It’s two weeks ago now but I wrote a bit about Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie’s The Wicked + The Divine #2 at Newsarama:
The true magic of The Wicked + The Divine #2 isn’t some kind of all=powerful, hocus pocus magic, but it’s all about how Gillen and McKelvie embrace the fan experience. As our entry character into this reality where pop stars are quite literally gods, Gillen and McKelvie construct these situations that feel so authentic. There may be a palpable artifice to the personas that their characters are trying to wear but that’s the whole journey of every person in their youth to discover who they are. From Phonogram to Young Avengers, that’s the quest that McKelvie and Gillen’s characters are on in one way or another. From their assembled personalities that are worn as badges of honor to the wonderfully replicable fashions perfect in the age of Tumblr, they’re rebuilding the fan experience even as they get their own fans. How many pictures can we expect from this year’s convention circuit featuring The Wicked + The Divine cosplay? The creators have tapped into some vein of existence that’s all about the real and the meta fandom that exists around comic books and music. That’s the real magic in Gillen and McKelvie’s stories.