Stephen Amell Joins "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2"
Every day this month I’m going to feature a current comic book writing “star,” someone who I think is a very good writer.
I’m mostly going to try to keep from the biggest names as much as possible, because, really, do I need to talk more about the awesomeness of Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman and Warren Ellis?
Here is the archive of previously featured writers.
Today we look at a nifty rising star!
Kieron Gillen worked for a number of years as a journalist, specifically a video game journalist, and soon became one of, if not the, most acclaimed video game journalists out there.
A few years back, Gillen made the move to the comic book world, after doing a comic strip about video games with artist Jamie McKelvie, the pair combined to do the great 2006 mini-series for Image Comics called Phonogram, about a “phonomancer,” a music magician, for lack of a better term.
The series was unique and Gillen’s voice was an engaging one.
Warren Ellis chose Gillen to do a one-shot with his newuniversal project, and it was a very well-done work (in the context of a one-shot of fairly obscure characters not of his own creation).
What I love about Gillen is that he’s also clearly growing as a writer – the latest Phonogram mini-series is leaps and bounds better than the first one, which was already a strong work.
His skills have not gone unnoticed by Marvek, and he’s been getting a lot of assignments from them recently, including an upcoming Sabretooth one-shot and an upcoming Beta Ray Bill one-shot.
I look forward to more work by Gillen!
Here‘s his blog.
Comics Should Be Good accepts review copies. Anything sent to us will (for better or for worse) end up reviewed on the blog. See where to send the review copies.