In the last of our guest issues, we're joined by Brandon Graham (PROPHET, ISLAND, MULTIPLE WARHEADS) to slink closer to the mysterious and oft-murderous Sakhmet. Plus a back up by Jamie and Matt. Also... the end of an arc? You know WicDiv. Expect big game changers and/or Sakhmet having a nice purr.
The aftershocks from the Fandemonium apocalypse are tearing the gods apart. Join us for a new arc of guest artists working alongside Team WicDiv, starting with KATE BROWN (Young Avengers).
“CITY OF GOD”Nothing lives forever, be it man, god, or empire, but that doesn’t mean you have to go quietly. Join us as Lucifer refuses to fiddle while the Roman Empire burns. The critically acclaimed THE WICKED + THE DIVINE inevitably vandalizes history as it turns to the Sack of Rome. Showcasing the epic art of ANDRÉ LIMA ARAÚJO (Avengers AI, Man Plus), the special is NOT included in the forthcoming fifth volume of THE WICKED + THE DIVINE.
"RISING ACTION," Part Three So? why is Laura still alive anyway?
When you're at the peak of your powers, there's only one way to go. The question becomes – how many people are you willing to drag down with you?The bestselling, critically-acclaimed comic by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie and Matt Wilson reaches its most dramatic arc yet.Collects issues 29 through 33.
“solid storytelling and clean, gorgeous artwork will keep readers engrossed and eager for more.” - Publishers Weekly (Starred)"Gillen's penchant for fast, sharp dialogue and McKelvie and Wilson's razor-lined, intensely colored visuals keep things popping up to the cliffhanger ending." - Booklist“the story is beautifully drawn and populated with characters of color, diverse gender, and sexual identities, and you have my full undivided attention.” -- KirkusEvery ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as humans. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead. The team behind critically thermonuclear floor-fillers Young Avengers and Phonogram reunite to start a new, ongoing, superhero fantasy with a beautiful, oversized issue. Welcome to The Wicked + The Divine, where gods are the ultimate pop stars and pop stars are the ultimate gods. But remember: just because you're immortal, doesn't mean you're going to live forever.Collects The Wicked + The Divine #1-5.
The second volume of the award-winning urban fantasy series where gods are the ultimate pop stars and pop stars are the ultimate gods. Following the tragic and unjust death of Lucifer, it takes a revelation from Inanna to draw Laura back into the worlds of Gods and Superstardom to try and discover the truth behind a conspiracy to subvert divinity. Includes issues #6-11 of the series, plus supplementary material.
THE FAUST ACT is over. Welcome to FANDEMONIUM. The second arc of THE WICKED + THE DIVINE begins in its traditional manner (i.e. a ludicrous pun.) We'd say something like "nothing will ever be the same again" but if you think about it, you can say that about literally everything, ever. Er...also some comic story. Probably.
The narrative focuses on a group of people with superhuman powers known as "The Pantheon". Each member of The Pantheon was at one point a normal person before being chosen to merge with the spirit of a deity. It is said that each cycle of The Pantheon will not live past two years from the start of the series, and that every 90 years the Pantheon is reincarnated. This cycle is known as the Recurrence. It has currently not been revealed how which deities are chosen to be reincarnated in each occurrence. To the Gods that are resurrected, it feels as if no time has passed since their death in the previous Recurrence, when they are awakened by Ananke. It would also appear that the person who is the next reincarnation of a particular God does not get the opportunity to refuse becoming one. Each issue is accompanied by a quote from a character, acting as a surrogate name for the issue. Author Kieron Gillen's original and core inspiration for The Wicked + The Divine was his father's diagnosis with terminal cancer. For this reason, Gillen considers the story to be "about life and death." Further inspiration for Gillen comes from pop music and various pop idols; the Pantheon is based on pop idols, and Gillen has created a playlist of songs to accompany the comic book. The series was announced on 9 January 2014, and the first issue was released in June 2014.
IMPERIAL PHASE (I), Part Five: Sex and drugs and rock and roll and sex and drugs and rock and roll and sex and drugs (cont.).
The gods are free to do whatever they want. Inevitably, they do. Collects issues 23-28 of the series, including the critically lauded Kevin Wada magazine issue.
The Morrigan is receiving visitors, including LEILA DEL DUCA (SHUTTER). Plus a back-up by JAMIE and MATT. Suffice to say, this one is NONE MORE GOTH.
Every ninety years, twelve gods are reincarnated as young people. They are loved. They are hated. And sometimes - just sometimes - they fall into open Superstar wars. The fourth volume of the award-winning, best selling series from acclaimed creators KIERON GILLEN, JAMIE McKELVIE and MATT WILSON is the most explosive yet.Collects issues 18 through 22
END OF STORY ARC. "RISING ACTION," Conclusion A little extreme violence never hurt anyone.
"IMPERIAL PHASE (I)," Part Two It's January 1st. Happy New Year. For a WicDiv-ian value of happy.
There's one god missing in our story. It's time to finally meet Tara, Goddess of God-knows. Also, meet TULA LOTAY (SUPREME: BLUE ROSE) who joins Team WicDiv as the second guest artist in our Eisner Nominated Series. We had to mention the Eisner nom. We are shameless.
IMPERIAL PHASE (I), Part Four Once more we return to the polling booth. One god, one vote. I'm sure it'll be fine. Democracy always works, right?
Behind the music, Woden's stayed back from the spotlight. But in this issue? We look beneath the mask. Shall we say it's the most audacious and experimental issue of WicDiv yet? I think so.