My little brother and I are crushed that Journey into Mystery was cancelled. I hope you and Sif find a well deserving place elsewhere soon. Where ever you go, we'll follow. <3
Oh, shoot. Well, we’ve got three more issues of sword-wielding, asteroid-crushing, Beta Ray Bill-baiting to go.
And thank you. Also, the only place I’m going in the near future is to get groceries but you are more than welcome to tag along. :)
Kathryn, I'd just like to say that your run on "JiM" with Valerio has been one of the best comics out there. In my eyes (and I'm sure in the eyes of many other fans), you didn't just match what Kieron did on the book, but made it your own. I'm incredibly sad to see it go, but I can't wait to read whatever you guys work on next. Thank you so much.
That is high praise, thank you. I’m sad, too, but gratified that the people who did pick it up, by and large, responded so well to the tone of it.
All-New X-Men #13 cover by Stuart Immonen, Wade Von Grawbadger & Marte Gracia.
So pissed to hear about JIM. It's such a fantastic fun book, and just what, I think, a lot of comics have forgotten to give us. Fun. While most comics run with grim and gritty with a death every 5 issues, this book stood out. It's in my top 4 fav Marvel comic series right now, along side Daredevil, Hawkeye and All New X-men. And I wanted to say, I really hope that you and Valerio get to work on another series soon (Spider-Woman would be great.) And thanks for making Sif into my new comic crush.
Thank you. And that’s some kind of company to be keeping.
In the immortal words of Charlie Brown, “I always wanted to have a good time.”
Hemingway’s Bath, Key West.
Oh man, I didn't realise your fantastic, moving, hilarious run of JiM had been cancelled. I am absolutely brokenhearted to hear it, I hope we'll still get all of Sif's amazing prog space adventures & more of your and Valerio's amazing work very soon.
Ah, thank you and I understand your feelings. I, too, hope that Sif is now going onward and upward to greater things. As for Valerio, well, there’s no doubt on that count.
#117: Paul McCartney reads comics, HELP!, 1965.
Thanks to KC Carlson
I am so devastated by the cancellation of JiM. I'm one of those people who arbitrarily rank superheroes in their head and, after only five issues, that book skyrocketed Sif to my #2 spot; it's that tremendous. At first I was uncertain about the shift in focus after Kieron Gillen's run, but verily, I dug it from page 1. My big hope for it was a long run eventually collected in one of those HC omnibuses that would've been one of my most treasured possessions. I'm so sorry to see it go.
Ah, thanks. That’s amazing to hear. We are all sad about it and it’s hard to tell if the outpouring of support is making us feel better or worse! I’m going to go with ‘better’. And now I’m thinking about an issue of Dirt (anyone remember that magazine?) where they reviewed Romeo and Juliet with, “Verily, it doth not suck, it doth not rule.”
Hello Maisons. Why hasn't marvel put you two together on a book. Seems like a no-brainer to me.
As far as Marvel work, I can offer you the 5 part Hellcat story in Marvel Comics Presents or the Gambit/Hellcat thing from X-Men: To Serve and Protect or even the Science Fight in AVX… which I think is worth the price of admission. Beyond that, I can suggest Moving Pictures or the second volume of the sketchbook which has a couple of stories, both available through the store link. We like nothing better than to work together and while the math can get a little complicated, it does happen.
Remember kids… rulers, straight edges, and cutting edges are not necessarily the same thing but they all need cleaning on a regular basis.
I'm not demanding a reply or anything, but I loved your work with Sif. You reinvented the character in a lot of ways, giving her her own voice and life that she deserved all along. Sure, some groundwork was laid for you, but you took everything and made it awesome ina way that Sif sorely needed. Thank you for your stories and I'll gladly reread them over and over again.
You may not be demanding a reply but BY GOD I AM GOING TO GIVE YOU ONE.
Thank you. And I am truly grateful that we were given this opportunity to flesh out her character. She was in such a strange situation given that she’s a central part of the mythos but was, by and large, undescribed. I fell head over heels in love with Sif.
Not really an ask! I just wanted to leave my praise for Kathryn's Journey into Mystery book. I've been reading since Gillen's run and I have to say your run was the most brilliant surprise. It is, by far, the best thing to come out of Marvel Now, and it's made me go back to find your previous work just so I could get some more. Its cancellation is SUCH a shame, but you should keep doing what you're doing because it's fantastic.
Ah, thanks. That’s probably the highest praise, that you stuck with after Kieron left.
Your friend in comics,
Kathryn “categorically incapable of doing other than what I do” Immonen
Hi! Was wondering if Snipe was going to be available to purchase online, or only at conventions? Really looking forward to it, but unable to attend any other cons this year :(
I doubt we’ll shift them all at FanExpo but regardless, yes, there are plans to make it available through the store page.
I'm sure (I hope!) that you're getting a lot of these sort of messages right now but I just wanted to say to Kathryn that I'm so sad to hear JiM is ending. I'd never had any interest in comics but someone handed me #646 and your writing and Valerio's art immediately sucked me in. I really wish there were going to be more than 10 issues starring your Sif, but thank you for doing so much with her in such a short time and so awesomely. I look forward to reading whatever you do next. Best of luck!
Thank you, on all counts. And there is no question that I won the lottery with the team on this book.
One more thing, will the both of you be at NYCC?
The only show we have on the slate at the moment is Fan Expo in Toronto in August.