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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.

Graphic Policy Radio with Guest Kieron Gillen this Tuesday at 5PM!

Wicked+Divine01_CoverAThis Tuesday at 5 PM ET, join us for a very special LIVE episode of Graphic Policy Radio with guest Kieron Gillen. Gillen got his start writing for numerous publications and was the founder of the PC Gaming site Rock, Paper, Shotgun. Now Gillen writes some of the most iconic characters out there which are socially astute, funny, and full of #feels as his definitive iteration of Kid Loki might say.

Kieron’s work in comics is varied and impressive, from Phonogram to Three, X-Men, Thor, Iron Man, Journey Into Mystery, Young Avengers, his latest creator owned series The Wicked + The Divine, and so much more.

We’ll be talking to Kieron, about a lot of these series, and more! We want to hear your questions, Tweet them to us @graphicpolicy.

Join us, and listen in live!

Preview: The Battle Rages On In Hulk Vs. Iron Man #2 – an Original Sin Tie-In!

This July, the fight of the century continues in Hulk Vs. Iron Man #2 – the next senses shattering issue spinning out of Original Sin! Superstar writers Mark Waid and Kieron Gillen join artist Luke Ross for a showdown that pits the Flashiest Avenger against the Smashiest Avenger. After the explosive events of last issue, ask yourself: was Tony Stark responsible for creating the Hulk? The truth behind the fateful day the Gamma Bomb exploded will at last be revealed. And the truth is going to make Hulk angry. You wouldn’t like him when he’s angry. But what secret is Hulk keeping? A secret that could give him the edge in his fight against the Invincible Iron Man? Not everyone is coming out the other side. Find out who when these two titanic Avengers clash in Hulk Vs. Iron Man #2!

ORIGINAL SIN #3.2 (APR140642)
Written by KIERON GILLEN & MARK WAID
Art by LUKE ROSS
Cover by J.G. JONES
FOC – 06/23/14, On-Sale 07/16/14

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Preview: A Showdown For the Ages – Your First Look at Hulk Vs. Iron Man #1!

This June, Original Sin continues to send shockwaves through the Marvel Universe as two of Earth’s Mightiest clash in a battle for the ages – and neither will walk away the same, if at all! Marvel has released a first look at Hulk Vs. Iron Man #1, the first issue in a 4-part crossover that pits the Green Goliath against the Armored Avenger with personal stakes and gut-wrenching revelations.

Superstar writers Mark Waid and Kieron Gillen join blockbuster artists Mark Bagley and Luke Ross for a gamma-bomb sized collision. The events of Original Sin have released the greatest secrets of the Marvel Universe. And Bruce Banner is about to learn a secret that’s stayed buried for a long time. A secret that goes back to that fateful day that gamma radiation turned man into monster:

Was Tony Stark responsible for creating the Incredible Hulk?

Bruce Banner and Tony Stark are in for an emotional rollercoaster thanks to the events of Original Sin. The secret history of that fateful day stands revealed, and it’s about to set Hulk and Iron Man on a deadly collision course. When the dust settles – who will be left standing? Find out when the two Avengers go toe-to-toe this June in Hulk Vs. Iron Man #1 – an Original Sin tie-in!

ORIGINAL SIN #3.1 (APR140640)
Written by MARK WAID & KIERON GILLEN
Art by MARK BAGLEY
Cover by J.G. JONES
Variant Covers by GREG LAND (APR140641)

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FOC – 06/02/14, On-Sale 06/25/14

Preview: Malekith Strikes in a First Look at Iron Man #23.NOW!

This March, Iron Man battles for his life against supernatural forces unlike anything he’s ever faces when the blockbuster new story arc Rings of the Mandarins kicks off in Iron Man #23.NOW! From writer Kieron Gillen and artist Luke Ross comes an Iron Man epic that will be remembered for the ages!

The powerful Mandarin Rings have surfaced, seeking new hosts. For months, Tony has clashed against new enemies possessing the destructive powers of one of Iron Man’s greatest foes. But while the rings search for new hosts – a deadly foe seeks to claim all ten for his own!

Malekith the Accursed seeks their power, and with an army of Dark Elves at his back he may just have the power to do it! When a single ring possesses the power to level cities, how can Tony face off against all ten? Thankfully, he’ll find help in the most unlikely of places. But even the help of Marvel UK’s Dark Angel and his brother Arno may not be enough to stop the cataclysmic power of Malekith!

It’s the world’s most cutting edge science versus the most arcane science known to man when Iron Man squares off against Malekith and his armies this Marhc!

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Written by KIERON GILLEN
Art by LUKE ROSS
Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO
Variant Cover by JOE QUINONES (JAN140644)
Animal Variant by JENNY PARKS (JAN140645)
Deadpool Party Variant by LEONARD KIRK (JAN140647)
Deadpool Party Sketch Variant Also Available!
FOC –02/24/14 On-Sale -03/19/14

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