Divinity #2

Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Trevor Hairsine Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: March 18, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 7
8.3Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine unleash an all-new chapter of the year's most powerful science fiction saga! Can the world withstand its first confrontation with a being of god-like proportions?

A Soviet cosmonaut - seemingly imbued with the powers of a god - has taken up residence in the Australian Outback. Some think him to be a savior...while others believe he will usher in a new Communist Age...

Now the rest of the world's powers must decide for themselves - will the enigmatic DIVINITY offer his hand in friendship or will Earth's heroes find themselves helpless against more

  • 10
    All-Comic - Tyler Goulet Mar 18, 2015

    Divinity is a book you need to read; forget your Marvels and your DCs and your Secret Wars and Convergences. This is better than any of those could ever hope to be–which is no slight to the creators because, of course, there are tons of fantastic creators working in those systems–and this is something that literally anybody can pick up and read. There is no VH1 history to this character; there is no prior knowledge required. Do that thing where you all flock to an issue with a “#1″ on the cover like it's going out of style and buy it. Read it. Then go out and buy the second issue because it's even better. This creative team, and this company as a whole, is doing things that you've been wanting, but might have been too scared to admit. Takingall of the fantastic issues and stories told through the current Valiant incarnation into consideration,Divinity #2 just might be the best single issue yet. Yeah, just sit on that one for a minute. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Mar 18, 2015

    Conceptually, this is one of the coolest books to come out of Valiant, even if, at times, it comes off as a tad confusing and a little bit jumpy. DIVINITY is this wonderful reading experience that speaks mountains to Valiant regulars and those new to the company as a whole. The minor problems do not really distract from the overall enjoyment of this book, and while I'm a huge supporter/pusher of X-O MANOWAR, the first and second issue of DIVINITY may be what I'm going to push, Valiantwise, next. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Henry Starling Mar 15, 2015

    In the end this was a great read, merely for the fact that it opened up Divinity's world a little bit, and we start to see his place in the valiant universe. It's going to be a long wait until issue #3. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Mar 18, 2015

    Divinity #2 provides exciting insight into Abram's life and his seemingly limitless power. Revealing that he was to have a family knowing how he grew up without one makes everything more intriguing as it gives more than a glimpse into his motivations and use of his powers. There isn't any action this issue but the storytelling is excellent and the setup for major events next issue is almost flawless. After 2 issues this series has really skyrocketed up my list of must read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Mar 18, 2015

    Divinity #2 proves just how ambitious this title aims to be and the quality of writing Valiant wants to put on shelves with this new initiative. In the previous review of the first issue it was stated that this issue would determine if Divinity is really that must buy title, and that much is the case. This is one series that deserves to be put out there something many should be able to get into. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Brady Steele Mar 18, 2015

    This has so far been a refreshing take on the benevolent god making utopia on Earth. I've been very impressed with how Kindt and Hairsine's arc and really want to see how things progress with each page. The fact that Unity, the MI-6's elite tactical team and Valiant Universe's team supreme, are entering the fray only adds to the anticipation I have for next month. Pick up this series and see how much change is coming, whether Earth is ready or not. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Valiant Central - Scott Beattie Mar 18, 2015

    Although the series was initially pitched as an arc of Unity, I'm glad that Valiant saw the potential in the story and instead opted to make it a Prestige-format Mini-Series. Much like the recent Harbinger: Omegas, this is an example of a comic being so good that it needs to marketed as such. Both casual readers and Valiant fans would be highly advised to read this if they aren't already. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Latest Pull - Rick Reliegh Mar 20, 2015

    At the half way point in the series, Divinity has easily become one of my most anticipated pulls. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Andr Habet Mar 19, 2015

    While the first issue of Divinity was a fine setup to a new comic property from Valiant, the follow-up shows the diverse range of tones the publisher can achieve. I'm looking forward to finding out what Divinity's ultimate goal turns out to be, but even if all we get is more of the incredible art by this team, I'll be with it til its end. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Mar 16, 2015

    But those issues aside, the creative team behind this one is giving us a fascinating tale of high-minded science fiction grounded in the most basic of human emotions. It's beautiful to look at, fun to read, and easily hooks you for the third issue. If you like great science fiction"or just great comics in general"then you should be reading Divinity. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Fortress of Solitude - Byron Hendricks Mar 31, 2015

    Another solid issue, albeit very different from the first issue. Matt Kindt does a great job of writing this issue. The story is not split in this one, so it is easier to follow and lets the reader find out a little more about the lead character. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 21, 2015

    Kindt also does a great job of helping us connect with Abrams, no matter how far-out his powers have become. The guy is still human, still worrying about human things, no matter what's happening to him. Kindt is definitely telling an interesting story here, and now I'm definitely curious to see where it goes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Forrest Hollingsworth Mar 18, 2015

    It’s the kind of narrative misstep that cheapens the rest of the issue which is really, really good. It’s unfortunate but not issue breaking in the end. There’s a lot of good, interesting and unique storytelling and world building here at the expense of a lonely Russian man and, ultimately, I suggest you pick it up Valiant fan or not. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book City Podcast - Jazmin Aguilera Mar 23, 2015

    I have to say this issue was difficult. If you're into complex non-linear comics then you may really enjoy Divinity #2. I found myself pausing, thinking, reviewing constantly, which while challenging and reflective, ultimately left me confused and unsatisfied. This issue seemed to be all set up, yet cryptic and confusing. In future issues, we may see some pieces come together better and then this issue will seem like much needed - if confusing- explanation. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie Mar 24, 2015

    Having read nothing about this series but the issues themselves, the introduction of these characters came as something of a disappointing surprise to me. On the plus side, interacting with Divinity could lead to some interesting insights about the members of Unity. On the negative side, connecting the series to the greater Valiant world isnt likely to lower the already rather high barrier to entry on this title except to those already deeply invested in Valiant Comics. perhaps this could still be the sci-fi epic I hoped/thought it might be, I just have a little bit more trouble believing it can reach that potential now. Read Full Review

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