The Wicked + The Divine #42

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Jamie McKelvie, Matthew Wilson Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 27, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 5
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9.8User Rating

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"OKAY," Part Three: I just read the synopsis for this issue and gaped. We're actually going to do all this in an issue? That AND that AND that? Honestly, this last arc really is going for it.

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Feb 27, 2019

    Gillen and McKelvie have done a fantastic job of bringing everything together, and now all that's left is for one final battle of the gods and hopefully one last song. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Feb 27, 2019

    WicDiv #42 made me yelp in an emotional manner. Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, and Matthew Wilson have turned in stunning bits of plot structure, character arcs, visuals, and palette (Baal vs the Valkyries is a true symphony of color.) in this comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Feb 28, 2019

    The Wicked + The Divine #42 drops some big reveals and lays out the path for the rest of the book. Beyond the reveals, there are other important moments that perfectly set the stage for the final act. Honestly, this issue is a masterclass for anyone who wants to write a story that not only reveals what it needs to but still delivers even more big moments that work with those reveals, neither overshadowing the other. The art is amazing as usual. It will be a sad day when this book ends, but if the ending is anything like what's come so far, it will be one for the ages. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Feb 27, 2019

    When they said "We're actually going to do all this in an issue?", they really meant that they were going to do some things that will leave you with some obscenities running through your head. In the best of ways of course. The Wicked & The Divine #42 cut the middleman in so many ways, and in such a short amount of time. Most creative teams at this stage would get called out for things seeming rushed, but this was all excellently crafted from start to finish. This is a time where everyone has a choice to make, and moves to play. You were either going to see this through to the end or not. Read Full Review

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