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The Wicked + the Divine, Vol. 9 After Five Years, We Reach The Final Volume We Go Not Gentle Into That Good Night, But Go Driving A Converted Tank, Covered In Glitter And Spangles, With A Soundsystem Audible From Mars Blaring Nothing But Bangers Gods, Pop Stars, An Ending We Ll Miss YouCollects THE WICKED THE DIVINE

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  • Paperback
  • 168 pages
  • The Wicked + the Divine, Vol. 9
  • Kieron Gillen
  • English
  • 04 August 2018
  • 9781534312494

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About the Author: Kieron Gillen

Kieron Gillen is a comic book writer and former media journalist.

10 thoughts on “The Wicked + the Divine, Vol. 9

  1. says:

    So this is it, the end of The Wicked The Divine The end of an era, Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie s magnum opus five years in the making A book that got me into comics, the one I ve been following from the start, my first ongoing series, and for the longest time my favorite This book means so much to me, and I m definitely a bit sad that it is over, though I m also kinda relieved Yes, I freely admit that the series lost its way a bit midway through I actually went back and re read the entire series before the finale, and the two part Imperial Phase especially is an absolute pain that made me question why I was reading WicDiv in the first place But was it wort it To me, absolutely, despite everything After the almost unbearable volumes 5 and 6, volume 7 was a fantastic return to form and arguably the best book in the series, and the actual finale here, in volume 9 is also really good for the most part In a way, it s everything the series has been throughout its run beautiful, bombastic, creative and heartfelt, but also a bit frustrating, vague, confusing, weirdly paced and overstuffed with twists and dramatic reveals that are walked back as quickly as they are introduced Certain things were left unsaid, which disappointed me, and the actual final issue was well, I can see why it is the way it is, and the message behind it was beautiful, but story wise it just felt empty and, frankly, Imperial Phase did so much damage to these characters that in my eyes none of them fully recovered, so I really struggled to care about them the way I was supposed to towards the end And yet I can t say I didn t like the ending it was satisfying and wrapped up all the important things with grace and grandeur, for better or for worse.Visually, what can I say about Jamie McKelvie, Matt Wilson and Clayton Cowles The guys are masters of their craft and are unreservedly top tier comics creators of all time McKelvie physically suffered for his art, going through severe pain that caused multiple delays on final issues And it s honestly the best work of his career, the guy deserves an Eisner and every other comic art award for his exquisite craft.So yeah, here we are The end of an era WicDiv is the book that started it all for me, we ve been through a lot together and I m going to miss it dearly It kind of feels like saying goodbye to a friend Farewell, WicDiv And thank you to the entire team who made this book the wild ride that it was.

  2. says:

    I m still to read Issue 45 but the four issues are good At least, my questions have been answered.

  3. says:

    The end of 6,000 years, or looked at another way, five In which two guys I knew before they were even cult figures pulled off the Ziggy Stardust gambit, and told a story about fame that made them famous but not just famous, because much like the characters this also saw them ascending to a whole other level creatively, with issues that should have felt like jokes or gimmicks but instead served as reminders that comics can do so much than people usually let them After which, this is where it all pays off and for the most part it really does Whatever my quibbles with the metaphysics and the alternate history of the premise, the characters have always been solid and alive and oh so true Combine that with how long we ve been living with them, and how could their final acts not have this impact There are so many perfect moments here Baal s plan the realisation that maybe knowing you re the destroyer could be the first stop to not being the destroyer Don t make then now Don t make then forever The face on those three clicks The new looks Yes, maybe sometimes we are getting morals like we used to at the end of a Saturday morning cartoon, except that here they feel wise and earned, not sappy and pat It s helps that it s utterly beautiful McKelvie has become one of the few artists in comics who can reliably deliver a big emotional beat without the panel needing a word to explain it Meanwhile, Gillen is hiding terrible puns in the very structure of the story, explained only in the writer s notes the temple of love is falling down, indeed.WicDiv s gods have always and openly been a metaphor through which to talk about the experience of being a creator or artist of any sort, and even if I never entirely bought into the in world grounding of that, they do enable moments of brilliant insight, not least in the issue about those who try to step away from the brink, while realising that you can never come all the way back No one who didn t think they were special could stand in front of all those people, take their money and do the bullshit you did And even if ultimately this was a story about choosing humanity over the art and the myth, oh, the art and the myth they paradoxically wove from that.

  4. says:

    I started reading these comics 5 years ago It s really weird to see them come to an end especially when much of the story has been about avoiding endings , but here we are It wasn t perfect, it was often so strange I didn t know what was going on, but it was a beautiful thing to read The last issue was really moving I ll miss these characters, and I ll miss the feeling I d get every Wednesday when the new issue finally dropped after a month of waiting.

  5. says:

    Da em cztery gwiazdki, ale tylko z sentymentu Ostatni numer by adnym podsumowaniem Ale nie wiele pami tam z tego co si dzia o w tym tomie.

  6. says:

    Catharsis.

  7. says:

    I ve been reading WicDiv ever since it began 5 years ago, and now that it s over I m emotional and don t quite know what to say I feel like most of the people writing those heartfelt messages for the final letters page put it into words better than I could So let me just say I love this series, and it s going to stay with me It s always going to be this special thing I read at a certain point in my life, and it s always going to be this feeling of I was there for it, I watched it grow, I saw the magic happen from beginning to end And honestly I adored the ending, and the journey towards it It s been an amazing ride.

  8. says:

    Individual issue reviews

  9. says:

    Can t believe it s over A fitting end that made me cry how could it not and some ideas I ll be rolling over for a while Can t wait to read this all again with full context at least as much as I can remember.

  10. says:

    i have never felt so dead in my entire life

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