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The Wicked & The Divine Volume 5: Imperial Phase I (edition 2017)

by Kieron Gillen (Author)

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Title:The Wicked & The Divine Volume 5: Imperial Phase I
Authors:Kieron Gillen (Author)
Info:Image Comics (2017), 200 pages
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The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 5: Imperial Phase I by Kieron Gillen



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So here's the thing, I read this right after reading [b:Saga, Vol. 8|34963526|Saga, Vol. 8 (Saga, #8)|Brian K. Vaughan|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1506421450s/34963526.jpg|49478736] and it suffers in comparison because some of the character beats in Wic/Div are just too pat compared to Saga. It feels like the characters make all these dumb mistakes because the story needs them to, not because it's true to character. Which is not to say it's not compelling reading or anything, because it is, but I do wish Gillen & McKelvie were doing a better job balancing character development and plot here. ( )
  jeninmotion | Sep 24, 2018 |
I don't understand the pacing of this series. Just when it seems things are picking up, everything comes screeching to a halt. The longer it goes on the less I understand what's going on and the less I care about any of the characters. It certainly looks nice though. ( )
  villemezbrown | Jul 28, 2018 |
with such a convoluted storyline and this many characters, it's always a huge struggle to find my way back into the story after waiting for months for the next trade to come out. but it's worth it. ( )
  nimbon | Jul 24, 2018 |
The Great Darkness is at hand!

The first portion of this book is a fake magazine, featuring interviews with the various members of the Pantheon about the events that have thus far happened. The interviews were altogether interesting, and served to further some interesting character development. In particular I enjoyed the interview with Woden, problematic and confusing character that he is. My feelings about all the characters are just so confused now.

As a whole this volume is just a mess, but it needs to be a mess. The Pantheon is now able to do whatever they want, so of course they take advantage of the fact. Chaos reigns, and everything and everyone is confused. Who is good, who is bad, and what precisely is meant to happen? The countdown is on, and as Baal was the first of the Pantheon to manifest his death date is looming near. What would we do without him? Does anyone truly want to know?

On to phase II... ( )
  Lepophagus | Jun 14, 2018 |
The conspiracy elements are ramping up, the remaining avatars are splitting in to camps, and the woman who might have been able to explain what was going on shared tidbits of information unevenly amongst her favourites before her death (in a previous volume) so no-one really has any idea of how bad things are going to get. The plot line of the coming Great Darkness gets a lot of attention, and the morality of the gods gets delved into.
  fred_mouse | May 10, 2018 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Gillen, Kieronprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mckelvie, JamieArtistmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Wada, KevinIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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"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"--Page 4 of cover. The gods are free to do whatever they want. Inevitably, they do. Collects issues 23-28 of the series, including the critically lauded Kevin Wada magazine issue.… (more)

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