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Preview: Divinity II #2 (of 4)

DIVINITY II #2 (of 4)

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (MAR161814)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (MAR161815)
Variant Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE (MAR161816)
Variant Cover by TULA LOTAY (MAR161817)
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM (MAR161818)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale MAY 25th

Russia reigns supreme!

Just a month after the arrival of long-lost cosmonaut Mishka, the former Soviet Union has made an impossible push to become the world’s preeminent superpower. But how? Ninjak has a theory, but it will require going undercover across enemy lines…and maybe some help from Mishka’s old comrade, Abram Adams – the god-like being known as Divinity! But can the motives of a deity among men ever truly be known…and will the return of Divinity’s former teammate rekindle his old allegiances?

The sold-out, award-winning superhero debut that turned the Valiant Universe upside-down steps out of the shadows and onto the global stage here with a new, prestige-format chapter from master storytellers Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine!

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Review: Divinity II #1

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Despite becoming a large fan of Valiant‘s comics over the past year, I only read the first Divinity this week. It was good, and I can understand why it received the praise it did, because it really was a very enjoyable comic. It was a four issue story that felt complete in many ways, and it’s one you owe it to yourself to read.

But did it need a sequel?

Well, not really. That being said I’m excited that there is a sequel, because despite being (technically) a superhero comic, the first series felt like so much more.

Divinity II #1 shows just as much promise.

If you’re curious what the sequel is about, the preview text below should wet your appetite a little.

At the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union – determined to win the Space Race at any cost – green lit a dangerously advanced mission. They sent three cosmonauts farther into space than anyone has gone before or since. Handpicked orphans with no connections to Earth, trained as devout Communists, and restricted from having families, they became lost in the stars and encountered something unknown… Something that changed them.

Now, Miska, the female co-pilot of the group, has also returned to Earth…but, unlike Abram Adams she had no secret family. Unlike Abram, she still believes in the Communist ideal. And, unlike Abram, she intends to play a very real role in the return of Soviet glory.

Earth is about to meet a new god. And she’s a Communist. How long can it be before the nations of Earth bend before DIVINITY?

Continuing the aesthetic feel from DivinityDvinity II is a visual treat. The way colour is used to bring the cosmological aspects of the story is both subtle and immediately noticeable, and David Baron deserves more credit than he will inevitably get.

Matt Kindt, one of the more consistently solid writers out there, is again on form here. He is able to tell the story of the Russian cosmonaut Mishka in a way that sets up the remaining three issues while still allowing her backstory to be believable. As I was reading this, I never once though that there were any contrivances taken just to move the plot along; Mishka‘s actions all make complete and utter sense based on the established parameters of her character.

Divinity II starts stronger than the previous series did, and I can’t wait to see how this story plays out over the next three issues.

Story: Matt Kindt Penciler: Trevor Hairsine
Inker: Ryan Winn Colourist: David Baron
Story: 9 Art: 9.25 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

Valiant provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review, but I read the copy I purchased.

Around the Tubes

BSRB_012_COVER-A_BODENHEIMIt was new comic book day yesterday! What’d everyone get? What got you excited after reading? What didn’t you enjoy? Sound off in the comments below!

Until then, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

Around the Tubes

The Beat – Comics and diverse characters : where the sales are – A great read.

Kotaku – Ghost in the Shell Publisher ‘Never Imagined’ a Japanese Actress in the Lead Role – Very interesting and always great to get opinions beyond the American shores.

US News and World Report – How Nigeria is Using Comic Books to Teach History – And interesting to see how comics are used around the world.

Women Write About Comics – The Unbearable Whiteness of Being (in Comics Academia) – And a must read.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Comic Attack – Bloodshot Reborn #12

CBR – Divinity II #1

Comic Vine – The Mighty Thor #6

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Dept H #1 CoverWednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

We’re bringing back something we haven’t done for a while, what the team thinks. Our contributors are choosing up to five books each week and why they’re choosing the books.

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Patrick

Top Pick: Dept. H #1 (Dark Horse) – Matt Kindt’s work would be enjoyable even if they published the book with all the words spelled backwards. His visual storytelling inspires the mind and the inner artist. His new direction with this book is very exciting.

