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The Wicked + the Divine 1
The Wicked + the Divine 1: The Faust Act | Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie
"solid storytelling and clean, gorgeous artwork will keep readers engrossed and eager for more." - "Publishers Weekly "(Starred) "Gillen's penchant for fast, sharp dialogue and McKelvie and Wilson's razor-lined, intensely colored visuals keep things popping up to the cliffhanger ending." - "Booklist" "the story is beautifully drawn "and" populated with characters of color, diverse gender, and sexual identities, and you have my full undivided attention." -- "Kirkus" Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as humans. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead. The team behind critically thermonuclear floor-fillers "Young Avengers" and "Phonogram" reunite to start a new, ongoing, superhero fantasy with a beautiful, oversized issue. Welcome to "The Wicked + The Divine," where gods are the ultimate pop stars and pop stars are the ultimate gods. But remember: just because you're immortal, doesn't mean you're going to live forever.Collects "The Wicked + The Divine" #1-5.
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GivenLemons
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I‘ve read this many times before, but I still enjoy it! I really love the magazine issue and watching all the characters muddle through their emotions and confusion.

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RainyDayReading
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Am I confused and not sure I grasp what is going on? Yes.
Am I hooked on the characters and simply must continue on to find out just what the hell is going on? Definitely.
-Every 90 years, 12 Gods are brought back to life to be worshipped, idolized and hated. Two years later, they‘re all dead- that in a nutshell is all I know. Gorgeous art and I loved seeing the Gods being pulled from different mythologies.

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mdemanatee
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Guess the Birthday Boy enjoyed his present.

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Craftylikefox
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How did I miss this one?? I haven‘t picked it up yet. It sounds right up my alley with Mythological Deities. Has anyone else read this??? Thoughts??

Eyelit It‘s pretty good at the start, but kind of becomes a confusing mess later on. I still read the trades, tho, so it clearly hasn‘t scared me away 😂 3mo
callielafleur I love this series. I agree that the later books are a bit of a mess, but I hold out hope that the ending will be brilliant and beautiful. 3mo
wordzie Sound great 👍 3mo
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Vulpixen
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I may use this line next time someone tests my patience...

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TK421
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Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as humans. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead. The Wicked and the Divine welcomes you to a world where the gods are the world's biggest pop and rock stars. Every 90 years they return, take human form, and try to inspire humanity. But this takes a toll. They burn brightly, but quick. Within 2 years they die. Laura is one of their biggest fans, but is there more to her than it seems?

CatLass007 I loved this!! 4mo
Jovy Sounds interesting! Stacked! 4mo
JazzFeathers Wow! What a premise! 4mo
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ShookBelf
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Mehso-so

Great artwork, intriguing premise, hard to follow ... and not my cup of tea. But extremely quick to read, on Kindle Unlimited so essentially free, and fulfilled prompts for 4, yes 4!, challenges. 3🌟

#52in52-2019 #somethingnew (My first ever comic read) #popsugar2019 #anownvoicesbook #ReadHarder2019 #comicbyanLGBTQIAcreator #LitsyAtoZ #W

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wtimblin
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Quite possibly the best epigraph I‘ve seen. Boom Boom!

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hissingpotatoes
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Mehso-so

3/5⭐ The art and colors are seriously superb, pure magic. I continue to love the Morrigan and to an extent Baphomet. While I mostly enjoy my experience reading this story, there's no lasting impact for me that makes me particularly want to return or care too deeply about the characters, probably because I am completely lost on how the magic works, what the characters' motivations are, and what is going on with the plot. #projectSAMS

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hissingpotatoes
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It is a poor critic who says that a lack of effect on them implies all others are insincere in their love. #projectSAMS

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teainthelibrary
The Wicked + the Divine 1: The Faust Act | Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie
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In love with the artwork, like majorly in love. The story line and the characters are amazing, but the dialogue complicates the plots and makes it confusing at times. Still, I can‘t wait to delve into this series and get my hands on other volumes.

