Post by Hannah Heath
You know that feeling you get right before you finish up a great series? You're excited, because you can't wait to see how it ends. You're a bit nervous, because what if it ends the wrong way? And you're a bit sad, because something good is coming to an end.
That's how I felt reading Divinity II #4 by Matt Kindt. It is the last installment of Divinity II, and I just wanted it to end well.
Did it? Yes. Mostly.
DIVINITY vs. DIVINITY! Myshka's plot to reengineer the globe in Russia's favor is all but complete. Will Abram Adams - the god-like being now called Divinity - stand against his former comrade, or, together, will they reshape the world as we know it with hammer and sickle in hand? The sold-out sci-fi epic that redefined the Valiant Universe charges into a showdown for the fate of reality itself as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (4001 A.D.) and explosive artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis) reach a defining moment for comics' most captivating new hero!
Just like in Divinity II #3, Hairsine's artwork was great and Kindt managed to write some very thought-provoking, beautiful scenes.
I was really excited to see how Divinity was going to talk Myshka out of destroying the world. Unfortunately, the conclusion felt a bit rushed. She suddenly broke down upon remembering a small kindness (a necklace given to her by a stranger) done to her as a child. Now, while entirely plausible, given that she was already showing signs of stopping up until recalling that moment, it did feel a bit too quick.
That being said, I think that's because this issue suffered from being read as a single issue. I'm pretty sure that, once put in a trade paperback and read back to back with the other three, it will fit in perfectly. It's been a month since reading #3 of this series, so I think some of the high stakes and character building faded over that time and maybe could have used some brushing up in this final issue.
Honestly, that was my only problem with this issue. I was happy to see Myshka settle down and find a quiet place to live happily. She deserves it. There was some good foreshadowing as to the events of Divinity III: Stalinverse, which I am very excited about.
Also, can I mention how pleased I was to see that a Dostoevsky novel played a part in this story? That was awesome. Brilliant idea, Kindt.
All in all, I'm happy with how this series ended. Have you read Divinity II? I'd love to hear your thoughts!
This comic was supplied to Constant Collectible by Valiant Comics in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.