The Wicked + The Divine by Kieron Gillen (Vol.1)

MY RATING: ★

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‘ I don’t understand a word she’s saying. Nobody does. All we know is that it means everything. She’s been doing this for an hour, and it’s been all climax. Every second is the best of my life so far. ”

The artwork alone can steal all the stars from my rating. But not only  the drawings are great, the storyline is astonishing.

Imagine a world where your idols are Gods. Littereally Gods. They are selected in a particular way and they have 2 years of stardom, after that they have to die. The first volume introduces us to a young fan who got caught up with one of the wildest God of the gang : Luci… Lucifer 😉 

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Résultats de recherche d'images pour « wicked divine characters »The diversity in the characters  is a big plus ! Not just culturally, sexually or ethnically. The diversity resides in their personalities and how it affects the way they interact with other characters and the situations they live in. We have also different generations, from an old granny to adults to a little child. The Gods selection don’t have a preference. Anyone can be one.The artwork successfully brings their personalities to life by varying their fashion style.

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IT’S HILARIOUUS. Dark humour with a bit of sexual here and there is my kind of laughing out loud. The author did a wonderful job! It’s not over the edge and it’s one of those talks you have with your closest friends, talking about anything without to restrain tumblr_inline_n75g8tvonq1r77eonyourself and let the flow go. It’s very rare to see this kind of narrative onto actual graphic novels and I’m glad this one has it. It gives a good portraits of how Millenials rule the world as Gods and normal people would react to it LOL. 

Of course, it’s only the first volume so some of the elements can be confusing but as we do not have the whole world building picture, I think it’s pretty good as a first read. I would actually want to read the second one with that awesome ending 😉

Have you read it ? Let me know if this graphic novel would interest you!

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30 Comments Add yours

  1. I love dark humor! I think I’m going to check this out!😊 Lovely post!

    Also, I nominated you guys for the Mystery Blogger Award a while back but totally forgot to comment and let you know about it.🙈 Do check it out: https://thisislitblog.wordpress.com/2017/01/29/the-mystery-blogger-award/

    No pressure, though! Do it only if you’re interested.😊

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    1. OMG THANK YOU SO MUCH 😀 I’ll make sure to check it out:) – Trang

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  2. AHHHHHHHH! So happy to see you enjoyed this one! it was my first EVER graphic novel read and I loved it so much! For me it was a little confusing BUT YES, the plot and the characters and the art were just so good and LOVE! ❤ Awesome review!

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    1. OMGGG IT WAS SOO GOODD ❤❤! THANK YOU! I just bought the second volume TEEHEE did you read the others volumes so far? – Trang

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      1. YESS! AHAHHA tell me how it goes! No, unfortunately I haven’t yet! Consistently requesting it at my library for it AHA! I hope you enjoy it! ❤ ❤

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  3. lakeshaweb says:

    Wow! I like the image of the book. I need to read this book.

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    1. Its quite unique! I highly recommend it 🙂 – Trang

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  4. JJAzar says:

    Really cool review! I like the way you formatted the post and incorporated colorful images. That’s a FANTASTIC book cover. Thank you for sharing, this is really well put together 😀

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    1. Thank you so much for passing by me !! 😀 I wanted it to be pretty neat and visually Attractive at the same time to reflect the beauty of the illustrations. – Trang

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  5. I was immediately grabbed when you stated that the artwork alone could have all of the stars. I means graphics are huge for GNs 😉 So bonus points for sure! The concept sounds pretty fun as well though. I would definitely give this a read!

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    1. I KNOW RIGHT! The art is soo pretty! Every page I swear can be put in a frame and I can just stare at it for hours – Trang

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  6. Great review! 🙂 I’m soo glad to see that you enjoyed it! I have been intrigued by this graphic novel series for ages, I definitely need to pick it up. It sounds like something I would love and the art is beautiful as well.

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    1. Yess you should try it out 😀 I think it has that Marvel superheroes vibe mixed with Young Adult novels feels. It’s quite interesting! – Trang

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  7. oh wow this sounds amazing!! Gonna have to add this to my ever growing tbr for graphic novels! 🙂

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    1. LOOL never enough right 😂 what are the top graphic novels in your TBR right now?

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      1. Right now I got a few at the library and second hand- so Sandman, Maus and Watchmen are at the top of my list 🙂 oh and I just finished V for Vendetta (so good!!) Most, if not all, of these I think were your suggestions! 🙂

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        1. Omgg yess!! I started Sandman it was.. VERY SPECIAL 😂 Yayy can’t wait to read your review about V for Vendetta 😀 I absolutely LOVED IT. I was always imagining a musical comedy version to it LOL and Watchmen yess 😌!!

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          1. Ahh awesome!! Fantastic!! hehehe that would be strangely good 😉 and very excited to read that!

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  8. Zezee says:

    Girl yes! The art in this is awesome. It’s the sort of illustrations I go crazy for: super clean with neat, think lines and I love the coolness of the colors. Love love love!! the art. As for the story, I didn’t like it much. It wasn’t what I expected, which is okay, but I was confused while reading it. I agree that there isn’t much world building so maybe I should give the second one a go.

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  9. Zezee says:

    P.S. You made me pick up this comic again. I decided to reread it. 🙂

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    1. Omg yayyy 😀 ! It was amazing right?? -Trang

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      1. Zezee says:

        Lol, still reading it. I didn’t like it much the first time I read it so I’m trying to see if I’ll like it now. Plus, I miss looking at the illustrations.

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  10. April says:

    I love WicDiv! Just wait until you get to the more recent issues. So good.

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  11. Did you read on??

    I love TW+TD but unfortunately haven’t picked it up after volume 3; You’ve reminded me about it, need to get back there once i’ve gone through the list of TBR hehehe

    What are you reading now?

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