Valiant Entertainment brings us the new release of the book “Divinity” this Wednesday. This series is done by Trevor Hairsine and Matt Kindt. I have to admit that from the first issue, it really shows a great deal of promise.
The series revolves around Abram Adams, who was abandoned on a doorstep as a baby in Soviet Russia. I know the abandoned baby thing is kind of cliché, but it works here. As an orphan, Abram Adams ends up being raised by the state and is recognized as a particularly brilliant individual early in his life. As he is being trained to be a Cosmonaut for the U.S.S.R., he is chosen for a special mission that will take him to the very edge of the galaxy. This issue, while divulging some pertinent information, does leave room for character development where Abram is concerned. Readers do learn a fair bit about Abram from an unknown character and readers glean information through Abram's interactions with some of the characters. As a reader, you are able to understand his motives and it is easy to relate to this character.
Also in this issue, a second character is introduced named, David Camp...or is it supposed to be Camp David? His introduction is made to readers with the re-appearance of Abram Adams, who has not changed at all, with the small exception of new superpowers. In this issue, readers are not told too much about David Camp. Rather, we learn that Abram Adams has returned from his mission and is being tracked by either government agents or private contractors.
The art is particularly well done and I thoroughly enjoyed the beginning scenes of Abram looking back at the footsteps that left him when he was just an infant. We are given panels of Abram at school and daydreaming during his studies that are all vivid and incredibly well done. We are easily able to see the emotions artfully portrayed on the faces of the characters and even the more surrealistic aspects are brilliantly done.
This first issue will leave you with a lot of questions and I think that this is truly a GREAT thing to do here. Not all questions need to be answered immediately. Where the story leads for Abram is anyone's guess, but what I do know is that this series will definitely be worth reading to find out.
Posted by: Jeff @jeff201