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'It is very much the sort of panel you can lift. I said earlier about the line which most skewers Cassandra was the “Smart” thing. With second thought, it’s probably this. That said, it’s also one which hits a lot of bad critics. Occasionally entertaining critics, but intellectually dishonest cowards.' -- Kieron Gillen

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"I’m still not sure what I make of [Grant Morrison's] Pax Americana. I mean that in a literal way. I’ve owned two copies and lost both of them on the way home. One was left on a train, heading far to the south. One fell out my pocket when running for a bus in New Cross. Alcohol may have been involved in both stories. I read it several times in the space, and I’m not sure which side of the reading I’m on – the two takes are either that it’s a We-can-do-this-too-if-we-want piece of formalist arguable defensiveness or it’s a celebration of what that form of oddly hermetically sealed comics can do. Or both. But I did find myself thinking about the nature of that kind of 6-year in the making concept-rock prog thing and thinking of [issue 8] as a bit of a riposte to all that, in terms of being ramshackle and thrown together in a month and formally challenging in its own way but very much designed as a pop object with edges." -- Kieron Gillen

Dionysus: The Dancefloor That Walks Like a Man )
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'[Woden's use of the term] “Nice Guy” is as loaded as the gun on the next page.' -- Kieron Gillen

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"THE WICKED + THE DIVINE is unlike True Detective as: it features women who do things. THE WICKED + THE DIVINE is like True Detective as: we shamelessly rip off huge chunks of stuff from Alan Moore." -- Kieron Gillen

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'I suspect people will read the book and say “Oh – is that god based on Random Pop Star?” And that’s fine. That’s part of it. And in some cases, they’re directly inspired by a thing, but they grew and became something else. We start thinking about cultural archetypes. I mean, Amaterasu would fit into the broadest lineage that’d include everyone from Kate Bush to Stevie Nicks to Florence Welch. Baal fits somewhere on the continuum between Bo Diddley doing “Who Do You Love” and Kanye doing “Power”.' -- Kieron Gillen

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'One of my reservations about this was that if you do a superhero comic and even touch on the idea of celebrity, it's almost always very critical. It's always "Oh, look at these guys, Superman's much better because he doesn't do cocaine." And the idea that none of these young kids really know what they're talking about - basically a very old white conservative view. Whereas in The Wicked + The Divine we take a more... trust me, we're hard on these gods, but also kind of like "Yeah, saving people's lives, no matter how you choose to save their lives, is a worthwhile endeavour."' -- Kieron Gillen

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"We want to make a fantasy world for people to fall in love with, from scratch, to be about the world as we find it in. I mean – remember how amazing Buffy or the Matrix were in the 90s? They had obvious huge sweeping influences (Buffy being Whedon processing his love of '80s Claremont, The Matrix being streamlined '90s Vertigo – and both being superhero universes stripped of almost all the pure-genre tropes purged) but they had that authorial firmness of a place you could lose yourself in.

"Basically, we want to do something like that."
-- Kieron Gillen

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When last we left our dog-loving heroine, her school was attacked by a giant robot, but she found she couldn't change shape to fight it.

Ruh-roh! )

Writer: G. Willow Wilson
Artist: Adrian Alphona
Cover artist: Jamie McKelvie
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When last we left our gyro-eating heroine, Wolverine deduced that she was an Inhuman, not a mutant, and Medusa told Lockjaw to keep an eye on her. In this issue, we learn an important fact about Lockjaw.

The fact is below the cut )

Writer: G. Willow Wilson
Artist: Adrian Alphona
Cover artist: Jamie McKelvie
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When last we left our New Jerseyite heroine, she found that she was being targeted by The Inventor.

Let's see how she's doing )

Writer: G. Willow Wilson
Artist: Jake Wyatt
Cover artist: Jamie McKelvie
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"It's really a superhero book leaning on the fancy side, but how else could it be? A lot of people do celebrity and superhero; that's an old trope. But it's almost always cynical, the idea that just because they did a bit of coke they aren't as good as Superman. And it's like, fuck you! David Bowie saved my life." -- Kieron Gillen

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'Talking about life generally… have you ever fell in love? I’m going to write this assuming you have, but if you haven’t (or don’t) I’d appreciate it if you went with me. Did you give consent to fall in love? Flip it around to the other person. Did they, by conscious action, force you to fall in love with them? I’d say the answer to both is “no”. The question of free will is an interesting one Re: Love. In regards to the feelings, I don’t think we have it. The actions connected to it, sure, but not the feelings itself. Whether Teddy was created by Billy’s subconscious or whether he actually fell in love the normal way (stating the obvious: one is a metaphor for the other in YA), he can’t choose to not be in love. However, he can choose how he acts. Teddy has already shown he has as much free will as anyone else when he left Billy.' -- Kieron Gillen

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"The people who get it really get it, and there are people who don’t like Young Avengers, but I don’t think I was wrong about anything. The people who don’t like it, I literally can’t think of a way that they would like it, you know what I mean? That, to me, feels like pop music. They can’t tell the difference between Robyn or the Macarena or whatever. The genre is pop, therefore it’s s**t. The people who don’t like Young Avengers for the reasons you were just talking about feel like that to me. Your aesthetic doesn’t include this book, and that’s okay, but I wish it did." -- Kieron Gillen

Mother's Day )
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"I used to horrify British writers by noting that my reviews improved for every panel I lost from a page, even from critics who often made a big show of raging against decompression. -- Kieron Gillen

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"There are some people who think Bathos is, by its nature, bad. We are not those people. Comic deflation of genre excess is a good thing, Sez Us." -- Kieron Gillen

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'[I] found myself thinking about something Warren Ellis said back towards the early 00s. I thought it was in his column COME IN ALONE, but can’t find it if it was. Basically, saying that he guaranteed that there are “mainstream” writers picking over Chris Ware to see how you can apply it to superhero comics. It always struck me as strange that there was so little evidence of that…" -- Kieron Gillen

The team is formed. )

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