Monday, January 23, 2017

Divinity III: Aric, Son of the Revolution #1

   Imaginary stories can be fun, and so can alternate histories - and that seems to be the territory we're in with the launch of Divinity III: Aric, Son of the Revolution.

   It takes us to a world where the Soviet Union - affected by the godlike forces unleashed in previous Divinity mini-series - has taken virtual control of the Earth.

   But that doesn't mean an end to conflict. Luckily, when terrible forces attack, the Motherland has a powerful defender - Aric, the former X-O Manowar.

   The issue brings us up to speed on his standing in this new world - and pits him against a particularly nasty opponent (one with its roots in the brutal history of Russia).

   It's a strong story by Joe Harris and powerful art by Cafu, and certainly an unusual change of pace for Valiant's lineup (however temporary the changes may be).

   It's a promising start to the series!

Grade: A-


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