Gillen and McKelvie get ‘Wicked’ with Zdarsky alternate cover
If you’re a fan of both Sex Criminals and The Wicked + The Divine, you’re in luck: USA Today has unveiled Chip Zdarsky’s alternate cover for the second issue of the new Image Comics series … featuring creators Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie.
Debuting this week to positive reviews, The Wicked + The Divine centers on 12 gods who are reborn every 90 years as the ultimate pop stars.
“It’s really a superhero book leaning on the fancy side, but how else could it be?” Gillen told Comic Book Resources when the series was announced. “A lot of people do celebrity and superhero; that’s an old trope. But it’s almost always cynical, the idea that just because they did a bit of coke they aren’t as good as Superman. And it’s like, fuck you! David Bowie saved my life. It’s the idea that these people are all deeply flawed but they make huge, important differences to people and there are all kinds of ways to save someone’s life.”
Readers who want to get their hands on the alternate cover are advised to contact their retailer. The Wicked + The Divine #2 arrives July 16.