If you follow me on any form of social media, you may be aware of it, but probably best to put something here in more formal round-up fashion.
Basically, Monday is the cut off date for pre-orders of THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #1. You can ask for a copy after that, but it won’t influence the initial print run, so if you get a chance, saying to your shop that you would like a copy put aside is an excellent thing.
It’ll be out on June 18th.
Don’t know about Pre-ordering? Don’t worry. I did an illustrated guide.
You see the cover above? That’s the lovely one Bryan Lee O’Malley had done. As well as our two standard covers, this is available. You can tell your shop what cover you’d like and they should be able to sort it out.
You haven’t seen the comic yet, have you? If you want a tease, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER has a six page preview up. It’s from the middle of the issue, and pretty carefully chosen to give you a slice of what the book’s like. Part of me almost wants to say “Well, if you know you’re going to read it, and can wait, you totally should” but that’s just me being terribly precious.
If you’ve been on twitter, you’ve probably seen about half the comic industry say ludicrously nice things about us. They’re collated in the press release here as of Friday, but I keep on adding whatever new stuff turns up to this Storify page. Let’s just pull out the first six quotes…
“I read THE WICKED + THE DIVINE last night, and no matter how high your expectations are for it, it’s better.” —Scott Snyder, Batman, American Vampire, WYTCHES.
“So if you’re looking for a new favourite comic, tell your store you want The Wicked + The Divine by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie in June.” —Warren Ellis, TREES, SUPREME: BLUE ROSE
“Just read The Wicked + The Divine by Jamie McKelvie and Kieron Gillen. Holy shit, holy shit, holy shi—“ —Becky Cloonan, Demo, Batman, By Chance or Providence
“It’s one of the best books I’ve read this year.” —Wil Wheaton, actor
“Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie’s The Wicked + The Divine is better than Young Avengers. Better than Phonogram. Better than Watchmen. Better than The Bible.” —Matt Fraction, SEX CRIMINALS, Hawkeye
“I got to read Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie’s new series, The Wicked + the Divine and it’s the best thing they’ve ever done. You need it.” —Ed Brubaker, FATALE, Criminal
There’s more than another 20 in the press release. The response to the PDF we sent out has been more than a little overwhelming.
I’ve only done a single podcast interview, which is Three Bods One Pod, which was a total giggle. Listen!
The place for general WicDiv updates? That’ll be THE WICKED AND DIVINE’s tumblr.
And I think that’s it for now. If you get a chance to pre-order before the end of money, we’d appreciate it.
And less than a month to go. Oh man. Oh man.