Godscast Issue 2 Gods as Brands

Hosted by Steven Attewell and Chris Holcomb, Godscast takes you issues by issue through the hit comic series The Wicked + The Divine by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie.

Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as humans. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead. Welcome to The Wicked + The Divine, where gods are the ultimate pop stars. But remember: just because you’re immortal, doesn’t mean you’re going to live forever.

In The Wicked + the Divine #2, 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?

Steven writes about the intersection of history, politics, and pop culture in The People’s History of the Marvel Universe for Graphic Policy. In his day job, He teaches public policy at CUNY’s Murphy Institute for Labor Studies. He is the founder of Race for the Iron Throne.

Chris Holcomb podcasts about pop culture and where we went wrong in the 90s. You can listen to him at Unspoiled Buffy the Vampire Slayer.



  • Hey guys. Just thought I’d drop a note that I hand’t heard about this book until I saw Steven’s posting about the ‘cast (great name btw). I’m enjoying both. Thanks for doing it.

  • Hello,

    I look forward to listening to this, as I like reading Steven’s words, and WicDiv is one of my favorite comic book series.

    Do you have an RSS feed URL that contains the Godscast episodes? I will admit, that is my preferred way of consuming podcasts, but I have not found a way to listen outside of SoundCloud. (Of course, if you tell me I can only listen to it on SoundCloud, I will deal with it, one way or another)

    Thank you in advance.