The Wicked & The Divine Volume 5: Imperial Phase I

by Kieron Gillen | Graphic Novels |
ISBN: 1534301852 Global Overview for this book
Registered by emmejo of Cincinnatus, New York USA on 12/28/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by emmejo from Cincinnatus, New York USA on Thursday, December 28, 2017
This urban fantasy comic continues the basic concept of WicDiv: gods as popstars, popstars as gods. This arc is the beginning of the end. Some of the gods are already into the second year of their two-years of fame and power, counting months until their (inevitable?) teenage deaths, and with Ananke's death, they are starting to splinter into factions, becoming dangerously rudderless and neglecting the concerts and fans that brought them to power. To make matters worse, the threat of the reality of The Great Darkness suddenly looms over them.

This volume opens with a clever set of celebrity magazine-style interviews and fashionable photoshoot-like art of several of the gods, designed to show the gods from the viewpoint of all the normal people inhabiting the WicDiv 'verse. It even features an ad for Persephone's tie-in cellphone!

This arc has not been one of my favorites, but it is well-executed. The art is really outstanding, and there are a lot of interesting storytelling and layout choices.

Journal Entry 2 by emmejo at Trumansburg, New York USA on Thursday, December 28, 2017

Released 5 yrs ago (12/28/2017 UTC) at Trumansburg, New York USA


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Journal Entry 3 by imawinn2 at Neenah, Wisconsin USA on Thursday, April 12, 2018
This book was in my Box Full of Magical, Mystical Stories and Dangerous Beasties bookbox. Thanks for sending it my way. Looks like a fun read.

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