Gillen wants the reader to through pages and pages of poorly written text with bad punctuation. The writing eventually gets so bad I had to give it up.
Here, instead of a bad person in Phonogram, Gillen wants the reader to enjoy making fun of the loser. I’m not sure why he included this character in the story, since he brings nothing to it except some laughs–and this issue clearly shows Gillen can’t stretch it out.
It’s a strange thing to be asked to dislike a character; Gillen has done it twice now. I’m not sure why he thinks it makes Phonogram worthwhile. I do like how the last page (seemingly unintentionally) implies the character is gay.
The backups, with art by PJ Holden and Adam Cadwell, are nice.
The Holden one is actually a good story, even with Gillen’s bad narration. The Cadwell one has good art.
Ready To Be Heartbroken; penciller, Jamie McKelvie; inkers, McKelvie and Julia Scheele; colorist, Matthew Wilson. Your Song; artist, PJ Holden; colorist, Steven Denton. Altantis To Interzone; artist, Adam Cadwell. Writer, Kieron Gillen; letterer, McKelvie; publisher, Image Comics.