Series: The Wicked, The Divine and The Mythology

The Wicked, The Divine and The Mythology — Part 1: Amaterasu and Lucifer

McKelvie and Gillen’s new ongoing series The Wicked + The Divine is a sensation. With strong worldbuilding revolving around different mythological sources, this comic already has fans speculating and theorizing, even with only two issues out. It may be THE comic for mythology nerds, and I couldn’t help but toss my two cents in. This series intends to briefly point towards the original material, compare it to the comic’s adaptation of it, and speculate meanings and foreshadows only available with a bit of background knowledge. Says the legend that each ninety years, the gods descend to earth, taking the bodies of...

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The Wicked, The Divine and The Mythology — Part 2: The Morrigan and Baphomet

This series intends to briefly point towards the original mythological material, compare it to the Gillen and McKelvie comic adaptation of it, The Wicked and The Divine, and speculate meanings and foreshadows only available with a bit of background knowledge.   Issue #2 ended with a huge cliffhanger: a new god (it is possible indeed, Laura!). Plus the supposed murder of The Morrigan, to which I almost responded with internet anger towards Kieron Gillen. But, as my logical side took hold, I realized that it was not possible for any single being in the universe to want The Morrigan out...

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The Wicked, The Divine, and The Mythology—Part 3: Baal and Inanna

This series intends to briefly point towards the original mythological material, compare it to the Gillen and McKelvie comic adaptation of it (The Wicked and The Divine), and speculate about possible meanings and foreshadowing by using a bit of background knowledge.  Part 1: Amaterasu and Lucifer Part 2: The Morrigan and Baphomet The end of the first arc of The Wicked and The Divine couldn’t be bigger. Thus, huge spoilers ahead. Trust me, even if you usually don’t care about spoilers, save this text for later if you haven’t read issue #5 yet. You will thank me when you understand why. The...

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The Wicked, The Divine and The Mythology: Part 4 — Sakhmet and Dionysus

This series intends to briefly point towards the original mythological material, compare it to the comic adaptation of it (The Wicked + The Divine), and speculate about possible meanings and foreshadowing by using a bit of background knowledge. It contains light spoilers about character development, but not about the plot. Part 1: Amaterasu and Lucifer Part 2: The Morrigan and Baphomet Part 3: Baal and Inanna This comic is taking me by surprise issue after issue. First of all, a correction regarding Part 3: Baal and Inanna: In, as I like to call this series WicDivMyth Part 3, I referred to...

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