The Wicked + The Divine by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Matt Wilson, and Clayton Cowles

It’s impossible to get a good picture of The Wicked and the Divine books because the text is always upside down, no matter which way you swing it, so it always looks wrong.

But either way I was happy to get my hands on volume four. Volume three was a little bit of a wild card, and I had a hard time sinking into it because it was comprised entirely by guest artists, but we’re back to Jamie Mckelvie in Rising Action and I’m so glad.

All the same, to be honest, I think I’m burning out on this series. I felt like I could relate to the main character in a big way for the first two volumes, but now the action is one giant knot of gods fighting gods fighting gods, good guys becoming bad guys becoming good guys, and characters jumping in and out so quickly that it’s hard to remember who feels what way about who. It’s basically a soap opera, only they’re all trying to kill each other.

I’m still on hold for volume five at the library, but I’m open to the idea of it being the last one I crack open. Any thoughts? Anyone feel like convincing me otherwise?

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