The Wicked + The Divine (The Faust Act)



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


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.