Writer Notes: THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #5


Spoilers, obv. And extreme spoilers, obv. This is the end of an arc, y’know?




Regular readers will recall I did a speech about Watchmen at Nine Worlds earlier in the year. I’m reprising an improved version on Monday at GOSH comics in London at 7:30. It’s first-come-first-served for the audience.

It’s being filmed this time, so if you can’t make it, it should be online eventually.

More details here.

Out Today: Uber 19


UBER 19 is out, which is the start of a new arc – THE SHADOW WAR. Primarily this issue picks up with the Allied R&D efforts, in the US and the UK. So, yes, we finally get around to catching up with Razor. Caanan is back too, and he’s doing an impressive Razor. Plus, will Stephanie stand around drinking heavily and smoking?

(Spoiler: probably.)

Hope you find it interesting.

Available from your local shop and Comixology. The latter features a preview too.

Out Today: The Wicked + The Divine #5

Once again, we return.

The climax of the first arc. Don’t really want to say more than that. I’d say be careful online until you’ve read it. It’s a big one. As we’ve tended to say in interviews, the first five issues are an Overture to the whole series, and this one changes everything.

Preview here.

You can get it from your local comic shop, or digitally either from Comixology or direct from Image.

Hope you find it interesting.

Pre-order Deadline Alert:: THE WICKED + THE DIVINE: THE FAUST ACT


The coming monday (20th) is the pre-order cut-off deadline for our lovely trade collection of our comic. If you want to ensure you have a copy the day the book comes out, you should speak to your retailer (or pre-order one from an online shop) before then.
We actually hit up some people who said nice things about the book previously for quotes to stick on the back. However, there wasn’t room for the full quote, leading us to have to cut a bit. Which means this post is a good place to quote the whole thing. Apply eyes below.
‘Would be easy to say what’s usually said about this team’s work- “Oozes with cool. Brilliant. Full of music and magic–“, but it’s so much more than that. The warm-goth-thin-white-duke-fuzzies this book gives me are joined by memories of both art school nights dancing to Joy Division at The Bank, and the best times roleplaying demi-gods and demons in full vampire-chic with my weirdo friends. Nothing makes me feel the way this book does- necroticallyglamorous.” – Gerard Way (Umbrella Academy, My Chemical Romance)
“Rarely is a book this fun, this inventive, this smart AND this moving.  With dazzling art and dizzyingly great storytelling, The W + D, achieves a perfect blend of high style and deep substance. Gillen and McKelvie have made something revelatory in the way ground-breakingly great pop is revelatory. Get ready for your new favorite.” – Scott Snyder (Batman, Wytches)
“Screw these guys with this awesome concept. Temporary pop culture gods, are you kidding me? Bastards. I want to invent a time machine so I can go back, steal it, kill Kieron and write it myself. I’d keep Jamie alive because his art is incredible.” – Lauren Beukes (Broken Monsters, The Shining Girls)

They are sweeties and we definitely didn’t bribe them with gold or anything, honest. If you don’t know anything about The Wicked + the Divine, it’s basically gods as pop stars and pop stars as gods. If you scroll down this blog, you can see more about it. If you want a two-comics-page introduction, I direct you at this lovely little teaser.
If you don’t have a local comic shop, you can get it from a specialist comic retailer online like TFAW (US), Forbidden Planet International (UK) or Page 45 (UK). Alternatively, there’s always book retailers like Amazon (US/UK).
Or you can wait and buy it when it comes out if you’re not the pre-ordering sort. We’re famously easy.
Yes, I’m jetlagged, why do you ask?

NYCC Schedule

Jamie McKelvie, Matt Wilson and Kieron Gillen will be attending the New York Comic Con from October 9th-12th. They will be doing “things” when they’re there. They’re on panels. They’re doing signings. They’re manning their fine table, K10 in artist’s alley, in the North Pavillion.

(Expect “we’re the neighbours of robot dogs gags”, which only old Doctor Who fans will get.)

This is basically a list of all of Jamie, Matt and my own commitments. Includes all panels for all publishers. It’s quite the thing. COME SAY HELLO.


Our table is in Artist’s Alley. It’s K10. Here’s a map of Artist’s alley (THE NORTH PAVILION) showing where we will be.


There will be a bunch of our stuff there, including this T-shirt.


