Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie’s The Wicked + The Divine – a tale that explores the lives and deaths of deities who have been reincarnated in modern day – quickly became a fan-favorite series, for a number of reasons. The series, which is as much of a love letter to comics as it is to pop culture and music, almost serves as a spiritual successor to the creative duo’s earlier Phonogram, which while receiving a bit of cult status among fans wasn’t quite able to hit as hard in the market, and ended prematurely.
Thankfully, The Wicked + The Divine was successful at Image and has allowed the creators the freedom to tell their complete story, the end of which is drawing ever closer. Image Comics has recently announced the beginning of the penultimate arc of the series, which begins in issue #34.
This penultimate story arc to THE WICKED + THE DIVINE series will answer long-asked questions about the gods and will unveil key events from Ananke’s history in the past.
“Like all the years, we take a new direction. In the final year, it’s a lot of answers,” teased Gillen. “The whole book has been a mystery. Now we start to actually show the various pieces of it. We’ve planned the whole story, and this is our crescendo before we mike-drop with issue 45.”
The end approaches, but it’s not too late.
You can check out a brief preview of the issue below:
The Wicked + The Divine #34 hits comic stores on March 7.
Images: Image Comics