The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 7 : Mothering Invention - Review
Covers the events in issues #34-39. Another volume of gorgeous art and perplexing plot.
The Wicked + The Divine is at times an exercise in madness. Not the bad kind, and not necessarily the good kind. Just madness. Whenever I read a volume of WicDiv, I walk away with a sense of, “What the hell just happened?” combined with a sense of, “Wow, that was gorgeous to look at and I know this is going somewhere and I am here for the ride.”
I really enjoy Jamie McKelvie’s art in every volume. And for my money, the main attraction is Matt Wilson’s colors. He absolutely is the magic element that truly makes the world for WicDiv. I could think of only a couple other colorists who could achieve what he is doing in the book that really captivates the eye and is probably what keeps pulling me back, ide from my own sense of curiosity about where the heck the story is going.
While the series typically is sparse on plot reveals, in this particular volume we are treated to an origin of Ananke and the beginning of the Pantheon. We see throughout the ages Ananke murdering the Pantheon in order to continue being an immortal. More importantly, we learn of Ananke’s sister and a plot seeded in the beginning of the cycles of the Pantheon for how to undo and ultimately defeat Ananke. By the end of the volume, we are left with a cliffhanger of who within the current Pantheon might just be the one to carry out that plot.
What is very clear from this volume is that WicDiv is starting to wind down. With each volume revealing more of the plot of what actually drives the cycle of the Pantheon, and this latest reveal about Ananke, continuing readers can start to prepare themselves for a final push towards the end in the very near future.
The Wicked and The Divine, Vol. 7 : Mothering Invention
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