Review – The Wicked + The Divine: Commercial Suicide

Posted March 2, 2016 by Nicky in Reviews / 4 Comments

Cover of The Wicked + The Divine Vol 3 by Jamie McKelvie and Kieron GillenThe Wicked + The Divine: Commercial Suicide, Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie & guest artists

Commercial Suicide is right, sadly. I wanted to love this book. I adored the heck out of the first two volumes, and especially with that twist at the end of volume two. And then… McKelvie goes on holiday, we get a load of backstory and alternate points of view, and the story almost entirely lacks the characters we’ve come to love. Partly because there’s a high body count in these comics, but also because Odin can’t be anyone’s idea of a hero, and it’s becoming apparent that Ananke is more than she’s letting on.

I don’t actually hate the art in the way some other readers do. It has broken the consistency of the series, but it was interesting looking at other takes on the characters — and I actually liked the art in the comic about Sekhmet, which I know other people really hated. It just seems to suit her, somehow.

But… this just feels so thin compared to the other volumes. I wanted so much more, especially after Fandemonium.

Rating: 2/5

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4 responses to “Review – The Wicked + The Divine: Commercial Suicide

  1. I haven’t heard about this series yet but I’m sorry to hear this installment didn’t live up to your expectations! Always a bummer when that happens.

    • I think it’s mostly because of McKelvie being absent. I’m pretty sure it’ll go back to the previous quality after this volume… I hope…

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