Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Wicked + The Divine Prepares for Second Arc


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.
THE WICKED + THE DIVINE
WELCOME TO FANDEMONIUM
The second arc of Gillen and McKelvie’s hit series
will arrive in time to shake up your December


“A glorious new comic series about death, creativity and pop.” —Pitchfork 

THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, the white-hot new series by writer Kieron Gillen and artist Jamie McKelvie about gods being briefly reincarnated as pop stars before dying, drew crowds of worshippers and is heading into a thrilling new story arc that will leave fans shocked and breathless. With each issue of the first arc flying off the shelves at record speed, this new story arc promises an even higher degree of electrifying story this December.

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.

Writer Gillen remained coy about the second arc’s plot twists, but hinted that each issue would pack a punch readers wouldn’t see coming. "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 WICKED + THE DIVINE #6 arrives in stores this 12/17 and can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code OCT140611. 
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