The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 6
When you're at the peak of your powers, there's only one way to go. The question becomes - how many people are you willing to drag down with you?The bestselling, critically-acclaimed comic by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie and Matt Wilson reaches its most dramatic arc yet.Collects THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #29-33

The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 6 Details

TitleThe Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 6
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LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJan 16th, 2018
PublisherImage Comics
ISBN-139781534304734
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GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Fantasy, Fiction, Mythology, Graphic Novels Comics

The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 6 Review

  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    3.5ish stars.I really don't know what to think of this comic anymore and not because I can't understand it, because I finally can, but because I just don't know what they are doing with the story. I guess I had such high expectations for WicDiv at the start and now that its almost over, I guess I feel a little let-down. Its not that its bad per say but I just thought it was going to be this crazy good comic. Once I started understanding it, it started going downhill from there. Its still an orig 3.5ish stars.I really don't know what to think of this comic anymore and not because I can't understand it, because I finally can, but because I just don't know what they are doing with the story. I guess I had such high expectations for WicDiv at the start and now that its almost over, I guess I feel a little let-down. Its not that its bad per say but I just thought it was going to be this crazy good comic. Once I started understanding it, it started going downhill from there. Its still an original comic with crazy twists and turns but I cant help feeling like it could have been so much better. As for the actual volume itself, I thought that it was going to be a lot better. Imperial Phase 1 (the previous volume, Volume 5) had such a slow burn and I thought that it was setting Part 2 up for a lot. A lot did happen but I just felt underwhelmed by most of it. There was one bit that completely shocked me but as for the rest of the ending, well it didn't completely surprise me. I thought they would do something like that alright. Also, I'm not sure if it was just in my head or not, but the art didn't look as good as it usually does. It is still great of course but I thought that it was a bit off... I'm still curious to see what comes next. I think once this whole comic is done, I will give myself some time and then read the whole thing all over again. Maybe waiting 6 months (ish) for each new volume doesn't work well with this comic and reading the entire thing in one go will help. I would still recommend this comic.
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  • Artemy
    January 1, 1970
    Ugh. What once was my favourite comic has now become a plotless, meandering mess. I don't know what the story is anymore. I don't know who the characters are, or who to root for (or against!). The big twist in the end was laughably silly and almost insulting — are they serious with this shit?! I'm still going to stick with WicDiv till the end, though. It can't possibly get much worse than this. Only two more volumes to go, not counting the collection of the godawful specials, which I am going to Ugh. What once was my favourite comic has now become a plotless, meandering mess. I don't know what the story is anymore. I don't know who the characters are, or who to root for (or against!). The big twist in the end was laughably silly and almost insulting — are they serious with this shit?! I'm still going to stick with WicDiv till the end, though. It can't possibly get much worse than this. Only two more volumes to go, not counting the collection of the godawful specials, which I am going to ignore. And then we're done.
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  • Calista
    January 1, 1970
    Hmm. This was ok, but it didn't seem all that great to me either. I don't understand Persephone. Why does she not care? She talked about it and I still don't care. This has been a good series and I'm ready for the conclusion. This feels like it is ready for an end. I hope they have one. They keep revealing more things and the story is limping along - it feels to me.The arts is tops still. That's all
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  • Maddie
    January 1, 1970
    WHAT THE FUCK
  • Logan
    January 1, 1970
    Good! So after a lack lustre previous Volume, I wasn't holding my breath for this one, I do love this series but it seems to have dips and rises in terms of quality. Luckily though this was one of the better volumes, not the best, but it was decent enough! I can't really talk too much of the story since these volumes are hard to talk about without spoiling anything. All I can say is the story is good enough, better then the previous volume! I've always seen this series as what if super heroes we Good! So after a lack lustre previous Volume, I wasn't holding my breath for this one, I do love this series but it seems to have dips and rises in terms of quality. Luckily though this was one of the better volumes, not the best, but it was decent enough! I can't really talk too much of the story since these volumes are hard to talk about without spoiling anything. All I can say is the story is good enough, better then the previous volume! I've always seen this series as what if super heroes were celebrities with their own agenda's, with Game of Thrones backstabbing; that's why I think if this were to ever be made into a TV series, it would do very well! Aside from that there's some action in this one which was cool, the story keeps making me want more after I finish each issue. I also like how simple and to the point the dialogue is, you can read and get through these trades pretty easily which I like. It's not like a Morrison or a Snyder comic where your reading what feels like 20000 words a issue. Jamie McKelvie's art as always is fantastic and detailed; its not as flashy as this volume has a lot of dark backgrounds compared to usual, but otherwise its top notch as always! My only real complaint is the price, I don't know if this was Image or the team behind this series, but its $2 more now, which I think sucks since your getting the same amount of content previous volumes had, back when you were paying less. But overall, if you have stuck with this series this far, I don't think you will be disappointed with this volume!
