The Wicked + The Divine #4

The Wicked + The Divine #4

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Jamie McKelvie Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 17, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 9
8.2Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

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The mystery is solved. But does pop-god Lucifer like the answer? The answer is a word that rhymes with "Go", "Blow" and "Pro". If you think the answer rhymes with "Cow" I applaud you for your unconventional nature. It's good to experiment. We're experimenting with being Awesome for four issues in a row. JOIN US.

  • 10
    Geeked Out Nation - Soup Owens-Fowler Sep 17, 2014

    WicDiv is what you need to be reading. There will be a day where we, as fans, collectively look back and remember this book as one of the books that changed the game for us all. Image is putting out the best comics on the stand right now and this is well in their top tier of quality. It's a concept that could be translated into a movie or series in an ultramodern way that would blow minds and win hearts, but it's easy to see the comic will always be the definitive source. At just 4 issues in, now is the best time to see for yourself if the attention is hyperbole, or genuinely one of the most exciting and stylish comics of the modern age. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Jen 'Miss J' Aprahamian Sep 17, 2014

    THE WICKED THE DIVINE is a consistent must-pull for anyone who enjoys music, pop culture, criticism, and/or storytelling that hits on multiple levels. It's an exquisitely made comic book (writing, art, lettering, all of it), but it's also more intellectually intriguing than a lot of books in publication right now. I'm finding myself enjoying the ride more than I care about the resolution to this arc, and if that's not a reason to pick up a book in single issues, I'm not sure what is. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Chris Bennett Sep 20, 2014

    This is one that fans will love and new readers will be confused with. But hey" who starts a series at #4, right? Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Nerds Unchained - Magen Cubed Sep 19, 2014

    Still,I will say that this in no way detracts from an otherwise well-paced and engaging issue. The Wicked + The Divine is a slick treatise on pop culture and celebrity that keeps the reader guessing issue after issue. An absolute must read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Stephenson Ardern-Sodje Sep 19, 2014

    I will say though, for a comic about gods walking amongst us this does seem to have been so far a comic about gods talking amongst us. We're still in the early phases of what Gillen has already confirmed is to be an on-going who's ending is 'years off', but, so far, "The Wicked and The Divine" is proving to be a tantalisingly paced whodunit about gods told through the eyes of one of their fondest acolytes. It's a testament to Gillen and McKelvie's storytelling skills that none of the pretty preaching we've been subjected to feels like filler, but rather the groundwork for a series that could have some very complicated, relationship-fueled storylines in its future. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - F-O-R-R-E-S-T Sep 17, 2014

    We're wading into a mythology here. One I can see extending for quite some time. This book, with its lofty premise and confusing motivations and conversations, is kept grounded by its ties to real life superstars, gods, peoples and religions. It's a familiar story told in a fantastical way and that's what keeps it so good. I don't know where it's going. I doubt anyone but Gillen and McKelvie do. But, you need to catch up on this book if you're not because it's definitely going somewhere. Somewhere divine. Somwhere wicked. Somewhere interesting and rewarding in a new way. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Adam Whitmer Sep 19, 2014

    Baal was the name of a supreme god worshipped in Ancient Canaan and Phoenicia. The worship of Baal was carried over into Jewish practices during the time of the Judges and became widespread in Judah. The word "baal" means "Lord" and was generally seen to be a fertility god who enabled the growing of crops and the fertility of people who prayed to him. The etymology of "Baal" can be linked to one of the names for Satan, "Beelzebub" or "Baal-Zebub." In the Old Testament, the "Baalim" (Plural of Baal) were seen as demons masquerading as gods, leading people astray as idolatry is breaking the very first Commandment. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Sep 24, 2014

    Provoking in the most basic sense, often with thought, sometimes with the obvious. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Sep 16, 2014

    The Wicked + The Divine continues to thrill, with the events of this issue being both intense and exciting. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Nick Philpott Sep 17, 2014

    Overall, the series continues to be a lot of gorgeous visual artifice with a lot of frustrating writing. I can't advocate picking it up for the first time this month, but if you're still going, I know the feeling: I'm still on the ride, too. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Megan Homolka Sep 19, 2014

    The Wicked + The Divine #4 ends with a fiery hellblaze as Luci breaks out of jail to the tune of The Last Time by The Rolling Stones. Luci departs and takes the possibility of hope for her innocence with her. The Wicked + Divine #4 is a visually beautiful and engaging addition to the series and it will only get better (or worse, if youre Luci) from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Megan Homolka Sep 19, 2014

    The Wicked + The Divine #4 ends with a fiery hellblaze as Luci breaks out of jail to the tune of The Last Time by The Rolling Stones. Luci departs and takes the possibility of hope for her innocence with her. The Wicked + Divine #4 is a visually beautiful and engaging addition to the series and it will only get better (or worse, if youre Luci) from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Sep 22, 2014

    Gillen has spent the first few issues introducing us to this world, and ensuring we know where all the main players stand on his stage. With this installment, he confidently opens the world up a little bit more, inviting readers to step inside. As such, this issue doesn't quite share the momentum that the first few outings did, concerned more with exposition than the wider world building of the first three parts. Yet just like the awestruck Laura, we might try to downplay our excitement, but it's just too damn cool. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    IGN - Jeff Lake Sep 18, 2014

    The Wicked + The Divine continues to be one beautifully constructed, infinitely complicated beast. It's complex to the point of being downright confusing at times, yet the premise is so darn intriguing that you can't help but want to understand, even if that understanding isn't easily gained. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Sep 18, 2014

    Without a doubt, artists Jamie McKelvie and Matt Wilson deliver an exceptionally polished comic that makes some bold decisions with character design and otherworldly colors that pop off the page. Unfortunately, some of the key characters in this issue just felt flat. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Sep 17, 2014

    The Wicked + The Divine #4 is a rather lackluster issue. It's an issue that feels like its spinning its wheels, barely telling us anything or telling us stuff we could have easily guessed on our own. Outside of an interesting ending and appealing art, it lacks an engaging story or plot progression; there's little character, personality, or emotion to the issue, however it is making good use of its premise and setup. Ultimately, it's hard to really recommend a book like this, especially when Image is putting out far better comics with real depth and life in them this week. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Sep 18, 2014

    If it's not apparent I hate The Wicked and The Divine just on the principal of the concept alone. I will never understand the thinking in dropping beings of stupendous power into your universe only to have them sit on their hands, it's like if the next Superman movie was about him using his powers to become a pro-footballer and that's it. Read Full Review

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