The Wicked + The Divine: The Funnies #1 review: Turns the WicDiv world into comic strips full of love and mockery



To say too much would be taking away from the delight of reading this issue for yourself, so I will just say that this is a fantastic treat before the end comes.

What do you do when you are about to start the final arc of your award-winning, ultra serious comic about sex and death and gods and music? Hire your friends to turn it into comic strips!

Before the final arc of The Wicked + The Divine begins (sob), the boys decided to let loose and let a bunch of their friends have at their creation, and themselves, for some levity before the serious stuff sets in. And boy howdy, do they deliver. This issue has nine funnies, eight of which are by various creators, some well-known and some less so, and a bonus gag from Kieron and Jamie.

I love how each set of creators took a totally unique jab at the WicDiv world, from Erica Henderson turning the Pantheon into dogs…

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…to Chip Zdarsky doing his best mocking of Kieron and Jamie in his signature style. Even letterer Clayton Cowles gets to ink a comic, which is awesome to see. The issue feels like a delightful inside joke that every WicDiv reader is in on, and like any good inside joke, it’s done with as much love as mickey taking. Some of the comics are pure short jokes, and some are fuller stories. All are fantastically entertaining.

To say too much would be taking away from the delight of reading this issue for yourself, so I will just say that this is a fantastic treat before the end comes.

The Wicked + The Divine: The Funnies #1
Is it good?
This issue feels like a delightful inside joke that every WicDiv reader is in on, and like any good inside joke, it's done with as much love as mickey taking. Some of the comics are pure short jokes, and some are fuller stories. All are fantastically entertaining.
A delightful break before the seriousness of the final arc begins
Great selection of creators from across the comics world
Lots of mocking of Kieron and Jamie, but all in good fun
10
Fantastic