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Bond After Brexit: Kieron Gillen Declassifies ‘James Bond: Service’ [Interview]

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Later this year, Kieron Gillen and Antonio Fuso team-up for a one-shot at Dynamite titled James Bond: Service, which sees the infamous spy caught up in a plot to end the Special Relationship between the United States and Great Britain with a single gunshot. ComicsAlliance chatted to Gillen about what makes a modern Bond story, making Bond his own, and what James Bond means in a post-Brexit world.

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Kieron Gillen And Antonio Fuso Get Their License To Kill With ‘James Bond: Service’

Jamie McKelvie / Dynamite Entertainment
Jamie McKelvie / Dynamite Entertainment

When Dynamite Entertainment got its hands on the James Bond license, it must have put together a checklist of talent that would be perfect for the franchise and then went down it one-by-one to give the iconic spy the comics he deserves. If such a list exists, another two names can be checked off as this May, Kieron Gillen teams up with artist Antonio Fuso for a 48-page one-shot James Bond thriller as 007 attempts to stop an assassin from putting a permanent end to the Special Relationship.

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Weekender: Bernie Wrightson, Queers & Comics, And American Hero Jane Mai

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The weekend is here! Take a look back at what’s happened in the past seven days. New comics, new stories, new podcasts, new art being made — it’s all part of the ComicsAlliance Weekender!

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‘Star Wars’ And ‘Doctor Aphra’ Crossover To Visit The ‘Screaming Citadel’

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Marco Checchetto / Marvel Comics

Marvel's Star Wars titles have provided a lot of hits for the publisher, and later this year Kieron Gillen and Jason Aaron will team up for their second Star Wars crossover in a five-part story that plunges the casts of Star Wars and Doctor Aphra into a Gothic horror adventure appropriately titled Screaming Citadel.

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You, Me, Dancing: The Impact Of Gillen, McKelvie And Wilson’s ‘Phonogram’ [Music Week]

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Jamie McKelvie & Matthew Wilson / Image Comics

Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie and Matthew Wilson’s Phonogram is a very special comic where music is literally magic and the right song played at the right time can take you to new dimensions or ruin your life forever. There isn’t a single comic that has had as much of an effect on the shape and direction of my life as Phonogram, and as ComicsAlliance celebrates all things music and Phonogram heads into its tenth year, I wanted to talk a bit about how important this book has been over the last decade.

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Cast Party: Who Should Star in a Doctor Aphra Movie?

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Rogue One has proven the viability of Star Wars spin-off movies outside the main Skywalker saga, and meanwhile the Star Wars comics are going gangbusters at Marvel, so it seems like only a matter of time until there's a Star Wars movie based on a comic.

So far, the most popular character created for the current Star Wars comics is Doctor Aphra, who was introduced in Darth Vader and currently stars in her own series written by Kieron Gillen, with art by Salvador Larroca and Kev Walker.

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ComicsAlliance’s Best Of 2016: The Best Fantasy Comic of 2016

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Check out the best fantasy comics in 2016, including our critics' picks, and the comics you voted the runner up and winner in this category!

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The ComicsAlliance Guide to Great Comics for Trans and NB Youth

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To mark Trans Week of Visibility, ComicsAlliance has put together a list of great comics for younger readers featuring transgender or nonbinary characters. These are comics that are suitable for a wide range of ages, and come from a wide array of genres, from fantasy to electro-pop to superheroes to slice-of-life --- so there should be something for everyone.

If you're a young trans or nonbinary comics reader, or if you know someone who is, or if you just want to read some amazing comics, these are our recommendations!

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The Breakout Character Of The Year Goes Solo In ‘Star Wars: Doctor Aphra’ #1

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Jamie McKelvie

When Marvel first launched its most recent line of Star Wars comics, it was obvious it would be big business for the publisher, but few would have correctly guessed that an original character not from the films would prove so popular as to get their own ongoing series. However implausible years ago, this December sees the launch of Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #1 by Kieron Gillen and Kev Walker, and Marvel have provided us with a first look at the first issue.

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If You Loved ‘Doctor Strange’, Try These Comics Next

Photo credit: Marvel Studios
Photo credit: Marvel Studios

The weekend numbers are in, and Marvel Studio's latest, Doctor Strange, is a hit! It takes the now classic Marvel origin formula and gives it a fresh coat of mystical paint while expanding what we know about the shared universe and offering innovative solutions to world-ending problems. Comic books outside of the Big Two superhero universes are full of stories about magic, demons and alternate dimensions and we've put together a list of five of the best independent titles for you to try next.

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