The Wicked + The Divine #21

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Jamie McKelvie Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 13, 2016 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 5
8.8Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

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FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! But don't worry, it's probably a metaphor for the creative process or the Hegelian dialectic or something clever so we'll still get taken seriously. FIGHT!

  • 10
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Jul 16, 2016

    For The Wicked + The Divine to build to this point and have more to offer is like having my mind blown with no idea of when it will re-integrate. So many things have come to a head, and the action and developments for the characters, especially Amaterasu, have me waiting with bated breath for the next issue. I loved the action, the visuals, and the continued raising of the stakes for the Pantheon. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AiPT! - Alyssa Jackson Jul 13, 2016

    The standout stars of this issue are McKelvie and Wilson; this issue lets them loose to everything from some of the most intricate battle sequences we've seen, intimate moments, and the insanity of that sacrifice machine. I could show you panel after panel that knocked me out, but I'd end up showing the entire issue. My favorites are Dionysus in the fight, so how about one with maximum emotional effect: Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    411Mania - Edward Tripp Jul 14, 2016

    Once again Gillen and company provide a knockout issue loaded with action and deception. I'm already looking forward to seeing who will make it out the next issue with most of their limbs still attached. There is little doubt that aftermath of this battle will greatly change landscape of the series going into the second half of its run. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - Logan Dalton Jul 13, 2016

    WicDiv #21 features intense colors from Matthew Wilson, epic and tragic art from Jamie McKelvie, and Kieron Gillen continues to explore theme of youthful energy exploited by the old and power hungry while taking the overall plot to a dangerous place for our favorite gods and goddesses in a deafening crescendo that is William Blake meets Daft Punk. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hctor A Jul 13, 2016

    The WicDiv crew find a way to highlight the characters even during the climax of the showdown that has been built up for the past few months. But there's still more to look forward to, as the issue left me with a lot of questions about what would happen next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flickering Myth - Zeb Larson Jul 14, 2016

    Well, for what it's worth, my rating is relatively high this month in spite of the Pantheon's free-for-all. I'm curious to see what comes next and have faith that it will be interesting and thought-provoking. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Levi Hunt Jul 14, 2016

    The Wicked + The Divine #21 is the last thing I ever expected to see out of this series - nonstop action and chaos with no mind for character. That probably all sounds like an insult, but Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie have earned this moment through their steady buildup over the earlier parts of this arc. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Liam Budd Jul 18, 2016

    Lots of energy, lots of fights, lots of lots. Earplugs advised. Read Full Review

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