The Wicked + the Divine, Vol. 8: Old Is the New New

The Wicked + the Divine, Vol. 8: Old Is the New New

Modernist poets trapped in an Agatha Christie Murder Mystery. The Romantics gathering in Lake Geneva to resurrect the dead. What really happened during the fall of Rome. The Lucifer who was a nun, hearing Ananke's Black Death confession. As we approach the end, we start to see the full picture. Also includes the delights of the WicDiv Christmas Annual and the Comedy specia Modernist poets trapped in an Agatha Christie Murder Mystery. The Romantics gathering in Lake Geneva to resurrect the dea...

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Title:The Wicked + the Divine, Vol. 8: Old Is the New New
Author:Kieron Gillen
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:1534308806
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:232 pages pages

The Wicked + the Divine, Vol. 8: Old Is the New New Reviews

  • César
    Nov 26, 2018
    The specials will be collected in cronological order (455AD, 1373, 1831, 1923, christmas, funnies), which is ok as a volume 8, but I still think they work better when read in publication order intersped with the rest of the series (Vols 1-4, 1831, Vol 5, 455AD, Vol 6, 1923, christmas, ...
  • John
    Nov 21, 2018
    Wicked+Divine is one of the better comics out there right now, and I feel it's criminally underrepresented next to say, Saga. The premise of the series is about a recurring pantheon of 12 gods who return to the earth every 90 years to live fast lives of revelry. (You live fast and die ...
  • rosalind
    Apr 05, 2019
    this series is sort of like a car crash that you can?t bring yourself to look away from ...
  • DeAnna Knippling
    May 01, 2019
    The oldest con in the world continues, so that life can go on. This is a hard collection to read - a lot of things-that-aren't-standard and iterations of previous storylines. I had one head-slapping moment at a buried clue. Can't wait to see this all wrapped up. ...
  • Sydney
    Jun 01, 2019
    I enjoyed this artist featurette much more than the previous one! It felt much less jarring jumping around to different time periods. I wish I had all of the volumes with me so I could read them in the "proper order"! And the funnies at the end were great. Wicked and Dogvine 10/10 qual...
  • Devann
    Mar 10, 2019
    This volume collects the six specials that go with the series [455 AD, 1373 AD, 1831 AD, 1923 AD, Christmas Special, and Funnies]. Most of them are pretty good but it's still a bit disappointing because I feel like every time we gain some plot momentum with this series the authors just...
  • Lenny
    Apr 08, 2019
    Volume seven of WicDiv was nothing short of phenomenal. Years worth of questions were answered in epic payoffs; fantastic art with meticulously researched details literally spanning all of time, and of course, a massive cliffhanger. But don?t get too excited opening up volume 8 ?...
  • Carey
    Mar 25, 2019
    This blew my damn mind. I need to go back and read from the beginning but stupid school is making me read educational material. ...
  • Sesana
    Apr 09, 2019
    A detour from the main story, to collect the special issues. Most of them are set in different historical eras, and they're uniformly great. My favorite was the 1831 issue, with obviously Byron and obviously Shelley and, most importantly, obviously Mary Shelley and obviously Claire Cla...
  • Michelle
    Jul 22, 2019
    Hmm, I appreciate that the creators wanted to compile these special issues into one volume, but this didn't really work for me. ? I enjoyed the first three stories. They were typical WicDiv tales and they were solid. I liked all the guest artists' work as well. ? However, I d...
  • Alex Sarll
    Dec 07, 2018
    Collecting the specials, in chronological order ?meaning readers of the trades will have a very different experience to singles readers, who got them dotted between arcs in quite another order. My experience of the latter approach was...well, they certainly answered some of the que...
  • Dan
    May 23, 2019
    This had a really strong start but then the writing got lazy halfway thru. Adding chunks of text instead of illustrating the story is just plain laziness. People DO NOT buy a comic to read it like a normal book. Not too mention the bullshit short at the end of this volume. For a Mature...
  • Kathryn Kania
    Jul 20, 2019
    Didn't realize this wasn't a continuation of plot so was a little disappoint but that's not this books problem. I liked seeing all the different Lucis through the ages. ...
  • Morgan
    Jun 30, 2019
    I actually like most of this volume. I liked the history special more, maybe because I got who most of them were based off. The holiday special felt kind of pointless. Interesting to see what the last volume is going to be like. ...
