Butterbeer and Fantastic Tales: The Wicked + The Divine

Hello and welcome back. A few weeks back I tweeted about wanting to get into comics and began to start looking into which ones to read. Over and over The Wicked + The Divine by Image Comics kept popping up, and with good reason. If you recall from my last post I mentioned that I begun to read The Wicked + The Divine. The comic began in June of 2014, and is published monthly, so I didn’t feel like I was too far behind.

Let me try to get into why without giving too much away. The comic revolves around the fact that every 90 years twelve mythical figures are reincarnated as young adults with godlike powers, minus the immortality that is. For 2 years they get to live like gods and then they die, so goes the story. We then meet a regular British gal named Laura that gets caught up with the current 12 Pantheon. While first drawn to this lifestyle, she soon starts to realize things aren’t all she expected it to be.

Why I like it, and you will to:

Well besides the main plot of mortal gods that have 2 years to live it up, there’s representation. I’m not just talking about diversity as far as races, but sexuality, and even when it comes to the gods (they don’t just stick to Greek or Roman, there’s also Norse, Celtic, and many more). Honestly this was one of the big things that really drew me in. I love representation and this comic is chock full of it. It’s refreshing to see people from all walks of life in a role of power. I also like that the characters morality vary also from good, to wicked and everything in between.


Of course there’s more to it but I don’t want to give away too much. I myself have only gotten up to book 5, but I can tell you they have a loyal reader already. I can’t wait to buy the other issues and catch up with the story. Oh and did I mention there’s talks of adapting it into a TV series? If this pans up I’m all for it!


So now we get to the fun part. Since I’m hooked on this comic I want to share my love of it with you. I’m giving you the opportunity to win your very own copy of  Vol 1 which is issues 1-5 of The Wicked + The Divine. All you have to do is follow the instructions on how to enter. Contest runs until September 24, 2015 (which just so happens to be my kid’s birthday).

Good Luck!!!


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  • Danielle Knapp

    I haven’t read this yet, but a few friends have recommended it to me. I’m almost finished with the Fables series and then this is definitely next on my reading list – sounds awesome!

    • Desiree

      I’m really glad I picked it up. You won’t be disappointed. Be sure to enter my contest if you haven’t for your chance to win Vol 1 ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I heard about this the other day and thought the premise sounded interesting, not I can’t wait to check it out!

    • Desiree

      I’m excited to see if it becomes TV series.

  • Great review! This is definitely on my TBR list. It’s such an interesting concept!

    • Desiree

      It really is. It has these sorta “super humans/gods” but there’s the whole well you’re not immortal though. And they know it.

  • This one has been on my TBR list for a while now. It sounds AMAZING!

    • Desiree

      The concept behind it lured me in but so far the story is really good. I’m excited to read more.

  • How cool! This does sound awesome. I haven’t read it yet, but I want to! I love mythology and mythology retellings.

    I recently read the first trades of The Lumberjanes and Gotham Academy, and both are great. And if you haven’t read Saga, you definitely should. (The first two skew younger, but Saga is definitely for adults.)

    • Desiree

      Lumberjanes is on my to read list. It looks really fun and cute. I hadn’t heard of Gotham Academy. I’m gonna assume it’s in the Batman universe? Oh I’ll add Saga to my list. Thanks!

      • Gotham Academy is about a girl who’s tangentially associated with Batman, but he’s kind of a secondary character in it (as far as the first trade goes). It’s very cute, and not overly Batman-y if that’s not your sort of thing. ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Desiree

          Oh that’s sounds interesting. I’ll def check it out.

  • This is awesome!! ๐Ÿ˜€ I haven’t read it yet but it’s on my list!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Desiree

      You’ll enjoy it for sure. I’m exited to be giving away a copy, only wish I could give away copies to everyone.

  • Manchester Flik Chik

    I love this idea as it’s so original and the graphic design is amazing!

    • Desiree

      It really is different from most things out there. I’m excited to see what happens.

  • I got to start this series, but haven’t been able to keep up… Need to kick myself back into it! The only series I’m subscribing to is the new Ms. Marvel with Kamala Khan. I am in LOVE with that series. G. Willow Wilson is doing so many good things with it.

    • Desiree

      Once you do you’ll love it. I’m really excited to start Ms. Marvel, I’ve heard nothing but good things.