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  • Devann
    January 1, 1970
    I just ...don't even know what they're trying to do with this comic anymore. I mean I still like the general concept and I like most of the characters and the art is absolutely AMAZING. Persephone has the absolute best character design and I love the way that her, Sakhmet, and the Morrigan are drawn in particular because they just give off this very strong ~don't fuck with me~ vibe and I'm SUPER into it ...but as far as the actual plot I'm just like ???I feel like nothing has actually HAPPENED f I just ...don't even know what they're trying to do with this comic anymore. I mean I still like the general concept and I like most of the characters and the art is absolutely AMAZING. Persephone has the absolute best character design and I love the way that her, Sakhmet, and the Morrigan are drawn in particular because they just give off this very strong ~don't fuck with me~ vibe and I'm SUPER into it ...but as far as the actual plot I'm just like ???I feel like nothing has actually HAPPENED for a long time. But Devann, I hear you say, three people DIED in this volume! And I guess you have a point but like ...it was so underwhelming??? I feel like they are just drawing names out of a hat at this point like ..."and then [X] murders [X] but [X] comes back to life and murders [X] and also [X] has been [X] the entire time and [X] [X] and [X] are actually -" and I'm just like please calm down and write something meaningful instead of like 20 unrelated plot twists in a row because it's just beyond ridiculous at this point. Like honestly my ridiculous crush on Persephone is probably the only thing boosting this from 2 to 3 stars at this point.
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  • Rachel (Kalanadi)
    January 1, 1970
    After that reveal, I can't believe I have to wait so long for the next volume!
  • Krista Regester
    January 1, 1970
    Oh damn!
  • Cristina Tempest
    January 1, 1970
    I AM SHOOKETH.
  • Christa
    January 1, 1970
    I do feel like the first half I was trying to play catch-up as it has been a while since I read the previous volume, but I'm still incredibly in love with the art. The second half was better to me and I did not see the end coming.
  • Morgan
    January 1, 1970
    I liked the first volume of Imperial Phase because it seemed like things were starting to build up, but then this volume comes out and I'm not sure what is going on again. I feel like some stories were lost too. It's not a bad comic book, just not as great anymore. The art on the other hand is one of the reasons I'm still reading this book. I can't look away!
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  • Cat (cat-thecatlady)
    January 1, 1970
    ya know what, I’m done with this comic. I can’t stand it anymore. it continues makes no sense and it’s just a big mess overall. bye
  • Jenny Clark
    January 1, 1970
    Pretty good, story is getting a bit convoluted. Art remains good.So, there are so many plots and counter plots and revelations that this is pretty obviously headed to conclusion. I feel bad for poor Dio. Laura is kinda a cry baby again here, which can be a bit annoying but yea, that's not really new. Again, the whole thing is so wrapped up in popular culture, I don't think it will age well, but come back in like 5 years and we'll see.
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  • Macarena Yannelli
    January 1, 1970
    El finaaaaaaaaaaaaal de este tomo la puta madre askdlajls
  • Chihoe Ho
    January 1, 1970
    WicDiv has lost a little of its spark. Once the last arc ended, it became apparent that the plot was trudging along blindly the way its characters are. This Part 2 is a step up from the previous volume, has its fair share of action, and a big twist at the end but it felt like a desperate ploy to resuscitate the series. With this twist, however, I think there's no room left for the series to maintain its status quo and go back and forth with what it wants to do with the remaining characters. It's WicDiv has lost a little of its spark. Once the last arc ended, it became apparent that the plot was trudging along blindly the way its characters are. This Part 2 is a step up from the previous volume, has its fair share of action, and a big twist at the end but it felt like a desperate ploy to resuscitate the series. With this twist, however, I think there's no room left for the series to maintain its status quo and go back and forth with what it wants to do with the remaining characters. It's do-or-die, pony-up-or-roll-over time for WicDiv aka it's time to say farewell to this generation of lost gods.
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  • Agnė
    January 1, 1970
    So much is going on, so many twists, yet some of them seem a bit random and thus rather underwhelming… Also, felt kind of disconnected from the characters (I don't think I even have a favorite anymore), but perhaps it's due to the long wait between the volumes.All in all, this volume didn’t blow my mind, but I still like where the story is going (I think, haha. It's a bit all over the place). Oh, and love the art, as always.
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  • Shannon
    January 1, 1970
    Wow, this volume completely redeemed this series in my eyes. What a pleasant surprise.