All-New Hawkeye #4 (Marvel) – Do you ever feel like people who read Hawkeye hit you over the head with how good it is? That they just don’t shut up about? Because if you’re not reading Hawkeye, somebody SHOULD be hitting you over the head until you are. Notify me and I’ll get someone on that. I’ve been very happy with this Lemire’s work following Faction’s run.

BEK: Black-Eyed Kids #1 (Aftershock) – I have really been enjoying Aftershock each month. Their new book will hopefully be as creepy and unnerving as the cover.

Clean Room #7 (Vertigo) – There’s something about Clean Room, something about it’s grotesque imagery yet clean visuals that allows this horror story to really stand out. I enjoyed the first arc and I really feel like Gail Simone has built a strong foundation to build upon.

Tokyo Ghost #6 (Image) – If Sean Murphy keyed my car once a month, I would still look forward to seeing it. If Rick Remender was telling him what to do with the key, I would not only continue to pay $4 a month to see how it had turned out, I would gladly explain it all to Hyundai when my lease was up.

 

Alex

Top Pick: Divinity II #1 (Valiant) – I’ve only just finished the first Divinity, and it was phenomenal. I can’t wait to get started on this. Cannot bloody wait.

Bloodshot Reborn #12 (Valiant) – The current story arc, The Analog Man, features some of the best looking artwork out there. It’s also a cool story with a very Mad Max aesthetic.

Howard The Duck #6 (Marvel) – Always a treat to read this series; Zdarsky’s humour is right up my alley.

Huck #6 (Image) – The first of two Superman like characters on this list, Huck is one of the better Millar books of recent times (of course I haven’t read the Jupiter series yet). Even though this s the final issue, I have no idea how it’ll all wrap up, especially because it feels like it’s only just about begun.

Hyperion #2 (Marvel) – Is here for the same reason it was last month. Hyperion may hit someone with a transfer truck swung like a baseball bat.

 

Paul

Top Pick: Extraordinary X-Men #9 (Marvel) – I have been really enjoying this book from the get go, and I’ll admit when I heard time travel in the story, I rolled my eyes. HOWEVER, I am really looking forward to see the X-Men in the future, joined by their teacher, facing off against Apocalypse and his horsemen; I always enjoy seeing new mutants imagined as horsemen and how they fit the roles of war, famine, pestilence and death.  I’m sure we won’t be disappointed.

Captain Marvel #4 (Marvel) – I’m a huge fan of Carol, and Abigail Brand is always a welcome addition to any title…but to be honest, my biggest draw to this book is Alpha Flight!  Well the three members we have; Aurora, Sasquatch and Puck have been out of the pages for far too long.  All the reboots and re-launches going on, why hasn’t anyone taken a look at Alpha Flight?  There is major potential there…just saying.

New Avengers #10 (Marvel) – Even with the American Kaiju and the New Avenger’s Power Rangers inspired mecha robot *yawn*, this title has definitely picked up steam with the tie in to Pleasant Hill.  These Avengers are fighting in the name of A.I.M., we should be rooting for them, right?  Lines are being drawn, not just with the team, but all the Avengers, and it’s a pleasant surprise to see this title stepping up.

Uncanny Inhumans #7 (Marvel) – I’m really liking the idea of Black Bolt’s ‘Quiet Room’, and really enjoyed that last issue showing the various Inhumans helping him keep the piece in his club.  And now there is an investigation under way…and the Capo., thought dead, is making a play to regain his power.  Never a dull moment for ol’ Black Bolt.

 

Javier

Top Pick: Clean Room #7 (Vertigo) – I only read it with the lights on. This sure to be disturbing issue is an Astrid stand alone story.

East of West #25 (Image) – Year two comes to an end after three years. Wait that does’t sound right. Double-checked, it’s an accurate statement. Hickman and Dragotta get a pass because it is damn good apocalyptic storytelling.

Gutter Magic #4 (IDW Publishing) – The end to another good story. Only four issues of this epic sci-fi/fantasy alternative history epic. I got my fingers crosses for future arcs.

Karnak #3 (Marvel) – If you are going to make me wait for like five months, then it better be good. This new philosophically bent Karnak is a blast to read—that is when an issue finally makes it to market.

