What I thought of The Wicked and the Divine #26

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We’re well into the new reality of the Wicked and the Divine, however last issue’s ending introduced us to The Great Darkness who as this issue starts is in a fight with Baal.

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This issue is one of the issues we get a load of superheroic fight scenes.

wickedandivine39Which is quite unusual for a comic so heavily built upon characterisation, but The Great Darkness has been built up as a baddie since nearly the start of the story three years ago.

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After the action we find out just how bad The Great Darkness is, and it isn’t good at all.

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Gillen and McKelvie make it clear the seriousness of the threat, though with the Pantheon being this dysfunctional family of geeks, arseholes and children the idea they’d do a grown-up mature decision when democracy was introduced into their group was a dream. By the end of this issue it starts to become clear why Annake was calling Laura ‘The Destroyer’ as well as how Laura isn’t a reliable, even trustworthy God.

All in all this is a nice issue that moves the plot and characters on in equal measure while the threat of The Great Darkness lurks in the foreground setting things up nicely for future issues.

 

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