The Wicked + The Divine #2
Story By: Kieron Gillen
Art By: Jamie McKelvie
Art By: Matt Wilson
Cover By: Jamie McKelvie
Cover By: Matt Wilson
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: MAY140745
Published: July 16, 2014
Diabolically divine pop-god Lucifer is in trouble. She offers superfan Laura an unprecedented deal if she helps. It’s a bargain. A Faustian bargain, and they always turn out so well. Who knows who Laura will turn to fulfill it? We do. Clearly. It’s our comic. You can know too if you buy this fine pictorial narrative with your human money coins.
This past Tuesday was a special episode of Graphic Policy Radio with writer Kieron Gillen. Gillen is a comic book writer who has worked on the X-Men, Thor, Journey Into Mystery, his critically praised Phonogram, Three, and is currently writing Iron Man, The Wicked + The Divine, and more!
For almost an hour and a half we chatted comics from the beginning of his time growing up listening to music, how he got into the industry, how the loss of his dad impacted his latest work, and more.
There’s tons of interesting tidbits, especially insight into how he sees diversity in comics (and helps make it happen), the thoughts on commercial success, class, his process, and so much more.
So listen in below, or download a copy and listen to it on the go.
This Tuesday at 5 PM ET, join us for a very special LIVE episode of Graphic Policy Radio with guest Kieron Gillen. Gillen got his start writing for numerous publications and was the founder of the PC Gaming site Rock, Paper, Shotgun. Now Gillen writes some of the most iconic characters out there which are socially astute, funny, and full of #feels as his definitive iteration of Kid Loki might say.
Kieron’s work in comics is varied and impressive, from Phonogram to Three, X-Men, Thor, Iron Man, Journey Into Mystery, Young Avengers, his latest creator owned series The Wicked + The Divine, and so much more.
We’ll be talking to Kieron, about a lot of these series, and more! We want to hear your questions, Tweet them to us @graphicpolicy.
Join us, and listen in live!
This July, the fight of the century continues in Hulk Vs. Iron Man #2 – the next senses shattering issue spinning out of Original Sin! Superstar writers Mark Waid and Kieron Gillen join artist Luke Ross for a showdown that pits the Flashiest Avenger against the Smashiest Avenger. After the explosive events of last issue, ask yourself: was Tony Stark responsible for creating the Hulk? The truth behind the fateful day the Gamma Bomb exploded will at last be revealed. And the truth is going to make Hulk angry. You wouldn’t like him when he’s angry. But what secret is Hulk keeping? A secret that could give him the edge in his fight against the Invincible Iron Man? Not everyone is coming out the other side. Find out who when these two titanic Avengers clash in Hulk Vs. Iron Man #2!
ORIGINAL SIN #3.2 (APR140642)
Written by KIERON GILLEN & MARK WAID
Art by LUKE ROSS
Cover by J.G. JONES
FOC – 06/23/14, On-Sale 07/16/14
This June, Original Sin continues to send shockwaves through the Marvel Universe as two of Earth’s Mightiest clash in a battle for the ages – and neither will walk away the same, if at all! Marvel has released a first look at Hulk Vs. Iron Man #1, the first issue in a 4-part crossover that pits the Green Goliath against the Armored Avenger with personal stakes and gut-wrenching revelations.
Superstar writers Mark Waid and Kieron Gillen join blockbuster artists Mark Bagley and Luke Ross for a gamma-bomb sized collision. The events of Original Sin have released the greatest secrets of the Marvel Universe. And Bruce Banner is about to learn a secret that’s stayed buried for a long time. A secret that goes back to that fateful day that gamma radiation turned man into monster:
Was Tony Stark responsible for creating the Incredible Hulk?
Bruce Banner and Tony Stark are in for an emotional rollercoaster thanks to the events of Original Sin. The secret history of that fateful day stands revealed, and it’s about to set Hulk and Iron Man on a deadly collision course. When the dust settles – who will be left standing? Find out when the two Avengers go toe-to-toe this June in Hulk Vs. Iron Man #1 – an Original Sin tie-in!
ORIGINAL SIN #3.1 (APR140640)
Written by MARK WAID & KIERON GILLEN
Art by MARK BAGLEY
Cover by J.G. JONES
Variant Covers by GREG LAND (APR140641)
FOC – 06/02/14, On-Sale 06/25/14
This March, Iron Man battles for his life against supernatural forces unlike anything he’s ever faces when the blockbuster new story arc Rings of the Mandarins kicks off in Iron Man #23.NOW! From writer Kieron Gillen and artist Luke Ross comes an Iron Man epic that will be remembered for the ages!
