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The Wicked + the Divine Volume 1: The Faust ACT (Wicked & the Divine Tp #1) (Paperback)

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    Gillen and McKelvie produce some of the sharpest dialogue and most breathtakingly gorgeous artwork in the industry. Their latest collaboration breathes new life into familiar territory, exploring the intersection of pop culture, fame, and mythology. Every 90 years, a pantheon of literal musical gods is resurrected. Each is destined for untold fame, yet doomed to die only two years later. The story follows these gods through the perspective of their mortal mega-fan, Laura, who is bent on uncovering a potential conspiracy after one of the gods is accused of murder. Sure to evoke nostalgia from anyone who's ever snuck into a sold out show or plastered their walls with their favorite pop icon's face, this volume is the fast-paced first chapter in what seems poised to become a true comics classic. (Dylan)

    — From Dylan


    "solid storytelling and clean, gorgeous artwork will keep readers engrossed and eager for more." - Publishers Weekly (Starred)

    "Gillen's penchant for fast, sharp dialogue and McKelvie and Wilson's razor-lined, intensely colored visuals keep things popping up to the cliffhanger ending." - Booklist

    "the story is beautifully drawn and populated with characters of color, diverse gender, and sexual identities, and you have my full undivided attention." -- Kirkus

    Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as humans. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead. The team behind critically thermonuclear floor-fillers Young Avengers and Phonogram reunite to start a new, ongoing, superhero fantasy with a beautiful, oversized issue. Welcome to The Wicked + The Divine, where gods are the ultimate pop stars and pop stars are the ultimate gods. But remember: just because you're immortal, doesn't mean you're going to live forever.
    Collects The Wicked + The Divine #1-5.

    Product Details
    ISBN: 9781632150196
    ISBN-10: 1632150190
    Publisher: Image Comics
    Publication Date: November 25th, 2014
    Pages: 144
    Language: English