Assuming they turn up, which isn’t guaranteed. Sizes up to XL, both M/F cuts. $20, I think?

You want to meet us? Great. We want to meet you too, and not in the Chip Zdarsky way.

Generally speaking, when we don’t have any other commitments, you’ll probably find us here. However, we also have press commitments and other things not in here. As such, I’ve specifically labelled times where it’s likely you’ll find the full force of WicDiv at our table.

Which isn’t to say some or all of us won’t be there at other times. The table should basically be manned constantly. Fingers crossed.



1:30-3:30 – A good time to find team WicDiv at their artist alley table (K10)

3:30 – 4:30 – Avatar Signing (Kieron) – 1920

5-5:45 – I is For Immersive Panel(Jamie) – 1A21

5:15 – 6:00 - Avatar Press & Max Brooks – Cutting Edge Comics Panel (Kieron) – 1A14

7:00 – 7:45 -  New York TimesOUT and GeeksOUT presents LGBT in COMICS (Kieron/Jamie)-  1A10


10:30 – 12 – A good time to find team WicDiv at their artist alley table (K10)

12:15 – 1PM – Image Comics: I is for Infinite panel (Gillen)- 1A14

1-1:45pm - World Outside Your Window, Diversity in Marvel Comics Panel (Gillen) – 1A18

2-4pm - A good time to find team WicDiv at their artist alley table (K10)

4-5:30 – Avatar Signing (Kieron) – 1920

6:15 – 7:00pm – Kieron Gillen – Avatar Spotlight Panel (Kieron. Unsurprisingly) – 1A14

Can’t believe I got my own panel now. In passing – this will basically be me fucking around for an hour, talking about whatever anyone wants to talk about. That’ll include all my work as well, rather than just my Avatar stuff.

SATURDAY (10am to 7pm)

Jamie and Kieron won’t be at the con much before noon on Saturday. Not just because of laziness.

1-2pm – Marvel Signing (Kieron) – 1354

2-3pm - Image Signing (Matt/Kieron/Jamie) – 1544

3:30-5 - A good time to find team WicDiv at their artist alley table (K10)

5pm- 6:30 pm - Kieron Gillen – Avatar Spotlight Panel (Kieron. Unsurprisingly) – 1A14

5-6:30pm – Avatar Signing (Kieron) – 1920

6-6:45 – COLOR ME RADD Panel (Matt) – 1A21


11-12: Avatar Signing (Kieron) – 1920

12:15 – 1pm – Marvel Axel-In-Charge Panel (Kieron) – 1A06

1pm-2pm – Image Signing (Jamie/Matt/Kieron) – 1544

2-5pm A good time to find team WicDiv at their artist alley table (K10)

5pm Too late. We’ll inevitably be on the way to the pub.

Out Today: Uber 18


I’ve been looking forward to getting this one out there.

UBER 18 is basically where I delve into the Manhattan Project, and all things atomic bomb-y. It’s also a stand-alone issue, which means if you’ve been looking for an opportunity to try out Uber (or want to see how the book’s changed since it’s early days) this would be a good one to grab. 

You can buy it from your local comic shop or via Comixology. There’s also a preview of the issue on the Comixology site if you want to have a nose.

Hmm. I now realise we’ve got the bomb the wrong colour on the cover. Don’t worry, it’s right on the inside.

Hope you find it interesting.

Writer Notes: The Wicked + the Divine #4


Spoilers, obv.


Decompressed Transcript: The Auteur


THE AUTEUR is out today, which is a wonderful and wonderfully fucked up story about Hollywood. I did a Decompressed of it, which CBR has ran as a transcript. I’ll be getting the podcast up at some point (hopefully soon), but you should definitely give it a nose. It really is like nothing else.

Read the rest of the interview here.

Out Today: The Wicked + the Divine #4


Once again, we return. The penultimate issue of the arc where… oh, here’s the solicit.

The mystery is solved. But does pop-god Lucifer like the answer? The answer is a word that rhymes with “Go”, “Blow” and “Pro”. If you think the answer rhymes with “Cow” I applaud you for your unconventional nature. It’s good to experiment. We’re experimenting with being Awesome for four issues in a row. JOIN US.

We are incorrigible. In short, we head towards the final act of our first story.

You can get it from your local comic shop, or digitally either from Comixology or direct from Image.

Hope you enjoy it.