The Wicked+The Divine #24 – Review
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Art: Jamie McKelvie and Matt Wilson
Cover: Jamie McKelvie and Matt Wilson, Jen Bartel (variant)
Its about to get messy. Just when we thought things were gonna simmer down a bit. The Wicked+The Divine just keeps on going. It is a mess. Relationships are struggling. Loved ones are dying. Persephone has had it with these folks.
Persephone got what she wished for, which may be more than she bargained for. After so much death and betrayal, its time to set things straight. Of course, that doesn’t always go as planned when you’re up against gods. Manipulative as they are, I love to see them at each other’s throats. That’s probably why I like The Wicked+The Divine. The book is like a TV drama with better writing and superpowers. Thanks Kieron Gillen. Also, seeing Laura become the badass that is Persephone makes me happy. However, I can’t help but feel this attitude could possibly be her downfall.
Don’t get me wrong, I adore Persephone and what she stands for. Unfortunately, she seems to be leaning more towards reckless than heroic. It may be just me. I don’t know. There is nothing wrong with driven and sometimes reckless heroism, but gotta be careful. The gods she’s messing around with are dangerous. We should all have our eyes on Woden for sure.
I have to applaud Jamie McKelvie and Matt Wilson for all they do with this The Wicked+The Divine. I love everything about it and I’m gad everyone is as fabulous as usual. Also, that opening of the book got to me. McKelvie and Wilson keep this book so lively with the art. So much so that it doesn’t feel used or washed up. That probably has to do with the bright colors and excellent fashion choices. Whatever it is, it is working.
Anyhow, The Wicked+ The Divine #24 is just the start of another journey for Persephone and crew. Like I said, this book just keeps on rolling. I know I said to keep an eye on Woden, but a certain cult seems like its waiting to pounce. I hope to see a few more surprises here and there.