Bridging The Gap with DIVINITY #0 Review
Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist: Renato Guedes
Letterer: Dave Lanphear
Editor: Charlotte Greenbaum
Editor-In-Chief:: Warren Simons
Covers: Juan Jose Ryp with Gabe Eltaeb, Brahim Moustafa, Clayton Henry with Peter Pantazis, Peter Bagge, Kano
Warning: This review will contain spoilers for Divinity 0.
If you read Divinity III, then you know the state of things with the character Divinity. He’s gotten the world changed back to normal. What about the others affected? What you get with Divinity 0 is a journey through the Valiant landscape with Abram connecting with the others. Do they want Divinity in their lives? What about those created by the previous event, such as the members of the Red Brigade? How did they get folded into the real world after the collapse of the Stalinverse? The story here in Divinity 0 is a really complex one.
I was floored by how spectacular this issue looked. Renato Guedes is someone that I was familiar with from an issue of Bloodshot Reborn and visually, I was not very impressed. However, this issue is quite stunning on the eyes, as Guedes went with a painted look to his work. His style really stands out here and makes his work some of the better with Valiant. I hope for more work by Guedes in this style.
It’s another great Matt Kindt Divinity issue and he’s yet to do a bad one. These stories are some of my very favorite ones that Valiant has to offer and this little one-shot does a great job of tidying things up from the last mini-series to what is going to happen in the upcoming series, Eternity. Divinity has been great in that Abram is a character that has interactions with the bigger guns in Valiant’s stable and I loved how this issue seemed make time for everyone that has been affected by the Stalinverse effect from the past series and what their response to Abram is. Honestly, even god-like characters need a peaceful moment and this even has that. Seeing that Abram and Myshka are together just makes total sense and it has me feeling pretty exuberant about where the story goes from here.
The story of Divinity has been told through a series of mini-series for the past couple of years and this one does a superb job of bridging the gap from the past stories into what Eternity will offer. It reads like a good starting point for what is to come. In the past, I have always scored the Divinity books high and this is as good as any in the series.
Does a superb job of bridging the gap