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Comic Review: The Wicked + The Divine, Vol 8

Hey all, Dani here.

All right, welcome to the time where I just give all of you a bunch of reviews that I’ve had on my to-write list for a while. Thankfully it ends up working out for me, because writing up the older posts means I can focus more on my NaNoWriMo writing.

So, for today, I’m posting the penultimate volume of a series I have somewhat become obsessed with. The final volume is out now, and I just bought my copy today, and honestly, I don’t know if I’m ready to say goodbye to this series.

WicDivVol8

Book Details

Writer: Kieron Gillen

Illustrator: Jamie McKelvie

Illustrator: Matt Wilson

Contributor: Stephanie Hans

Contributor: Andre Lima Araujo

Contributor: Kris Anka

Contributor: Jen Bartel

Contributor: Kate Leth

Summary

Modernist poets trapped in an Agatha Christie Murder Mystery. The Romantics gathering in Lake Geneva to resurrect the dead. What really happened during the fall of Rome. The Lucifer who was a nun, hearing Ananke’s Black Death confession. As we approach the end, we start to see the full picture. Also includes the delights of the WicDiv Christmas Annual and the Comedy special.

Collects all six of THE WICKED + THE DIVINE’s essential Specials.

My Thoughts

Rating: 5 stars

It was nice to finally get to read these single issue specials that had been released throughout the run of WicDiv, and I do feel like I learned a lot from these–and there are quite a few where I’d be happy to spend more time in. But it is also a bittersweet feeling to finish this volume. I know that there is only one volume left, and I’m going to be sad to have this fascinating tale come to a close. Still, I’m glad I read this, and it may have inspired me to do a re-read of the whole series, though I don’t know if I’ll be able to accomplish that before the final one arrives in the mail. Actually I do know that I won’t be able to, because I’m a little bit behind on my word count.

I love the mythology and depth and history of this whole series, and it was really cool to get to read a bunch of specials that delve into the history of a couple characters, and different incarnations of these divine beings.

The artwork is also really interesting, though a couple of the specials certainly feel different from the main series. They have a different overall style, so they feel very distinct, while still holding true to the overall history and mythos of the overall series.

Where to Get a Copy

You can get your own copy of this volume from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-million, Book Depository, or your local independent bookstore.

You can also check with your local library.

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