[Book Review] The Wicked + The Divine Vol. 4: Rising Action

The Wicked + The Divine Vol. 4: Rising Action / Kieron Gillen, Matthew Wilson, Jamie McKelvie

When I reviewed the Book One hardcover edition (volumes 1-3) I commented that "After the Persephone incident I'm not sure where the story will go, who the story will gravitate around the most.  And there is so much more to tell in this story."

Well... let's just say there was more than shown in the aforementioned "Persephone incident."

Everything has gone to chaos.

Laura, or at least Persephone, is still alive.

Baphomet is being framed for a rash of highly visible death and destruction among civillians and dieties, and Anenke is playing her own game, steering events to a specific fate while feeding her own version of events to those under her influence.

I previously said of the series that:
The Wicked + The Divine is a vibrant and engaging rock and roll journey through dreams, aspirations, lust, murder, and celebrity. Whether you believe they are gods or not, whether they actually perform miracles, they burn hard and bright and the world cannot take their eyes off them.
If before now the story was rock and roll, in Volume 4 it goes into heavy metal.  The stakes are higher, lines drawn, and the Destroyer lives.

Advance Reader Copy courtesy of Image Comics in exchange for an honest review; changes may exist between galley and the final edition.


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