ComicsVerse Podcast Episode 81: The Wicked and the Divine

At the center of Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie’s THE WICKED AND THE DIVINE is a set of suave, sexy, newly-super-powered people who have been granted the powers of deities from across cultures and religions. Every 90 years, a new generation of gods emerges through an event called the “Recurrence,” but there’s a cost to their power: Within two years, all of them will be dead.

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The latest iteration emerges as a crew of huge personalities befitting of the 21st century’s celebrity worship culture. The gods play massive shows and throw multi-day ragers, attracting legions of adherents just like a real-world celebrity might—with the obvious advantage of having supernatural abilities.

Through it all, though, the clock is ticking, and after Lucifer (a David-Bowie-inspired badass) gets herself into trouble with the law, things start to go south for the Pantheon. Meanwhile, our protagonist, a teenager named Laura, gets in with “Luci” and some of the other gods, skirting the edge of fame as she becomes entangled in their web of rivalry and intrigue.

Gillen wields the large and diverse cast well, crafting strong personalities for characters that so clearly demand them. Tracing a line back to Gillen and McKelvie’s last series together, PHONOGRAM, music also saturates this comic, as each of the gods takes cues (both in plot and in depiction) from various pop artists: Rihanna, David Bowie, Lady Gaga, and others!

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The ComicsVerse team sits down to talk through the major themes of this book, an undeniably cool series with a strong premise, a continuously captivating plot, and attractive and boldly colored artwork. Join the ComicsVerse Podcast panel for a wide-ranging chat on the music, religion, fandom, and romance that characterize THE WICKED AND THE DIVINE.

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He’s Got Issues #177: New Comics, 6/3/15

First Five:
1) Secret Wars #3 (Of 8)
2) Amazing Spider-Man Renew Your Vows #1
3) All-New X-Men #41
4) Star Wars #6
5) Justice League #41

Top Ten:
6) Darth Vader #6
7) Princess Leia #4 (Of 5)
8) Future Imperfect #1
9) Years Of Future Past #1
10) X-Tinction Agenda #1

Best of the Rest:
DC COMICS

  • Action Comics #41
  • Batman Beyond #1
  • Bat-Mite #1 (Of 6)
  • Bizarro #1 (Of 6)
  • Green Arrow #41
  • Midnighter #1
  • Omega Men #1
  • Wonder Woman Annual #1

MARVEL COMICS

  • Amazing Spider-Man #18.1
  • Armor Wars #1
  • Giant-Size Little Marvel AvX #1
  • Groot #1
  • Guardians Team-Up #6
  • Master Of Kung Fu #2 (Of 4)
  • Secret Wars Battleworld #2 (Of 4)
  • Spider-Woman #8
  • Superior Iron Man #9
  • Thanos The Infinity Relativity HC

BOOM! STUDIOS

  • Broken World #1 (Of 4)

IMAGE COMICS

  • Jupiter’s Circle #3
  • Morning Glories #46
  • Wicked + The Divine #11

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

  • Dead Drop #2 (Of 4)
  • Imperium #5

Trades:

  • Batman Noir The Dark Knight Returns Deluxe Edition HC
  • Star Wars The Original Marvel Years Omnibus Volume 2 HC

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He’s Got Issues #177.3: Independents, 6/3/15

BOOM! STUDIOS

  • Arcadia #2
  • Bravest Warriors #33
  • Broken World #1 (Of 4)
  • Feathers #6 (Of 6)
  • Halogen #4 (Of 4)
  • Help Us Great Warrior #4 (Of 8)
  • Plunder #4 (Of 4)
  • Suicide Risk #25
  • The Woods #13

DARK HORSE COMICS

  • Age Of Reptiles Ancient Egyptians #1 (Of 4)
  • Angel And Faith Season 10 #15
  • Baltimore The Cult Of The Red King #2 (Of 5)
  • Neverboy #4 (Of 6)
  • Rat God #5 (Of 5)
  • Witcher Fox Children #3 (Of 5)

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

  • Blood Queen Vs Dracula #4 (Of 4)
  • Justice Inc The Avenger #1
  • King The Phantom #3 (Of 4)
  • Legenderry Red Sonja #4 (Of 5)
  • Masks 2 #3 (Of 8)
  • Red Sonja Vulture’s Circle #5
  • Swords Of Sorrow #2 (Of 6)
  • Uncanny Season 2 #3 (Of 6)

IDW PUBLISHING

  • D4VE #5 (Of 5)
  • G.I. JOE A Real American Hero #214
  • Last Fall #4 (Of 5)
  • Maxx Maxximized #20
  • Millennium #5 (Of 5)
  • My Little Pony Friends Forever #17
  • Samurai Jack #20
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mutanimals #4 (Of 4)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures #23
  • Transformers Vs G.I. JOE #7
  • Winterworld Frozen Fleet #2 (Of 3)

