Divinity 1

At the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union – determined
to win the Space Race at any cost – green lit a dangerously advanced mission.
They sent a man farther into the cosmos than anyone has gone before or since.
Lost in the stars, he encountered something unknown. Something that…changed
Long thought lost and erased from the history books, he has
suddenly returned, crash-landing in the Australian Outback. The few that have
been able to reach him believe him to be a deity – one who turned the scorched
desert into a lush oasis. They say he can bend matter, space, and even time to
his will. Earth is about to meet a new god. And he’s a communist.
How long can it be before the first confrontation between
mankind and DIVINITY begins?
A very strange meeting of the minds and a bit on the
confusing side.  Divinity follows the
stories of two protagonists, one a communist trained cosmonaut named Abram
Adams and the other, a rock climber named David Camp.  Neither have anything to do with other, until
a twist of fate and time brings them together. 
Although, this is only the first issue in the series, a
little more clarity as to what the story is about could go a long way.  I get that it has to do with time travel and
a person receiving abilities at the edge of the galaxy, but is this supposed to
be a superhero book, a straight up sci-fi tale, or a piece on the unlimited
potential of man?  Or, perhaps it’s a
combination of all three, I don’t know. 
I guess it’s not the plot that’s confusing me so much as it’s the
genre.  I just want to have at least some
idea as to what to expect with this series. 
The way it was told is another thing that kind of turned me off a
bit.  The overall concept is interesting
enough, but I just felt that there was too much narrative and not enough
dialogue.  You don’t really get to know
these characters that well if at all aside from the bits from the
exposition.  It would have been nice to
know what David and Abram are thinking from their own perspective as opposed to
what someone else is telling me about them. 
I guess I can’t really berate this book for being too out-of-the-box,
it’s an interesting enough read with an art style that compliments it well.

In order to achieve the ultimate it’s not about how anymore, but when. In the case of the first book of Divinity, time is the one thing that’s always fleeting, I guess that’s pretty much the same deal in real life as well. However, for Abram Adams, time became malleable once he was shown how. So, despite the nuances, if you’re looking for a sci-fi series to pique your interests, then look no further than Divinity. It’s only a matter of time before you check this one out. For more info on where to find this issue, visit the Valiant website, or the Valiant Facebook page.

Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

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