The Wicked + The Divine #6

The Wicked + The Divine #6

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Jamie McKelvie Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 17, 2014 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 6
8.4Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

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THE FAUST ACT is over Welcome to FANDEMONIUM. The second arc of THE WICKED + THE DIVINE begins in its traditional manner (i.e. a ludicrous pun.) We'd say something like "nothing will ever be the same again" but if you think about it, you can say that about literally everything, ever. Er...also some comic story. Probably.

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Ross Sweeney Dec 17, 2014

    Assuming that youve bought, devoured and enjoyed Vol 1, then this is absolutely essential, continuing the story in a satisfying and entertaining manner. If youre not aboard this trippy-as-balls ride yet seriously, whats up with that? You dont want your friends calling you square do you?! Well chop-chop – off you go and buy all six. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Soup Owens-Fowler Dec 16, 2014

    WicDiv should be on every ‘Best Of' list for 2014. The writing, art, and concept all work in perfect sync every panel on every page in every issue. The marriage of comic and music has never been more pronounced since Kat Bjelland of Babes in Toyland and Peter Steele from Type O Negative made that Witchblade album in the 90's. This issue begins a new arc and with it brings new gods into the web of incredible acts of divinity and intricate portrayals of relatable nuances in how we feel. Expect 2015 to bring this title to more lips as it grows into a bonafide cultural phenomenon of the medium, and marvel at how perfectly it comments upon the idea of cultural phenomenons as it does so. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Latest Pull - Aidan Mazerolle Dec 15, 2014

    Despite this issue being a bit slow, "The Wicked + the Divine" continues to be one of my favourite comics of the year, and I'm very excited to see what we have in store as the book continues. The art is unbelievably pretty, the writing is clever, and this is just an incredible comic. Go do yourself a favour buy the first trade and this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - J.A. Micheline Dec 17, 2014

    However, for a reader like me, Id say that The Wicked + The Divine #6 continues in its established tradition of creating parallels between music and religion, challenging ideas of high and low culture, and just generally staying true to the difficulty of the young adult years. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - MagenCubed Dec 19, 2014

    This by no means is a slight to Gillen. His invention of fandom espionage deepens the plot considerably, and the introduction of Inanna opens the door to further intrigue. Inanna as a character fits well into this world, with his effusive personality, gaudy outfits, and plunging necklines. It will be interesting to see how he and this grimmer, somewhat more jaded Laura continue to play off each other. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Dec 17, 2014

    Though it can sometimes overpower itself, I am still adoring this book just like one of the gods in it would want me to. The visuals are beautiful, the characters are nuanced and the story its telling is part slice of life and part apocalyptic epic without causing a feeling of cognitive dissonance that often comes with such disparate stories and tones. Its a book with a wide appeal, but its also a very, very slow burn (as evidenced by the fact that very, very little actually HAPPENS this issue) but its always going somewhere and its been worth the trip so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Dec 18, 2014

    There are so many lovely little touches throughout this comic; the sparkling on the envelope from Inanna, the amazing outfit that Inanna wears (and the glimpse into Inanna's past), the dangerous revelation delivered and Laura's next step that promises to kick "Fandemonium" into high gear. Are you ready for what's in store? You better be. "The Wicked + The Divine" #6 has great promise for what's still to come. In a year with lots of great new series, "The Wicked + The Divine" stands out as a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Scott Cederlund, &lsquo Dec 18, 2014

    McKelvie's art pulsates like the best pop music, defining the world in a simple and unmistakable rhythm that opens up the questioning challenges of Gillen's story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Dec 23, 2014

    Jamie McKelvie's art is" well. Jamie McKelvie's art is fucking great, 100% of the time, and this issue proves no different. Armed with Matthew Wilson's befuddlingly phosphorescent colors, McKelvie punches in to toss out some of comics' strongest and most consistent artwork available. However this spectacle plays out I'm sticking around. Because The Wicked + The Divine is a book that checks itself when it becomes too unwieldy, and even when it does, it's still a book that never, ever apologizes to anybody. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Jeff Lake Dec 17, 2014

    Though on the slower side when compared to last issue's explosive finale, The Wicked + The Divine continues to hit a nice balance between external wonderment and internal strife. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Derek Aitken Dec 18, 2014

    Fresh and current content stops this being just another story of God and angels. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Dec 15, 2014

    The Wicked + The Divine #6 was an alright way to start the new arc. There were some notable improvements, like giving the main character actual depth and throwing in some intriguing developments in the main story, but there were still aspects that held it back. The pacing was rather slow, the whole hip music angle of the book is still on the weak side, and there are some other problems throughout. This comic is still a few steps away from deserving all of its critical praise, but it at least feels like it's getting on the right track now. Read Full Review

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