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 ...
  • Shannon
    Mar 15, 2019
    Individual issue reviews: The Wicked + The Divine: 1831 The Wicked + The Divine: 455 AD The Wicked + The Divine: Christmas Annual #1 The Wicked + The Divine: 1923 The Wicked + The Divine: 1373 The Wicked + The Divine: The Funnies #1 Current review score: 2.4 ...
  • Caro
    Mar 14, 2019
    This is not actually a new volume, but rather a compendium of the prequels as well as some funny (and not so funny extras). The quality is all over the place, as McKelvie isn't illustrating this and Gillen thought that writing one of the issues down rather than to plot it as a graphic ...
  • 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 ?...
  • Ali
    Apr 16, 2019
    After finishing the last volume, I thought how much room there is for more spin-offs like the 1831 Romantic poet inspired issue. So boy was I pleased to realize the penultimate volume was all one-offs! The opening special about the fall of Rome was not enjoyable. I didn't get it at...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • Amy
    Mar 23, 2019
    some fun additions to the 'historical' canon of the pantheon but mileage varies on the tales, and the one taking up the majority of the volume (1927?) was largely in text - I'm reading a graphic novel, I want GRAPHIX. This volume also included a host of different artists which means th...
  • 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...
  • Olivia Williford (LivTheBookNerd)
    Mar 12, 2019
    This was mega-disappointing. I LOVE this series. So much that I screamed when I saw that this was out. However, I didn?t like many of the different sections. I loved it up until the 1920s. The Christmas issue was fabulous. I loved it. The funnies were suuuuch a waste. None of them we...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • David Basora
    Apr 26, 2019
    As a volume, this was weird because it is an amalgam of extra stories and fun bonuses the creators made to treat the fans. However, the fill-in stories that not only add to the past lore of the Pantheon, but add to the story of the gods we have come to know are wonderful. I am hoping w...
  • Adam
    Mar 17, 2019
    Collecting all the random, in-between issues of the WicDiv series, this eighth volume of The Wicked + The Divine is an unnecessary instalment. Come on, Gillen, end this series like it was meant to be concluded. ...
  • KL Baudelaire
    Mar 28, 2019
    Things were never okay. ...
  • Eszter
    Nov 11, 2018
    1831 - 3 stars Christmas Annual - 3 stars 1923 - 2 stars 455AD - 4 stars 1373 - 5 stars The Funnies - 1 star ...
  • 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. ...
  • Doug Peters
    Apr 19, 2019
    This middle chunk of this hodgepodge collection is a whodunit during the 1920s. It is mostly text (instead of art), which is probably why this Volume has a lower rating than the rest. Overall, I liked it for what it was. I can't criticize the authors for combining a bunch of stories th...
  • Alice
    Apr 30, 2019
    Oh my gosh. At first then I started this installment I was upset because it doesn't have anything to do with the cliff hanger ending of the last trade, but as I got to the end it was by far one of my favorites. This trade focuses on the pantheons of the past and some of them were incre...