Brockley: The Wicked + The Divine

Kieron Gillen is one of comics' rising stars, writing acclaimed runs on Thor and the Uncanny X-Men. As we've mentioned before, he also lives in Brockley.

Back in April, as we were hyperventilating about the presence of Captain America in our midst, he revealed that he liked to root his work in places he's lived and that his upcoming series, The Wicked + The Divine, would feature a hero from Brockley.

Well now it's out, and you can see the streets of West Brockley immortalised to the left. In The Wicked + Divine, Gillen has created a world where gods move among us as modern idols - as rock stars and hyperlocal bloggers. A world, much like our own. Not only are the streets familiar, but one of the gods looks a lot like Florence Welch, who spent her early career wandering Brockley and Ladywell Cemeteries.

You can download issues 1 + 2 here.