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The Wicked + The Divine: The Entire Creative Team Talks Story, Art, Design, Color, Letters + Music [Interview]

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The creative team of Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie first made their mark with the 2006 Image Comics release Phonogram: Rue Britannia, a thrilling and thoughtful story about magic, music, modern sorcery, and how the records we listen to affect our lives and identities. The series combined cultural touchstones and urban fantasy trappings in a way that captured the imagination of critics and readers, and its success ultimately led to Gillen and McKelvie becoming separately and together some of comics' most fan-favorite creators on books like Journey Into Mystery, X-Men Season One, Suburban Glamour, a second series of Phonogram, and their rmuch-lauded collaboration on the recently concluded reinvention of Young Avengers.

This week, they're releasing the debut issue of their latest (and most ambitious) project: The Wicked + The Divine, an ongoing series from Image that blends together many of their favorite subjects: youthful reinvention, manifest deities, supernatural superpowers, and, of course, the transformative power of pop music. The first issue is both intriguing and exhilarating, depicting the adventure of a superfan as she rubs elbows with ancient gods who return every ninety years, this time in the form of gorgeous young people who become 21st century celebrities. At once sublimely understated and action-packed, the first issue grabs you instantly and leaves you anxious to read more.

ComicsAlliance connected with the entire W+D creative team of Gillen and McKelvie; designer Hannah Donovan; letterer Clayton Cowles; and colo(u)rist Matt Wilson for an in-depth conversation about the story they're telling, their collaborative process, and the artistic and cultural inspirations for the series. Along the way, we're revealing some previously unseen behind-the-scenes materials and an exclusive previews of The Wicked + The Divine #2.

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Best Comic Book Covers Ever (This Month): May 2014

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A great comic book cover has a lot of work to do. It’s both an advertisement and a work of art; both a statement and an invitation. Sometimes they convey character, sometimes mood, sometimes moment. Sometimes they pastiche the classics or pay tribute to the past; sometimes they strive to show us something entirely new. Always they show us a glimpse of somewhere else through a canvas no bigger than a window pane. In Best Comic Book Covers Ever (This Month), we look back over some of the most eye-catching, original and exceptional covers of the month that was.

Some familiar cover concepts get inventive new spins in the best covers for the month of May, and we put the spotlight on great work from Dan Panosian, Mike Allred, Ron Wimberly, and Chris Samnee and Matt Wilson.

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Gillen & McKelvie Preview ‘The Wicked & The Divine’ In Two-Page ‘Trailer’

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Described by writer Kieron Gillen as “a superhero comic for anyone who loves Bowie as much as Batman,” The Wicked & The Divine launches this June from Image Comics. To encourage retailers to pre-order the first issue, this month's edition of Diamond Comic Distributor's Previews catalog comes with an exclusive two-page strip introducing the stylish and esoteric new series drawn by Jamie McKelvie.

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘The Wicked & The Divine’ #1 Covers By Jamie McKelvie & Matt Wilson

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Described writer Kieron Gillen as "a superhero comic for anyone who loves Bowie as much as Batman," The Wicked & The Divine launches this June from Image Comics. The first issue will come with two covers by series artist and co-creator Jamie McKelvie and colorist Matt Wilson that succinctly and spectacularly express the core relationship of the story, that of the goddess Luci(fer) and her devotee Laura, who wishes to make the move from fan-to-pro, as it were. Both covers are now available as high quality, limited edition giclee prints directly from the artist.

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Link Ink: Vin Diesel Meets Marvel, Attacking Titans And ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Manga

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Movies: Has Vin Diesel dropped a not-so-subtle hint about who he may be playing in an upcoming Marvel movie?

 

Manga: Japan's Jump Kai magazine will publish a manga adaptation of Assassin's Creed IV on August 10th illustrated by Kendi Oiwa.

 

Interviews: Tim O'Shea talks to CA's own M

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New Digital-First Superman Series to Feature Timm, Hitch, Samnee, Sprouse and More with Out-of-Continuity Adventures

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Great news from DC Comics: the publisher has announced Adventures of Superman, a new digital-first series that's the sort of thing we've been eager to see for years. Launching in April, the title will give a

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Link Ink: CG Hong Kong Phooey And Marvin The Martian, Plastic Charizard And Stamped Doctors

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Animation: Director Alex Zamm has posted footage from a canned Marvin the Martian CG/live action short, along with a Hong Kong Phooey CG demo on his Vimeo site.

Upcoming: Fantagraphics has posted an online preview of the upcoming Messages in a Bottle, which will collect the best comics by

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Holiday Gift Guide: Matt Wilson’s ‘Supervillain Handbook’

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The Supervillain Handbook
Available From: Amazon / Seedier, Less Reputable Bookstores
Price: $10.36

I think it's safe to say that all of you have thought "Hey, being able to read articles by these brilliant and physically attractive ComicsAlliance contributors several times a day for free is great, but it's just not enough! How can I read more, even in the event t

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War Rocket Ajax #130: The Listener Questions Special

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Instead of our usual format of comics reviews, recommendations and interviews, this week's episode of the War Rocket Ajax podcast opens up the floor for a listener question special! Chris and Matt answer everything our listeners have to ask -- and you can listen to the whole show right here at ComicsAlliance!War Rocket Ajax #130: Church On Time Listener Question Special
(WARNING: Contains NSFW language)

We are available on iTunes! Click here to find ComicsAlliance Presents War Rocket Ajax in iTunes, where you can subscribe and leave

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Gillen & McKelvie Reunite for ‘Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl’ in 2012

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Image Comics' Publisher Eric Stephenson confirmed tonight that Phonogram, the cult favorite series created by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie, is returning for a third installment in 2012. Featuring color work by Matt Wilson, Phonogram:

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