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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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Angela: Asgard’s Assassin #1 – The New Series Coming in November!

This coming November, the Marvel Universe’s newest star is about to show you why she’s the most dangerous in Angela: Asgard’s Assassin #1 – the newest ongoing series launching as part of Avengers NOW! The star-studded creative team of Kieron Gillen, Marguerite Bennett, Phil Jimenez and Stephanie Hans show you a side of Angela you’ve never seen before, as she cuts a bloody swath across the Marvel Universe!

The finest warrior of the Tenth Realm, she has been trained all her life to hate Asgard with every fiber of her being. But following the events of Original Sin: Thor & Loki – The Tenth Realm, she must confront the truth of her lineage. She is the daughter of Odin. The sister of Thor. An Asgardian. Now, she has been cast out from the Tenth Realm, and wants nothing to do Asgard. What does she want? A clean slate. And she’ll cut down anyone in the Ten Realms who stands in her way!

In an interview with Marvel.com., 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. This is how she interacts with Asgardians, this is how she interacts with Angels. This is how she interacts with the Guardians and the cosmic stuff. Here is how she interacts with the Earth. You get a sense of who she is and where she fits into the larger picture.

Each issue features a main story drawn by Jimenez with a second story drawn by Hans!

ANGELA: ASGARD’S ASSASSIN #1
Written by KIERON GILLEN & MARGUERITE BENNETT
Art by PHIL JIMENEZ & STEPHANIE HANS
Variant Cover by STEPHANIE HANS
On-Sale November 2015!

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SDCC 2014: Marvel Announces Three New Star Wars Comics

At San Diego Comic-Con Lucasfilm Ltd. and Marvel Entertainment announced the iconic Star Wars franchise will return to Marvel in 2015 with a line-up of three comic book titles chronicling the adventures of a galaxy far, far away.  Beginning in January 2015, prepare for Star Wars by writer Jason Aaron, artist John Cassaday and colorist Laura Martin, Darth Vader by writer Kieron Gillen and artist Salvador Larroca and Princess Leia by writer Mark Waid and artist Terry Dodson.

Taking place immediately after the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, the Force returns to Marvel in January with three new series spotlighting beloved characters from the iconic trilogy! Created in close partnership with Lucasfilm, the three new Star Wars series will exist as part of the canon for the Star Wars universe!

It all starts this January when Jason Aaron, John Cassaday and Laura Martin take fans back to the days following the destruction of the first Death Star in Star Wars! Discussing the flagship series, writer Jason Aaron tells Marvel.com, “Every story is about the characters, and we’ll focus on all the old favorites. There will be big moments for everyone, from Han to R2-D2. But a major part of the narrative will be driven by Luke Skywalker and his journey of discovery, a journey that will decide the fate of the entire galaxy.”

However, the return of the Rebel Alliance to Marvel Comics also invites the return of its opposition, the Imperial Forces of the Galactic Empire and in February 2015, Kieron Gillen plans to delve into the psyche of one of the vilest villains of all time with the new ongoing series Darth Vader. Witness the struggle for the freedom of an entire galaxy – from the Dark Side!

Then, in March 2015, Mark Waid & Terry Dodson bring you the harrowing tale of loss and hope in the 5-issue limited series Princess Leia! Fresh from the Rebel Alliance’s victory at the Battle of Yavin, Leia must confront the reality that her homeworld has been destroyed. But in the light of such tragedy, there is always hope. Skilled equally with diplomacy as she is a blaster, witness the rise of one of the greatest heroines in history as she takes her rightful place as one of the Alliance’s peerless leaders!

STAR WARS #1
Written by JASON AARON
Art & Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
Coming January 2015!

 

DARTH VADER #1
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Art by SALVADOR LARROCA
Cover by ADI GRANOV
Coming February 2015!

 

PRINCESS LEIA #1 (of 5)
Written by MARK WAID
Art & Cover by TERRY DODSON
Coming March 2015!

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The Wicked + The Divine Reveals Variant by Stephanie Hans

The third issue of writer Kieron Gillen and artist Jamie McKelvie’s electric series The Wicked + The Divine will feature a bright and vibrant variant cover by the painterly Stephanie Hans , but the story will veer into the shadows.

In the third issue of The Wicked + The Divine, Laura has no choice, she’s made a pact with Luci and now must seek out gothest-of-gods: The Mórrígan.

The Wicked + The Divine #3 arrives in stores on 8/20, and will be available for $3.50. It can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code JUN140587. The variant cover B by Stephanie Hans is available to pre-order with Diamond Code JUN148168. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is 7/28.

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Preview: The Wicked + The Divine #2

The Wicked + The Divine #2

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: MAY140745
Published: July 16, 2014

Diabolically divine pop-god Lucifer is in trouble. She offers superfan Laura an unprecedented deal if she helps. It’s a bargain. A Faustian bargain, and they always turn out so well. Who knows who Laura will turn to fulfill it? We do. Clearly. It’s our comic. You can know too if you buy this fine pictorial narrative with your human money coins.

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Listen to the archive episode of Kieron Gillen on Graphic Policy Radio

This past Tuesday was a special episode of Graphic Policy Radio with writer Kieron Gillen. Gillen is a comic book writer who has worked on the X-Men, Thor, Journey Into Mystery, his critically praised Phonogram, Three, and is currently writing Iron Man, The Wicked + The Divine, and more!

For almost an hour and a half we chatted comics from the beginning of his time growing up listening to music, how he got into the industry, how the loss of his dad impacted his latest work, and more.

There’s tons of interesting tidbits, especially insight into how he sees diversity in comics (and helps make it happen), the thoughts on commercial success, class, his process, and so much more.

So listen in below, or download a copy and listen to it on the go.

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