This volume was all about backstory for several of the gods, including Tara who up until this volume has been only mentioned by the others.
I found this volume to be really sad, to be honest, because the backstory provided for Tara, Sakhmet, and Amaterasu was really sad. Especially when it came to poor Tara, who’s story is truly the struggle so many women are force to deal with: unwanted attention from men (trigger warning: her story contains suicide). I don’t care about Woden because he’s kind of a dick anyway, and I’m not super surprised by the twist he reveals. It’s fairly obvious at the end of the day, anyway.
It was really the ending that had me freaking out and I’m so very excited to get my hands on Volume 4.
Authors: Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Matt Wilson, and Clayton Cowles
Published: February 9, 2016
Publisher: Image Comics
Synopsis: After the detonation of FANDEMONIUM the gods-as-pop-stars of THE WICKED + THE DIVINE try living in the long dark shadow.
Team WicDiv are joined by a stellar cast of guest artists to put the spotlight on each of the gods. The multiple Eisner Award nominated series continues in the only way it knows how: darker, weirder, faster. Don’t worry. It’s going to be okay.