the wicked + the divine

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The infighting within the Pantheon is still going strong in The Wicked + The Divine #25 as Laura and Urdr confront Woden about his complicity in Ananke‘s crackpot murder schemes to keep “the Great Darkness” at bay and control the cadre of selfish and self-serving gods with short lifespans.

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My interest in writer Kieron Gillen and artist Jamie McKelvie’s The Wicked + The Divine died along with the murder of lead character Laura Wilson (the fan girl through whose eyes we met Lucifer and the rest of the pantheon) way back in issue #11. Learning that Laura had been brought back as the destroyer Persephone, however, renewed my interest in the comic and gave me a reason to check out what I’ve missed.

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Written by Kieron Gillen in an attempt to “turn the most confusing and upsetting two years of [his] life into a pop song,” The Wicked + The Divine is an odd, often messy, but always entertaining, series. Volume One: The Faust Act (earning points for the pun) collects the first five issues of the ongoing series centered around 12 gods reincarnated into the bodies of teens and twenty-somethings every 90 years. The catch? The gods live these new lives for only two years before dying out and waiting most of a century before their next reincarnation.

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