In Kieron Gillen’s new graphic novel series The Wicked + The Divine, readers are left to ponder the nature of human mortality and our love of consumerism. The series revolves around 12 Gods who incarnate into human bodies about every 90 years. Thanks to their divine nature, these deities are both charismatic and brilliant, and are pretty much the same as our very human pop stars.
However, unlike Shakira or Lindsay Lohan, these divine pop stars can speak in tongues and perform miracles. The only problem is that within two years, they die. Thanks to Gillen’s writing and illustrator Jaime McKelvie’s gorgeous artwork, readers are thrown into a fantasy tale that will make them stop and think about why we worship pop stars and why we’re so willing to consume the rise and fall of our so-called idols.
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