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duminică, 9 noiembrie 2014

Review: The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1, The Faust Act

This volume contains the first 5 issues of the comic.

The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1, The Faust Act (The Wicked + The Divine #1-5)


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.

Original covers of the issues

How can you sum up your thoughts when they consist only of admiration for the stunning graphics and engaging story? I always find it hard to write a review when there are no negative aspects about a book - well, a graphic novel in this case.

This was so beautiful 
  • it made me want to cover up my boring walls with its pages
  • it made me cry like a child who wants more chocolate
  • I never want these issues to stop coming out
  • I want to wrap myself in it and cry
  • it makes me want to drop anything and learn how to draw like this
  • I have no words for it
The story

You know about gods, right? The gods as in those gods different people used to believe in a long long time ago. Gods like Amaterasu, Morrigan and the like. Yeah, well they resurrect as teenagers every 90 years, make people either love or hate them and die two years later. This time they're (pop, rock) stars. Laura is a mega fangirl and follows them around only to be wrapped up in their scandalous lives - someone kills a human judge and one of the Goddesses is framed ( or is she the murderer?). Laura is convinced of her innocence and tries to sort things out.

I'm not even sure what made me love this so much. Probably the artwork though. A new series I will be sure to follow, with well-thought storyline and intriguing characters. What can I say? I am hooked! 

Recommended to any adult who loves graphic novels.

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3 comentarii:

  1. Such a great review, Adela. I'm excited. This graphic novel looks amazing, so I need to read it! Also, the covers are sooo pretty.
    PS. I'm so happy your template is back. It's great!

  2. It was so good I preordered it in paperback from BookDepo. I only had an e-galley which expires on the 1st of december.
    My template is not back. I made a new one inspired by the one that was made for me on the old blog. Worked a lot on it. :)