The Quest For The Heads In The Wicked + The Divine #41

by Josh Davison

[*Mild Spoilers Ahead!]
Woden is freaking out about Bal’s most recent attempt to hold back the Great Darkness. Meanwhile, Laura Wilson is making a last-ditch attempt to break out the Norns and locate the heads of the other gods. Her powers are weak, but, with luck, this plan might just work. Even if she does spring the Norns, though, she must still contend with the Valkyries and the wrath of Woden and Bal. Also, the heads still won’t have bodies, and that is definitely a problem.

The Wicked + The Divine #41 cover by Jamie McKelvie
The Wicked + The Divine #41 cover by Jamie McKelvie

The Wicked + The Divine #41 brings the series back with a bang, as Bal and Woden move into the final stages of their schemes while Laura must desperately stop them from committing abominable acts.
Some delightful characters make their return in this issue, but I’d rather not spoil the specifics (even if some of you likely saw this coming).
Talking about Wicked + Divine is a little hard, because every issue has some major goings-on that I’d rather not spoil (and made some mistakes in that regard with my previous outlet).
That said, I can say this issue is WicDiv at its finest, with shocking reveals, high tension, and clever dialogue.
The Wicked + The Divine #41 art by Jamie McKelvie, Matthew Wilson, Dee Cunniffe, and letterer Clayton Cowles
The Wicked + The Divine #41 art by Jamie McKelvie, Matthew Wilson, Dee Cunniffe, and letterer Clayton Cowles

Jamie McKelvie’s artwork continues to dazzle, with elaborate and unique designs for the gods, their clothing, makeup, and hair. Everything is imaginative and garish, in part thanks to the brilliantly over-the-top color work from color artist Matthew Wilson, who never leaves a boring page. McKelvie and Wilson are a fantastic artistic team, and I look forward to what they have in store in the final chapters to come.
The Wicked + The Divine #41 makes a heavy impact this week as it reminds everyone why its among the most beloved Image Comics titles. The story is tight and high-energy, the characters continue to intrigue, and the artwork is phenomenal. This comic definitely earns a recommendation. Check it out.
The Wicked + The Divine #41 comes to us from writer Kieron Gillen, artist and cover artist Jamie McKelvie, color artist Matthew Wilson, letterer Clayton Cowles, and flatter Dee Cunniffe.

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