British comic book creators Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie have become one of the industry's most beloved dynamic duos in recent years, starting with their work on Phonogram, then on Marvel's Young Avengers, and now on their fan-favorite Image Comics series The Wicked + The Divine.
The series — lovingly referred to as 'WicDiv' by fans on the interwebs — features a group of gods who are reincarnated into human hosts once every ninety years, to be worshipped and adored by all, only to die shortly after. Set in the modern day, the latest version of these gods take the form of music icons, allowing the series to pull inspiration from David Bowie, Prince, Kanye West, Rhianna and Daft Punk as much as it takes from Norse, Greek, Egyptian, and other ancient mythologies.
WicDiv is nearing the conclusion of its biggest story arc yet, and Gillen and McKelvie stopped by the SYFY Wire studio at New York Comic Con to discuss this arc, the penultimate issue of which just released yesterday. They also talked about their collaboration, planning series over the long term, and much more.
Additional material by Matt Funk.