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review 2017-11-07 21:36
Great Art With Fascinating Story
The Wicked + The Divine Vol. 1: The Faust Act - Kieron Gillen,Jamie McKelvie

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.

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review 2017-08-26 17:21
Review of Darth Vader: Volume 4
Star Wars: Darth Vader, Vol. 4: End of Games - Kieron Gillen,Salvador Larroca

A great wrap up volume to the Darth Vader story arc in this four book series.  It shows how Vader came to be the leader of the Empire (under the Emperor of course) after his failure to stop the destruction of the first Death Star.  It is classic evil Vader but it is one of those cases where you generally are rooting for the bad guy.  These Star Wars graphic novels are the first graphic novels I have ever read, and I am glad to have a new part of the world of literature opened up to me.

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review 2017-08-21 21:22
Review of Darth Vader: Volume 3 by Kieron Gillen
Star Wars: Darth Vader, Vol. 3: The Shu-torun War - Kieron Gillen,Leinil Francis Yu,Kaare Andrews,Salvador Larroca

My favorite entry in the Darth Vader graphic novel series.  Vader finally gets to be smarter than everyone else, and more deadly when all of the fighting starts.  I am enjoying the storyline and think there is some great material here for a movie if they ever wanted to give Vader his own film.

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review 2017-08-20 16:34
Review of Darth Vader: Shadows and Secrets by Kieron Gillen
Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 2: Shadows and Secrets - Kieron Gillen,Salvador Larroca

Another solid entry in the Star Wars cannon.  This continues the story of Darth Vader and what happened to him after the destruction of the Death Star in the first film.  I like the new characters introduced in this series, and it is good to see how Vader progressed after the initial defeat.  Looking forward to the next one.

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review 2017-06-22 11:08
The gods face a new challenge: The Great Darkness
The Wicked & The Divine Volume 5: Imperi... The Wicked & The Divine Volume 5: Imperial Phase I - Kieron Gillen

 

 

The “new gods” spend a lot of time jostling for position and arguing. There's a lot of talk particularly from Cassandra as they seek a suitable response to the Great Darkness. Many are incredibly self-centred and ignore the others.

 

Still confusing but the artwork is excellent and well-executed. The volume ends with the obvious consequence that there is more to come, especially as some of the gods near the end of their two-year lives. It's entertaining stuff and I've read enough to want to know how this is all going to finish.

 

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