IMAGE COMICS

  • Airboy #1 (Of 4)
  • Autumnlands Tooth And Claw #6
  • Big Man Plans #3 (Of 4)
  • Covenant #1
  • Death Vigil #7 (Of 8)
  • The Empty #4
  • The Humans #5
  • Jupiter’s Circle #3
  • Mice Templar V Night’s End #3 (Of 5)
  • Minimum Wage So Many Bad Decisions #2 (Of 6)
  • Morning Glories #46
  • Nailbiter #13
  • No Mercy #3
  • Nonplayer #2 (Of 6)
  • The Wicked + The Divine #11
  • Zero #17

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

  • Dead Drop #2 (Of 4)
  • Imperium #5

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He’s Got Issues #173: New Comics, 5/6/15

First Five:
1) Secret Wars #1 (Of 8)
2) Amazing Spider-Man #18
3) Afterlife With Archie #8
4) Spider-Gwen #4
5) Convergence #5 (Of 8)

Top Ten:
6) Convergence Batgirl #2 (Of 2)
7) Convergence Nightwing Oracle #2 (Of 2)
8) Convergence Batman And Robin #2 (Of 2)
9) Convergence Superman #2 (Of 2)
10) Convergence Titans #2 (Of 2)

Best of the Rest:
DC COMICS

  • Batman Earth One Volume 2 HC
  • Convergence Harley Quinn #2 (Of 2)
  • Convergence Justice League #2 (Of 2)
  • Convergence Speed Force #2 (Of 2)
  • Convergence The Atom #2 (Of 2)
  • Convergence The Question #2 (Of 2)
  • The Names #9 (Of 9)

MARVEL COMICS

  • All-New Captain America Special #1
  • Ant-Man #5
  • Avengers Vs #1
  • Guardians Team-Up #5
  • Rocket Raccoon #11
  • Spider-Woman #7

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

  • Swords Of Sorrow #1 (Of 6)

IDW PUBLISHING

  • Orphan Black #3

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  • Rocket Girl #6
  • Savage Dragon #203
  • Thief Of Thieves #28
  • The Wicked + The Divine #10

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

  • Dead Drop #1 (Of 4)
  • Valiant Universe Handbook 2015 Edition #1

Trades:

  • All-New X-Men Volume 5 One Down TP
  • Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope HC

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He’s Got Issues #173.3: Independents, 5/6/15

BOOM! STUDIOS

  • Arcadia #1
  • Cluster #4
  • Day Men #7
  • Dead Letters #9
  • Feathers #5
  • Halogen #3 (Of 4)
  • Palmiotti And Brady’s The Big Con Job #3 (Of 4)
  • Regular Show #23

DARK HORSE COMICS

  • Angel And Faith Season 10 #14
  • Baltimore The Cult Of The Red King #1 (Of 5)
  • Neverboy #3 (Of 6)
  • Rat God #4 (Of 5)
  • Witcher Fox Children #2 (Of 5)

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

  • John Carter Warlord Of Mars #6
  • Masks 2 #2 (Of 8)
  • Swords Of Sorrow #1 (Of 6)
  • Swords Of Sorrow Chaos Special #1 (One Shot)
  • Uncanny Season 2 #2 (Of 6)

IDW PUBLISHING

  • Orphan Black #3
  • Samurai Jack #19
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mutanimals #3 (Of 4)

IMAGE COMICS

  • Artifacts Lost Tales #1
  • Descender #3
  • Elephantmen #64
  • God Hates Astronauts #8
  • Jupiter’s Circle #2
  • Minimum Wage So Many Bad Decisions #1 (Of 6)
  • Nailbiter #12
  • No Mercy #2
  • Roche Limit Clandestiny #1
  • Rocket Girl #6
  • Savage Dragon #203
  • Thief Of Thieves #28
  • Wicked + The Divine #10
  • Zero #16

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

  • Dead Drop #1 (Of 4)
  • Valiant Universe Handbook 2015 Edition #1

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Comic Timing – Episode 168 – TV, Movie and Comic Catch-Up

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Welcome back to the show! This episode, Brent, Brandon and Ian perform the traditional catch-up proceedings, which includes some more talk about Powers, the first few episodes of iZombie, The Flash, that attempt at a Fantastic Four movie, and more! More also happens to include the images released of Aquaman and Lex Luthor for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, and some actual comic talk! Ian read Brian K. Vaughn’s The Escapists and The Wicked + The Divine, and Brent read Future’s End. And Brandon read…stuff! Things!

