REVIEW: The Wicked + The Divine Vol. 1: The Faust Act by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie

The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1: The Faust ActThe Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1: The Faust Act by Kieron Gillen
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I finally picked up The Wicked + The Divine after hearing about it for ages. I found the opening volume to be missing something I'd hoped would be there. A story about gods who return each age for two years, and become instant legends in their time. We follow Laura, an adoring teen fan as she seeks to get closer to the members of the Pantheon. I guess my biggest gripe is that there should have been a level of wonder associated with this that I didn't quite reach.

That's not to say this is a bad start, there is certainly a lot going on under the surface, and it definitely never drags; it's just that I was hoping for something that was, perhaps, unrealistic. Something transcendent.

Otherwise, Jamie McKelvie's illustrations really gave each character depth and Gillen's writing promises a whole Pandora's box of fun and terrible adventures to come for the nascent gods.

If a book about the power of stardom and the intricacies of godhood intrigues you, you can get your start right here.

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