The Wicked + The Divine #20

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Jamie McKelvie Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 8, 2016 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 5
8.6Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

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So... why is Laura still alive anyway?

  • 10
    AiPT! - Alyssa Jackson Jun 13, 2016

    One thing you can say about this team is that they never rest on their laurels. They are constantly trying new things and I love what McKelvie did with Persephone's powers. This is the first time we (and Cass/The Norns for that matter) have seen her powers in action and the wonderful sketchy quality with the tentacle details around each panel. The sketchy quality not only gives the panels a difference, but also signals that we are getting Laura's version of this story and it may or may not be entirely accurate. And Matt Wilson as per usual hits it out of the park with his colors. I especially love the burning church and the post-coital pair. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    411Mania - Edward Tripp Jun 16, 2016

    The Wicked + The Divine continues to stand tall in the comic landscape. Add in the amazing artwork of Jamie McKelvie and the series vaults to many top ten list. With 20 issue our so far it is not a tall order for new readers to pick up the trades and dive in the world of the Pantheon. I for one look forward to the Team Laura vs Team Ananke battle within the next couple issues. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hctor A Jun 7, 2016

    While this is not as action-packed as last issue, it does a perfect job tying up some loose ends from the previous arc and it sets up what should be a great issue next month. I already can't wait for it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Jun 8, 2016

    If youre caught up with the series, The Wicked + The Divine #20 is going to rock your socks off. I caution that this is not a jumping on point, as you get a lot of information covered from the end of the second volume to the present. Still, if you happen to read this issue by itself, youll have more than enough questions that will make you want to collect the entire series. Im excited for whats next, as the revelations in this issue are going to have a profound effect on the series as it continues to up the ante. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - Logan Dalton Jun 8, 2016

    Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie expertly use flashbacks in WicDiv #20 to shed new light on characters like Baphomet, Persephone, and Ananke. The comic also has some shocking reveals, is excellently colored by Matthew Wilson, and is a success on a visual, visceral, and intellectual level. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Ashley Leckwold Jun 9, 2016

    While not high on the action, The Wicked + The Divine #20 is a gorgeously colored issue that spills plot revelations that mean huge things for the rest of the story. The question now is will those plot revelations be believed going into the final battle of this arc? Hard to say, but it there is now an extra sense of dread in the air now that Persephone has spilled the secrets to another living soul. Of course, she does this to a woman named Cassandra. For all I know, were all doomed by the hubris of Gods. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jun 9, 2016

    While the forward progression stalls, issue #20 is ultimately an excellent installment for those who have been following the series from the beginning, Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie at last delivering on many of the series' most burning unanswered questions. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 10, 2016

    "The Wicked + The Divine" #20 rewrites its own history and makes it even more intriguing and satisfying. That's no small feat, and Gillen and McKelvie remind us here that they've got a lot of tricks up their sleeves. I can't wait to find out more. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Flickering Myth - Zeb Larson Jun 8, 2016

    I also can't help but suspect that Cassandra will end up coming around anyway, so this just feels like an excuse to give us the story of what really happened to Inana and Laura. With all this in mind, I'm hoping we can get back to the meta-plot issues sometime soon, because I'm already pretty bored with divine temper tantrums. Read Full Review

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