January 8, 2015

Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie return to the fan-favorite series

New York Times bestselling writer Kieron Gillen (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, Young Avengers) and artist Jamie McKelvie (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, Young Avengers) return to the beloved, fan-favorite PHONOGRAM with an all-new story arc that explores Emily Aster’s origins.

Emily Aster’s the hyper-acerbic cover-queen whose one liners are sharper than her fringe; she's been the one people love and love to quote. In this new chapter of the PHONOGRAM series, readers discover how she got that way, and where it got her. She sold half her personality for power. This is what happens when that faustian deal catches up with her, and what that half her personality has been doing all these years.

"We're glad we finally get a chance to drop this. We've promised it forever and now we get to deliver,” said Gillen. “That we got to write any Phonogram seems like a miracle. That we get to finish Phonogram seems like the English language needs to be expanded for something more unlikely and more wondrous than 'Miracle.' Phonogram's the reason anyone cares about what McKelvie and I have done. There's a reason for that. Bringing this most obsessional and personal of our pop-occultist books to the audience of 2015 is everything. It's about why we fell in love with art and what it did to us. It's about music, sure, but it's about how the things we love made us who we are. And we get to share it."

Phonogram is one of my favorite Image series, not just because of how cool it is or even the caliber of Kieron and Jamie’s work, but because it’s just so different,” said Eric Stephenson, Publisher at Image Comics. “It was unlike every other comic when we did the first miniseries, what now seems like an eternity ago even though it was just 2006, and that’s still the case today. Nothing Kieron and Jamie have done since would have been possible without Phonogram, and it’s a true pleasure to have them finally giving fans more of this wonderful series.”

The series is set to launch from Image Comics in 2015.