Somehow it all makes sense.
The Wicked + The Divine – the Zeitgeist comic about godhood and glamour by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Matt Wilson and Clayton Cowles – is coming to an end in June with issue #45. The final cover is being kept under wraps for now, but a variant cover has been revealed – and it’s by none other than internet sensation Olivia Jaimes, who continue to rock the comics world with her take on the Nancy comic strip.
While variant covers are a controversial topic in comics retailing, no one can deny that WicDiv has had a great (and modestly sized) run of them – and getting to see Jaimes take on the bickering deities of WicDiv is a treat we shouldn’t be denied.
McKelvie tweeted the image last night, and predictably, comics twitter lost it.
— Jamie McKelvie (@McKelvie) March 21, 2019
This is the best thing ever
— Rosie Knight (@RosieMarx) March 21, 2019
— jock (@Jock4twenty) March 21, 2019
— Evan Narcisse (@EvNarc) March 21, 2019
…and so on.
The final issue contents are being kept secret for your enjoyment, but McKelvie and Wilson did whip up an image for the cover of this month’s Previews.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.