Fan-favorite comic creators kierongillen & mckelvie new comic takes the meaning of Rock God to a whole new level. With the release of issue #2 next week, we had to make sure everyone was reading this comic. Here’s why you NEED to be reading The Wicked + The Divine.
- Lucifer is a bad-ass woman with a great haircut.
- In fact, everyone’s hair is pretty much #perfection.
- Amaterasu’s eye makeup game is on point.
- Well she’s pretty much just flawless overall…
- The Wicked + The Divine might be the most mind-blowingly amazing comic this year.
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Kara Szamborski recommends The Wicked + The Divine #1
Once a century, gods walk among us. It’s 2014 and the heavenly characters in The Wicked + The Divine are giving the term “rock god” its intended meaning. Their performances are mesmerizing, their skeptics everywhere—but they’d better use their time wisely, for they only have two years until they die.
We barely have time to breathe as we race through the first addictive issue and catch a glimpse of this arresting world. The magic of kierongillen & mckelvie is that you almost believe it all while you’re reading. You believe that today, if divine beings were on Earth, they would be on stages instead of mountains, that they would try to educate and mock and sometimes care for the mortals they encounter.
Luckily, we have a mortal like us, Laura, as a guide just as intrigued and unknowing about these gods as we are. With her, we are enraptured with Amaterasu, we are more curious than afraid of Luci(fer), we are stunned by what should be impossible but is suddenly believable.
Internet-famous for their work on fan-favorite Young Avengers and the musically inclined Phonogram, Gillen & McKelvie pull together a fantastic concept that is sure to delight the casual reader as well as fans of mythology. Reminiscent of the Greek gods’ grand schemes in the latest Wonder Woman series and the Norse twists of Loki: Agent of Asgard, The Wicked + The Divine promises to mix the stories of all known deities into something new and unforgettable.
Kara Szamborski supervises the International Production team at comiXology. After reading The Wicked + The Divine #1, she got stacks of mythology books out from the library to tide her over until the second issue.
130 pages of art by tumblr legend Jamie mckelvie !
Better hop to it since it ends tonight!
All these comics are just 99¢ each! Plus we have 3 bundles if that’s yr kinda thing.
Red She-Hulk #58-62,
Uncanny Avengers (2012) #1-5,
Iron Man (2012) #1-5,
All-New X-Men (2012) #1-5,
Avengers Assemble (2012) #9-13,
Fantastic Four (2012) #1-3,
FF (2012) #1-3,
X-Men: Legacy (2012) #1-6,
Thor: God of Thunder (2012) #1-5,
Captain America (2012) #1-5,
Indestructible Hulk (2012) #1-5 , (46)
Journey Into Mystery (2011) #646-650,
Avengers (2012) #1-6,
Deadpool (2012) #1-6,
Thunderbolts (2012) #1-6,
Avengers Arena (2012) #1-6,
Cable & X-Force (2012) #1-5,
Morbius: The Living Vampire (2013) #1-5,
New Avengers (2013) #1-6,
Uncanny X-Men (2013) #1-5, -need 4 & 5
Savage Wolverine (2013) #1-5,
Superior Spider-Man (2013) #1-5,
Wolverine (2013) #1-6,
Uncanny X-Force (2013) #1-6,
Young Avengers (2013) #1-5,
Nova (2013) #1-5,
Secret Avengers (2013) #1-5,
Guardians of the Galaxy (2013) #0.1 & 1-3
Kelly Sue DeConnick quickly became one of my biggest heroes of 2013. I met her at NYCC and talked to her about the Valkyries, and she was the warmest and most enthusiastic person. Also, really fucking metal. I came home raving about her, sat down and immediately read her entire run of Captain Marvel, in between losing it over Pretty Deadly. I’m late to the game on Carol Corps, but I do love it. Also, my friend and great accent-haver Jamie McKelvie designed her (and the new Ms Marvel’s!) costume, so this is just an ode to people I like.
Bigger version is HERE! Print out, put up around your home! Whatever!
All other elves can be found under the #elves hashtag.
This post includes Kelly Sue DeConnick, Kate Leth, and Jamie McKelvie. We may all as well go home now because nothing is going to top it.