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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 2017-06-22 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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review 2016-11-27 17:29
More antics from the new “gods” as some come to the end of their two years of godhood
The Wicked + The Divine Vol. 4: Rising Action - Kieron Gillen,Jamie McKelvie

The gods gather and some of them look for justice for the death of some of their number. More are killed and they continue to manipulate those around them, resulting in open aggression between various factions. Death, blood and guts ensue. They are an unsympathetic bunch, obsessed with themselves and their rivalries. Still confusing but the artwork is back to normal after Volume 3.The volume ends with a climax which makes me believe that there may not be any more volumes. It is important to know when to stop.

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review 2016-11-10 18:57
More antics from the new “gods” as some come to the end of their two years of godhood
The Wicked + The Divine Vol. 3: Commercial Suicide - Kieron Gillen,Jamie McKelvie

 

 

The gods gather and some of them look for justice for the death of some of their number. More are killed and they continue to manipulate those around them. They are an unsympathetic bunch, obsessed with themselves and their rivalries. Still confusing and with too much writing to read, I'm not sure that this series is really getting anywhere and the artwork is no longer as good as it was.

 

The volume ends on a cliffhanger so there's evidently more to come.

 

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review 2016-09-05 21:53
The Wicked + The Divine Vol.3: Commercial Suicide
The Wicked + The Divine Vol. 3: Commercial Suicide - Kieron Gillen,Jamie McKelvie

I'm sorry. I think this is where we part ways. I thought the second volume was boring, but this one was horrible. Maybe I'm the problem, maybe I wasn't in the right mood or something, but I'm just no  longer interested in reading this. Two stars.

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