THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #1-45 (Kieron Gillen / Jamie McKelvie)

« Basically, it’s a superhero comic for anyone who loves Bowie as much as Batman. » - Kieron Gillen.

Tous les 90 ans, douze dieux se réincarnent sur Terre. Ils sont jeunes, brillants, adorés et détestés. Et au bout de deux ans, ils trouvent la mort. La jeune groupie Laura les vénère au point de vouloir devenir eux. Jusqu’au jour où elle croise Lucifer…

C’est le point de départ de la nouvelle série « The Wicked & The Divine » du duo Kieron Gillen-Jamie McKelvie (Phonogram, Young Avengers) qui paraitra chez Image dans le courant de l’année 2014. En parallèle, le scénariste confirme la sortie du 3ème volume de « Phonogram » pour la fin de l’année. Le deuxième arc de « The Wicked & The Divine » sera alors illustré par un ami des deux auteurs.

[quote=« Kieron Gillen »]When I started pulling together the cast, there was a time when I thought the whole cast would be women. I got to seven characters, and there was a bloke in there. I was thinking perhaps I’d end up doing that… at which point I got one that inspired me. It’s a 7/5 split, in terms of gender. In terms of the pantheons, the further I got into my research, I realized I was basically doing a god per pantheon, and should lean into that. In the end, certain areas have more representation – I’ve treated different periods of Greek religion as different pantheons.

However, It’s not actually eleven gods. It’s twelve. I didn’t mention Ananke, as she’s an exception, and key to the book’s mythology. Probably a little early to talk about her.

But it’s twelve, because twelve is one of those exciting magical numbers. There’s also practical elements – lots of room for heroes and villains, and internal drama. It’s not a team book. It’s a cast book, with Laura tying it all together.[/quote]

[size=150]INTERVIEW DE KIERON GILLEN[/size]

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Le site de l’éditeur: imagecomics.com
Le site du scénariste: gillen.cream.org/wordpress_html
Le site du dessinateur: jamiemckelvie.com

La playlist de “The Wicked & The Divine” selon Kieron Gillen.

C’est, pour le moment, le projet qui m’intéresse le moins parmi toutes ces annonces !

si c’est du même acabit que Kid Locki je prends direct

[size=150]INTERVIEW DE KIERON GILLEN ET JAMIE MCKELVIE[/size]

Voici deux couvertures de The Wicked & the Divine #1:

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Les auteurs Kieron Gillen et Jamie McKelvie ont ouvert une page Tumblr pour la série The Wicked & The Divine avec le teaser suivant:

Source: www.wicdiv.tumblr.com

[quote=“Kieron Gillen”]There’s been considerable research, but not in the way of Uber and Three. They are hard historical books. Here, I’m much more interested in cultural history and interpretation. Fundamentally, I’m interested in Ideas. I don’t even want to mention which books I’m leaning on at this point, as I want people to enter the world as cleanly as they can – but they’ll end up expressly referenced in the story itself, so don’t worry.

A lot of it was wanting to mix it up in terms of its sources. I wanted to have some gods with a certain degree of – for want of a better phrase – Star Power, but ideally those which weren’t over-exposed elsewhere. I mean, I wasn’t going to use LOKI or THOR or something, as that’ll inevitably take the gods to be commentary on the Marvel Universe rather than anything in an of itself. I was especially careful with pantheons that are still worshipped in an extensive way today. There were some of my favorites I just wanted to get in too.

I’m also being a little coy about what Gods are in it. The “which god is going to emerge next?” is totally a big part of the book.[/quote]

[size=150]INTERVIEW DU SCÉNARISTE KIERON GILLEN[/size]

Et parce que ça ne fait de mal à personne (bien au contraire) voici la couverture variante de The Wicked & The Divine réalisée par Bryan Lee O’Malley. Une maigre consolation pour ceux qui attendent impatiemment le premier volume de Seconds, la nouvelle série du créateur de Scott Pilgrim.

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[quote]The Wicked + The Divine #1
Story by Kieron Gillen
Art by Jamie McKelvie
Colors by Matthew Wilson
Letters by VC - Clayton Cowles
Cover by Jamie McKelvie, Matthew Wilson
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.50
Release Date Wed, June 18th, 2014
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.[/quote]

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Source: www.comicbookresources.com

[quote=“Kieron Gillen”]Fraction’s immediate response to reading the first issue was that it reminded him of the move between the first volume of “the Invisibles” and the second, with “Phonogram” being the equivalent of the first. I can see that. Similar concerns as always, but more sex, violence and glamour. There are worse fates in the world.

There’s certainly a lot of 90s Vertigo in there. I’ve had a few people reference “Preacher” with it, which surprised me – it may be from the storytelling of it, I suspect. Before people had actually read any, “Sandman” turned up a bunch, for obvious reasons.

