Independent comic book publisher Image Comics has announced that issue #11 of Kieron Gillen and Jamie Mckelvie‘s The Wicked + The Divine will feature a variant cover by Eisner-Award-winning artist Fiona Staples (Saga).
The announcement of a Staples cover should help boost the title’s flagging sales. The Wicked + The Divine (or WivDiv, as it is known to it’s legions of loyal fans) had a strong debut, selling over 40,000 copies for Image, but it has seen a steady decline, with last month’s issue coming in at at only 20,360 copies sold at a distributor level.
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[FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE]
The New York Times bestselling, Eisner Award-nominated series THE WICKED + THE DIVINE by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie will feature a special variant cover for issue #11 by Eisner Award-winning artist Fiona Staples (SAGA) to celebrate the highly anticipated conclusion to the second story arc, which hits stores on June 3.
THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #11 marks the end of Fandemonium. The end of Ragnarock. The end of the arc. The start of something else. Everything’s going to be okay.
THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #11 will be available on June 3 and Cover A by McKelvie can be ordered with Diamond Code MAR150616. Cover B featuring artwork by Fiona Staples can be ordered with Diamond Code MAR158641. Final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, May 11.