The Wicked and The Divine Volume 1 by Gillen, McKelvie, Wilson & Cowles
A beautiful concept and a beautiful volume!
Goodreads: Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as humans. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead.
I am also hosting a giveaway for this first volume as apart of the Blogger Bookclub March challenge! Enter here.
I am still a newbie when it comes to graphic novels but this one did not disappoint!
The art style is one that I really enjoyed, and I found it easier to read with simple boxes compared to other graphic novels with text and speech bubbles being all over the place.
I also really liked the realistic illustrations of the characters. It made them feel like real people. Real Gods, and not like a cartoon character that doesn’t exist. Although that style is perfect for the likes of Nimona, I thought that the realistic features and human form of the characters made it come alive.
The plot itself is one that intrigued me, especially because it involved our reality with the myths of the Gods. There are however a lot of characters within this graphic novel and at first it was confusing as to what was going on, but I think after a few volumes it will be a lot clearer who each God is without having to go back a few pages for reference.
I can understand why some people may not like this graphic novel as at the begging a lot happens and we don’t get much context. It may also seem unclear as to why our main character is following these God around and helping them when she doesn’t really know them. But once you get into the volume everything becomes a lot clearer and I have to admit I am hooked and will be picking up volume two very soon.