 

Brett

Top Pick: Superman: American Alien #6/Superman: Lois and Clark #7 (DC Comics) – The best two Superman comics DC has going right now. Both in their own ways are great explorations of the characters and both show off what makes him great.

Captain Canuck #8 (Chapter House Comics) – Every issue is fun and entertaining. Great superhero comics without the gritty grim.

Carver: Paris Story #3 (Z2 Comics) – Just awesome gritty noir.

Dept H #1 (Dark Horse) – Matt Kindt’s new series? Done! Did you read his Mind MGMT from Dark Horse? It’s excellent. This first issue is excellent. An absolutely must buy.

Divinity II #1 (Valiant) – The first volume was absolutely amazing and this is a series I’ve been looking forward to since its announcement. I’m expecting nothing but excellence here.

Go Beyond with Kindt & Hairsine for Divinity II #2 (of 4) – Coming in May!

This summer, the world as we know it will be rewritten when Valiant’s sold-out sci-fi epic expands outward with its next mind-expanding chapter!

Valiant has released a first look inside Divinity II #2 (of 4) – an all-new installment of 2016’s unbelievable cosmic odyssey from the critically acclaimed creative team of writer Matt Kindt, artist Trevor Hairsine, inker Ryan Winn, and colorist David Baron! On May 25th, the scales of international power undergo a seismic realignment as Myshka, the latest Soviet cosmonaut to return to Earth with god-like powers, sets out to transform Mother Russia into the world’s dominant economic and military power! As the security forces of every nation scramble to unearth the source of Russia’s rapid rise, their only hope may lie in the last uber-powerful being that they imprisoned – Abram Adams, Myshka’s former teammate and Earth’s first DIVINITY!

Just a month after the arrival of long-lost cosmonaut Myshka, the former Soviet Union has made an impossible push to become the world’s preeminent superpower. But how? Ninjak has a theory, but it will require going undercover across enemy lines…and maybe some help from Mishka’s old comrade, Abram Adams – the god-like being known as Divinity! But can the motives of a deity among men ever truly be known…and will the return of Divinity’s former teammate rekindle his old allegiances?

Featuring covers by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic, Tom Muller, Trevor Hairsine, Tula Lotay and Adam Gorham!

DIVINITY II #2 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (MAR161814)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (MAR161815)
Variant Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE (MAR161816)
Variant Cover by TULA LOTAY (MAR161817)
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM (MAR161818)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale MAY 25 (FOC – 5/2/16)

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Preview: Divinity II #1 (of 4)

DIVINITY II #1 (of 4)

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (FEB161875)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (FEB161876)
Variant Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE (FEB161878)
Variant Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ (FEB161879)
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM (FEB161880)
B&W Sketch Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (FEB161881)
Blank Cover also available (FEB161877)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale APRIL 20

The much-anticipated follow-up to the 11-time sold-out series that The Onion/A.V. Club calls the “Best New Superhero of 2015” is here! The acclaimed creative team returns for a perfect new jumping-on point into the expansive sci-fi saga that shook the world!

At the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union – determined to win the Space Race at any cost – green lit a dangerously advanced mission. They sent three cosmonauts farther into space than anyone has gone before or since. Handpicked orphans with no connections to Earth, trained as devout Communists, and restricted from having families, they became lost in the stars and encountered something unknown… Something that changed them.

Long thought lost and erased from the history books, Abram Adams was the first to return, crash-landing in the Australian Outback. The few that have been able to reach him believe him to be a deity. They say he can bend matter, space, and even time to his will. But, even with seemingly limitless power at his fingertips, he is concerned only with the secret love he hid away from his superiors and the unborn child he never had a chance to meet.

Now, Myshka, the female co-pilot of the group, has also returned to Earth…but, unlike Abram she had no secret family. Unlike Abram, she still believes in the Communist ideal. And, unlike Abram, she intends to play a very real role in the return of Soviet glory.

Earth is about to meet a new god. And she’s a Communist. How long can it be before the nations of Earth bend before DIVINITY?

