And the first album, collecting the first five singles, is out today from all good specialist comic retailers. As well as the general handsome packaging and design courtesy of Hannah, there’s a splash of extra material in the back. We basically have a cover gallery collecting the books many covers, plus various Apocrypha (i.e. any other art or stories we’ve released – the teaser, the preview, the mural, and – yes – the pre-order guide). It also has an epigram, which amuses us enormously.
Don’t know anything about the Wicked + the Divine and you’ve somehow found yourself here? Well, here’s a little two page introduction to the concept.
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).
Oh – we’re also having a little launch party signing tonight at GOSH comics in London from 7pm. Do pop along if you’re in the area.
Some quotes? Here’s the full version of the ones we solicited for the back cover.
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)
Hope you find it enjoyable. We’re pretty proud of this. Thanks for all the support. We have so much support we feel a little like Venice.