Review – The Wicked + The Divine #12 (Image Comics)

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Publisher: Image Comics
Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Kate Brown
Release Date: 1st July, 2015

After the events of last issue, you’d be forgiven if you needed a wee sit down and a cup of tea. Perhaps you needed more than that, and you’re still recovering? Fear not though as this issue ignores what happened on the last page almost entirely! d Instead, what we are greeted with is stunning art by Kate Brown, which was unexpected at first but after getting useto her almost Manga-esque style, the book flowed beautifully. We follow the fallout of Inannas death instead, and how that has been dealt with.

The essay at the back of the book explains further what the plan is for the story. The arc is called “Commercial Suicide”, with the meaning behind it being the fact that the team seem genuinely scared about the new direction of having a different artist for every issue. Personally I think its a great idea, and if used smartly (which I believe they will) can definitely help tell the overall story in a way one artist simply could not.

Speaking of the artist; Kate Brown seems an interesting choice for the issue, but it makes sense. For such a deep subject matter, it needed something a bit more light hearted to contrast the heaviness of tone. Brown’s bright, overly-animated style is the perfect fit.

While I was initially unhappy about the new direction of the book, and I’m still not sure if I’m massively keen on where its going, compared to where it began I can safely say that I’m now confident that it’s going to be an interesting read regardless.

Rating: 3/5.

Chris_AvatarThe writer of this piece was: Chris Bennett
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