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Image Comics 2012: Morrison, Harris, Chaykin, Hitch, Millar, Quitely, Wood & More

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Opened with a keynote address by Publisher Eric Stephenson that emphasized personalities and relationships in the comic book scene, the first Image Comics Expo in Oakland, California, came with more major publishing announcements than we expected. Among the new creator-owned book

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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:

‘Phonogram’ Creators Gillen & McKelvie Tease New Comic

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Just in advance of this weekend's Image Comics Expo in Oakland, California, the creators of the cult classic modern fantasy series Phonogram have dropped a tantalizing teaser that strongly suggests a return to their universe of memory kingdoms and phonomancers and where music is magic. Alternatively, the teaser could herald something completely different, but Kieron Gillen and Jamie McK

Marvel’s ‘New Mutants’ and ‘Journey Into Mystery’ get ‘Exiled’ in May

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Marvel announced Exiled, its upcoming five-part, weekly-shipping crossover story spanning Asgard and Earth during a live-blog PR event on Monday. Following the Exiled #1 in May, two issues apiece of New Mutants and Journey Into Mystery will be

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Parting Shot: Is It Possible to Make a Superhero Comic for Both New and Old Fans?

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Uncanny X-Men writer Kieron Gillen blogs about the difficult balance involved in trying to write superhero comics that serve new and old readers simultaneously. This is a subject that was also much discussed in the context of DC Comics' New 52 relaunch, which was designed to reach out to a wider audience. What do you think? Is it possible for superhero comics to

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Kieron Gillen Chooses the Nuclear Option for the ‘Uncanny X-Men’ [Interview]

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This week Marvel Comics' newly relaunched Uncanny X-Men hit shelves (and digital stores), with a first issue by writer Kieron Gillen and artist Carlos Pacheco introducing an "Extinction team" of mutant heavy hitters lead by Cyclops in the wake of X-Men: Schism. ComicsAlliance talked to Gillen about why this team has taken a page from Batman's book and decided to use fear as a weapon against their enemies, turning the X-Men and their incredible powers into the nuclear deterrents of a rogue mutant state.

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Parting Shot: The New Uncanny X-Men Family Tree [Exclusive]

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Wondering who's who in the relaunched Uncanny X-Men, now that the first issue featuring Cyclops's new team is on shelves? Just check out this handy chart of all seven different subgroups, provided to CA by Marvel Comics and designed by Irene Y. Lee.

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‘Uncanny X-Men’ #1: Saving the World Through Fear [Review]

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For the first time in a while, I'm actually really excited about the X-Men. Don't get me wrong; I love the franchise as much as anyone else who grew up in the '90s, but a lot of the time it seems like a victim of its own popularity, weighed down by an immense cast of characters and the sprawling stories that come from a truly massive number of interconnected titles meant to showcase all of them. Even creators t

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‘Secret Avengers’ By Remender & Hardman and ‘Avengers Academy’ Meet Runaways [NYCC 2011]

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Marvel Comics began its Saturday proceedings at New York Comic Con with a packed panel discussion about its popular Avengers . Panelists included Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso with writers Christos Gage, Kieron Gillen, Matt Fraction, and editors Tom Brevoort. and C.B. Cebulski. Director of Communications Arune Singh moderated the panel, which included fan questions and annou

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‘Uncanny X-Men’ #1: The Relaunch Begins! [Preview]

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Uncanny X-Men is set to relaunch in November with an all-new #1 issue from writer Kieron Gillen and artist Carlos Pacheco where Cyclops assembles his all-new X-Tinction Team of X-Men and things finally come to a head with Mr. Sinister. (Sorry.) Marve

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