More graphic novels! I’ve really been in a kick lately. I love graphic novels because they usually short, quick reads that tell a complex and deep story. Plus they are like popcorn, you can’t read just one! If you are behind on your reading list, graphic novels area a great way to catch up!
This was a total dud for me. I just didn’t care. I gave up before the end of the first chapter. I was really excited about this one because Hawkeye is one of my favorite Avengers. I love the dichotomy of being a superhero and a family man. However, that’s apparently just the movies. Oh well.
Of the three Superhero comics I checked out, this was definitely my favorite. First, its about a girl, Kamala Khan. She’s a typical teenage girl. She wants to go out and have fun but she has to deal with her strict parents as well as the rules and traditions that her religion add to the equation. She’s Muslim.Â I loved the depth and interest it added to the character. I hope that it was fairly accurate. It definitely complicated her life as a superhero. Second, I enjoyed the writing. I’m not sure where it’s going Â but I stayed interested the whole time. This one I’m continuing for sure.
The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1:The Faust Act by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Matt Wilson, Clayton Cowles
Series: The Wicked + The Divine #1
Published by Image Comics on November 12th 2014
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels
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Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as humans. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead. The team behind critical tongue-attractors like Young Avengers and PHONOGRAM reunite to create a world where gods are the ultimate pop stars and pop stars are the ultimate gods. But remember: just because youÂ’re immortal, doesnÂ’t mean youÂ’re going to live forever. Collects THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #1-5
I loved this book and I can’t wait for the follow ups! I had never heard of it before and threw it in my library cart when I was picking up the others. The premise is that every ninety years 12 Gods walk among us, young and beautiful, and worshiped by all. Then after 2 years of fame they die only to return after another 90 years.
All the Gods are from a variety of pantheons. This first book was a great first peek and introduction to the story. I can tell that there is so much to come. It reminded me almost of a Punk Rock version of the Sandman. There’s tons of mythology woven throughout the story.