The Wicked + The Divine #34

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Jamie McKelvie Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 7, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 3
8.6Critic Rating
9.0User Rating


It's around 6,000 years ago. It's never happened before. Let's talk about that.

  • 10
    AIPT - Alyssa Jackson Mar 6, 2018

    As per usual, Jamie McKelvie and Matt Wilson work magic to bring this world to life. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Mar 7, 2018

    In his letter to readers at the end of the book, Gillen said that this issue is the beginning of the last twelve issues of Wic+Div.That being case, this is the perfect beginning to the penultimate storyline. It gives cast and reader alike answers, while promising more revelations in the issues ahead. Sure, it only sets the stage, but it does that stage setting in such an engaging way that the end of the issue comes as a surprise. Its not only immersive but it whets the appetite for what is to come, which is exactly what the first issue of any story arc should do. The creative team takes what could be a boring slog in the hands of others and creates something that works better than it has any right to. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Terrence Sage Mar 7, 2018

    The Wicked + The Divine is nearing the conclusion to all of these mysteries sooner rather than later as this arc signifies the road to the finale. With an opener like this we're hitting the ground running on some of the series bigger questions while still retaining the pop culture-infused comedy, character development, and colors that makes this series a vibrant comic from the warm colors of the desert to the cold and isolating cage of the Gods. The Wicked + The Divine is wonderful to look at and with Gillen's writing remaining sharp and quick witted with his cast and keeping up with McKelvie and Wilson's energy, the countdown to the finale of WicDiv is off to a great start. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Mar 8, 2018

    Jamie McKelvie and Matt Wilson depict expansive vistas as the opening and close to the segment, with the middle focusing in on the characters and showcasing how the strength of their character design persists even in this long of an ongoing series, one which has returned without missing a beat, the creative team clearly in step with another and marching towards the end. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Watch - Ryne Wiley Mar 19, 2018

    In the dawn of the final year of WicDiv, the truth is about to come out. Revealing how it all started, while also giving the modern day Pantheon a new clarity, helps readers feel what each of the characters we are following feel. The beginning of this arc reveals just enough to keep issues flying off the shelf. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Mar 7, 2018

    When everything right now is about getting answers, The Wicked & The Divine #34 does not disappoint in what it delivers. So much you wouldn't expect to learn through the events of this issue and they are proving that the sky is the limit in terms of what the past has to offer. Some might argue that the mystery of the past is best kept a mystery, but the things we know now you would never have learned in a different situation. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Mar 11, 2018

    With a symphonic prologue,WicDiv#34 cascades to its endgame, and Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, and Matthew Wilson place the series in sharp, big picture contrast before starting to unravel an overarching plot that is entering year four (Oh god, I've been writing about this book for almost four years.) But, along the way, they never lose sight of their flawed, well-sketched characters, or Persephone and Urdr in this case. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Mar 7, 2018

    It's a story that has become as complex and laden with conspiracy as almost anything in mainstream comics and this issue is a testament to how well prepared Gillen and McKelvie are in handling this plot. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Mar 13, 2018

    The Wicked + The Divine #34 isnt one of the high points of the series, but, with Kieron Gillens solid writing and fantastic dialogue, its still far from an awful book. I can still recommend it to anyone invested in the series. You wont be disappointed. Read Full Review

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