Much along the lines of others in the series. This one I didn't find quite as amusing as the first, but it was still cute. My favorites were "you undeMuch along the lines of others in the series. This one I didn't find quite as amusing as the first, but it was still cute. My favorites were "you underestimate the power of gravity" and "I've got a good feeling about this."...more
I have to admit, I didn't love this one as much as I love our current timeline. It's hard to suddenly be invested in characters you don't know, even iI have to admit, I didn't love this one as much as I love our current timeline. It's hard to suddenly be invested in characters you don't know, even if they are previous-incarnations of characters you love. Plus, this is the end of their story, so it's hard to figure out exactly what's going on and why.
I think my greatest take-aways from this issue have to be about Ananke. Once again, she seems to have made someone a god who wasn't originally intended to be. Inanna mentions that her step-sister was changed into Woden and her brother-in-law into The Morrigan (but not the tri-fold Morrigan??), but she was not changed at first. Then, maybe because of her sister's babies that she murdered/sacrificed, Inanna was finally made into a god. Doesn't make much sense to me, but that seems like what is happened.
Ananke says to Inanna at the end, "No one escapes." But I wonder what happens if Ananke isn't around to fingersnap everyone dead in the end? Will they really all drop dead after 2 years?
I'm also curious about the creature they created, who moved into Wooden'a body. Did the creature survive? Will it show up sometime down the road?...more
I don't normally read single issues on their own, let alone review them, but when I swung by my LCS to grab the WicDiv one-off 1831AD issue, I happeneI don't normally read single issues on their own, let alone review them, but when I swung by my LCS to grab the WicDiv one-off 1831AD issue, I happened to pick up this one and flip through it. When I realized it wasn't just a normal issue, I decided it would be worthwhile to pick up early and read, especially as I had just finished reading volume 4.
This was an interesting interlude issue, with interviews instead of the sequential art and storytelling we are used to. They still provide a look into the minds of some of our characters, though, especially important as they try to figure out a new purpose now that Ananke is gone. The whole issue features gorgeous artwork by Kevin Wada, which truly looks like it belongs in an upscale fashion magazine.
The MorRigan seems to think it's okay to remain separate as she always has, in the darkness with Baphomet at her side. I wonder what the others think of that, and what Persephone might be able to do to bridge that gap.
I'm not surprised to see Baal step forward as the group leader. He has the most gravitas but also the most guilt for how long he followed Ananke. I'm also not shocked to hear he and Persephone are together. They always did have an attraction to each other, and a shared attachment to Inanna. It's not just my insane love for Laura/Persephone that leads me to think she is going to be vital in putting the Pantheon on the right track. As the person most outside of Ananke's plans, she has the best chance at seeing things through a fresh perspective.
Wooden is a character who is easy to hate, but I can see how he got the short end of the stick as far as god-powers go. It does concern me that he is freshly obsessed with figuring out Persephone. Also, does the fact that he's a game of thrones fan mean anything? Or that in one of his portraits he is wearing a crown? I hope he doesn't plan on trying to take over leadership of the Pantheon.
Poor Amaterasu. What does it mean that her interview takes place in San Fran and not London? Is she trying to escape from a place that has become filled with horrors? She is a bit like the Morrigan though - she doesn't seem to think much has changed regarding their goals post-Ananke, which seems odd to me. If Ananke told them what they should be doing, shouldn't she question that advice at this point?
The interview with Luci was interesting mostly because it provided a perspective from before, back when most people assumed the Pantheon wasn't actually full of gods, but rather a heavily-produced musical experience. Yet the writer still felt compelled to follow Luci all over town.
I'm so looking forward to volume 5 and seeing what comes next!...more