The Wicked + The Divine #39

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Jamie McKelvie, Dee Cunniffe Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 12, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 3
9.0Critic Rating
9.7User Rating

END OF STORY ARC! A 2018 Eisner Award nominee for Best Continuing Series and Best Lettering by CLAYTON COWLES! "MOTHERING INVENTION": Conclusion-Well, it's the end of the arc, in just about every way you could define those particular words.

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Sep 12, 2018

    The Wicked + The Divine #39 is a quiet issue. Sometimes, story arcs end in a bang, but this one ends in a whisper, and it's quite fitting. It sets the stage perfectly for what's to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comic Watch - Patrick Lagua Sep 18, 2018

    A fantastic twisty-turny installment. The WicDiv folks keep us guessing as the rug gets pulled out from under our feet more than once in a fun way that doesnt make me mind falling on my butt at all. Also, yey new Laura! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Mark Buckeldee Sep 11, 2018

    Issue 39 of WicDiv may not have the flashiness or the violence of earlier issues from this arc, but it is a crucial read. The way that our hopes are constantly raised and dashed, mixed with the subtle nuances of the storytelling makes this an issue that shows how good the creative team are. This is a very mature performance from a team at the top of their game. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Sep 12, 2018

    The Wicked & The Divine #39 was not at all the finale you thought it to be. I'm actually glad that this time around the creative team broke from the mold. This issue was excellent because it wasn't what we expected. It was so much more because exploration and discovery overshadowed everything else. That is how you capture the true beauty in this kind of fantasy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Andrew Martinez Sep 13, 2018

    I noted that this issue is ultimately a look at Laura's self-discovery process, but it doesn't end with her having all the answers–there is one more story arc to go. Instead, it ends with the question that the series has been asking all along: who is Laura Wilson? I can't wait to find out. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Terrence Sage Sep 12, 2018

    The Wicked + The Divine ends another arc as it sets up for its final outing and even when it prepares to answer the questions that have constantly been spread out across the series, we still get new surprises along the way that should be a treat for longtime fans of the series with the nature and rhythmic nature of the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Sep 14, 2018

    InThe Wicked + the Divine#39, Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, and Matthew Wilson go for the pivotal character moment over mass character slaughter (There aren't many left.) and deliver callback heavy payoff for fans who have followed Laura Wilson/Persephone's journey over the past four years. The closing moments where Laura muses on her decision to no longer be a god have some of Gillen's most insightful writing, have simple, yet elegant visuals from McKelvie and Wilson, and are a reminder of why character growth is one of the biggest assets of a serial medium like comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Sep 12, 2018

    As the series prepares for its final story to begin, it's apparent that every twist and turn has been anticipated and they are deployed with incredible skill here once again. Whatever happens, fans should only increase their expectations based on this quietly stunning installment. Read Full Review

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