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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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The Wicked + The Divine—Welcome to Fandemonium

THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #6The Wicked + The Divine, the white-hot new series by writer Kieron Gillen and artist Jamie McKelvie about gods being briefly reincarnated as pop stars before dying, drew crowds of worshippers and is heading into a thrilling new story arc that will leave fans shocked and breathless. With each issue of the first arc flying off the shelves at record speed, this new story arc promises an even higher degree of electrifying story this December.

The Faust Act is over. Welcome to Fandemonium. The second arc of The Wicked + The Divine begins with issue #6 in its traditional manner (i.e. a ludicrous pun) and something like “nothing will ever be the same again.” But if you think about it, you can say that about literally everything, ever. Also, some comic story. Probably.

Writer Gillen remained coy about the second arc’s plot twists, but hinted that each issue would pack a punch readers wouldn’t see coming. In the second arc, each issue is separated by a whole month and focuses around a single gathering of fans. Time’s running out. Time’s always running out.

The Wicked + The Divine #6 arrives in stores this 12/17 and can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code OCT140611.

The Wicked + The Divine will feature variant cover by Becky Cloonan

Image Comics is pleased to reveal a very special variant cover by artist Becky Cloonan for Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie’s The Wicked + The Divine #5. Cloonan’s interpretation of Baphomet and The Morrigan sizzles and will be available to order with Diamond Code AUG148290.

The Wicked + The Divine #5 marks the end of the first story arc and is an action-packed finale that will rip the rug out from underneath readers who thought they’d had everything figured out. It’s showtime.

The Wicked + The Divine #5 will hit shelves on 10/22 and can be ordered with Diamond Code AUG140694. Keep an eye out for the special Becky Cloonan variant (Diamond Code AUG148290) which will be available on the same day.

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Preview: The Wicked + The Divine #4

The Wicked + The Divine #4

Story By: Kieron Gillen
Art By: Jamie McKelvie
Art By: Matt Wilson
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: JUL140590
Published: September 17, 2014

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.

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Preview: The Wicked + The Divine #3

The Wicked + The Divine #3

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: JUN140587
Published: August 20, 2014

Laura has no choice. She has to go underground to find the goth-goth-gothity-goth of the Morrigan. Is this the most illadvised underworld-related decision since Orpheus decided to see how Eurydice was doing in the back seat? To find out, read the comic that people are literally calling “The one by GILLEN/MCKELVIE/WILSON with the very long title.”

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