Marvel’s new Star Wars crossover event, Vader Down, is pretty much all about reminding us that Darth Vader is not a Sith Lord to be trifled with. And while Vader does get some nifty moments in the event’s second part, the best moment comes thanks to a member of the comic’s amazing supporting cast.
Darth Vader should be an immensely intimidating figure. Emphasis on the should, because over the years, his appearances in increasingly silly scenarios as part of Star Wars’ place in pop culture have blunted his reputation. But Vader Down’s first issue is a fantastic reminder that we should never underestimate the…
In artist Jamie McKelvie and author Kieron Gillen's Image Comics series Phonogram, a group of British magicians draw their supernatural powers from pop music LPs ranging from Pulp to Robyn to Dexys Midnight Runners. It's a sleek and clever comic with two volumes — Rue Britannia and The Singles Club — and has also been…
Last week, we unveiled one of several duels readers could see in Marvel's upcoming Avengers Vs. X-Men storyline. Today, here's an exclusive sneak peek at another one of the battles scheduled on the fight card. In April's Uncanny X-Men #11, a Cyttorak-fueled Colossus will go toe-to-toe with the burning mad Red Hulk!…
At the New York Comic Con, we had the pleasure of a quick chat with writer Kieron Gillen, who will penning the renumbered first issue of Uncanny X-Men next month.
Superheroes are huge, not just in comics but in movies and novels as well. So there's nothing more exciting than the idea of creating a new superhero from scratch. But aren't all the good ideas taken? Not necessarily.
On the eve of the New York Comic Con, io9 caught up with Generation Hope author/newly minted Uncanny X-Men writer Kieron Gillen. Gillen filled us in on all things mutant and why Sabretooth is a beaujolais man.
Looking to kill time with an old-school point-and-click adventure? Kieron Gillen, the comics writer behind Phonogram and the upcoming X-series Generation Hope, has penned a free interactive fiction game, The Curfew, which is set in an authoritarian Britain circa 2027.
If you've never had the pleasure of reading Alan Moore's Saga of The Swamp Thing, this week's a good place to start. A new edition of the Bearded One's run is on the shelves, and it's creepy as all get-out.
To finish the script for his indie-music mage miniseries Phonogram: The Singles Club, comic scribe Kieron Gillen took a novel approach - he drank whatever the characters in his comic drank. Unfortunately for Gillen, his characters pounded swill.
What's waiting for you at the comic shop this Wednesday? The return of America's mutant sweetheart, a trade paperback you can foist upon your hipster friends, and Mark Millar's latest four-panel ploy at global domination. Yup, it's Comics We Crave!