The Wicked + The Divine Volume 1: The Faust Act by Kieron Gillen


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I spoke to the colorist (Matt Wilson) at NC Comic Con once. He detailed how in a dance scene, he used the colors associated with the noise level spectrum in order to show the rising tension of the scene. That’s the level of detail you get with every aspect and page of this comic. Kieron Gillen and Jamie Mckelvie are frequenct collaborators and it shows with the art and story fitting together beautifully. Add in mythological figures from around the world appearing as popstars (my favorite being Inanna whose inspiration is Prince), LGBTQIA representation, and a loveletter/critique on mid to late 2010s fan culture, you get one the best comics in the past decade.


TW for graphic violence

Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as humans. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead. The team behind critically thermonuclear floor-fillers Young Avengers and Phonogram reunite to start a new, ongoing, superhero fantasy with a beautiful, oversized issue. Welcome to The Wicked + The Divine, 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.

The Wicked + The Divine Volume 1: The Faust Act by Kieron Gillen
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