First Look: DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 – Matt Kindt & Trevor Hairsine Lead the Most Explosive Comics Event of 2017!

This winter, the Valiant Universe you once knew is no more… Only the Stalinverse remains!

As revealed yesterday at Comic Book Resources, Valiant is proud to present your first look inside DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of Valiant’s all-new event-level epic from the seven-time Harvey Award-nominated creative team of writer Matt Kindt (4001 A.D.), artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis), inker Ryan Winn (X-O MANOWAR), and colorist David Baron (BLOODSHOT REBORN)!

Cover A by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic
Cover A by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic

On December 21st, the sold-out sci-fi saga that redefined the Valiant Universe begins a reality-shattering comics event that will collide the world’s most formidable heroes with a disturbing new vision… One where a worldwide Soviet empire now rules a world order… The Iron Curtain extends across continents, shattering governments and armies in its wake… And the communist global super-state rules not only with an iron fist, but with powers far beyond the comprehension of mortal men.

Earth has a new god. The world you know is gone. Welcome to the Stalinverse, comrade.

Then: the revolutionary upheaval continues on December 28th as New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Death of X) and comics superstar Clayton Crain (4001 A.D.) present a blood-curdling examination of the Stalinverse’s ultimate state-sponsored assassin in DIVINITY III: KOMANDAR BLOODSHOT #1 –  the first of four essential specials revealing the super-powered Soviet regime behind the winter’s most incendiary comics event!

Cover A by Clayton Crain
Cover A by Clayton Crain

He’s put down protests, led the purge of political undesirables, and executed dozens of traitors to the Soviet super-state. His name is KOMANDAR BLOODSHOT…and his existence is a hushed whisper among the terrified populace of the 21st century’s global Soviet Union. But just who is this unrelenting enforcer of state superiority… and what is the shocking truth about his power, his allegiances, and his true identity?

Don’t miss the shocking twists and turmoil that await in DIVINITY III: KOMANDAR BLOODSHOT #1 – featuring an iron-clad line of covers from Clayton Crain (Carnage), Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead), Greg Smallwood (Moon Knight), Trevor Hairsine (DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE), and Kano (Daredevil)!

Plus: The Staliverse’s subversive spread continues in DIVINITY III: ARIC, SON OF THE REVOLUTION #1! On January 18th, join acclaimed writer Joe Harris (Snowfall, The X-Files: Season 10) and Valiant-exclusive superstar David Lafuente (Ultimate Spider-Man) as they reveal what happens when Valiant’s leading legend – the unstoppable X-O Manowar – becomes the supreme fighting force of the CCCP in the next must-read one-shot torn from the pages of DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE!

Cover A by Clayton Crain
Cover A by Clayton Crain

From bustling urban centers to the collective farms of the countryside, men, women, and children alike all idolize the same hero of the global Soviet republic: ARIC, SON OF THE REVOLUTION! Returned to Earth from the stars with the ultimate nuclear deterrent – the indestructible X-O Manowar armor – the champion of socialism has singlehandedly consolidated the state’s military and political superiority at home and abroad. But when a surprise attack from the Deadside shines an untoward light on the modern-day Soviet Union’s darkest secret, will Aric pursue his mission…or justice for the quiet dead of an empire’s oppression?

The world we know is gone, and the Valiant Universe as we now know it will continue to reveal itself on January 18th, only in DIVINITY III: ARIC, SON OF THE REVOLUTION #1 – featuring covers by Clayton Crain (4001 A.D.), Diego Bernard (X-O MANOWAR), CAFU (RAI), Trevor Hairsine (DIVINITY), and Kano (Daredevil)! Don’t miss the next riveting moment of the winter’s most mind-shattering comics event when Joe Harris and David Lafuente present an empire-breaking tale of sins, secrets, and tragedy for the global hero of the worldwide communist state!

Stay tuned as the Stalinverse spreads with more top-secret DIVINITY III one-shots detailing the redacted history of the Soviet Union’s most notorious patriots, agitators, and outcasts throughout the winter!



DIVINITY III:
STALINVERSE #1 (of 4)

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Cover B by TOM MULLER
Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE
Variant Cover by GREG SMALLWOOD
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM
Valiant Cat Cosplay Variant Also Available
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale DECEMBER 21st



DIVINITY III:
KOMANDAR BLOODSHOT #1

Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover B by RYAN BODENHEIM
Cover C GREG SMALLWOOD
Character Design Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Variant Cover by KANO
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On sale DECEMBER 28th



DIVINITY III:
ARIC, SON OF THE REVOLUTION #1

Written by JOE HARRIS
Art by DAVID LAFUENTE
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover B by DIEGO BERNARD
Cover C by CAFU
Character Design Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Variant Cover by KANO
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On sale JANUARY 18th


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