June Previews is out tomorrow, meaning our entirely-created-for-previews trailer story will be out in the world.
Bleeding Cool has just ran it.
And now it’s here.
Mention it to the shop if you want more.
THE WICKED + THE DIVINE
June 18th 2014
So there you go.
Something I am fascinated by about this - I’ve consciously not read interviews etc so I dunno if the creators have brought it up - is the 90 year gap, which a) specifically precludes our finding direct parallels with anyone we might normally think of as a pop icon - we can’t say “oh, Lennon is Character X”, “Marilyn is Character Y”, b) does this despite (I’m betting) the characters drawing liberally from our mental iconography of ‘pop icons’, which means c) this is presenting an amazingly optimistic view of pop culture - its premise implies that the entirety of the pop music we know about is a kind of distant after-echo / rising pre-echo of these archetypal pop stars who will be the MOST POP POP STARS EVER and that this can happen in the mid-2010s. Making them the culmination of pop not (as is often suggested) part of its marginalisation or decline.
Setting yourself a challenge of “I am going to write pop icons that are more awesome than almost any pop icon you have actually heard of” is neat, basically. Aim high and all that.
Goddammit Tom it is too early for you to be outdoing us all with smart analysis.