The Wicked + The Divine is a pretty intense look at immortality and where it crosses paths with popularity. To this point, the Kieron Gillen/Jamie McKelvie collaboration about gods being briefly reincarnated as pop stars before dying has had some interesting storylines. Like all good things though, The Wicked + The Divine is preparing to come to an end. Well, the first arc is at least and the creative team is excited for the changes coming about in The Wicked + The Divine #6.
"With the first arc, we wanted an intense, classic comics' build, rising towards the fifth issue as this big, earthquake-sized heart-attack climax,” said Gillen. “Our second arc—FANDEMONIUM—is different. It's a line of chasers on the bar, each a micro-nuke cocktail, served with a wink and distilled for concentrated effect. The first arc was a week or so in the gods' two-year lives. In the second arc, each issue is separated by a whole month and focuses around a single gathering of fans. Time's running out. Time's always running out."
The Faust Act is over. Welcome to Fandemonium. The second arc of The Wicked + The Divine begins with issue #6 in its traditional manner (i.e. a ludicrous pun) and something like “nothing will ever be the same again.” But if you think about it, you can say that about literally everything, ever. Also, some comic story. Probably. it hits stores December 17 and can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code OCT140611. Full press release below.