The Wicked + The Divine #4 will feature a cover variant by Kevin Wada, and while it’s really well-drawn, I couldn’t help but notice the occult symbolism in it. The cover features two “gods” that readers were introduced to in the third issue, Baphomet and The Mortigan. You probably noticed that Baphomet’s head is pointing downward, while The Mortigan is sitting upright. On top of that, the skull they have between them has horns that are pointing in different directions, one up and one down. Several years ago, I got curious after lurking on a message board about Hollywood conspiracies (It was a Saturday, and I was bored), when I ended up looking up the meaning of the Baphomet symbol–it was mentioned in the forum–out of curiosity. The occult symbol usually features a hand or something pointing up, and the other pointing down (usually the left) which is supposed to indicated “as above, so below”. The symbol also usually features feminine and masculine “features”. That’s usually taken as a blasphemous idea by some, because it emphasizes parity between God and humanity among other things. Just wanted to point that out because the variant isn’t just something pretty to look at, it actually has a meaning that goes back to the comic.
Just in case you weren’t feeling that cover, the other cover features Baal (who I swear is based off of Kanye West). Check them out:
THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #4 will hit shelves on 9/17
- Image Comics
- The Wicked and The Divine