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Jadams1776
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The art in this graphic novel is beautiful! I highly recommend it.

RadicalReader @Jadams1776 seriously more adorable perfect puppy I have ever seen 6mo
Jadams1776 @RadicalReader thanks, she is quite adorable 6mo
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JacintaMCarter
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#2018Book126
Every 90 years, 12 people are chosen to become the gods and goddesses of mythology. This allows them unlimited powers and the ability to do whatever (and whomever) they want, but they only get to live for two more years. Of all the graphic novels I've read, this might be one of my favorites. The characters are compelling, the story keeps you hooked, and the artwork is absolutely gorgeous.

callielafleur One of my favorite series!! 7mo
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cdreincarnate
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I ❤️ this comic.

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KathyWheeler
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My niece, who has very similar tastes to me in graphic novels, recommended this series, and my library has it on Hoopla! I can‘t wait to start it.

KathyWheeler Oh no! It won‘t open!😭 8mo
zzz @KathyWheeler dang! I tend to have issues with Hoopla anytime I use it 😝 8mo
KathyWheeler @JenIsAlwaysReading I rarely do except for lately — first I couldn‘t download an audiobook — I could only stream it. Then this issue. I reported it and got an email that said to update the app. I had already gotten out my old iPad and tried it there instead of the tablet I usually use. It worked on the iPad. 8mo
zzz @KathyWheeler I use it on my phone so I will have to try updating the app👍 8mo
KathyWheeler @JenIsAlwaysReading I‘ve never had trouble with it on my phone. 8mo
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StellaDz
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Holy moly this was good. I just love the idea of gods coming back and messing about. It just makes for a crazy, fun ride! This was awesome. The story was great, I can‘t wait to read further volumes. The art was so beautiful, I have no words for it. In essence, it was godly. 😉

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Readergrrl Your post is reminding that I bought this book and put it away to “read for later.” That was LAST winter! I need to go find it NOW! Too many books in my TBR pile!!! 😂📚📚📚 9mo
StellaDz @Readergrrl I was in the same boat. No idea when I bought this! Now that I‘ve read I want all the other volumes! 9mo
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GivenLemons
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There still aren‘t any characters that you can have an uncomplicated relationship with, but that‘s part of what makes this so amazing. It‘s the comic I‘ve read the longest - since it first came out! #graphicnovel #fantasy #mythology

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aspectdawnings
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Moved really fast, it felt like, but I could look at Jamie McKelvie‘s art and Matt Wilson‘s colors for years, and I truly believe Kieron Gillan‘s comics writing is like waaay too smart for me.

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pgh.femme
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I am not a graphic novel kind of reader. However, I knew as soon as I finished The Library at Mount Char that I was in danger of a reading slump. When my library emailed me suggesting I‘d like this, I decided to give it a try. Never fuck with the prediction of a library. I LOVED this. I loved the art, the characters, the humor, the queerness. I wish I could take the day off and binge read. I ❤️ my library.

Squidapus One of Squidapus' current favorite comics! So good! 10mo
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TracyReadsBooks
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Uh, wow. What just happened? I mean I know what happened...but WOW—maybe even better than the first volume. No giving the plot away so...the story is full of twists & turns & “what-the-what” moments (love those moments). The artwork is awesome throughout but there is a party scene that is truly spectacular & so immersive it leaves you as dizzy as the partygoers. Fame, fan(atics), celebrity, obsession continue to be important themes. A great read.

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“...a China Miéville girl.”

I like the way Cassandra thinks...

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TracyReadsBooks
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Ok, who actually thought I‘d be able to stop after Vol. 1?!? 😂 Oddly enough—ok, I confess it was on purpose—I hit the comic store earlier today to get some comics for the kids. Picked up Dragon Ball for my son and the tagged book for my daughter. Perhaps I‘ll preview it for her, make sure I think she‘ll like it...That would be the responsible parent thing to do, right? Right! I‘m glad we‘re in agreement.

