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The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 2: Fandemonium

(The Wicked + The Divine #2)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  20,530 ratings  ·  1,974 reviews
The second volume of the award-winning urban fantasy series where gods are the ultimate pop stars and pop stars are the ultimate gods. Following the tragic and unjust death of Lucifer, it takes a revelation from Inanna to draw Laura back into the worlds of Gods and Superstardom to try and discover the truth behind a conspiracy to subvert divinity. Includes issues 6-11 of t ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published July 1st 2015 by Image Comics
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Jesse (JesseTheReader)
Mar 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
I mean seriously! What is with these endings!

So, Laura is still depressed over Luci's (Lucifer) death. Inanna comes along and wants to help her find out what really happened. Some other people. . er . . gods are back as well. Some people are made into new gods and other crazy stuff that blows my mind.

Even though I don't understand some of the things they talk about in the book (maybe they don't either) I still love it and I love the freaking graphics. They are just as awesome as the first volu
Apr 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
Holy crap.. That ending...
✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
This story is so all over the place that it should come with a bucketload of aspirin. You know, to cure the headache the reader will undoubtedly suffer from by the time he/she turns the last page. Most of the time you have no clue what's going on, what the characters are talking about or what the hell it all means. A pinch of why, a dash of huh, a drop of "I'm lost," a tinge of "did I miss something," a zest of "oh look, a plot hole!" and TADA! Confusion is you.

The story isn't bad, it's just t
destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
I honestly had such a hard time picking a star rating for this one, because something about this graphic novel series is simultaneously intriguing and really... frustrating and boring. So much happens, yet there's no attachment to any of the characters, so it's hard to care about most of the events. I will admit, though, that the ending caught me, and I'll probably pick up Volume 3 just to see where the story goes next. ...more
Wren (fablesandwren)

So I think I understand this a little more. There are suppose to be only twelve gods in a cycle, and each one is harder than the previous one to find. The only reason I knocked out a star is because I am still a little confused on who is who and what.

I need a guide book to keep up with who is who.

I also think these gods are based off of Greek mythology, at least a little. For example, I believe these three are knock offs of The Fates.

Also, in case you were wondering, everything is still like rea
Mar 27, 2016 rated it it was ok
Just. No. Nope. No.
The character motivations make no sense to me. The plot is thin. The ending was left cliffhanger and more "WTH was the point of that"

Sorry guys, I think these are just not for me.....

The art is great though!
Norah Una Sumner



Literally don't know what to say. I don't like any of the characters, the story is simply thin, flat and full of cliffhangers that don't make any sense. The art is lovely though. So yeah...

Feb 27, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: z2017, graphic-novels
3.5 Stars.

The first half of this volume was so confusing. I don't even really know what is going on half of the time in this series. The story is still very muddled and a lot of things aren't really being explained properly. The second half was much better and things started moving in the right direction. Then that ending, wow I was not expecting that. Despite all of the confusion though, I still like this comic. I'm still holding on to the hope that the story will get clearer and things will be
Ashley DiNorcia
Jun 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
First of all, I need that "Lucifer died for our sins" shirt.

Second, the art in this series has easily become one of my all time favorites. It's so beautiful.

Third. Wtf why you gotta do me like that, ending?!
Helen 2.0
Jun 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
ANOTHER cliffhanger! Stop with the cliffhangers already!
May 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The cliffhanger of cliffhangers.

Hmmmm . . . Not quite sure what just happened!? This series is quite bizarre and while it is very visually stimulating, I did not follow it as much as volume 1.

I have been reading about one graphic volume a week and this is some of the best art work I have scene. I am not fond of the wrinkly face of the old main character in the book - but that is really my only complaint.

If you will be offended by pagan and polytheistic religious themes, this is not the series for you. But, if you have an open
Jun 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
What the what!? How do you end like that? This series continues to be amazing, exciting and heartbreaking!
Elle (ellexamines)
God. I love this series.

I’ve seen a lot of people saying the plot is confusing, and yes, it is at times. But you know what? The characters are fantastic enough and the art style gorgeous enough that it makes up for it. I love the writing and everything else.

A spoilery rundown of the characters:
Ananke— the woman who gives the gods their powers, and one we’re trying to find in volume one. Former god. Kind and caring to Minerva, at least. BUT WHAT THE HELL DID SHE DO IN THAT ENDING.
David Bl
Mar 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
That ending. WOW!

