Divinity III: Stalinverse: Komandar Bloodshot #1

Event\Storyline: Divinity III: Stalinverse Writer: Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt Artist: Juan Jose Ryp Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: December 28, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 5
8.3Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

Out of the the pages of DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE...New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Death of X) and comics superstar Clayton Crain (4001 A.D.) present the first of four essential specials chronicling the history of the Stalinverse's worldwide superhuman regime!

He's put down protests, led the purge of political undesirables, and executed dozens of traitors to the Soviet super-state. His name is KOMANDAR BLOODSHOT...and his existence is a hushed whisper among the terrifi ed populace of the 21st century's global Soviet Union. But just who is this unrelenting enforcer of state superiority... and what is the shocking trut more

  • 10
    All-Comic - Amy Okamoto Dec 28, 2016

    Divinity III: Kamandar Bloodshot #1 is an absolute must. It is an accompaniment to the main Divinity III event, but the book shines on its own. Its a gut-wrenching story with the added bonus of an introduction to a powerful new Valiant heroine. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Dec 28, 2016

    But, let's be honest, this comic is not required reading for your enjoyment o fDivinity III. That doesn't mean it isn't worth your money, though, and will give you a deeper understanding of the character in this universe. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Ryan Woolacott Jan 3, 2017

    On the whole this issue is a thrilling read with some surprising moments in a book that's well paced and has superb art from start to finish. Komandar Bloodshot is fast becoming one of my favorite characters in the Valiant Universe, let alone Stalinverse. Again, as previously stated, the ending feels a little predictable but this does not detract from the story as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Dec 28, 2016

    For all the great things that are in this book, it is quite a simple story, albeit extremely well told, containing as it does the little snippet of hope. As a companion piece to the main story, it works as it gives us more of a view of the problems that Colin King is facing, which were alluded to in the first issue of the main series. As this series isshowing aValiant universe that is current, there is at some point going to be a snapback. How that is works with the series' that follows depends on the quality of the overall story, aided by the quality of the tie-in books. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Dec 24, 2016

    Kommandar Bloodshot #1 even widens the universe slightly by introducing Livewire and the idea of Psiots into this Communist-altered universe. It makes the audience wonder – where is everyone else from the Valiant Universe? Who else is yet to appear? Valiant Comics will definitely have some surprises up their sleeves before this event is over that's for sure. So far, we've been pretty impressed by the Divinity III event – and we're only two issues in! (See what we thought of the main issue right here.)Kommandar Bloodshot #1 is definitely one to keep your eye on. It might just be the most brutal and unrelenting story yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - soshillinois Dec 28, 2016

    Clayton Crain is an interesting pick for the one-shot, and for the purposes of the story he works perfectly. Both as a contrast to the ongoing Bloodshot title, and in bringing that horror movie feel to the fore. While the story takes place in the Colorado mountains, its night time and snowing, which makes for a terrifying show with the dark colors Crain uses as Bloodshot slowly mows his way through all of his targets. Which as far as event comics go, thats always a plus, and anyone looking to keep up with their regular dose of Bloodshot will be in for a good dessert with this comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Dec 28, 2016

    Divinity III Komandar Bloodshot #1 is a visually impressive issue that fits Bloodshot wonderfully. The way he cuts through the rebels is memorable due to the artwork, and the portrayal of his abilities was fascinating. The story is enjoyable for the most part. However, the intensity is lacking at times during the battles due to Bloodshot not even breaking a sweat (if he could). I do like the ending and how there are some things that even Divinity can't change. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GAMbIT Magazine - Alan D.D. Dec 30, 2016

    Despite being entertaining, this new chapter was a bit little confusing for a number of reasons, mostly on the story, but I'm sure the people working on it will make sure that everything makes sense sooner than expected. Valiant has already surprised me before, and this series could be one of those times. Let's keep an eye on it just in case something really great develops. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek-O-Rama - Rick Jan 5, 2017

    Count me as a fan...the Stalinverse looks like its going to be a lot of fun. Read Full Review

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