Rue Britannia, The Singles Club, and The Immaterial Girl collected into THE COMPLETE PHONOGRAM hardc
January 30, 2017
“There’s a lot of deceptively light-footed complexity in much of Kieron’s writing—I’m thinking now primarily of his weirdly symbiotic and merged collaborations with the excellent Jamie McKelvie, where you can see a dance-like or musical sensibility creeping into the storytelling, a kind of fluorescence…” —Alan Moore
New York Times bestselling creative team behind THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie, introduce a Day-glo-soaked, music-obsessed experience in the fully-colored collected hardcover edition—THE COMPLETE PHONOGRAM. It will hit stores this April and features all three story arcs of the cult-hit series.
Collected into a single volume for the first time, the critically beloved work includes RUE BRITANNIA, THE SINGLES CLUB, and THE IMMATERIAL GIRL, with RUE BRITANNIA newly colored. The world where Music Is Magic has never looked better.
THE COMPLETE PHONOGRAM hardcover collects PHONOGRAM #1-6, PHONOGRAM 2: THE SINGLES CLUB #1-7, PHONOGRAM 3: THE IMMATERIAL GIRL #1-6, and previously single-exclusive B-sides.
THE COMPLETE PHONOGRAM hardcover (ISBN: 978-1-5343-0151-1, Diamond Code: JAN170785) hits comics stores on Wednesday, April 12th and bookstores on Tuesday, April 18th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, February 27th.
It is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, and Indigo.
Select praise for PHONOGRAM:
“A beguiling, funny comic with bleakness round the edges.” —Pitchfork
"This is Awesome!" —Spin.com
"Phonogram is pure pop art." —Plan B Magazine
"Captures pop epiphanies in clean, gorgeous lines." —The Guardian
“There’s a lot of deceptively light-footed complexity in much of Kieron’s writing—I’m thinking now primarily of his weirdly symbiotic and merged collaborations with the excellent Jamie McKelvie, where you can see a dance-like or musical sensibility creeping into the storytelling, a kind of fluorescence… The most distinctive things about [Phonogram] are its relentless progressive momentum and the sense of effervescent color—probably hot pink.” —Alan Moore
"A heart-racer and a heart-wrencher." —PopOtiq
"The fact that they have made a world, that by all accounts should feel niche, actually feel so universal and life affirming is magic in itself." —Eddie Argos of Art Brut
“Reading Phonogram is like having a conversation with a friend who’s smarter than you, the kind that keeps spooling out until the pub starts to close around you.” —Comics Alliance
“McKelvie is a master at using a clean and economical art style to create organic, living characters. Wilson’s colors flesh out those pencils handsomely, while the flat tones used in the opening flashback create a distinct boundary between eras. And that homage to A-ha’s ‘Take on Me?’ Great stuff.” —IGN