The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1 by Kieron Gillen

The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1

Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as humans. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead. The team behind critical tongue-attractors like Young Avengers and PHONOGRAM reunite to create a world 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 DIVINE #1-5

Details The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1

TitleThe Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1
Release DateNov 12th, 2014
PublisherImage Comics
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Fantasy, Graphic Novels Comics, Mythology, Fiction

Reviews The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1

  • Kat O'Keeffe
    Great art and really cool premise, though it was a bit hard to follow at times. Definitely want to continue on with this comic series, though I'm hoping volume 2 has more world building!
  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    I enjoyed this, but I found it difficult to follow at times and it felt rather undeveloped. I definitely want to continue on with this series, but I can't deny that I wasn't very impressed with this first volume.
  • Raeleen Lemay
    This was great! I'm definitely going to pick up the next volume soon because DAMN. THAT ENDING.Also, A+++ for all of the diversity in this comic series.
  • Regan
  • Anne
    2.5 starsThe Wicked and the Divine had this special something about it that kept me interested the entire time I was reading it.But once I finished, I was like...that's it?Even now, I'm not sure I read the same book that seems to have captured the hearts of most of my friends.So this one is about gods who show up every so often, live for a few years, and then die. I'm not sure if they kill themselves when their time is up, or if they just explode...
  • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads
    11/24/17 - ON SALE for $3.99: by: Rabid ReadsSO. Every ninety years a bunch of gods take over the bodies of a bunch of teenagers to live as pop stars for two years before they die.Riiiiight. B/c gods have nothing better to do than become Taylor Swift. Fame is everything. Worship. Adulation. Whatever, I'm bored. Know what else is boring? They don't use their god-like powers b/c it will scare the puny humans. Is it ju...
  • Lola Reviewer
    Oh my sweet goodness, this is one comic I feel I will get addicted to. I usually relatively like those, but this is incredibly beautiful and so well thought of. How can one resist the beauty that is uncovered in this first issue?I never read something quite like this. The plot is extremely powerfully emotion-filled and contains a wonderful main character that has qualities and weaknesses, but I just couldn’t help but connect with her, since she...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
    5 freaking stars for the artwork! Why? Because I can!As you can read from the blurb, these gods come back every 90 years to be on Earth for 2 years and then I guess they die or whatever. I don't understand all of those reasons or why they come back every 90 years but who cares. The story is so different and the artwork is amazeballs. This time they come back as pop stars. Bwhahahhaha, sorry, I just think that is hilarious! We have Laura who is a ...
  • Hershey
    Well, hello, gorgeous cover!The Wicked and the Divine has a very interesting concept. It's like a rough spin on something we're are all completely familiar with: Pop Stars. They're everywhere, they are addicting, they are our idols. In this beautifully illustrated graphic novel, the gods are the pop stars and the pop stars are the gods. Everyone would love to be them, they worship them but alas, they die within two years. They can have all their ...
  • Maureen
    3.5/5 starsLike most everyone else, I thought the art was beautiful and astounding and fantastic. However, the story was lacking. The general premise is really interesting, but I got confused as to what was actually happening most of the time. The book felt like it was more about introducing the gods than having an actual consistent storyline.BUT I MEAN that ending.