The Wicked + the Divine by Gillen McKelvie and Wilson Cowles

This was amazing. I am absolutely in love with this series. The Wicked + the Divine is a comic book where every 90 years, 12 gods and goddess incarnate into the human world, will live for 2 years, and then die. I finished this collection which introduced much of the pantheon, my favorites being Lucifer or Luci as a sexy and androgynous woman, the Morrigan and her three faces, Baphomet, and the main character Laura. The art is gorgeous, the story line is totally engaging and I loved how they used the Pantheon. There is conflict, unrest, discord, and the trials of fame all incorporated into the work. The complex natures of the Morrigan were really tapped into which I appreciated. She’s a tough deity to really encapsulate and it’s done very well here. It does take itself pretty seriously but it’s so good I didn’t care about the lack of humor. This is how American Gods should have been written.


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