phonogram Archives

Kieron Gillen's Spotlight At San Diego – This Time He's Bringing His Mum
And of course, who better to pull the details of his rise in popularity and success than his longtime partner in creativity, Jamie McKelvie. We start with a big cheer from a roomful of The Wicked + The Divine fans, followed by Jamie and Kieron taking their seats to be awarded by Comic-Con International for their[...]
The Phonogram Wrap Party Of 2016 – A Decade Of Delight
One year on. It was the night of the Phonogram Vol 3: The Immaterial Girl signing at Gosh Comics in Soho, London To which the comickeratti of London flocked. With creators of the Phonogram B-side stories that remain only available in the single issues, not the collection, Julia Scheele, Tom Humberstone and Sarah Gordon, they signed up[...]
The Wicked + The Divine #14 – We've Seen It All Before. Literally.
But it is a remarkable achievement, with Jamie McKelvie drawing the new Phonogram series, for him to get another issue of the series out with his name on the artist credit. And all power to Matthew Wilson, for his rejigged colour that helps giving the whole thing some kind of a cohesiveness. Because almost every image in this issue, aside (I think) from[...]
Phonogram Just Beat Me Up With Its Pipe Wrench
This week saw the return of Phonogram from Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie, with a round of publicity to back it all up. I was talking about Phonogram: Immaterial Girl #1 to a fellow comic book reader in London yesterday, in their twenties And so happy to buy the most recent issue of the series And[...]
A Comic Show – Secret Wars, Bombshells And Batman
The other books can be all Vader, Vader, Vader, this one has the Emperor! DC Bombshells #1 is pitch perfect from the first page! Seriously, if you are at all on the fence about getting it, read that page one in your shop! Batman #43 has more of the new Dynamic Duo (Alfred and Clark), and[...]
Talking Comics – Discussing This Week's Upcoming Titles From DC Comics Bombshells To JLA Gods And Monsters, Phonogram, Harrow County And More!
Two detectives are hot on the trail of a sexually transmitted disease that is making people beautiful…but at what cost? Another cult-like fan-favorite series resurfacing this week from Image Comics is Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl #1, by Gillen and McKelvie, fan-favorite creators of Young Avengers! Explore the world of phonomancy as told by the creators that[...]
In One Week, In Two Weeks – This Damned Phonogram
In one week we get the launches of This Damned Band, Dark Coridor, Jirni Vol 2, John Flood, Red Sonja/Conan, Shadow Vol 2, And in two weeks? Adam 3, King Tiger, DC Bombshells, X-Files Season 11, Boy-1, Beauty and, finally, Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl. DARK HORSE COMICS AGE OF REPTILES ANCIENT EGYPTIANS #3 $3.99 ANGEL AND FAITH SEASON 10 #17[...]
Kieron Gillen, On Taking A Break From The Marvel Universe
Not saying "never" in terms of doing more, but feels it's "good way to end this stage of his career",  though it may not turn out that way. All down to writing Darth Vader, which is two books in one thanks to double shipping, And with his Image Comics work with The Wicked + The Divine, Phonogram and[...]
Phonogram And Justice League On The June Previews Covers For August 2015
Next week's Diamond Previews will have covers featuring Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie, finally making its debut from Image Comics after being promised years ago –  and Justice League from DC Comics for the Darkseid War by Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok. Other Diamond Gems of the month include Dark Horse's King Tiger as part of[...]
NYCC: 3/4 Of The Kieron Gillen Panel
What do you get when you add a Bleeding Cool reporter, New York's famous Friday evening traffic and a particularly lazy and disinterested taxi driver? The answer is 3/4 of a Kieron Gillen panel! After opening the creaking doors of the panel room fifteen minutes late and grabbing a seat near the back as everyone turned around to[...]
Will It Be Kieron Gillen Who Gives Us Doctor Strange?
He has written a comic about a magic boy and his magic dog, Journey Into Mystery. He has written a comic about music and magic, Phonogram. He is writing a comic about magic and music, The Wicked + The Divine. He also once wrote a comic about a Spider-Hulk fighting a Thor-Hulk when drunk. But it still puts him[...]
Image Watch – Getting Ready For The Wicked + Divine Album Drop With Kieron Gillen
These guys are one of the greatest bands in comics, right up there with Morrison/Quitely/Grant, and Brubaker/Phillips/Breitweiser.  Anything they produce is sure to be a hit, and this one is absolutely killer. I had a nice chat with Kieron about the book (designed by Hannah Donovan and edited by Chrissy Williams, by the by) and it[...]
Will You Forgive Young Avengers For The Phonogram Delay?
At NYCC, Marvel will probably announce this new Young Avengers series from Phonogram creators Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie. But we already know one side-effect Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl has been delayed until next year Kieron writes; Some good news and some bad news That are entirely unconnected, though we understand that people are going to think[...]
Phonogram: The Singles Club #1 For Free – By Kieron Gillen And Jamie McKelvie
Phonogram: The Singles Club, the second volume of the series from Image, by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie, has now hit digital The first issue is free, downloadable on ComiXology, but we also took this opprtunity to make it available free on Bleeding Cool as well, below. [issuu width=420 height=323 backgroundColor=%23222222 documentId=120522105756-add433a062ff4893ba712b76eb8594b4 name=phonogram2_01 username=richjohnston tag=bleedingcool unit=px[...]
Speculator Corner: Phonogram
Well it's taken long enough. But with the third and final volume of Phonogram being announced for later this year, Immaterial Girl, it seems there's been a peak of interest in earlier volumes of the comic And the discovery that they are rather hard to find And the creative team are doing rather critically acclaimed and[...]
The Return Of Phonogram By Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie And Matt Wilson
Man, oh man, oh man. It is one of my favourite comic books ever. Not enough people bought it to make it a going concern at Image Comics, but for those who did, it was  life changing, or life affirming, or just a really really good comic book that they wanted to tell everyone about. And at Image[...]
Is This The Most Geek Hipsterish Comic?
The Guild: Fawkes, in May, Check out this checklist. Co-written by, and kinda starring, Wil Wheaton, with Big Bang and Twitter cred. Co-written by, and kinda starring, Felicia Day, of The Guild, Dollhouse and Dr Horrible. It's actually set during the show, for continuity cred. Drawn by Jamie McKelvie, who drew the most hipsterish comic of all, Phonogram, but[...]
That Was The MCM Expo That Was
While there many Brits who have raised money for the latter, it's only covered American territories – leaving Britain on its own to deal with the vagaries of Customs and Obscenity laws. Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie's Eagle Award for Phonogram was shattered when someone knocked it to the floor… TonyLee, John Charles and Lee Townsend are[...]
The New Boy Band Of Comics?
Kieron Gillen talks about his DJ set at the ThoughtBubble comics convention in Leeds this weekend. During which he predicts; I fear footage of this will