As always – we are sponsored by the newly redesigned DCBS! That’s right! Discount Comic Book Service! All comics from major publishers like Marvel, DC, Image and Dark Horse are 40% off or more. And hardcovers and trade paperbacks from Marvel and DC are at least 50% off! Plus, be sure to check out their Comixology digital storefront for even further savings!

You can e-mail the show at comictiming@gmail.com and be sure to Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ComicTiming. Thanks, and we’ll catch you next time!

He’s Got Issues #166: New Comics, 3/25/15


First Five:
1) Walking Dead #139
2) Invincible #118
3) Guardians Of The Galaxy #25
4) Uncanny X-Men #32
5) Darth Vader #3

Top Ten:
6) Powers #2
7) Nova #28
8) Legendary Star-Lord #10
9) Batman Eternal #51
10) Batman And Robin #40

Best of the Rest:
DC COMICS

  • Arkham Manor #6
  • Catwoman #40
  • Deathstroke #6
  • Effigy #3
  • Gotham Academy #6
  • Gotham By Midnight #5
  • Multiversity Ultra Comics #1

MARVEL COMICS

  • Amazing X-Men #18
  • Daredevil #14
  • Deathlok #6
  • Elektra #11
  • Guardians 3000 #6
  • New Avengers #32
  • Nightcrawler #12
  • Wolverines #12

BOOM! STUDIOS

  • Abigail And The Snowman #4

IMAGE COMICS

  • Morning Glories #44
  • They’re Not Like Us #4
  • Thief Of Thieves #27
  • The Wicked + The Divine #9

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

  • Valiant #4 (Of 4)

Trades:

  • Big Hard Sex Criminals HC
  • Uncanny X-Men Volume 5 The Omega Mutant HC (Premiere Edition)

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He’s Got Issues #162: New Comics, 2/25/15


First Five:
1) Batman #39
2) Spider-Gwen #1
3) All-New X-Men #38
4) Amazing Spider-Man #15
5) Darth Vader #2

Top Ten:
6) Spider-Man 2099 #9
7) Daredevil #13
8) Batman Eternal #47
9) New Avengers #30
10) Men Of Wrath By Jason Aaron #5 (Of 5)

Best of the Rest:
DC COMICS

  • Arkham Manor #5
  • Bodies #8 (Of 8)
  • Catwoman #39
  • Deathstroke #5
  • Effigy #2
  • Gotham Academy #5
  • Gotham By Midnight #4
  • Secret Origins #10
  • Suiciders #1

MARVEL COMICS

  • Amazing X-Men #17
  • Fantastic Four #643
  • S.H.I.E.L.D. #3
  • Spider-Man And The X-Men #3
  • Superior Iron Man #5
  • Thor Annual #1
  • Uncanny Avengers #2
  • Wolverines #8

BOOM! STUDIOS

  • Abigail And The Snowman #3 (Of 4)

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

  • John Carter Warlord Of Mars #4
  • Twilight Zone Shadow And Substance #2

IDW PUBLISHING

  • Orphan Black #1

IMAGE COMICS

  • They’re Not Like Us #3
  • Thief Of Thieves #26
  • The Wicked + The Divine #8

Trades:

  • Sex Criminals Volume 2 Two Worlds One Cop TP
  • The Walking Dead Volume 11 HC

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He’s Got Issues #162.3: Independents, 2/25/15


BOOM! STUDIOS

  • Abigail And The Snowman #3 (Of 4)
  • Adventure Time #37
  • Clive Barker’s Nightbreed #10
  • Curb Stomp #1 (Of 4)
  • Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes #4 (Of 6)
  • Evil Empire #11
  • George Perez’s Sirens #3
  • Munchkin #2

DARK HORSE COMICS

  • Captain Midnight #20
  • Colder The Bad Seed #5
  • Conan The Avenger #11
  • Halo Escalation #15
  • Mister X Razed #1 (Of 4)
  • Tomb Raider #13

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

  • Django Zorro #4 (Of 7)
  • Doodle Jump Comics #6
  • John Carter Warlord Of Mars #4
  • King Prince Valiant #1 (Of 4)
  • Sherlock Holmes Vs Harry Houdini #4 (Of 5)
  • Turok Dinosaur Hunter #12
  • Twilight Zone Shadow And Substance #2

IDW PUBLISHING

  • Creature Cops Special Varmint Unit #2 (Of 3)
  • D4VE #1 (Of 5)
  • Dead Squad #4
  • G.I. JOE Snake Eyes Agent Of Cobra #2 (Of 5)
  • Galaxy Quest The Journey Continues #2 (Of 4)
  • Garbage Pail Kids Love Stinks #1 (One Shot)
  • Haunted Horror #15
  • Joe Frankenstein #1 (Of 4)
  • Orphan Black #1
  • Star Trek #42
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #43
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mutanimals #1 (Of 4)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures #20
  • Transformers Drift Empire Of Stone #4 (Of 4)
  • Zombies Vs Robots #2

