Divinity III: Stalinverse #1

Event\Storyline: Divinity III: Stalinverse Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Trevor Hairsine Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: December 21, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 6
8.8Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

Earth has a new god. The world you know is gone.
Welcome to the Stalinverse, comrade.

  • 10
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Dec 23, 2016

    As a first issue, this comic is pretty much perfect.Without a doubt, this isValiant‘s best comic of the year – don't be surprised when you see this bringing home the awards. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Amy Okamoto Dec 21, 2016

    Divinity III: Stalinverse #1 is an outstanding story and an absolute must-read. Imaginative, thrilling, and good-looking, the only downside to this book is having to wait for the next installment. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Dec 26, 2016

    In a very cool twist, there is one person that knows that this is not the true reality: Colin King, also known as Ninjak. This reveal gave a very Age of Apocalypse vibe to it, which I love. If you took Age of Apocalypse, threw in some Superman: Red Son and mixed in the impossibly high standards set with the first two Divinity miniseries, you would have the start to one of the strongest comic events to hit in 2016. I am fully on board for the Stalinverse, with my only complaint being that this issue had to end. This very well might end up being not only the best of the Divinity series, but one of the best crossover events in recent comic book history. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Ryan Woolacott Dec 21, 2016

    My personal recommendation is that you go and buy this book. Get a copy off the shelf, seek out the beautiful variant covers produced and add this to your collection. Matt Kindt has written an excellent book here with great accompanying art work. This book is worth the cover price just for seeing the introduction of Kommandar Bloodshot. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Comicsverse - Kate Meekins Dec 21, 2016

    Overall, the first issue of DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE is very pleasing. I was a little worried about the plot at first due to the similarities between it and DIVINITY II; however, those worries are starting to fall away. Even if it does end up being a similar plot, the world-building, art, and characterization more than make up for it already. I am very, very excited to see where this comic will go. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Broken Infinite - Frank Rodriguez Dec 25, 2016

    Divinity III: Stalinverse # 1 is a damn near perfect first comic with action, character development, suspense, mystery and creativity that will hold on to you from its opening words to the last line on the page. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Erik Goodrich Jan 28, 2017

    Divinity III: Stalinverse #1is a great first issue for the series and shows a lot of promise. The new reality feels alien, yet familiar at the same time, and she actions of those we once called heroes may tarnish their good names from here on out. If the previous twoDivinity series have any bearing on howStalinverse is going to play out, then I know I am going to be in for an incredibly enjoyable story with repercussions that will have a lasting effect on the Valiant Universe as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Dec 21, 2016

    I am one of the few Crusader who doesn't swoon at the thought of a new Valiant book. That said, I am very impressed with this first issue, enough to hold my "punchline never hits the highpoint of the setup" cynicism in check.. Kindt has trifled with my expectation level. I hope he and his artistic cohorts are up to the challenge. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Dec 21, 2016

    The doom-and-gloom atmosphere in the background of scenes look great and set the tone just right for the grim storyline. Nothing's as you'd expect, and the artwork reflects as such. Bloodshot looks incredible with a long beard and overall Russian overhaul, and he's just as bad-ass as always. Give Divinity III a chance if you're a fan of any Valiant property: there's probably something in here for you! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Ray W Dec 21, 2016

    Divinity III Stalinverse is a good set up issue for whats to come. The solid story and writing makes this title a very interesting read. The art isnt bad, but could be improved upon, and the colors make this issue standout. Im definitely excited for the next issue of Divinity III Stalinverse, and the tie-ins. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek-O-Rama - Rick Jan 2, 2017

    I'm excited to see where Divinity III goes. If the creative team holds onto their excellent storytelling chops, its going to end in something existential and mind-blowing. I'm ready to find out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Dec 21, 2016

    The Stalinverse is an intriguing place and I am curious to see where the creative team takes this. The challenge in front of the freedom fighter is a difficult one and if the pencils can even up with the writing, Divinity III could be a lot of fun. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Multiversity Comics - Ken Godberson III Dec 23, 2016

    Its okay, and that may be the most damning thing about it. Read Full Review

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