By Courtney Key
After a four-year wait, fans of Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie’s Phonogram will finally see the third installment in the duo’s critically-acclaimed love letter to pop music. Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl was announced today as part of Image Expo, and will hit shelves in August.
Writer Kieron Gillen described the upcoming series as “our final statement to those characters” in a report published on Comic Book Resources. Phonogram began publication in 2006 with the first volume, Rue Britannia. The second volume, The Singles Club, ran from 2008 – 2010. The series focuses on the world of “phonomancers,” people who are able to use music to channel magic.
Artist Jamie McKelvie tweeted that while the pair are working on Phonogram, guest artists will join their current ongoing series for Image, The Wicked and the Divine, for its third arc, titled “Commercial Suicide,” including Stephanie Hans, Tula Lotay and Kate Brown.
The next year at Image looks to be very busy for Gillen. It was also announced that he will be co-writing a new series titled The Ludocrats with Jim Rossignol and artist David Lafuente.