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  • Published: Berkeley, CA : Image Comics, Inc., [2014].
  • Year Published: 2014
  • Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Language: English
  • Format: Graphic Novel

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  • 9781632150196
  • 1632150190

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The wicked + the divine. Vol. 1, The Faust act

by Gillen, Kieron.

There are currently 2 available and 1 request on 6 copies

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Call number: Adult Graphic Novel / Gillen, Kieron

Westgate call number: Adult Graphic Novel / Gillen, Kieron

Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor, Pittsfield Adult

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Originally published in single magazine form as The wicked + the divine #1-5.

Matthew Wilson, colorist ; Nathan Fairbairn, guest colourist #4, pp. 1-2 ; Clayton Cowles, letterer ;

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.

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My excitement after reading this was neverending!

This comic blends popular culture and mythology in a way that I've never seen before. It tells the story of twelve normal teenagers who suddenly manifest the power and divinity of gods from mythologies all over the world. Their incarnations are not antiquated - they manifest as modern constructs. For example, Dionysis is a rave DJ, Ares a sports superstar, and the Morrigan is a goth icon. Even though they're gods, they are still teenagers - and make the same stupid decisions and are ruled by the same hormones. It's a riotously fun romp through all aspects of human nature.

Some themes touched on are teenage disillusionment, loneliness, cultural appropriation, gender studies, celebrity worship, the perils of fame and the difficulties of growing up.


Great series that is very interesting. Can't wait to read more. Beautiful art and concept.

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