Matt Kindt continues to make biblical references, although they are more veiled now. This time, Abram sends out a disciple to let others know what he is doing. He is also combining the 1960’s science-fiction ideas with those of today; Abram ingests a “proto-vitamin” in the good, old science fiction tradition and travels out to be transformed, only to come back to a world of modern, mixed-motive superheroes and questions.
Trevor Hairsine, Ryan Winn, and David Baron combine to show the surreal world Abram is shaping around him. Adam is giving people what they truly wish, and what they wish is sometimes quite strange, balancing between the downright weird and the beautiful. In order for Divinity to be believable, Abram has to be believable and this comes down to the close-ups and details of his face. The emotions read true. His ability to turn people into butterflies or summon their families from home is shown inside of and as a part of the natural world we all see.
Divinity #2 also includes a selection of in-progress pages with comments from penciler, inker, and colorist on the process.
To sum things up: The hero is named Abram Adams. He was found in a basket when he was a baby. He had a girlfriend named Eva who was pregnant when he left Earth. Now he is a god incarnate, sitting in the desert in the lotus position, performing miracles, and sending out a messenger to spread the news. Divinity is either going to be brilliant, or it is going to implode under its own weight. So far, things could go either way.
Divinity #2 is out from Valiant Comics on March 18, 2015.
Writer: Matt Kindt
Penciler: Trevor Hairsine
Inker: Ryan Winn
Colorist: David Baron
Letterer: Dave Lanphear