The Wicked + The Divine #15

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Stephanie Hans Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: October 14, 2015 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 8
8.6Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

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STEPHANIE HANS's Amaterasu alternate cover was so stunning we figured doing a whole issue of that would be a good idea. Plus JAMIE and MATT on a back-up, obv.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Andr Habet Oct 15, 2015

    I continue to enjoy issue issue of The Wicked and The Divine this arc as substantial plot and character development amongt the Pantheon has ramped up with the absence of fangirl Laura. Beyond what seems like a few character inconsistencies, I'm really digging how Gillen is building things up to an inevitable standoff between the Pantheon and Ananke who's motivations remain satisfyingly unclear. Mostly though, I'm glad I can stop playing the 'What god am I?' game since it comes off as nothing put egomaniacal when I say it out loud. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Alyssa Jackson Oct 14, 2015

    To wrap up, I have to say how outstanding the art is in this issue. W+D Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Flickering Myth - Zeb Larson Oct 14, 2015

    I'm hoping that eventually we can break away from the issue model of looking at each deity, but it's not tired yet. This book has been on a winning streak for its last few issues, and I'm curious to see what the shape of the new arc will be in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - Kara Waltersdorff Oct 16, 2015

    To sum up, while this issue has alotof plot " sometimes confusing " there's also some gorgeous art from both Hans and McKelvie. If you want to pick this book up it's probably best you start at the beginning, but don't let that discourage you! Gillen is a wonderful writer and Hans, McKelvie, and other guest artists have amazing illustrations consistently. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Levi Hunt Oct 15, 2015

    The success of this arc has varied largely by the guest artist, and though this issue isn't as memorable as the last two in particular, the visuals are unforgettable. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopOptiq - Ashley Leckwold Oct 14, 2015

    Gillen has said many times the series is about problematic people doing problematic things, and WicDiv #15 is no exception. With Amaterasu trying so hard to make her last years on Earth count for something, it makes her blind to people she could be hurting unintentionally. Well, not completely since she does listen to Cassandra when she tells her forming a giant fireball over Hiroshima is a really terrible idea. Still, with her time running out and her friends dropping off, it becomes a part of her own personal tragedy, which is what makes her in this issue so compelling. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Recap - Sofia Marlasca Nov 3, 2015

    Overall, this issue might not be the best in the series, but given the unbelievable quality "The Wicked and The Divine" has had so far, even its slightly weaker issues are amazing. We learn that Amaterasu has some anger management issues and a problematic history, and we get a look at the gods' growing tensions, so in sum it'sa very good issue.While it doesn't necessarily advance the plot, this issue isa beautiful addition to the collection and a nice insight into a character whohas been here from issue #1 and deserved morespotlight. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Oct 16, 2015

    "The Wicked + The Divine" #15 is definitely setting up some big moments to come; you can almost hear the thunder rumbling in the distance. As a transition issue, giving us the aftermath of Tara's death even as we learn a bit more about Amaterasu hits all of the moments well. In many ways, it feels like we're still at the tip of the proverbial iceberg, and you know what? That's fun, and it makes the wait for the next issue that much more exciting. Another above-average comic in a series that rarely disappoints. Read Full Review

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