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The 24 Panels Anthology Features, Alan Moore, Kieron Gillen, and More to Benefit the Grenfell Fire Survivors

Image Comics has announced the forthcoming 24 Panels Anthology, curated by New York Times bestselling creator Kieron Gillen with co-editor Steve Thompson, and featuring work from some of the most celebrated storytellers and artists in the industry. The charity anthology will benefit the survivors of the Grenfell fire.

In June 2017, the Grenfell fire killed 72 people in a 24-story tower block in West London. 24 Panels is an anthology comic to support the PTSD needs of the survivors. The 24 Panels Anthology will be comprised of 24 stories, each no longer than 24 panels. Half drawn from professional creators who volunteered their time and half drawn from open submissions, 24 PANELS is about community, hope, and (most of all) raising as much money as possible.

Al Ewing, Alan Moore, Alex de Campi, Antony Johnston, Caspar Wijngaard, Dan Watters, Dilraj Mann, Doug Braithwaite, Gavin Mitchell, Laurie Penny, Leigh Alexander, Lizz Lunney, Melinda Gebbie, Paul Cornell, Rachael Smith, Ram V, Robin Hoelzemann, Rosy Higgins, Sara Kenney, Sarah Gordon, Ted Brandt, Tom Humberstone, Tula Lotay, and more will contribute to 24 Panels.

24 Panels (Diamond Code SEP180079, ISBN: 978-1-5343-1126-8) will be available in comic book stores on Wednesday, November 21st. The final order cutoff for comics retailers is Monday, October 8th.

It will be available in bookstores on Tuesday, November 27th and can be pre-ordered at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Indiebound, and Indigo.

Review: Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl #1

PhonogramIG01_CoverEveryone who loves music needs to buy Phonogram. Even if the music you love isn’t Brit Pop.

The central conceit of Phonogram is that music actually IS magic. Phonomancers use music to do powerful magic that shapes their lives and sometimes shapes reality beyond them. The new and final story arc in this episodic series tells the story of Emily Aster and how the too cool to be kind, all angles and snark queen bee of the local coven got that way. Her past is now literally catching up with her.

The series began in 2006 and was the first major collaboration between Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie, the team behind beloved series The Young Avengers and The Wicked + The Divine. The first two volumes of Phonogram are among the most emotionally resonant and beautiful to behold comics I own. You should go and get them right now.

The first issue of volume 3 is coming out on Wednesday and I while it benefits from your reading the earlier two books I don’t think you’d be completely lost starting from here if you absolutely need to.

The cover harks back to the work of 80’s pop artist Nagel, famous for his art deco inspired, utterly flat graphic art of sexy black haired women often with cold or distant expressions. You probably recognize his art from the cover of Duran Duran’s album Rio.

McKelvie’s art bares similarity to Nagel’s style already so the reference has been there all along. For the first time the series also has two back-up shorts from guest artists. In the first issue they are Sarah Gordon and then Clayton Cowles. It’s a real treat to see additional artists creating comics in the Phonogram world.

It’s a world I’d like to spend more time in. I’ll have an essay taking a deeper look at the series coming out soon.

Story: Kieron Gillen Art: Jamie McKelvie Color: Clayton Cowles
Additional Art: Sarah Gordon and Clayton Cowles
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation Buy!

Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review