The Wicked + The Divine: 455 AD by Kieron Gillen“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 ANDRÉ LIMA ARAÚJO (Avengers AI, Man Plus), the special is NOT included in the forthcoming fifth volume of THE WICKED + THE DIVINE.
The Wicked & The Divine 455 AD
The Wicked The Divine 455 AD (2017) ………
By creating an account, you verify that you are at least 13 years of age, and have read and agree to the Comicbook. The notion of pop culture pantheons of gods reappearing almost every century is brilliantly weird and forcing it into a two year span forces the series to function in a much cleaner fashion. This also leaves limited opportunities for exposition as flashbacks are almost non-existent and the entire tale is wrapped up within those days. In the second installment of these self-contained stories of former pantheons, artist Andre Araujo joins the series to focus on Lucifer during the final days of the Roman Empire. Looking at this issue as part of a grander epic, it allows Gillen and his collaborators to do something that is now impossible in the ongoing story: explore what happens when members of the pantheon refuse to die. Placing this particular narrative during the sacking of Rome by the Vandals also provides a stunning backdrop and grand metaphor for all of its events.
Join us as Lucifer refuses to fiddle while the Roman Empire burns. Lucifer is the only remaining member of the s Pantheon. Dressed as Julius Caesar , he approaches a shepherd on the outskirts of Rome, asking where the invading Vandal army is. He declares that he is going to fight them and be proclaimed emperor. He flies off in the direction of the army, and a moment later, a fiery explosion erupts nearby. The shepherd flees in terror. As Lucifer looks out at his new empire, he reminisces about his days as an actor with his now-dead lover, Dionysus , and longs to have him by his side.
Join us as Lucifer refuses to fiddle while the Roman Empire burns. WicDiv melds the trashy, lavish, and violent aesthetic of the late period Roman Empire with the thought and creativity of the Augustan Age, and there's maybe no possibility of it being used as propaganda like theAeneid. Like a passage from theSatyricon, Kieron Gillen, Andre Araujo, and Matthew Wilson meld humanity's basest desires for sex and violence with our highest urges for glory and legacy into a comic book feast that will have you begging for seconds and looking up Emperor Tiberius' recipe for roasted dormouse on Pinterest between rereads. Read Full Review. Gillen and team have created an incredibly deep world and I'm excited to see what previous pantheon we'll see next.
AD is the second special of The Wicked + The Divine. Illustrated by André Lima Araújo, it is set during the Sack of Rome, and focuses on the s Pantheon.
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