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Old 02-24-2017, 02:18 PM
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#48 (tie) The Wicked + The Divine
Mentions: 3, Points: 60
Writer/Creator: Kieron Gillen, Artist/Creator: Jamie McKelvie
Genre: Modern Mythology
Publication: Ongoing monthly, June 2014 - present
Lighting cigs with flames from your fingertips: still cool if you're too immortal for cancer

The Gillen/McKelvie duo is back already, and this series also draws inspiration from pop music, but this time it focuses on a whole host of deities drawn from a dozen different cultures who inhabit ordinary mortals' bodies on a 90-year cycle of death and reincarnation. When incarnated, they get fame and powers, but are fated to live for not more than two years past their awakening. The series won Best Comic at the 2014 British Comic Awards, was nominated for the 2015 Eisners, and is widely regarded for its diverse cast.

I've heard tons of good things about this book and honestly it sounds like extremely my jam, so I really should get around to reading it some time. Especially since I think my wife already bought the first several volumes.
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