Handed over to PR officers to Newsarama, Valiant has announced a new universe-wide jumping-on point issue for August in the form of Divinity #0 – a new standalone one-shot sending the publisher's Soviet cosmonaut-turned-time manipulating demigod on a globetrotting tour of Valiant's universe in the wake of last winter's Divinity III: Stalinverse event.
Written by X-O Manowar's Matt Kindt with art by Renato Guedes (Wolverine), the issue is being billed as "an awe-inspiring introduction" to the entire Valiant publishing line as Divinity checks in on Bloodshot, Faith, Ninjak, X-O Manowar and "dozens of surprise guest stars" from across the Valiant Universe.
Says Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons:
"Almost overnight, DIVINITY has become one of Valiant's most beloved and most acclaimed characters – an inspired combination of widescreen super-heroics and intense science fiction unlike anything else in comics. Now, in the pages of Abram Adams's first zero issue, Matt Kindt and Renato Guedes have envisioned the perfect way to introduce DIVINITY readers to the full breadth and scope of Valiant's universe by pulling back to reveal the massive cast of powers at play around Abram and his continued impact on the fabric of our world. This is a guided tour of what makes Valiant tick in 2017, and it could very well be one of the most important jumping-on points we've produced to date."
The issue will also precede the previously announced Eternity – the new series from Kindt and Divinity co-creator Trevor Hairsine in October that will explore an unknown Kirby-inspired realm that granted the members of Divinity's original cosmonaut mission their god-like powers.
Divinity #0 will be on shelves August 16th with covers by Juan Jose Ryp, Ibrahim Moustafa, Clayton Henry, Kano, and the great Peter Bagge (really!), alongside a Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe photo cover.
And one by Peter Bagge.