  • Tina
    May 03, 2019
    A scatter of short stories that have no connection other than that they all feature the Lucifer-character, plus a longer written story with some illustrations (I just couldn't muster any interest in the written story, I tried several times and in the end I skimmed through it as fast as...
  • Cale
    Apr 23, 2019
    Because this series isn't challenging enough to follow in its modern day plot, this volume throws a variety of previous iterations at us. Some have their moments, while others don't feel like they provide very much of value (although it may be because they were intended to be read earl...
  • Shannon Appelcline
    May 10, 2019
    A mostly innocuous series of Wicked + Divine stories. We get interesting looks at the gods in different eras, but the only one of them that's truly notable is 1923 AD. The glimpse at the gods at the edge of our technological age is pretty neat. Beyond that, I'm not a big fan of stories...
  • Ryan
    Apr 01, 2019
    Volume 8 is the only inessential volume in The Wicked + The Divine's run, due to its status as a collection of standalone stories shedding more light on past eras of Gods. While the individual stories are quite interesting and have stellar guest artwork, as a whole the collection feels...
  • Chihoe Ho
    Jul 28, 2019
    I appreciate getting all the special issues put together in a collection and being able to enjoy WicDiv in its various storytelling forms and illustration styles. Some of the stories in this are engaging and fleshes out the mytho of this universe. Yet, this volume of the series illustr...
  • Leah
    Jan 26, 2019
    I'm so excited for everyone to get their hands on this volume! These bonus issues answer questions that the arcs haven't, and the Christmas Annual and Funnies are just a great fucking time. After re-reading, here are my star ratings for each issue: 1831AD - 4 Stars 455AD - 4 Sta...
  • Gaz Watson
    Aug 11, 2019
    What is this!? How dare they class this as a volume, this is all just crap that should have been tagged onto the real volumes. Nothing here was done well, or worth reading, truly awful. ...
  • Jenny Clark
    Jun 19, 2019
    This continues to be a good series, and I like that we get to see the past pantheons a bit in this. I liked Lucifer as a nun, it was a really good story. Still really confused about some things, but we'll see how the last arc wraps em all up. ...
  • Imogene
    Jan 30, 2019
    I just got excited when I realised that I had actually read all of these :-) I'll have to go back, reread and review each title separately. I did find it a little less compelling due to the, shall we say, narritus interuptus? But individually, some of these were insanely brillia...
  • Agnė
    Apr 02, 2019
    The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 8 is a collection of six special issues, four of which feature the endings of the previous Pantheons: 1) set in 455 AD, originally published after the issue 28; 2) set in 1373 AD, originally published after the issue 39; 3) set in 1831 AD, originally ...
  • Rod Brown
    May 27, 2019
    Somehow I got it in my mind that this was the final volume of the series. So imagine my disappointment to find instead that it is a compendium of previously uncollected interstitial stories dealing with incarnations of the gods in times past and specials with random sex scene flashback...
  • Logan
    Jun 22, 2019
    Really not worth your time! This trade just collects one-shots and annuals, it doesn't continue the main series which will be wrapped up in Vol 9. I was excited to read this but honestly, it disappointed the issues weren't that engaging to read and were frankly boring. The artwork all ...
  • KL Baudelaire
    Mar 28, 2019
    Things were never okay. ...
  • k
    Mar 26, 2019
    collections like this are always hit or miss but a) i love my hot mess children and b) i really appreciate that they just did a bunch of 'fuck it, here are all your favs canonically getting it on' stories for the christmas annual. truly, the spirit of the season. ...
  • Annette Jordan
    Jul 25, 2019
    2.5 stars A strange break in momentum. Some of the prequel stories were interesting and a couple were beautifully illustrated but overall I wish they had continued on with the main storyline. One of my least favorite volumes but I'm looking forward to seeing how it all wraps up in Vol...
  • Christine Aeschbacher
    Jul 16, 2019
    SO GOOOOOOD! This is the history I?ve been wanting! I LOVED the ?And Then There Were None? retelling that took place about halfway through. It was so fantastic. I also enjoyed the bloopers and deleted scenes from previous issues. The last few pages of short scenes making fun ...