHIL JIMENEZ & STEPHANIE HANS
Cover by STEPHANIE HANS
Variant Covers by PHIL JIMENEZ (OCT140810)
and SKOTTIE YOUNG (OCT140812)
Design Variant by JOE QUESADA (OCT140811)
FOC – 11/10/14, On-Sale 12/03/14

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Preview: The Wicked + The Divine #5

The Wicked + The Divine #5

Story By: Kieron Gillen
Art By: Jamie McKelvie
Art By: Matt Wilson
Cover By: Jamie McKelvie
Cover By: Matt Wilson
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: AUG140694
Published: October 22, 2014

Showtime.

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