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

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Photo source: http://bit.ly/1UtusLZ
The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1: The Faust Act by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Matt Wilson, Clayton Cowles
(Started: January 01, 2016; Finished: January 02, 2016)

Summary/Description:
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. (From Goodreads)

Review: 4 stars
Publication Date: November 12, 2014
Publisher: Image Comics
Source: Bought at Comic Odyssey in Fullybooked
Shelf: Goodreads

I remember visiting Comic Odyssey in Alabang Town Center and one of the staff recommended this series to me. So I ended up buying the first volume. I love mythology and I guess that's what drew me to read this graphic novel. As I turned the first page, I was really impressed by its art. Every page shines through because of it. It was too beautiful and hypnotizing, I swear.

Plot-wise, I feel like I was lost and I had a hard time connecting to the story. Perhaps, it's because of the slow characterization and there was no proper introduction. It just started and I had no background of what was happening. It felt confusing after a while but I'm giving it a chance because it might be elaborated in the next volume. I could see it as a teaser of a bigger story or picture. It was also different from what I expected. I thought it would be about the typical, traditional gods and how they are as immortals. But for now, I will leave it as something beyond that in which I still don't understand.

Overall, I will give this 3 stars because I want to still give it a try and the art was just too wonderful for words. I think, that was its saving glory.

Happy Reading Everyone!

Love lots, xx

Style Reader

You Might Also Like

0 comments

Last 15 Books I've Read

285. In Real Life by Cory Doctorow

284. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

283. Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy (Gallagher Girls, #2) by Ally Carter

282. I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls, #1) by Ally Carter

281. 365 Reasons to Be Cheerful: Magical Moments to Cheer Up Miserable Sods One Day at a Time by Richard Happer

280. Regression, Vol. 1: Way Down Deep by Cullen Bunn

279. Coyotes #1 by Sean Lewis

278. Evolution #1 by James Asmus

277. Rose, Vol. 1 by Meredith Finch

276. Dark Fang #1 by Miles Gunter

275. Behind the Blog by Kryz Uy

274. Manga Classics: Les Misérables by Stacy King

273. Lady Mechanika: La Dama de la Muerte #1 by Joe Benitez

272. 101 Things To Do Instead of Playing on Your Phone by Ilka Heinemann

271. Vidia and the Fairy Crown by Haruhiko Kato

Attribution


Creative Commons License

Style Reader by Arra Abella is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Images and text are copyrighted, unless stated otherwise. Therefore, if you want to use any of these, feel free to contact me.

Subscribe