The Wicked + The Divine - Kieron Gillen

I have to admit I was skeptical when I picked up this series. While a somewhat compelling premise, I found the “celebrities as gods” conceit to be a bit trite and overplayed…a Buzzfeed.com article about “9 Gods and Goddesses Who Are Totally Just Like These Celebrities” stretched to its limits. But I was pleasantly surprised at The Wicked + The Devine’s take on its concept. A lesser writer would have treated his content with less tact and nuance. It helps that we’re latched with an identifiable protagonist to hold our hand as we navigate a murder mystery through the lives of living deities, and all the millennial traits that they embody. The Wicked + The Devine is not only a fun and compelling read, it might actually be culturally significant.

Wicked + The Divine Volume 1: The Faust Act By Kieron Gillen, Jamie Mckelvie (By (artist)) Cover Image
By Kieron Gillen, Jamie Mckelvie (By (artist))
$9.99
ISBN: 9781632150196
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Published: Image Comics - November 25th, 2014