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The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1: The Faust Act

by: Kieron Gillen

Publisher: Image Comics (2014)

$9.99

Staff Pick by comrade: lindsey

The beautiful art sucked me in right away--just look at it. Whoa! But also, the characters have realistic racial, gender, and queer demographics, which shouldn’t be exciting but it is because most comics/books/anthings don’t, right? The story is complex, but all the details are there to make it make sense if you take it slowly. It gives you a reason to look at the art longer.

"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 Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as humans.