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Valiant’s Five-Time Sold-Out Sensation Returns for Divinity II #1

Valiant has released a first look inside Divinity II #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of an all-new limited series continuing 2015’s groundbreaking new character debut! This April, be here as writer Matt Kindt, artist Trevor Hairsine, inker Ryan Winn, and colorist David Baron return with a brand-new beginning for the awe-inspiring superhero odyssey that redefined the Valiant Universe!

At the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union – determined to win the Space Race at any cost – green lit a dangerously advanced mission. They sent three cosmonauts farther into space than anyone has gone before or since. Handpicked orphans with no connections to Earth, trained as devout Communists, and restricted from having families, they became lost in the stars and encountered something unknown… Something that changed them.

Long thought lost and erased from the history books, Abram Adams was the first to return, crash-landing in the Australian Outback. The few that have been able to reach him believe him to be a deity. They say he can bend matter, space, and even time to his will. But, even with seemingly limitless power at his fingertips, he is concerned only with the secret love he hid away from his superiors and the unborn child he never had a chance to meet.

Now, Miska, the female co-pilot of the group, has also returned to Earth…but, unlike Abram she had no secret family. Unlike Abram, she still believes in the Communist ideal. And, unlike Abram, she intends to play a very real role in the return of Soviet glory.

Earth is about to meet a new god. And she’s a Communist. How long can it be before the nations of Earth bend before DIVINITY?

Featuring covers by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic, Tom Muller, Trevor Hairsine, Phil Jimenez, and Adam Gorham, Divinity II #1 (of 4) will also be presented in the deluxe Valiant Prestige format with an ad-free presentation featuring matte-laminate cardstock covers, custom-designed endsheets, exclusive back matter, and more.

DIVINITY II #1 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Cover B by TOM MULLER
Variant Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Variant Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM
B&W Sketch Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Blank Cover also available
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | COMING IN APRIL!

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Valiant’s Divinity Returns in 2016 with Divinity II

Valiant has announced Divinity II – a new prestige format limited series continuing the critically acclaimed, much demanded debut of Valiant’s first all-new, headlining character from the minds of writer Matt Kindt and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine! Set for release in April 2016, Divinity II will reunite Kindt and Hairsine with inker Ryan Winn, colorist David Baron, and cover artists Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic and Tom Muller as Valiant’s all-star creative team reconvenes to deliver a breathtaking new vision of humanity’s next epic encounter with the being called DIVINITY!

At the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union – determined to win the Space Race at any cost – green lit a dangerously advanced mission. They sent a man farther into the cosmos than anyone has gone before or since. Lost in the stars, he encountered something unknown. Something that…changed him.

Long thought lost and erased from the history books, he has suddenly returned, crash-landing in the Australian Outback. The few that have been able to reach him believe him to be a deity – one who turned the scorched desert into a lush oasis. They say he can bend matter, space, and even time to his will. Earth is about to meet a new god. And he’s a communist. How long can it be before the first confrontation between mankind and DIVINITY begins?

Before then Abram Adams’ journey through time and space continues on August 5th in Imperium #7 by writer Joshua Dysart and fan favorite artist Scot Eaton! Toyo Harada has collected the monsters that will make his vision of world peace a reality. Now he pursues the most difficult and desirable asset of all – the spaceman with all the powers of a god – the outcast who can rewrite reality with a thought – the man who is no longer a man – the all-powerful being who is simply called DIVINITY!

And catch up on the entirety of Abram Adams’ first appearance and origin with the Divinity TPB collection – in stores July 15th! For just $9.99, this intro-priced volume re-presents all four issues of DIVINITY’s sold-out limited series!  Start at the beginning to discover the seminal arrival of Valiant’s major new force as he reshapes the landscape of the Valiant Universe in comics and beyond in the months and years to come.

DIVINITY TPB
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (FEB158003)
$9.99 | 112 pages | T+ | On sale JULY 15 (FOC – 6/22/15)
ISBN: 978-1-939346-76-6

IMPERIUM #7
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by SCOT EATON
Cover A by KANO (JUN151620)
Cover B by PERE PEREZ (JUN151621)
Variant Cover by PHILIP TAN (JUN151622)
$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 5 (FOC – 7/13/2015)

DIVINITY II #1 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HARISINE
Covers by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC & TOM MULLER
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | Coming APRIL 2016

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