The Wicked + The Divine #19

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Jamie McKelvie Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 4, 2016 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 7
8.7Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

Gods of the Underworld, in the Underworld. Perfectly safe now. Definitely. Stuff definitely doesn't explode. That doesn't happen.

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Amani Cooper May 9, 2016

    Its really hard to find fault with Jamie McKelvie and Matthew Wilson's art. So I'm just gonna say that I truly enjoy it. Even when there are panels in almost complete darkness, Wilson still finds a way to throw in some nice colors. McKelvie's designs are incredibly fashionable. Not just the character style, but Valhalla and other cool buildings. Zero arguments against McKelvie and Wilson will be found here. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Alyssa Jackson May 4, 2016

    I know this is going to all end in tears, but man am I enjoying the journey. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - Fred B Jun 8, 2016

    The Wicked + The Divine #19 is an issue that pushes the chaos that is enveloping the title. It is action packed and helps to solidify the divisions between the loyal members of the Pantheon and the rebels. This issue only makes me more excited to see what comes next from these two (Gillen and McKelvie) as this story arc seems to be amping up the stakes. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton May 5, 2016

    WicDiv#19 deepens the evil of Ananke and the characters of Minerva and Dionysuswhile having some pyrotechnics-filled god battles from artist Jamie McKelvie and colorist Matthew Wilson.Writer Kieron Gillen also starts to hint at Persephone not being the heroic, divine upgrade of Laura that fans expected as both the sky and underground Pantheon are cast in a net of lies, strained relationships, and volatile personalities. Morrigan and Baal are definitely the proverbial waterand oil mixture (Or Yeezy/Nightwish mashup I never knew I wanted.) after this issue despite not interacting too much before. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    PopOptiq - Ashley Leckwold May 4, 2016

    On the art front, McKelvie and Wilson are still killing it, especially in terms of the action scenes. The fight scene thats the crux of this issue is an art delight, giving the reader those moments where art and color is in perfect synch with each other. Whether its Babd the Crow Woman, the delightfully joyous face of Gentle Annie or the way Amaterasus eyes glow as she focuses in on her rescue target, the devils of this issue are certainly in the details, and no one on the team certainly slouches to get it done. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jeff Lake May 5, 2016

    Escalation has been the name of the game so far in Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie's latest arc, and if issue #19 is any indication the fun has only just begun. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Multiversity Comics - Jess Camacho May 9, 2016

    Another strong issue for one of my personal favorites. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper May 9, 2016

    All told, "The Wicked + The Divine" #19 keeps the stakes up. This series works on every level and fires on all cylinders; there's a reason we keep hearing about it, after all. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flickering Myth - Zeb Larson May 5, 2016

    Of course, I'm just speculating here without too much hard evidence in my docket. I'm sort of hoping that this is the case and the authors are bringing in this commentary, because that may be the story that I want. Still, I can't help but think that this is where we're headed in the next few issues. Read Full Review

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