  • Neil (or bleed)
    January 1, 1970
    WHAT
  • Hannah
    January 1, 1970
    When you fall through the rabbit hole, and realize that you're still fallingThis series has sucked me in. Quietly, unknowingly. I read the first one, wasn't particularly impressed, but then proceeded to keep reading. Then one day I got a notification from my Hoopla app that the newest volume came out and suddenly I realized how excited I was to read it. But again, I find myself confused and slightly unsatisfied after reading the newest installment of the series. What is going on with this plot? When you fall through the rabbit hole, and realize that you're still fallingThis series has sucked me in. Quietly, unknowingly. I read the first one, wasn't particularly impressed, but then proceeded to keep reading. Then one day I got a notification from my Hoopla app that the newest volume came out and suddenly I realized how excited I was to read it. But again, I find myself confused and slightly unsatisfied after reading the newest installment of the series. What is going on with this plot? Seriously, what is the endgame here? How much of the 2 year time frame has passed? How many conspiracies and/or subplots is too many?It feels like so little is accomplished within each chapter. Everyone argues, Woden is a selfish sexist ass, Persephone sinks deeper into a shithole of existence, the impending evil Darkness still seems too far away to really fear or understand, basically no one understands anything about what's happening. Oh, and a bunch more people die in bloody graphicness. I love the art, but I'm starting to hate most of the characters. Especially Persephone. She's really taken a turn for the worst. She pretty much does nothing but smoke cigarettes, yet is still able to do the most damage to everyone else. I will admit that the surprise awaiting readers at the end of volume is pretty shocking. Shocking enough that I'll probably pick up the next volume, which will probably not really answer anything. But I've invested this far, and I can only hope a limited amount of volumes stand between us and the end.
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  • Michelle
    January 1, 1970
    Man, I've really come to love this series, but reading the volumes so far apart really does a disservice to them. I remember really enjoying this volume, but upon trying to write this review, I realized that I didn't remembered much of what actually *happened* (aside from Persephone being super angsty and the giant rave at Valhalla) and had to read a summary on Wikipedia.After getting that refresher, I can say that I'm stoked to see how Kieron will wrap this series up. I believe there are going Man, I've really come to love this series, but reading the volumes so far apart really does a disservice to them. I remember really enjoying this volume, but upon trying to write this review, I realized that I didn't remembered much of what actually *happened* (aside from Persephone being super angsty and the giant rave at Valhalla) and had to read a summary on Wikipedia.After getting that refresher, I can say that I'm stoked to see how Kieron will wrap this series up. I believe there are going to be 2 more volumes, and I can't wait to see how things will go down. The twists at the end of the last issue (Woden! MINERVA!) were stellar.Seriously though, I need to re-read this series back-to-back when they're all released.
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  • Shannon Appelcline
    January 1, 1970
    As the Imperial Phase comes to an end, we get what we probably expected: overweening pride, selfishness, and ennui causing things to go off the rails. After the quieter previous volume, this is where the action is, and it's exciting and shocking. However, the best of the volume is probably the origin of Woden in the last issue. After six full volumes, Gillen can still keep us guessing, demonstrating why this has been a superior comic the whole time through.
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  • Asami Uchiha
    January 1, 1970
    Read for: Winter Cramathon 2017Challenge Completed: Read a book with your favourite colour on the cover (Homra red + warm, fiery hues)Wow ok, WOW. Much more interesting than the last volume. Will continue on with this series.Also, aesthetically speaking I like how the the solid background colours on the volume covers get darker with each volume. The first volume was white and now, volume 6 has a dark gray shade. I'm calling the last volume to be pitch black.
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  • axel
    January 1, 1970
    i'd really love to have a fucking idea about what the fuck is going on
  • Lilith Knight
    January 1, 1970
    what. just. happened. ??????
  • Matthew Quann
    January 1, 1970
    AH!I've finally caught up with this series after waiting for a stack of single issues to accumulate. I've read both this collection and the issue that follows. Extremely good plot twists! Mysteries revealed! Messy relationships! Superlative art!The last year of Wic+Div has begun and this volume represents the strongest stuff to date. I'm not sure if I'm excited to see what's coming or dreading its inevitable end.
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  • Rod Brown
    January 1, 1970
    I'm happy to see this series bounce back from a slump over the past few volumes and actually move the plot forward with some key revelations.
  • Clarissa
    January 1, 1970
    What just happened?!
