Comic Review: The Wicked + The Divine #3

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Title: The Wicked + The Divine #3 (The Wicked & The Divine #3)

Author: Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie (Illustrator)
Release Date: August 20th 2014 
Publisher: Image Comics
Source: Bought
Rating: ★★★★
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Laura has no choice. She has to go underground to find the goth-goth-gothity-goth of the Morrigan. Is this the most illadvised underworld-related decision since Orpheus decided to see how Eurydice was doing in the back seat? To find out, read the comic that people are literally calling "The one by GILLEN/MCKELVIE/WILSON with the very long title."


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My Review: 


First of all, the summary of this issue cracked me up. "Is this the most illadvised underworld-related decision since Orpheus decided to see how Eurydice was doing in the back seat?

I love that the summaries of each issue of this series are just fun and lighthearted, not to mention hilarious as hell. It's really the little things.

Moving on to the actual review of this comic, Issue Three of The Wicked + The Divine is still somewhat confusing but gorgeous and hilarious. This series is full of dry humor and sarcasm, but each character has their own way of telling jokes so it doesn't come off as them just being a mouthpiece for the writer to be funny.


In Issue Three, we see two gods, Baphomet and The Morrigan fight each other for the first time in combat and demonstrate their abilities not only to Laura but to the reader. The gods in this universe are extraordinarily powerful, that just two gods speaking at the same time can kill and envelop all the humans in their vicinity in (painful?) darkness. According to Laura, 'two gods speaking at once. Never seen that. No one has.' The consequences can be deadly, but visually gorgeous, as Laura narrates in the darkness.

The expressions that are drawn by McKelvie are wonderful, especially of Luci while answering questions by Laura on behalf of Cassandra and Laura's offhand comments on how lonely she is, developed her as a character and made me like her. Laura is naive and a little broken, and I hope as this series goes on, she grows into herself and becomes powerful in her own right.

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