author: Kieron Gillen
average rating: 4.21
book published: 2014
read at: 2014/11/29
date added: 2014/11/29
'The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1: The Faust Act' shows that being a god may not be all it's cracked up to be, especially when someone is out to kill you. It's a good looking book and I liked the story well enough.
Every 90 years, twelve gods incarnate into humans. Two years later, the humans are dead. If you are chosen, you get all the godlike powers, but you also get the limited lifespan. This time around they are appearing as pop stars. A young girl named Laura wants in on it, and she is our guide as she tries to make a deal. Before that can happen, one of the gods is set up for murder. Laura decides to try to find out what happened which leads her further into the dysfunctional worlds of the all powerful.
When you consider that this is the same team that has worked on Young Avengers, you realize how different this book is. The story is strange and dark. Ultimate power seems sad with an imposed 2 year expiration date. The art is really good with crisp clean lines and lots of effective space. It was strange, but I liked it and I want to know what happens next.
I was given a review copy of this graphic novel by Diamond Book Distributors, Image Comics and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this interesting graphic novel.
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