The Wicked + the Divine Deluxe Edition
The final volume of the commercial pop sensation is so momentous it can't be held in one volume. Join us for this two-book package that brings our cycle to an end. It's going to be okay.Oversized hardcover edition in two joint volumes collecting issues 34 to 45, including the six Specials and supplementary material.

The Wicked + the Divine Deluxe Edition Details

TitleThe Wicked + the Divine Deluxe Edition
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMar 17th, 2020
PublisherImage Comics
ISBN-139781534313583
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GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Fantasy, Fiction

The Wicked + the Divine Deluxe Edition Review

  • Chris Lemmerman
    January 1, 1970
    These books chonky. They're also packed to the brim with brilliance. The final 12 issues of the main series, as well as all of the Specials, and more Gillen commentary, all wrapped up in a pretty slipcase. The series itself ends as you always knew it would - by hurting everyone involved, including the reader. But there's something almost hopeful about it too, which is nice. The final issue and the epilogue issue will likely reduce you to tears, if you've been with these characters for as long as These books chonky. They're also packed to the brim with brilliance. The final 12 issues of the main series, as well as all of the Specials, and more Gillen commentary, all wrapped up in a pretty slipcase. The series itself ends as you always knew it would - by hurting everyone involved, including the reader. But there's something almost hopeful about it too, which is nice. The final issue and the epilogue issue will likely reduce you to tears, if you've been with these characters for as long as I have.The specials are an interesting experiment, different incarnations of the Gods in different time periods that shed some new light on the whole cycle and even reveal some of the main series' secrets before it does, if you know where to look. There are some more experimental ones, like the one that's almost entirely prose, plus there's the Christmas Annual that's mostly about the Gods having sex, and The Funnies which is just goofy and I love it. The Wicked + The Divine is an experience, and one that you deserve to have, especially through these awesome hardcovers. And at least you know that, if you want to read it all over again and savour every piece, spotting things you missed before and getting more and more 'Aha!' moments out of it, then you can - because Once Again, They Return.
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  • Natasha Chowdory
    January 1, 1970
    Whew! I can't believe it's finished. I think that this series did go on for longer than it needed to but the drawing is so consistently good that I was happy to come back to it. (Thinking of the short but sweet Paper Girls). I also love the diversity in this - seeing people of colour in a comic is wonderful. The story of this one is quite hard to follow - we find out a lot more about the origins or Ananke which is helpful but I think was a bit more drawn out than it needed to be....There are a Whew! I can't believe it's finished. I think that this series did go on for longer than it needed to but the drawing is so consistently good that I was happy to come back to it. (Thinking of the short but sweet Paper Girls). I also love the diversity in this - seeing people of colour in a comic is wonderful. The story of this one is quite hard to follow - we find out a lot more about the origins or Ananke which is helpful but I think was a bit more drawn out than it needed to be....There are a few pages of panels where I did think they were unnecessary but I get why they did it...lolSo a mixed response - fun but not earth shattering.
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  • Silyara
    January 1, 1970
    The series finished strong with a good message. (possibly one continuity issue? but w/e). Things kept coming up and being dealt with that were seeded early on and throughout. Some characters were able to learn and to grow. Others couldn't or didn't. Mistakes had consequences for each person. But how they dealt with them mattered. It was very good!The specials didn't have the same punch/arc/whatnot to them as the main series, but that's not necessarily the most surprising. And I liked learning The series finished strong with a good message. (possibly one continuity issue? but w/e). Things kept coming up and being dealt with that were seeded early on and throughout. Some characters were able to learn and to grow. Others couldn't or didn't. Mistakes had consequences for each person. But how they dealt with them mattered. It was very good!The specials didn't have the same punch/arc/whatnot to them as the main series, but that's not necessarily the most surprising. And I liked learning more about some of the earlier cycles, especially the 1923 one which was a mix of written story and comic. I'm definitely going to need to reread them all now I've read them.
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  • Eleana
    January 1, 1970
    I followed WicDiv from almost the beginning, and it was one of the most satisfying stories on every level. Great to now have this final volume in my collection, have a rollercoast of emotions while reading again the last parts, and delight in all the additional material (love all the covers!).
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  • Brendan
    January 1, 1970
    I had high expectations for the conclusion of this series, and it managed to not only meet them, but blow them out of the water. Absolutely one of the best comic books of this generation. I cant wait to read it again. I had high expectations for the conclusion of this series, and it managed to not only meet them, but blow them out of the water. Absolutely one of the best comic books of this generation. I can’t wait to read it again.
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  • Ryan
    January 1, 1970
    There are few things in life more satisfying than a story that sticks its landing.Thanks for the ride GMWC!
  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    Soooo good! Ill come back to this. Soooo good! I’ll come back to this.
  • Albert
    January 1, 1970
    Beautiful end
  • Josue Rodriguez
    January 1, 1970
    Major Arcana: The WorldThe End, BittersweetPersonal Growth is HardI'll Miss You
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