  • Megan
    January 1, 1970
    Fucking hell, just ... i honestly don't know what to say without spoilering anything, so i'll just sayIT IS FUCKING AWESOME AND IT HURTS SO MUCHalso i want more
  • Caro
    January 1, 1970
    This series so far (6 books in):My stats:Read Vol 1-2 and 4-6 (skipped Vol. 3, which I read was filler anyway).Vol 1 was pretty disappointing. Named "The Faust Act", Goethe would have been embarassed to read it. The protagonist, Laura, is a petty little idiot who does idiotic fangirly stuff, has no friends (and deserves to have no friends) while hoping madly to be not just a star but a God, of all thinks. So this wimpy narcissist meets Lucifer, who represents the Beelzebub to Laura's Faust, and This series so far (6 books in):My stats:Read Vol 1-2 and 4-6 (skipped Vol. 3, which I read was filler anyway).Vol 1 was pretty disappointing. Named "The Faust Act", Goethe would have been embarassed to read it. The protagonist, Laura, is a petty little idiot who does idiotic fangirly stuff, has no friends (and deserves to have no friends) while hoping madly to be not just a star but a God, of all thinks. So this wimpy narcissist meets Lucifer, who represents the Beelzebub to Laura's Faust, and they accomplish nothing much. Also, no one has any idea what is going on. Offensive coloring aside, the art is nice.Vol 2 was much the same stuff and Lucifer dies rather casually, and Laura finally has all her dreams come true. Yey! This volume was so bad I nearly dropped the series. After 6 volumes, I'm not sure I should have started to begin with.Vol 3 - skipped because I heard it was crap anyway (also who wants to know more about the cast? I don't... Baal is literally the only bearable character.Vol 4 starts with a self-serving People magazine style interview series where real time terrible authors interview our favorite cast of Gods. At this point I just can't take this seriously anymore, because what the heck, these gods are dumb idiots and they deserve to die and Ananke was right all along only she should have gotten rid of these people sooner. Also, why do people enjoy concerts so much and why do all the Gods gospel around in epic shows? Sure seems strange to me ... Also, new characters!Vol 5 was the best volume so far (didn't have much competition either) because we get some subtle-ish backstory and nasty details on some of the Gods. And Ananke! She's now my favorite (Before that I just disliked everyone). Now in Vol 6, we're back to the spoiled bowl we had in Vol 2. Everything is about our girl Persephone who is a dumb crappy protagonist and who needs to die quickly. I swear her dialogues are 99% "uh-huh" and tbh I agree with her, her parents' death IS entirely her fault. The secondary storylines are mostly about Sekhmet and Woden. Sadly we already know everything there seems to be to know about Sekhmet, and Woden's reveal was one I anticipated. So nothing new here.So should you read this series?- Unless you have an extremely high tolerance for whiny bitch heroines who never do anything but say "uh-huh" like an uneducated teenage dumbass, no. Just don't do this to yourself. The series has nice art, if you go for clean, repetitive style. (read: the artist is good, his structure rather weak in comparison). - I hate the color palette. Whoever gave the colorist an Eisner Award probably has neon rainbow unicorns hanging in their room. - The offensive colors are offset by grating type-setting (some of the "Gods" speak in different-colored speech bubbles for whatever reason and it's sooo annoying).- Laura/Persephone is a passive agressive dumbass who is stupid, uneducated, greedy, and interested in nothing beyond her very near horizon- the dialogues are annoying- the plotting has a terrible pacing- even though the authors are generic white bois, they took great pains to make the character cast diverse. we have everything here! POC protagonist, POC evil egyptian cat goddess maneater, Asexual POC, gay POC, Goth guy who sometimes cheats and then gets beaten by girlfriend, aggressive white girl, lesbian white girl, gay POC ... which is great! Unfortunately, they are so into their gender identity they forgot to add some personality :/All said, WicDiv (which is an incredibly annoying hashtag), is an annoying, generic fantasy/sci-fi series that only teenagers in rebellion against parents, the world, school and everything or the most superficial of social justice warriors could enjoy. The plotting is pretty bad, there are literally no relevant themes apart from personal power and glory and the color palette is - again - bright and offensive. I hope - I REALLY hope - that things go uphill with the next ark, which will be about Ananke. Hopefully she kills everyone and gets her own spin-off where she does sensible thinks with nice colors, white speech bubbles and no more "uh-huhs".
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  • Eszter
    January 1, 1970
    3.5The artwork is fantastic as always (it's my favorite out of any of the comics I've read so far). The story is still pretty easily understandable, but it could be better structured for sure. Even though I really like these comics, I feel like this storyline is too long. I want to see the gods doing something other than thinking about their own existence and what Ananke was trying to do. There is so much potential to the WicDiv world , and while the origin story is obviously very important and 3.5The artwork is fantastic as always (it's my favorite out of any of the comics I've read so far). The story is still pretty easily understandable, but it could be better structured for sure. Even though I really like these comics, I feel like this storyline is too long. I want to see the gods doing something other than thinking about their own existence and what Ananke was trying to do. There is so much potential to the WicDiv world , and while the origin story is obviously very important and interesting, I'm afraid that we won't get to see anything beside it.
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