Valiant’s Divinity III series so far has brought us a vision of the world under Stalinist victory, and an entire timeline of earth’s history in response to this pivotal fact, not unlike Man in the High Castle envsions a world where the Third Reich was not defeated and instead expanded.
Next week, on February 8th, we get to see a fuller return of Shadowman to the stage in “The Battle of New Stalingrad”. So far the series has been beautifully presented and very thought-provoking, not to mention fascinating to see Komandar Bloodshot in action as Valiant’s heroes become servants of the Motherland.
Valiant describe the book thus:
Welcome to the world of today. Welcome to the Stalinverse! The visionary, event-level epic of the winter continues here in an all-new, all-star special introducing the secret weapon of the Soviet Union: Shadowman, agent of the USSR!
To save the devastated and oppressed island of New York, Jack Boniface might just have to annihilate it first – by leading an army of Deadside-spawned monstrosities onto the streets to fight the Soviets’ super-powered shock troops wherever they stand. But freedom fighters like the one they call Shadowman seldom get the happy ending they deserve…
Out of the pages of DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE, discover the haunting origin of Amerika’s last resistance when magic clashes with military might in a must-read tale of the Valiant Universe as we now know it from red-hot new talent Scott Bryan Wilson (Batman Annual) and acclaimed artist Robert Gill (Book of Death)!
Here’s our preview of Divinity III: Shadowman & The Battle of New Stalingrad:
And here are our creative credits for this issue:
DIVINITY III: SHADOWMAN & THE BATTLE OF NEW STALINGRAD #1
Written by SCOTT BRYAN WILSON with MATT KINDT
Art by ROBERT GILL with JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN (DEC162034)
Cover B by MARCO RUDY (DEC162035)
Cover C by DIEGO BERNARD (DEC162036)
Character Design Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE (DEC162037)
Variant Cover by KANO (DEC162038)