Divinity III: Stalinverse #4

The Stalinverse endures!

The world has gone red, and now the epic final confrontation begins as Divinity, Ninjak, Shadowman, Komandar Bloodshot, X-O Manowar, and the Red Brigade all choose their side on the lines of the coming battle… Wait, you think we’ll tell you how this one ends? Nyet, comrade! The universe as we know it hinges on this, so make sure you read this one first, Valianteers!

Well, should’ve seen this coming.

We end Divinity III – one of the most innovative superhero stories in recent memory – with the sort of dull, sluggy talk-fest one might expect of Batman…even Aquaman, for that matter. The art’s still great, naturally, but the writing just feels like it expended all its wind quite a while back; it doesn’t have any of the power we’ve come to expect from the series. This issue wraps up everything in a neat little bow with, “And then the good demigod reversed history and they all lived happily ever after.”

Divinity III: Stalinverse #4 is a definite disappointment, and not just because of the “letdown factor”: it’s rushed and anticlimactic. If you have no idea how to end your comic, at least give us a full-on, earth-shattering ending battle as a consolation prize. D3S4 doesn’t even do that.

Final Verdict: 2 out of 5.

Divinity III: Stalinverse #4 can be found at Valiant Entertainment.

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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