Saturday, December 27, 2014

DNF Review [Graphic Novel]: The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1: The Faust Act l by Kieron Gillen

The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1: The Faust Act by Kieron Gillen
Source: eARC via Netgalley | Image Comics
My rating: 1 of 5 stars :star
Published: November 12th, 2014

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. 

My Review
I had super high expectations for this.
I did not understand it at ALL. I triple checked, Yes, it's Volume 1. If it's Volume 1, I don't understand why it just jumps in to a scene (it's a seance) from the first page with NO explanation WHATSOEVER.

*scratches head* I've asked myself everything from "maybe you should keep reading?" to "Maybe you're just stupid and you don't understand what's going on because you're D-U-M-B?" Whatever the answer is, this is the only review I can write. I feel like I did have enough to say for a mini review, so bear with me while I explain what happened with this graphic novel situation.

I hate having to DNF. At the same time, it can't be helped sometimes, especially when you read often. I just didn't understand what the heck was going on. The only good thing about it was that it had great illustrations. But due to the extreme lack of comprehensive dialogue and no introduction of characters..ugh I just was very sad to have to DNF this. :c

I -may- come back to it, but I don't know how that would happen since it my copy expired. :x Also, I wouldn't buy it but if I came across it at a library I would maybe try it again. I just think the premise is so cool...and the illustrations were amazing..the whole look was great. Hence the 1 star. But, it's a graphic NOVEL and the latter part was nonexistent. Unless there is a prequel I'm missing? (which very well could be!) I just had to shelve this after sitting on it for over one month. :||

(I received a copy of this from the publisher in exchange for an honest review).


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(aka Dee) has loved reading for as long as she can remember. She loves many things: fantasy novels, young adult fiction, her cat, painting, and horror films from the 70s. Diamond is a grad student at UCLA. She's pursuing a Master's in Library and Information Science.