IMAGE COMICS

  • Chew #46
  • Criminal Special Edition #1 (One Shot)
  • Cyber Force #11
  • Danger Club #7
  • Graveyard Shift #3 (Of 4)
  • Intersect #4
  • Low #6
  • ODY-C #3
  • Rasputin #5
  • Roche Limit #5
  • Sex #20
  • Superannuated Man #6 (Of 6)
  • They’re Not Like Us #3
  • Thief Of Thieves #26
  • Wicked + The Divine #8

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

 

  • Quantum And Woody Must Die #2 (Of 4)

Trades:

  • Sex Criminals Volume 2 Two Worlds One Cop TP
  • The Walking Dead Volume 11 HC

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He’s Got Issues #157: New Comics, 1/21/15


First Five:
1) Invincible #116
2) Guardians Of The Galaxy #23
3) Justice League #38
4) Powers #1
5) Batman And Robin #38

Top Ten:
6) All-New X-Men #35
7) Amazing Spider-Man #13
8) All-New X-Factor #20 (Final Issue)
9) Legendary Star-Lord #8
10) Superior Iron Man #4

Best of the Rest:
DC COMICS

  • Batman Eternal #42
  • The Kitchen #3 (Of 8)
  • Red Hood And The Outlaws #38
  • Teen Titans #6
  • Wonder Woman #38

MARVEL COMICS

  • Black Widow #14
  • Captain America And The Mighty Avengers #4
  • Elektra #10
  • Fantastic Four #642
  • Moon Knight #11
  • Rocket Raccoon #7
  • Scarlet Spiders #3 (Of 3)
  • Spider-Verse Team-Up #3 (Of 3)
  • Spider-Woman #3
  • Wolverines #3

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

  • Twilight Zone Shadow And Substance #1

IDW PUBLISHING

  • Galaxy Quest The Journey Continues #1 (Of 4)
  • Star Trek Planet Of The Apes #2 (Of 5)
  • Wild Blue Yonder #6 (Of 6)

IMAGE COMICS

  • The Wicked + The Divine #7

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

  • Ivar Timewalker #1 (Of 4)
  • Valiant #2 (Of 4)

Trades:

  • Ex Machina Volume 4 TP
  • Legendary Star-Lord Volume 1 Face It I Rule TP
  • Marvel Masterworks The Uncanny X-Men Volume 9 HC
  • Black Widow Volume 2 The Tightly Tangled Web TP

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He’s Got Issues #157.3: Independents, 1/21/15


BOOM! STUDIOS

  • Amazing World Of Gumball #7
  • Burning Fields #1 (Of 8)
  • Clive Barker’s Hellraiser Bestiary #6 (Of 6)
  • Dead Letters #7
  • Lumberjanes #10
  • Rocket Salvage #2 (Of 6)
  • Sons Of Anarchy #17

DARK HORSE COMICS

  • B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth #127
  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 10 #11
  • Dark Horse Presents #6
  • Elfquest #1 (1 for 1 Edition)
  • Groo Friends And Foes #1
  • Strain The Night Eternal #5

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

  • Red Sonja #14
  • Red Sonja The Black Tower #4 (Of 4)
  • Shadow Special 2014
  • Twilight Zone Shadow And Substance #1
  • Vampirella Feary Tales #4 (Of 5)

IDW PUBLISHING

  • Bigger Bang #3 (Of 4)
  • Borderlands #6
  • Creeple Peeple #1 (Of 3)
  • Dungeons And Dragons Legends Of Baldur’s Gate #4
  • G.I. JOE Snake Eyes Agent Of Cobra #1 (Of 5)
  • Galaxy Quest The Journey Continues #1 (Of 4)
  • Indestructible #10
  • Judge Dredd Classics The Dark Judges #1 (Of 5)
  • Millennium #1
  • October Faction #4
  • Popeye Classics #30
  • Samurai Jack #16
  • Star Trek Planet Of The Apes #2 (Of 5)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #42
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Color Classics Volume 3 #1
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures #19
  • Transformers #37
  • Transformers Punishment #1 (One Shot)
  • Wild Blue Yonder #6 (Of 6)
  • Winterworld #6
  • Zombies Vs Robots #1

IMAGE COMICS

  • Autumnlands Tooth And Claw #3
  • Drifter #3
  • Goners #4
  • Intersect #3
  • Invincible #116
  • Penny Dora And The Wishing Box #3 (Of 5)
  • Reyn #1
  • Rise Of The Magi #5
  • Rumble #2
  • Spread #5
  • Wicked + The Divine #7

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

  • Ivar Timewalker #1 (Of 4)
  • Valiant #2 (Of 4)

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