Book Reviews

The Wicked and The Divine Vol 2

REVIEW (3)The Wicked and The Divine

Volume 2: Fandemonium by Gillen, McKelvie, Wilson & Cowles

4 stars

A bit confusing but amazing art work.

Goodreads of Volume 1: Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as humans. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead. The team behind critical tongue-attractors like Young Avengers and PHONOGRAM reunite to create a world where gods are the ultimate pop stars and pop stars are the ultimate gods. But remember: just because you’re immortal, doesn’t mean you’re going to live forever.

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I really love the concept of this graphic novel series and it is still able to excite me. Once again this series has left me speechless.

The plot was a lot more fast paced this time and a bit confusing at times, but with the background knowledge from the first graphic novel I was able to follow it. I still however would like each comic to be longer so we can have more explained to us.

There are characters from the first volume but also a few new ones which added to the confusion. Gods don’t have everyday names like we do so trying to keep up with who is who in this series can be a challenge, but it is worth it.

As always the artwork does not fail to exceed my expectations. Not only was it full of colour but the framing used in this volume was brilliantly structured and it made me love this graphic novel even more.

What I like the most about this series is that I can never predict what happens in the end, where as most novels in general I can see the pot twists coming. I DEFINITELY did not see this one coming! How could they leave it like that!!

I wouldn’t recommend this graphic novel series as one to start with if you have never read a graphic novel before, as it is very fast paced, but if you are looking for something different than your superheroes and villains then you need to pick this series up!

Read my review for Volume 1.

Have you read The Wicked and The Divine graphic novels? What are your thoughts on them?


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