Divinity III: Stalinverse: Shadowman #1

Event\Storyline: Divinity III: Stalinverse Writer: Scott Bryan Wilson Artist: Robert Gill Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: February 8, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 2
8.1Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Welcome to the world of today. Welcome to the Stalinverse! The visionary, event-level epic of the winter continues here in an all-new, all-star special introducing the secret weapon of the Soviet Union:Shadowman, agent of the USSR!

To save the devastated and oppressed island of New York, Jack Boniface might just have to annihilate it first - by leading an army of Deadside-spawned monstrosities onto the streets to fight the Soviets' super-powered shock troops wherever they stand. But freedom fighters like the one they call Shadowman seldom get the happy ending they deserve...

Out of the pages of DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE, dis more

  • 10
    GAMbIT Magazine - Alan D.D. Feb 10, 2017

    This is a full-octane ride from begining to end on all fronts Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Erik Goodrich Feb 11, 2017

    Divinity III: Shadowman & The Battle for New Stalingrad #1is an excellent addition to theStalinversestoryline, and gives us an appearance from a favored character that we haven't heard from in a while and that fans have been excited to see. Accompanying Battle for New Stalingrad is the story The Origin of Baba Yaga,by Matt Kindt and Juan Jose Ryp, giving us some backstory on one of Myshka's teammates. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Feb 12, 2017

    The Stalinverse storyline has been on fire as of late, and Shadowman shows no signs of slowing down. This is a superb issue that packs meaning into the overall story, and shows off an epic fight scene as rebels look to hold onto the once great state of New York. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    SciFiPulse - Oral Frier Feb 14, 2017

    Divinity's third installment is a fun divergence from the norm. Fans ofThe Man in the High Castle definitely should definitely check outthis, and the overall series, asap. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Feb 8, 2017

    Of the three tie-ins released so far in conjunction with Divinity III, this is the only one that I feel genuinely adds to the story as a whole; the others are good comics, dont get me wrong, but if you didnt read them then youre not missing anything integral to the story (of course were only two issues into the main arc, so things could easily change). If youre reading Divinity III, then youre going to want to get your hands on this. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Feb 7, 2017

    Witness the destruction of New York City and the all out war Shadowman brings to Russia. This issue is a good done in one story that has high octane action and killer art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Tyler Goulet Feb 7, 2017

    Shadowman and The Battle of New Stalingrad #1 is a great tie-in to a great Valiant event, but it also stands as an effective gateway into the Valiant Universe if you simply want to get a peek of that captivating cover sitting on your local comic shop's shelf -if you avoid the other Shadowman books, of course, until you're more invested in the universe and can understand those books a little better. Invested or otherwise, pick up this issue. Nothing to lose, an entire universe to gain. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Feb 20, 2017

    Shadowman and the Battle of New Stalingrad shows a glimmer of hope in this dystopian society as one man stands up against the tyranny of the Soviet Union. Granted, he has some help from undead dinosaurs and demons, but he still kicks some ass. Most of all, it got me really excited about Shadowman again, so I hope Valiant does more with the character in the near future. I heard 2017 is his 25th anniversary...just sayin'. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Ryan Woolacott Feb 12, 2017

    On the whole the story was easy reading and the art was very easy on the eye. As a stand alone book it ended a bit too abruptly for me, however I am hoping it's picked up in the main story. I also would have liked to have seen more of Shadowman's origin. The fight sequence and the releasing of the powers of the undead were excellent highlights in a book that delivered on most levels. Stalinverse continues to roll on with great consistency and stirring intrigue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Feb 13, 2017

    Wilson and Gill find a new way to establish Shadowman in the Valiant Universe as Kindt and Ryp get the chance to haunt your dreams. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Geek-O-Rama - Rick Feb 15, 2017

    Ultimately, Shadowman and the Battle for New Stalingrad is an okay comic, but considering how powerful the Divinity series is, it suffers by comparison. Id much rather see the next Divinity issue than worry about all these ancillary characters. Read Full Review

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