Review: The Wicked and The Devine

Hey guys,

So I decided to pick up a graphic novel last month to try and keep me motivated to read and the first one of my list was The Wicked and The Devine ‘The Faust Act’ by Gillen McKelvie and Wilson Cowles. This is the first book in a graphic novel series, with the next two instalments out and now on my to buy list.

the wicked and the devine 1.pngThis is the story of Gods, literal Gods, that every 90 years they get to come and play with humans for 2 years before dying. This alone fascinated me. It had me hooked and I needed to get it.

I was not disappointed.

I loved this books. Although I usually read graphic novels in one sitting, because of everything that was happening last month I decided to read a chapter here and there. I loved every image on those glorious glossy pages. The story is captivating and the art work suits it down to the bone. Usually I find the art slightly off compared to the story, but this fits beautifully.

I loved the main character(s) and I love that diversity is everywhere, representation from LGBT community were amazing, transgender characters that I love, gender fluid characters, and those that don’t identify with any label. This was such a richly diverse book that it made me cry that happy tears.

The story itself I found a little confusing but I find that with most graphic novels, as I am still pretty new to the graphic medium I find myself taking longer to understand what is going on.

I highly recommend this book, and I cannot wait to devour the rest of the series and don’t worry, I’ll get the reviews up prompt when I do!

Check it out!

Helen x

2 thoughts on “Review: The Wicked and The Devine

  1. Glad to see you liked it. It took a while for me to warm to the story. Actually, I had to reread it to like the story. But now I’m hooked. I’ve always loved the art. It’s some of the best I’ve seen in comics.

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    1. I completely agree, I haven’t read too many graphic novels so comparing the art isn’t something I could do without reading more. I am definitely continuing with this series because these characters are addictive!
      Thank you for coming back! H


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