‘THE WICKED + THE DIVINE’ #2 VARIANT COVER GAZES A GAZELY STARE
By Andy Khouri
Because you’re young you may not realize the latest Wicked + Divine variant cover is a particularly cheeky reference to a 1976 mugshot of David Bowie, himself a major inspiration on the Kieron Gillen/Jamie McKelvie series about ancient gods reincarnated as glamorous pop stars. But hang on to yourself; the only way to get ahold of this conversation piece is to buy it from Beach Ball and Corner Store Comics in California.
Ragged and naive, Bowie was arrested at the Rochester hotel in upstate New York on charges of felony marijuana possession. Fortunately Bowie was not dragged from police station to station, and his stay lasted only a few “…hours” before being released into the heat of the morning — but not before the Thin White Duke was able to create a little wonder in the form of what’s doubtlessly the prettiest star mugshot ever captured.