The Wicked + The Divine (The Faust Act)

WickedDivine

Summary:

Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as humans.

They are loved.

They are hated.

In two years, they are dead.

The team behind critically thermonuclear floor-fillers "Young Avengers" and "Phonogram" reunite to start a new, ongoing, superhero fantasy with a beautiful, oversized issue. Welcome to "The Wicked + The Divine", 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. Collects The Wicked + The Divine #1-5.  (Summary and book cover courtesy of goodreads.com)

Review:

Artistically I loved this collection.  The illustrations are fantastic and the coloring impressive.  On that aspect alone, I would say this book would be worth flipping through. 

The reason this book didn’t get a high number of stars is because of the story.  I LOVED the premise based on reading the summary, but we barely get to see it.  The story becomes an Agatha Christie whodunit quite quickly without focusing on what I found the most interest part of the premise: the gods themselves.  What exactly do they do?  I read 180 pages my only answer is: “Whatever they want without killing people.”  I didn’t feel like I connected with the main character and we didn’t get to learn much, if anything at all, about each god.  I enjoyed the read artistically which is why this gets a three-star rating, but I won’t be continuing with the series.

Warning: Contains violence

Please note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review courtesy of NetGalley

Rating: 3 stars!

Who should read it? People looking for a artistic experience without a lot of plot getting in the way.