From The Desk Of The Twilight Sad’s James Graham: Marvel Comics

On their latest, No One Can Ever Know (FatCat), Scotland’s best musical export since the Jesus And Mary Chain tear down their walls of guitar noise to reveal the icy synths beneath. For fans, it’s a radical departure for the Twilight Sad that’s nevertheless easy to digest, as frontman James Graham’s distinctive Scottish vocals and gloomy lyrical outlook remain front and center. Graham will be guest editing all week. Check out coverage of the Twilight Sad in issue #85, as well as our extended Q&A with Graham.

Graham: I would never claim to be an expert on Marvel Comics, but I have loved reading/watching/collecting everything Marvel whilst growing up. I’m basically a big kid when it comes to this. I remember getting up every Saturday morning to watch the X-Men animated series when I was a wee boy and from there on in I was hooked. The X-Men have always been my favourite characters in the Marvel world, and my favourite X Man is Gambit. I really enjoy the movie adaptations of these characters, the good and the bad. You’ll always hear me complaining about the bad ones. Last year I really loved X-Men First Class and Thor. Needless to say I’m very, very excited about the new Avengers film coming out this summer. I also love DC Comics. It’s really cool that some of the best comic writers/illustrators are coming out of Glasgow and Scotland these days.

Video after the jump.