Tag Archive for Kieron Gillen

“…And you’re the only one who came.” The Wicked + The Divine #2 at Newsarama

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As their characters perform their roles, Gillen and McKelvie, you’ve got to read The Wicked + The Divine #2 as you would any gossip rag or TMZ-like website. This is about celebrity, the people who have it and the people that want it. Godliness and worshippers are just another type of fame in Gillen and McKelvie’s world; it’s a fame that has all of the highs and lows of any fame that someone on the top of the charts right now has.

Now Playing @ Sound on Sight–a look at Kieron Gillen’s Journey Into Mystery

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Much like Grant Morrison killing Batman before one of the Christopher Nolan films came out, Marvel killed Loki before The Avengers movie debuted. Looking at the cinematic Marvel oeuvre, if there’s a character who has taken on a life of his own, it’s Loki. Tom Hiddleston’s performance of the upstart brother of Thor and ungrateful son of Odin has created a small cottage industry for Hiddleston that anyone can watch if they just pay attention to You Tube long enough. So you would think Marvel Comics would be able to capitalize on this by making a comic that starred the movie version of Loki, wouldn’t you? Well, think again. As a consequence of the Marvel event crossover event Siege, Loki was dead (for at least the second or third time in recent memory.) Yet thanks to a deal that Loki had previously made with Hela, the Asgardian goddess of death, he would never actually have a place among the dead and would be somehow immortal because of that. After Siege, Thor writer Matt Fraction resurrected Loki but instead of the equal but opposite number of Thor, the new Loki was a young kid. Reborn with a fairly clean slate, the future of kid Loki look

@ Sound on Sight- review of Young Avengers V1: Style > Substance

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When the son of the Scarlet Witch wants to make his boyfriend happy, things like reality and death don’t get in the way. In Young Avengers V1: Style > Substance, Teddy (a.k.a. Hulkling,) a half blooded alien shape changer is struggling through a world without a mother, without a superhero boyfriend at his side and without a team or more exactly a group of friends who are going through the same things that he is. Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie take Allan Heinberg and Jimmy Cheung’s Avengers-wannabe team and kick them out of their young teenage angst and thrust them into the verge of adulthood, where the world is never quite as cool or as altogether as it seems like it should be.

I know I’ll adore you ‘til eternity- a review of Young Avengers #1

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In my mind (and probably only in my mind,) Penny B and Kid-With-Knife fell asleep at the end of Phonogram: The Singles Club #7 and woke up as Kate Bishop and Noh-Varr in Young Avengers #1. It would be a very Grant Morrisonish thing to do, having fictional characters wake up wearing fiction suits in an even more fanciful world but it’s also not something that I would put past Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie. Even as Noh-Varr dances around in his underwear, bopping along to to the Ronettes, there’s the afterglow of a night of music and dancing and hooking up with strangers. Kate wakes up in a stranger’s bed, aboard the stranger’s spaceship and watches him dance to the Ronettes’ “Be My Baby,” she tells us that this is everything she always hoped for. Superheroes have some strange hopes and desires.