The Wicked + The Divine #2 Review


Will Lucifer suffer in jail or will Laura find a way of freeing her? Read on to find out.

The official description from Image:

Diabolically divine pop-god Lucifer is in trouble. She offers superfan Laura an unprecedented deal if she helps. It’s a bargain. A Faustian bargain, and they always turn out so well. Who knows who Laura will turn to fulfill it? We do. Clearly. It’s our comic. You can know too if you buy this fine pictorial narrative with your human money coins.

Wicked+Divine02_CoverBThe Wicked + The Divine got off to an interesting start as though the issue had too much mystery and open ended questions to make it astound it certainly showed promise. This issue starts to deliver on that promise as despite the series having a little bit of improvement before reaching sheer awesomeness the developments in this issue are putting it on that track.

Kieron Gillen has created a very clever and sophisticated story in The Wicked + The Divine as though it took the better part of both issues to prove just how clever he certainly managed it. The thing I love most about Gillen’s take on god like beings is how down to Earth they are as despite having vast powers they have similar desires to most regular people. Gillen also managed to intrigue me with the overall interaction between Lucifer and Laura with the chemistry between these two characters being very powerful.

Jamie McKelvie‘s artwork continues to shine with his fun and dynamic style matching the tone of Gillen’s script brilliantly. The way in which he manages to translate the passion and emotion from the script really astounded me with the wonderful and realistic setting also adding that extra layer of punch. It is however the little things like Laura’s cracked iPhone that really impress me though the flashy layouts and intense emotions are fabulous it’s stuff like this that add it’s charm.

The Wicked + The Divine is proving to be a very clever and edgy series with these gods and their desires being very intriguing to say the least. Highly recommended.

  • + Things start getting interesting.
  • + Kieron Gillen is creating a clever tale.
  • + Jamie McKelvie’s fun and dynamic art is fabulous.
  • - Some of the dialogue latter in the issue felt disjointed.

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