Once again, we have a little yabber.
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.
James Multiversity is doing an annotation column for the Wicked + the Divine, and it’s really good. This is their article on the first issue. Let me choose a random section…
Just because Laura’s defined by her desire doesn’t mean she’s an empty character. In fact it makes her even more universally relatable. Still, as someone aspiring to play as a god and play by the lethal rules that come with it, Laura’s definitely not someone playing for small stakes. You know, like an aspiring improviser or something.
The name Laura comes from Laurus, which is a late-Latin name (link here) that meant “laurel”. As laurels were used in the garlands that were awarded to victors, this name will hopefully give Laura some luck in becoming one of the Wicked and the Divine, maybe even the top dog. Her musical namesake, “Laura” by Bats for Lashes hints so as well.
“You’ll be famous for longer than them
Your name is tattooed on every boy’s skin
Ooh Laura, you’re more than a superstar”
Of course there’s more to that song than just those lyrics. Hell, I’d call it one of the best break-up songs of all time but I feel we need to be further along in the story before I properly analyze that.
Which gives you something to chew over before I get around to writing about Laura, y’know?
Hopefully I’ll find time to do one this weekend at some point.
The plan is 11-16 will be awesome guest artists, basically, with Jamie returning on 17. Structurally, it should work really well - they’re issues that are exploring different facets of the universe.
I was thinking Saturday morning.
The Wicked And The Divine. AND PRONOUNCE IT OFTEN.
ISSUE 2 SELL OUT!
Press release here, but basically “Yeah, there’s no more copies at the distributor so we’ll be printing some more, and doing another cover for it.”
The cover’s above, which is lovely, Sez I. The order codes are below, and the ones for Issue 3 while we’re here. 2 will be available the week before 3, and issue 1’s 2nd printing is still available.
The second printing of THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #2 (Diamond Code JUN148096) will release on 8/13.
THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #3 (Diamond Code JUN140587) will hit stores on 8/20.
In short, YAY COMMERCE
It’s a retailer variant, so only available form a specific retailer.
Once again we return.
Oh - I’ve got A0 posters from the launch party in my house. Inspired by twitter selfie-taking, let’s do an improvised competition. Take a selfie of yourself with the issue, and the best one will get a poster from me in the post.
Respond to this one or tweet me.
Onwards. Hope you enjoy the issue.