Review: Divinity II #4

DIVINITY2_004_COVER-A_DJURDJEVICMyshka’s plot to reengineer the globe in Russia’s favor is all but complete. Will Abram Adams – the god-like being now called Divinity – stand against his former comrade…or, together, will they reshape the world as we know it with hammer and sickle in hand?

If you haven’t been reading Divinity II, then you’re missing out. In all honesty the review could end there, with a strong recommendation to read what is going to be one of the better stories released this year. And no, it’s not too early to say that. But would it really be fair to end the review right there?

Of course not.

I’ve written before about how I never wanted a sequel to the first Divinity, because I felt the series was complete on it’s own; a sequel wasn’t needed or called for. I wouldn’t read the sequel, I wouldn’t even look at it. Alright, I said to myself, maybe I shouldd read it, because if it is a train wreck, I should let people know, right? So four months ago I sat down and read the first issue of what I was positive would be a terrible story following the critically acclaimed first series, and before I realized it the comic was over and I needed the second issue. And the third.

Having finished the fourth and final issue I’ll stand up and say that I have never been so happy to be wrong about a body of work needing a sequel before, because the Matt Kindt scripted Divinity II  is an incredibly well written comic book that any summary I give you won’t be doing any justice to it.

So I won’t summarize the story here.

Nor will I talk much about the stunning page composition; that the comics feature some breathtaking moments for those who like their comics to look good is undeniable, but I won’t talk too much about just how wonderful Trevor HairsineRyan Winn and David Baron work together to bring the final confrontation to life. And that confrontation? This is what a final chapter to any story can only hope to equal, but I won’t anything more about the ending – it’s a thing of beauty and you deserve to experience it for yourself the same way I did.

Without any idea of what is coming.

Instead, I’ll ask you a question: If you got lost in space, somehow attained control over everything and then returned to Earth only to find out the world had turned to shit, and you had the power to change it. Would you? Should you? And what if an equally powerful being was trying to stop you?

I may not have wanted a sequel to Divinity, but I’m sure glad that I got one. This is a book that only gets better with each read through.

Story: Matt Kindt Penciler: Trevor Hairsine
Inker: Ryan Winn Colourist: David Baron
Story: 9.75 Art: 9.75 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

Valiant provided a FREE copy for review, but I read my purchased copy (hence the late review…)