Media Release — In advance of the 10th Annual ComicsPRO Membership Meeting in Portland, OR, Valiant is proud to present your first look inside DIVINITY II #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the long-awaited limited series reuniting acclaimed creators Matt Kindt (NINJAK), Trevor Hairsine (DIVINITY), Ryan Winn (X-O MANOWAR), and David Baron (BLOODSHOT REBORN) for a gripping new installment of the blockbuster superhero saga that turned the world upside-down! On April 20th, don’t miss a moment as the god-like entity that the A.V. Club calls the “Best New Superhero of 2015” returns to confront a ghost torn from his own past…one that now threatens the very fabric of existence itself!
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 three cosmonauts farther into space than anyone has gone before or since. Handpicked orphans with no connections to Earth, trained as devout Communists, and restricted from having families, they became lost in the stars and encountered something unknown… Something that changed them.
Long thought lost and erased from the history books, Abram Adams was the first to return, crash-landing in the Australian Outback. The few that have been able to reach him believe him to be a deity. They say he can bend matter, space, and even time to his will. But, even with seemingly limitless power at his fingertips, he is concerned only with the secret love he hid away from his superiors and the unborn child he never had a chance to meet.
Now, Myshka, the female co-pilot of the group, has also returned to Earth…but, unlike Abram she had no secret family. Unlike Abram, she still believes in the Communist ideal. And, unlike Abram, she intends to play a very real role in the return of Soviet glory.
“[DIVINITY II’s] focus will shift slightly to the two members of DIVINITY’s crew that were left in space at the end of the first arc. Especially the woman that went with him – and her struggle to survive and return to Earth. She is not happy about what happened,” series writer Matt Kindt told Vulture. “We’ll see things from her perspective that will really inform our opinion of DIVINITY and what he did in the first series.”
After universal critical acclaim and 11 sold-out printings, the cosmos-spanning epic that birthed a new Valiant icon takes its next staggering leap into the unknown on April 20th in DIVINITY II #1 (of 4)! Featuring covers by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic (Thor), Tom Muller (Wolf), Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis), Phil Jimenez (Infinite Crisis), and Adam Gorham (DEAD DROP), DIVINITY II #1 (of 4) will be presented in the deluxe Valiant Prestige format with no ads, matte-laminate cardstock covers, custom-designed endsheets.
Attention retailers attending this week’s 10th Annual ComicsPRO Membership Meeting: Ask a Valiant representative about how to obtain retailer-exclusive offerings, including DIVINITY II ballpoint pens!
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DIVINITY II #1 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (FEB161875)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (FEB161876)
Variant Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE (FEB161878)
Variant Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ (FEB161879)
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM (FEB161880)
B&W Sketch Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (FEB161881)
Blank Cover also available (FEB161877)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale APRIL 20 (FOC – 3/28/16)