Update: It has now been more than 12 hours since I finished this graphic novel and I'm still shocked about the ending.

I must say, I am really enjoying this series! The Wicked + The Divine, Vol.2: Fandemonium, picks up soon after where we left of after the first volume. Things have picked up and the story has definitely become more intense.

Laura is still on a mission to discover who is behind the tragic events that occurred within the first volume and a few of the gods now seem more willing to help her out.

A few more characters/gods are introduced and while I worried that I wouldn’t be able to keep track of them
Sam Quixote
Jun 24, 2015 rated it it was ok
In this weak second volume of The Wicked + The Divine, superfan Laura and journalist Cassandra investigate Luci’s would-be assassins and uncover the “dark heart of fandom”; Baphomet discovers that death gods can kill other gods and steal their life force, extending their own time beyond the 2 years they’re given; and The Pantheon is complete as the final gods appear.

Kieron Gillen’s story for this book is incredibly thin. I’m not really sure why it’s important for Laura and Cassandra to find out
Oct 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
What the hell!? It can't end like that!! Where is the third volume? I need it. ...more
Kayla Charisse
That ending. What. I am NOT okay.
Neil (or bleed)
Aug 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Edit: Re-read. May 19, 2018

I think I understand this volume better now.


August 25, 2016

Jun 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Warning: the end will blow your mind. Literally. When you get there, come find me, we can form a support group.
Karlyflower *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)*

I'm pretty sure I'm in love with you..... *sigh*

2015; the year that Karly falls for graphic novel characters. It all began with Marko in Saga, Volume 1 (How could I help it?? He's just so adorable...) and then there was Archer, and now, Inanna....

YES, you!

Anyways, this one was a little weirder and more convoluted than the first. And once again, while I enjoyed the story, it's the art that really stole the show for me.

Dammit, Inanna, stop it.... let me think ;)

Moving on. This story is a very
rachel ☾
Jun 15, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: adult-lit
#1 The Wicked + the Divine: The Faust Act ★★★☆☆
#2 The Wicked + the Divine: Fandemonium ★★☆☆☆

if i thought the first book was slightly confusing, this left me completely bewildered
Jeannette Nikolova
Jun 20, 2016 rated it liked it
Also available on the WondrousBooks blog.

Ughhh... I'm angry. So much potential and still not delivering. And that makes it so confusing.

Let's do this the old-fashioned way. I will dissect it in several parts and tell you what was good and what was not or failed to improve.

The art is still magnificent. I swear I could continue reading this just for the art. I have so much love for the artist. I will give you this sample and write no more.



But. The story did not move an inch. The only reaaa
Jun 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-sff-faves
I read this as part of the Booktubeathon 2015 and I was very, very excited to get to this! I have been looking forward to reading this since finishing up Volume 1 and the ending of Volume 1 made me highly excited for this. I am happy to say that this book certainly didn't disappoint me. I adored both the story and the artwork once again, and I certainly cannot wait for Volume 3 (which I know will be a while!).

In this book we are continuing exactly where we left off with the hunt for who committe
Feb 02, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, comics
In it second volume, The Wicked and the Divine remains incredibly, intensely beautiful to look at. Unfortunately, the story in this volume was kind of weak. The mystery of who murdered Luci should be rather more interesting than it is. But the characters themselves find their interest waxing and waning. It isn't until the last issue in this collection that things start to pick up. I still really like this series, and not just for the art and gloriously glam rock character designs. I very much wa ...more
Marianna Neal
Nov 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
The first half of this volume had its ups and downs, but the second half... OH MAN, does it make up for any shortcomings. Honestly, I can't even review this right now because I can't get over what this volume just put me through. I'm actually glad I was behind on this series because with THAT ending I don't know how I could have waited for volume 3 to come out, and now I can just dive right back in. Oh, and in case you're wondering the art is as stunning as ever. ...more
Jul 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved this even more than the first volume! Such a cool series!
Michael Finocchiaro
I was not particularly enamored with the first volume of The Wicked + The Divine, but figured I'd give the second volume a shot. Well, it is really more of the same. I find the whole gods returning to earth for two years a bit implausible and undesirable. The artwork is pretty good, but I find the characters flat, the gods underwhelming and the story not engaging enough. I don't know if it is a millennial vs old far thing, but I am getting off on this stop with TW+TD. ...more
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Kieron Gillen is a comic book writer and former media journalist.

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