The Wicked + The Divine

The Wicked + The Divine

Out Today: THE WICKED + THE DIVINE 3

Half way through the first arc and we basically go all NONE MORE GOTH.

You can get it at your local shop and/or digitally fromComixology.and/or direct from Image.

We didn’t release a lettered preview of this issue as we decided it got spoilery too quickly, and wanted to have everyone experience it in a single unit. That we get to decide this sort of thing does make me smile.

Hope you find it interesting.

Oh – also out today is the second and final volume of the JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY complete collection. If you haven’t read it, or if you fancy it in a fine and beautiful volume, it’s well worth picking the both of them up. I suspect overall it’s my strongest work for Marvel, and was written to be read as a single story.

anotherclone:

So this happened today at #adelaidetattooexpo by @davespencertattoos from #mantratattoo give him a follow. It’s not finished got to finish off the hair and some background. #amaterasu from #thewickedandthedivine by @kierongillen and @mckelvie #wicdiv #imagecomics #nerdtattoos #geektattoos #geekytattoos #inked #tattoo #tatts #thighpiece #thewickanddivine #geek #comicgeek #comicbook

As far as I’m aware, the first WicDiv tattoo. Er… don’t take that “first” as encouragement to anyone else, or desire to see more. Tattoos are about you and your expression. We’re just fascinated when someone chooses to do it, and what they choose to do.
Jamie and I actually, perhaps surprisingly, have no ink whatsoever.
(Photo of it being done here.)

anotherclone:

So this happened today at #adelaidetattooexpo by @davespencertattoos from #mantratattoo give him a follow. It’s not finished got to finish off the hair and some background. #amaterasu from #thewickedandthedivine by @kierongillen and @mckelvie #wicdiv #imagecomics #nerdtattoos #geektattoos #geekytattoos #inked #tattoo #tatts #thighpiece #thewickanddivine #geek #comicgeek #comicbook

As far as I’m aware, the first WicDiv tattoo. Er… don’t take that “first” as encouragement to anyone else, or desire to see more. Tattoos are about you and your expression. We’re just fascinated when someone chooses to do it, and what they choose to do.

Jamie and I actually, perhaps surprisingly, have no ink whatsoever.

(Photo of it being done here.)

question, and please excuse my lack of knowledge: I love WicDiv and it's on my pull list. I love the writing, the art, the layout. zero complaints. (here's the) but... I don't live in USA and I was talking to my LCS about if I could get the #4 issue with Kevin Wada variant and he says it's very possible that's only a very limited run available for American stores. is this true? *sound of heart breaking*

Asked by
kitsune-no-kaze

No, it’s not. As all our alternate covers (Stephanie, Chip, Bryan) there’s no limit for what a shop can order.  We just haven’t announced it yet. It’ll be announced next week, around the issue, when retailers will be given codes and we’ll be making a lot of noise, etc.

Basically, it’s as the cover is a spoiler.

If Laura were to become one of the Pantheon she’d lose what precious identity she has. Despite what many people believe, the credits don’t roll the moment you become famous. Laura’s going to have to recognize that as a performer she currently has nothing. She’s studying everything she can, listening to the right people, but also shutting everyone out entirely including her friends, classes, and family. She selfishly clings to this idea that she can be beloved without providing anything that would make her an interesting act to watch. She wants the world but conversely wants to give nothing in return. Laura can dress up like Amaterasu, rattle off facts about Lucifer’s history, but that still doesn’t make her anything but a fangirl with access to some make-up and Wikipedia.

If you go out to the theatre to see A Streetcar Named Desire, you don’t want to see an actor doing an imitation of Marlon Brando, you want to see Stanley Kowalski. Sure, Laura can do imitation, her cosplay game with Ammy last issue was on point, but she doesn’t offer anything that’s ubiquitous to her. By throwing away everything that made her who she was (family, education, friends) she’s crawling closer and closer to fulfilling the prophecy she’s making in those last two panels. Laura’s obsession has warped her into a blank slate that won’t have a future beyond “#1 Fangirl”.

I haven’t linked to the second WICKED INTERVENTION column over at Multiversity, where James goes through the issue, annotates and theorises.

Go read the rest here. It’s strong stuff, Clearly, we’re big fans of people having a big ol’ think about WicDiv.

Hey do you know of any retailers carrying your fabulous work who ship internationally? I live in rural Victoria, Australia, and the only retailer in Melbourne I could find carrying The Wicked and The Divine wouldn't post it to me issue by issue. At the moment I'm just buying from random resellers on eBay, but I'd rather subscribe if I can. Any tips? I am very new at this comics business.

Asked by
thevagueredhead

Hmm. I don’t know distribution in Australia that well. If the Melbourne retailer won’t ship, will Kings Comics in Sydney?

In terms of international, I *believe* TFAW allow you to order individual issues (I checked just now, and it appeared to work) but you’re going to be paying 8 dollars an issue for shipping.

Posting publicly so if anyone has any better advice, do chip in…

Will there always be an A + a B cover? I just need to know if I will forever be buying two copies of every issue because the covers are flawless every time.

Asked by
littlemisfitmatch

To be honest, we’re kinda making it up as we go along. We’ll have the until 5, as we have lovely artists lined up.

For example, we’ve got the Kevin Wada cover for 4 in our inboxes now.

Purr, shall we say.

Purrrrrr.

We’ll show you guys when 3 comes out, I suspect.

But purrr.

And the alternate cover for THE WICKED + THE DIVINE revealed. Plus a couple of unlettered preview pages for 3. More details here. The relevant bits…

THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #3 arrives in stores on 8/20, and will be available for $3.50. It can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code JUN140587. The variant cover B by Stephanie Hans is available to pre-order with Diamond Code JUN148168. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is 7/28.

In short - talk to your retailer if you’d like Stephanie’s cover, as they’ll be able to get one for you. There’s no order limits on it, so as long as they order one before the 28th, you’re sorted.