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|Works:||The Wicked + The Divine, Young Avengers v2, various other Marvel Comics series|
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Kieron Gillen is a comics writer and the co-creator of The Wicked + The Divine, Phonogram and DIE. He has also worked on several ongoing Marvel series that are popular with fandom, including Young Avengers and Journey Into Mystery.
Young Avengers v2
(could use info about the Gillen/McKelvie YA run? varying opinions in fandom, returning David Alleyne from limbo, David/Tommy, Amerikate, teen Loki, etc)
Stance on Fandom
Much of Gillen's work depicts fans and fandom, often in a way that is somewhat critical or deconstructionist - particularly The Wicked + The Divine and DIE. Gillen himself is a fan of comics, games, and high fantasy, however, and has described that drive to deconstruct fandom and geek culture in his work as coming from a desire for nuanced conversations:
The polarity around a work of art has got to the point where we can’t have conversations about it without risking becoming aligned with genuinely monstrous actions. What I try to do is just provide more complicated feelings, provide space where people can be more nuanced and put the work in. One of the joys of comics is that it is a smaller medium in the ways that a small scene can define its own rules. I hope my work has created spaces where people with similar interests can find each other and try to build a new culture.... That is what the art I love did to me, so I guess I should try to do it for other people.