The Wicked + The Divine: 455 AD

The Wicked The Divine AD CITY OF GOD Nothing lives forever be it man god or empire but that doesn t mean you have to go quietly Join us as Lucifer refuses to fiddle while the Roman Empire burns The critically acclaimed TH

  • Title: The Wicked + The Divine: 455 AD
  • Author: Kieron Gillen Jamie McKelvie Matthew Wilson
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 451
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  • CITY OF GOD Nothing lives forever, be it man, god, or empire, but that doesn t mean you have to go quietly Join us as Lucifer refuses to fiddle while the Roman Empire burns The critically acclaimed THE WICKED THE DIVINE inevitably vandalizes history as it turns to the Sack of Rome Showcasing the epic art of ANDR LIMA ARA JO Avengers AI, Man Plus , the special is N CITY OF GOD Nothing lives forever, be it man, god, or empire, but that doesn t mean you have to go quietly Join us as Lucifer refuses to fiddle while the Roman Empire burns The critically acclaimed THE WICKED THE DIVINE inevitably vandalizes history as it turns to the Sack of Rome Showcasing the epic art of ANDR LIMA ARA JO Avengers AI, Man Plus , the special is NOT included in the forthcoming fifth volume of THE WICKED THE DIVINE.

    One thought on “The Wicked + The Divine: 455 AD”

    1. I'm usually not that enthusiastic when I hear about spin offs coming out for a series. But I want to hear about every single member of every single Pantheon that has ever been. Ever. They don't even have to be good spin offs. I just want more.

    2. A only picked this up because it was a one-shot, normally I read WicDiv exclusively as a trade. This one was kinda confusing, but that may be because I'm behind an arc and this ties in with Imperial Phase I, I'm not sure. I can say the art was good, as per usual, and there was a little foreshadowing as to the fate of the modern pantheon (I think that's what they're called, it's been a minute since I read the last volume lol).

    3. This requires you have some bit of knowledge of the time period prior to readingwhich is kind of irritating if you're just looking for a completely enclosed story, but still rather interesting. I always enjoy seeing the pantheon and the glimpses into the past are kind of cool. This is a bit disturbing, but it follows Lucifer and we get some little scenes with Bacchus and Ianna as well.

    4. For readers of the "The Wicked + The Divine" series, this provides some interesting twists, by showing two things -- that there are ways to flout the rules of the mythos, and that doing so has terrible consequences. Probably best read right before a reader starts the "Imperial Phase" storyline, where a similar tale appears like it is going to play out in the present.

    5. Interesting, but confusing as fuck. Also quite brutal. Probably was not the wisest choice to read it before bed. Oh, well.

    6. Utterly violent and it was a bit frustrating to not see the rest of the pantheon, but it gives us some answers (mostly about Ananke's motivations), and some clues regarding the modern pantheon's destiny. I'm not sure it's gonna play a part in the regular arcs but it's interesting to note that Lucifer was the last to die (and made a mess) in 455 AD and that Ananke killed Lucifer first chance she got in the present. Was she simply afraid he would turn out to be the most difficult one once again, o [...]

    7. Um wow, this was so interesting! Fucking hell, it also contains quite possibly the most violent panel in this series and the buildup to it is shockingly well done. This one-shot basically explores how the contrasting themes of fame and worship of the gods are bound to play out differently in a different time period altogether.Lucifer is in a very hot-tempered childlike incarnation of himself; it's actually interesting to see him succumb to the madness and violence of which we don't actually get [...]

    8. Much like the 1831 issue, I think this requires a better knowledge of the time period to fully appreciate what happens here, which I sadly lack. There are some messed up things happening in this short foray to the fall of Rome, and I would love to know what exactly is going on. I plan to do some -level research to get a better understanding, but between work, school, and two kids, my free time is already stretched thin. Until then I'll have to live with the disturbing images from this issue and [...]

    9. I'm not sure I understood everything I read, but it was a great number.It was nice to se Lucifer as the last survivor of the 455 AD pantheon, confronting Ananke and turning Rome into his own funeral pyre. The gore was rather good, tho. I would have loved to see more of the rest of the pantheon, but at least we got to see Dionysus (Bacchus) and Inanna for a little while in those flashbacks.I missed McKelvie's art. Don't get me wrong, Araujo is a fine artist and his work is generally good, but McK [...]

    10. It's interesting to see what happens when Gillen's telling an entire story in an issue instead of over a whole series, because the storytelling and the characters are still there, but you see so little that you're really filling in the blanks and giving the benefit of the doubt based on the other arcs.That said, I'm really thinking of this in the context of the broader storyline, which for me made the over-the-topness of the ending a lot more acceptable than it would've been by itself.

    11. Gotta give three stars-- an interesting story and a good way to give us exposition on what happens when gods outlive their time, but simultaneously very confusing (yes, even for a Latin student). And fewer gods! I was sad to just have one Still, fantastic to see a Roman's reaction to becoming a Christian god.

    12. like, i'll take a certain amount of confusion (read: my complete and utter confusion the first time i read vol. 1), but really? you're giving me a bit of a mindfuck here, and not in a good way. but, whatever. all worth it to see luci again. (still liked them better when they were gay and hella into it.)

    13. Always interesting to get a glimpse of the past. I would have liked a bit more time with the whole pantheon, but this grim look at the final days of this particular pantheon's reign was intriguing. The page with the instruments was particularly memorable Not necessarily in a good way!

    14. More gruesome than expected. Didn't love the art as much as I'd hoped. Suggests some interesting things for the rest of the regular issues, but I suspect this is something that will make far more sense once we see the whole picture.

    15. This is a fantastic one shot - it's the first TW+TD I read and left quite a few clues for the main story - I'm very impressed with the writing and eager to read the main series. Lucifer makes for a fascinating anti-hero.

    16. Entertaining one shot. Lucifer is the last god left in 455AD and that goes about as well as you would expect. This one has some pretty gruesome art, so prepare thyself. That harp though. Nightmare fuel. Loved the artist switch up on this one, it really suits the time period.

    17. If you are a fan of the character Lucifer from the The Wicked + The Divine series, you would probably enjoy this quick one shot issue. Even though the artwork was not my favourite, I did enjoy how surprisingly violent this turned out to be. Not bad.

    18. A one shot set in 455 AD. Lucifer is the last of the Pantheon still alive and is reluctant to end his two year stint on earth. A brutal and gory story but still a entertaining read.

    19. i only read this now because im fake. i dont know enough about the time period/things it references so this was confusing. i might try doing some research and re-reading it

    20. I'm worried about what we learned in this issue will pertain to the main story arc and what it means for The Pantheon.

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