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TracyReadsBooks
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Well, this comic is a whole lot of fun. All I knew going in is what it says on the back—every 90 years 12 gods return as young people. They do their thing for 2 years & then they die. In this volume there‘s a murder (an unexpected one), a groupie/fanatical fan who wants to be more, & trouble, lots & lots of trouble. Lots to say about modern celebrity, fandoms, culture & more. A good read. Bonus material includes a cover by Kevin Wada.😍

callielafleur One of my top favorites 10mo
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TracyReadsBooks
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The skies are dark and heavy rain has moved in—perfect atmosphere for reading a good story. Raided my daughter‘s book shelf for this one...

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WeeWeegieBookworm
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Read the first volume years ago. Decided to continue it and glad I did! I need to start the next one after the ending to this one!!

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Jen_Reads
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This is the first thing I have read all the way through in over a month. I know it‘s a #graphicnovel, but I‘m happy to finally be reading anything at all. That said, this was interesting. I went through reading and didn‘t think I‘d want to read another volume, but then the end happened.

CatLass007 This is an excellent series! 11mo
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broughtyoubooks
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The end of this volume was brutal and since the library doesnt have the next volumes, I just ordered the hardcover collection of the next two volumes.

RadicalReader @broughtyoubooks awesome username and love your posts 11mo
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AlizaApp
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The gods are dropping like flies in book six. And I wish I had a better sense of how far along into the two year cycle they are? But as always, the art and mythology are beautiful, and I am here for it.

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stoney
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Ehhh there story jumps a lot and can be pretty confident but still pretty cool

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leahbird
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I really love Annie. I wish we got to see more of her.

This volume is kinda nuts. And boy, sooo many surprises!

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leahbird
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Mehso-so

This volume was a little underwhelming. It's shifting gears from the original plot to the new mystery but it makes a muddle getting there.

Loving the focus pieces. Minerva's (bottom right) new look is great!

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collegecatlady
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This volume was much better than the first but there‘s still room for improvement in the clarity of writing. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

LeanneAslin This is helpful - I read the first one and couldn't decide if it was worth reading the next one. I might give it a go now 😊 12mo
collegecatlady @LeanneAslin I just finished the third volume and I hated it so I‘m bailing on the series! 12mo
Susannah I‘ve love the art of this series so much (except for Volume 3, which had guest artists whose work I really disliked) that I cut the writing a lot of slack, but you‘re right. There‘s a ton of room for improvement with the writing. 12mo
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collegecatlady
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Mehso-so

The premise here is cool but the writing lacks depth and clarity. Character relationships aren‘t fleshed out enough. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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leahbird
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Continuing my comics rereads to clear my backlog of unread issues.

The art of Wicked + Divine is insanely beautiful. The concept of the story is very cool. The actual text doesn't always make as much sense as I'd like but this first volume is wonderful.

leahbird All the gods are based on pop icons and I feel like Amaterasu has to be based on Florence from Florence + The Machine. I adore her. 12mo
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dfmatthews32
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Wicked + the Divine has been a go to for quality storytelling in graphic novels and this volume fails to disappoint.

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xicanti
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Tonight's outdoor reading selections. I'm gonna finish my current Calendar Girl novella, then reread some awesome comics!

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Kathrin
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Boom! I think I found myself a new series to binge on!