The powerful Mandarin Rings have surfaced, seeking new hosts. For months, Tony has clashed against new enemies possessing the destructive powers of one of Iron Man’s greatest foes. But while the rings search for new hosts – a deadly foe seeks to claim all ten for his own!
Malekith the Accursed seeks their power, and with an army of Dark Elves at his back he may just have the power to do it! When a single ring possesses the power to level cities, how can Tony face off against all ten? Thankfully, he’ll find help in the most unlikely of places. But even the help of Marvel UK’s Dark Angel and his brother Arno may not be enough to stop the cataclysmic power of Malekith!
It’s the world’s most cutting edge science versus the most arcane science known to man when Iron Man squares off against Malekith and his armies this Marhc!
IRON MAN 23.NOW (JAN140643)
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Art by LUKE ROSS
Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO
Variant Cover by JOE QUINONES (JAN140644)
Animal Variant by JENNY PARKS (JAN140645)
Deadpool Party Variant by LEONARD KIRK (JAN140647)
Deadpool Party Sketch Variant Also Available!
FOC –02/24/14 On-Sale -03/19/14
Cover By: Kieron Gillen
Art By: Ryan Kelly
Art By: Jordie Bellaire
Cover By: Ryan Kelly
Cover By: Jordie Bellaire
Diamond ID: DEC130600
Published: February 26, 2014
It comes down to this: three versus three hundred at the border of Sparta. The men who’d keep them slaves versus the three who would be free. The historical epic reaches its bloody denouement. The end of a story, the start of a legend.
This February, Tony fights for his life as the blockbuster Iron Metropolitan arc reaches its world shaking conclusion in Iron Man #22! Mandarin City is aflame. Troy is in ruins. Both brutally destroyed by wielders of the Mandarin Rings. As Tony does battle against The Exile, Red Peril and Lord Remaker, is there anyone left to help Tony in his hour of need? It’s a showdown for the ages – and you’ll never guess who comes out on top! Will Tony make the ultimate sacrifice to save the city? Can he? Plus, who is this mysterious threat hunting the Mandarin Rings from the shadows? Seeds sown here bear bitter fruit in the upcoming Rings of the Mandarin arc!
IRON MAN #22 (JAN140767)
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Art by JOE BENNETT
Cover by PAUL RIVOCHE
FOC – 2/10/14, On-Sale – 3/05/14
This February, writer Kieron Gillen and artist Adam Kubert peel back another layer in Wolverine’s shadowy past – and today, Marvel is pleased to present a preview of Origin II #3! Witness the very first meeting of the mysterious mutant and the man who would become one of his greatest enemies – the malevolent Mr. Sinister! Broken and savage, the clawed mutant has been pulled back into the world of civilization – by force! Brutally beaten and held captive, the ferocious first “X-Man” is forcibly experimented on by Nathaniel Essex and his Marauders. And the only man who can save him is…Creed?!
But amid the horrors visited upon him, James Howlett may find the one thing he thought lost forever – his humanity. At some point the Wolverine must choose: is he man or beast? What shocking revelations lie in the untold story of Wolverine’s past?
ORIGIN II #3 (DEC130746)
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Art and Cover by ADAM KUBERT
FOC – 2/03/14 On-Sale – 2/26/14
What if every 90 years the gods were reincarnated? Coming this 2014, Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie team up to infuse new life into the old mythological characters in The Wicked and the Divine from Image Comics. The new ongoing series will feature guest creators and surprise arcs with alternate endings that will bring the gods of mythology to life.
Twelve gods will be briefly reincarnated in order to perform miracles like superheroes and bask in celebrity fame. But for the first time, there may be a thirteenth god reincarnated, and lucky number thirteen is tipping the delicate balance.
The idea of playing superheroes as celebrity isn’t exactly new. However, it’s always played cynical. The celebrity characters are always the debased bad guys, or at least the cautionary tale and wandering from the road of truth. It’s always implicitly arguing that these people are worse than the heroes who came before them because they’re on the cover of a magazine and they do a bit of coke. We’re not interested in that. We’re anti-that. We’ve all had pop-stars save our life.
As if superhero-like gods reincarnated isn’t enough to draw readers in, Gillen promises a hefty dose of drama and mystery as well. “There’ll be a lot of fights, drama, emotions, secrets, and kissing,” hinted Gillen. “Worth noting is the question of whether the lead ends up being a God is the story to begin with. As far as the world knows, there’s only twelve gods who appear. There may be a mystery going on.”