Image Comics launches a new series brought to you by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie that answers what happens if the gods are reincarnated every 90 years. This ongoing title also boasts guest creators and surprise arcs with alternate endings that will keep readers guessing and coming back for more as it delivers drama and mystery featuring gods that are treated as celebrities.
“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.”
The Image solicit for the first issue teases:
Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as humans. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead. The team behind critically thermonuclear floor-fillers Young Avengers and PHONOGRAM reunite to start a new ongoing superhero fantasy with a beautiful oversized issue. 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.
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