The Wicked + the Divine

The Wicked + the Divine

Vol. 5, Imperial Phase. Part 1

Book - 2017
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"Every ninety years, twelve gods return as young people. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are all dead. It's happening now. It's happening again"--Page [4] of cover.
The gods are free to do whatever they want. Inevitably, they do. Collects issues 23-28 of the series, including the critically lauded Kevin Wada magazine issue.
Publisher: Portland, OR : Image Comics Inc., [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781534301856
1534301852
Branch Call Number: GN GILLEN 2017
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm

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Jan 05, 2018

"Anarchy. We aren't here for any reason. We have no idea how long this lasts. Make your own decisions. Make your own mistakes."

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Volume 5 finds the gods divided in how they're going to deal with The Great Darkness that Ananke mentions. One group wants to study it, another wants to hit it with a stick and the last group frankly does not care what anyone wants to do - just don't drag them into it.

I don't know how to describe this book but I think the gods have all started their descent into madness, and the comic sure seems to follow it. It feels disjointed and intense, and there were times when I wasn't sure if I was reading the correct order of panels.

This volume has left me with questions and concerns that I hope volume 6 attempts to at least try to answer.

Having said that, man the art is just beautiful and it continues to impress.

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