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My thoughts exactly!🤪🤪🤪

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hissingpotatoes
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3.5/5 stars. Some of the characters/relationships/action seemed underdeveloped. However, the premise is intriguing & presented well in this intro volume. The art is wonderful, & the colorist does brilliant things with light/dark effects. Honestly the artistic depictions pulled me in most. The Morrigan character/design are my favorite. I hope to see more of her. I've heard that the next volumes get better. Will definitely continue. #projectnew

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My fav moment in this volume. The building action, the danger and urgency, the little doubt in the back of my mind that maybe the goddess wouldn't come through making the danger feel genuine, and then when she does come just in time in a flurry of black feathers from the dark, saving Laura but silencing/containing her fear with a hand over her mouth at the same time...yeah this moment and the Morrigan's aesthetic are divine. #projectnew

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Maike
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The weekend was quite stressful, so this was perfect to get my mind in relaxation mode for today. Although the ending is a bad cliffhanger... 😒

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faelinwolf
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I love HP references! 😀❤😀❤😀

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Lisaw13
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Although #freakyfriday is done, my hold for this one just came through. This cracked me up! This is how my google searches look 😂

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Maike
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Already finished my first buy from yesterday‘s #litsymeetuphamburg. I completely loved it! Stories involving mythology are always something you can hook me up with.

Elisa I love this series! The second is good too. I‘m hoping to get my hands on the third volume soon! 14mo
callielafleur This whole series is gorgeous. One of my favorites as well. 14mo
leahbird I think it's the third volume that is VERY different. Don't worry, it goes back to normal after. That one almost stopped me from continuing the series. 14mo
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InLibrisVeritas
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Well that was one hell of an ending! I love this series so much. I wasn't sure what was going to happen after the big shake up a few volumes ago, but this has turned out to be really interesting. As always the art is gorgeous and the character designs remain some of my favorites. #deweys24hourreadathon #readathon

Book 1 Completed

2BR02B I just borrowed volumes 1-4 from a friend. Looking forward to reading them! 14mo
InLibrisVeritas @2BR02B I hope you enjoy them! 14mo
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InLibrisVeritas
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A really late start for the #readathon today, because of...people 😒 But I am ready to kick it off with a comic book, hopefully to relax and escape for a bit before diving into my books again.

#deweys24hourreadathon

Maike Just got the first volume today 😁 14mo
InLibrisVeritas @Maike Ooo!!! I hope you enjoy it! 14mo
TricksyTails I just received the first volume too! Can‘t wait to read it. 14mo
InLibrisVeritas @TricksyTails The series has been good as whole for me, but that first one is probably one of my favs 14mo
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TrishaD
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Love the premise! I wasn't head-over-heels thrilled with the book as I wanted more depth, but I will definitely be picking up the next installment.

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy! 📚🎉📚 14mo
Chelleo Love when books warm up like that! Welcome to Litsy! New book friends are the best! We hope you‘re loving it here! Checkout these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant - http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: http://bit.ly/litsyvideos There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out @LitsyHappenings for details. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 14mo
RaimeyGallant Intriguing. And welcome! #litsywelcomewagon 14mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!!! 🎊🎉 14mo
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A spontaneous stop at Bull Moose on the way home from school paid off today: volumes 1 and 2, pre-owned and only ten bucks together 🤓 @Lost_Boi

Eyelit Good deal! 1y
Lost_Boi Awesome! You are gonna love it! 1y
leahbird I never get lucky with used graphic novels! Great find! 1y
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kgriffith @leahbird they‘re in excellent condition, too! I was shocked to find them. 1y
TurtleLibrarian Awesome find! 1y
herbslut What a steal! 1y
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whimsy
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1. On top of my head, the Wicked + Divine graphic novels
2. I've stopped playing favorites in a long while, I'm more inclined to list songs, as will be revealed in #4.
3. Lea Salonga's February 2017 concert. It's the latest and therefore the greatest.
4. Adam Levine's "Lost Stars" and I'm a sucker for Bruno Mars' "Finesse" this late. Any Paramore song circa-2000. Daft Punk's "One More Time".

Loved this one. Thanks @Joscho! #ManicMonday

batsy I've been wanting to read The Wicked + Divine! 1y
whimsy @batsy It's an acid trip but a great one. Half of the time leaves one going What is Actually Going On, but certainly a lot of fun too. I recommend! 1y
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The art in this comic is beautiful!

callielafleur One of my absolute favorites! 1y
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