“solid storytelling and clean, gorgeous artwork will keep readers engrossed and eager for more.” - Publishers
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“the story is beautifully drawn and populated with characters of color, diverse gender,
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Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as humans. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead. The team behind critically thermonuclear floor-fillers Young
Avengers and Phonogram reunite to start a new, ongoing, superhero fantasy with a beautiful, oversized issue. Welcome to The Wicked + The
Divine, where gods are the ultimate pop stars and pop stars are the ultimate gods. But remember: just because you're immortal, doesn't mean you're going to live forever.
Collects The Wicked + The
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The Wicked + The Divine, Volume 1: The Faust Act based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
The wart was pretty good, same with the story. This was an interesting start or well, chapters. Good volume.
Laura is obsessed with these pop stars who happen to be Gods reincarnated. The Gods come back every 90 years but do not hang around for long because they tend to die young. Some people love the Gods others think they are a nuisance or fraud. There is a murder, Lucifer aka Luci is framed and sent to jail. Laura tries to help her by talking to the other Gods and asking for help. I find many of image comics have beautiful art and this one is no different. Although I will say this the art reminds me a little of the original Jem And The Holograms cartoon which is a good thing to me because I loved it back in the day. The story has some holes and still needs a lot of explaining especially all background of the Gods. Many people say the writing was hard to follow. There was only one part that was hard to follow for me which was in the beginning when Laura was talking to the reporter about Luci. I couldn’t tell if the reporter was interviewing Luci from jail or the answers were coming from a flashback from Laura’s conversation with Luci. So yes there is some confusion at times but did not stop me from really liking this graphic novel’s beginning. I had never really heard about this series before hand it was the cover that caught me. Now that I have read it I can’t wait to look for the second volume next visit to the bookstore.
I'm just gonna come out and say that I freaking love The Wicked and the Divine! The idea of ancient gods coming to earth every certain amount of years as celebrities is amazing and really takes a look at how we as people in today's society view celebrities and how we idealize them. I am a huge fan of mythology and this comic made me feel like an idiot, in a good way. There are Greek gods, Christian, Japanese, Norse, Celtic, Egyptian and some that aren't even revealed in this first chapter which makes you wanting more. I really like the fact that this comic kinda says a message that again we idolize people of fame and celebrity so much that we worship them almost like gods and here, celebrities are literally gods. It's an amazing comic with a great plot, awesome characters, imaginative art work that it will keep you wanting more.