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Archie Dies and Ragnarok Rocks: Comics Collection for July 24th, 2014

Stew Shearer | 24 Jul 2014 15:49
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the wicked the divine 1

The Wicked + The Divine #1 and #2

Every 90 years, twelve gods return to life in the bodies of seventeen-year-olds, only to die within two years. These gods become idols, awe-inspiring pop stars with devoted followers. The first two issues introduce some of this dysfunctional pantheon of reinterpreted gods, and a world not quite like our own. The cycle of reincarnation has been happening for eons, long enough for college classes about the phenomenon to develop syllabi, and many believe that the whole thing is just a farce. When Lucifer (Luci for short) gets herself dragged into jail for popping some heads with the snap of her fingers, pantheon fan Laura steps in to help.

If you've ever found yourself in a Wikipedia-induced haze, clicking from theology page to theology page deep in the minutiae of bygone gods and goddess, or standing in the freezing cold in a line, warmed only by your excitement to see a band you love, this series is for you. The art does justice to the first-crush, loud-club, heart-pounding, world-spinning feeling that comes with the all-consuming worship we offer up to pop idols and lust-driven crushes. Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie have built a fascinating mythology all their own here, and I can't wait to unravel it all.

Favorite Moment: I want everything you have.
- Marla

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