Well, it’s not perhaps the Phonogram 3 some of us were hoping for – not quite, anyway – but it was confirmed today at the Image Expo that McKelvie and Gillen will first work together on “The Wicked & The Divine”.
Speaking exclusively to ComicsAlliance, here’s what Gillen had to say about the new series;
“Every 90 years or so, eleven gods incarnate in the bodies of the young. They are charismatic and brilliant. They stand before crowds, speak in tongues, and send them into rapture. They’re rumoured to perform secretive miracles. They save people’s lives, either metaphorically or literally.
They are loved. They are hated. They are brilliant.
Within two years, they’re dead.
That’s our cast. People with enormous gifts who only get to be on this Earth for a scant few years. The story joins with the majority of the gods returned to Earth – from Baal to Sekhmet, from Minerva to The Morrigan. Our lead, Laura, is a devotee. She loves them. She loves all of them. They make her feel alive like nothing else.
Laura wants more. She’s not happy with being a fan. She wants to be one of them, even if it comes with that cost.
And then she meets Lucifer.
Lucifer has a certain problem.
They help each other out.
Basically, it’s a superhero comic for anyone who loves Bowie as much as Batman.”
Sounds good to us.
And schedule-wise, here’s what we’re looking at from the pair. First, they will release the McKelvie-drawn first arc of The Wicked & The Divine, then they will release Phonogram 3 (!), then the second act of The Wicked & The Divine, drawn by “friends of theirs”, and then the series will have a third arc, once again drawn by McKelvie. Can’t say fairer than that, I guess.
So what do you guys think? Can you wait just a little longer for Phonogram 3?
The writer of this piece was: Craig Neilson (aka Ceej)
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