The Wicked + The Divine #40

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Jamie McKelvie, Matthew Wilson Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 5, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 5
9.2Critic Rating
9.3User Rating


"OKAY," Part One
The pop-obsessed sensation starts its final arc. Yup, you read it right. We're rushing toward the climax. Are you really going to stop now? C'mon. Stay with us. We've got a five-years-in-the-making conclusion to be getting on with.

  • 10 - Christian Hoffer Dec 5, 2018

    This is a great opening chapter to the series' final arc and should have fans begging to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Dec 31, 2018

    As the kick off to the last arc of the book, The Wicked + The Divine #40 delivers perfectly. It begins the set-up, giving readers new mysteries to mull over. Its structured perfectly and the art pulls it all together, taking a lot of faces in the crowd and making them into people that readers will get invested in. This is a book that often has a lot to love going on in it and this issue is no exception. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Dec 6, 2018

    WicDiv#40 is part jaw dropping arena show and vulnerable singer song writer gig with Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, and Matthew Wilson spending plenty of time developing and exploring the personalities of the fans of the Pantheon, and how the gods have an effect on their lives. With Minerva's master plan subbing in for the murder mystery, it's a throwback to the original arc where Gillen, McKelvie, and Wilson slowly revealed the gods' personalities and action through the POV of ultimate fangirl, Laura. There are murderous Minerva asides and heartfelt Baal self and family confessions, butWicDiv#40 gives a fresh non-insider perspective on the Pantheon before things get all opening sequence of recent Zack Snyder films. (This is not a complaint.) Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Scott Cederlund Dec 10, 2018

    In the real world, we've seen music venues turned into scenes of horrible violence. While The Wicked + The Divine #40 looks to be following down that same path, Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie try to reclaim these spaces even as the world crumbles down around us all. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Comic Watch - Patrick Lagua Dec 12, 2018

    The beginning of the end of WicDiv is here and Gillen, McKelvie and co. start off the proceedings with a massive bang. If this first stop of the farewell tour is indication, this will be a satisfying ending for the ages. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Dec 5, 2018

    This creative team's five-years-in-the-making conclusion has now been set into motion and they have our full attention. The Wicked & The Divine #40 really toys with your emotions when there is everything to lose. What does it mean to save the world? The people you care about most? It seems those are the two big questions to keep in mind knowing that the worst is still yet to come. I just hope that this will be an end that we are satisfied with for the pacing that has picked up once again. Read Full Review

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