“The Invisibles” changed my life. All the things I reference – from pop music to pop comics to actual real grown up stuff – in “The Wicked + the Divine” changed my life. I’m not going to hide that. I’m going to show you where all that art changing my life got me.[/quote]

[size=150]INTERVIEW DU SCÉNARISTE KIERON GILLEN[/size]

[quote]THE WICKED & THE DIVINE #1
Written by: Kieron Gillen.
Art by: Jamie McKelvie, Matthew Wilson.
Covers by: Jamie McKelvie, Matthew Wilson, Bryan Lee O’Malley.
Description: Every 90 years, 12 gods incarnate as teenagers. 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.
Pages: 40.
Price: $3.50.
In stores: June 18. [/quote]

Source: www.comicscontinuum.com

Voici la couverture variante de The Wicked & The Divine #2 par Chip Zdarsky (Sex Criminals) parodiant les couvertures régulières en présentant les créateurs de la série: Kieron Gillen et Jamie McKelvie:

[quote=“Jamie McKelvie”]The idea to have an icon for each god was Kieron’s, though the design and concept of each one is mine, based on his character descriptions and of course the mythological basis for each. I then decided it would be cool to adapt the icons for each era – so these 1920s icons have an art deco feel to them. I like the idea that if we go back into pre-Christian eras, I could design icons that look like runes or signs carved into stone, or wood.

They also allow us to impart story information. As you can see here, all but four icons are identical skulls. What does that tell the reader? Combined with the following pages, you can figure it out. [/quote]

[size=150]INTERVIEW DU DESSINATEUR JAMIE MCKELVIE[/size]

[quote]The Wicked + The Divine #2
Story by Kieron Gillen
Art by Jamie McKelvie
Colors by Matthew Wilson
Letters by VC - Clayton Cowles
Cover by Jamie McKelvie, Chip Zdarsky
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.50
Release Date Wed, July 16th, 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.[/quote]

Source: www.comicbookresources.com

[quote]The Wicked + The Divine #4
Story by Kieron Gillen
Art by Jamie McKelvie
Colors by Matthew Wilson
Letters by VC - Clayton Cowles
Cover by Jamie McKelvie, Matthew Wilson, Kevin Wada
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.50
Release Date Wed, September 17th, 2014
The mystery is solved. But does pop-god Lucifer like the answer? The answer is a word that rhymes with ‘Go’, ‘Blow’ and ‘Pro’. If you think the answer rhymes with ‘Cow’ I applaud you for your unconventional nature. It’s good to experiment. We’re experimenting with being Awesome for four issues in a row. JOIN US.[/quote]

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Source: www.bleedingcool.com

Ci-dessous, la couverture variante de The Wicked & The Divine #5 par Becky Cloonan:

[quote]The Wicked + The Divine #5
Story by Kieron Gillen
Art by Jamie Mckelvie, Matt Wilson
Cover by Jamie Mckelvie, Matt Wilson
Publisher Image Comics
Cover Price: $3.50
Release Date Wed, October 22nd, 2014
Showtime.[/quote]

Source: www.comicbookresources.com

[quote=“Matt Wilson”]You can break colors down into a lot, but the three simplest things would be: hue, value, saturation. And once you understand what those do and how those work you don’t have to use those words in your reviews, but knowing how they work will help you understand color in your review and why things are working. Like, “Oh things are lighter or darker,” which would be value, but there’s also color temperature so that has to do with a hue like blue or red. All of those choices do something to a panel and it’s worth discovering what those things are to truly understand how their combinations work together, or not, for that matter.

I feel like anyone interested in color theory in comics should just read on color theory, not just think about color theory in comics. In art school I took a color theory class and learned in color theory class how to do what I do now. All of those books are still useful to me. Really, just take a book out from your bookstore (or Amazon to not sound like an old man) and take some time to read a little about it, and it will open you up to more ways to see color.[/quote]

[size=150]INTERVIEW DU COLORISTE MATT WILSON[/size]

[quote=“Kieron Gillen”]The basic plan is for around probably thirty to sixty issues. My gut feeling will be about forty. That covers this incarnation of gods, as in their two years, but you know the concept was every ninety years, so we can go back – we want to do probably a whole arc in previous generations. And that will be well down the line. But it could go longer.

The fact that the concept is as big as it is, is in the classical Vertigo ongoing model, that model of ongoing is about the idea that, “Yes it’s a long story, yes we know the end, yes we know is structure,” but you also use it as a device to be able to grow and respond to things you are interested in, and use it to explore what you care about. And when we were making up “Wicked + Divine” it’s kind of like everything I’ve ever loved. [/quote]

[quote=“Jamie McKelvie”]I don’t know if it was a challenge, but it was certainly fun. I mean, we had a very clear idea of who each god was, and the influences they were influenced by. I think it was pretty solid in my head from the beginning of reading the character and what they were about. Like the design was there, pretty much straight away.

Yeah, obviously Lucy has gone through about four or fives suits so far. You know they’re more like pop stars than super heroes so they’ve got a style, but not a one costume. So it’s been fun coming up with different ones every time. We went to see Kate Bush a couple of weeks ago, at least two of the outfits in issue #5 are very Kate Bush influenced. [/quote]

[size=150]INTERVIEW DE KIERON GILLEN ET JAMIE MCKELVIE[/size]