The Divine is a weird book. At first, it seems like it’s going to be a book about war, children soldiers and doing things we don’t want to do even though we can’t see any other way. Simple right?
This comic is hard to review without giving some twist away so I’ll just say things get… strange. It’s one of those stories that plays it straight for the most part that when things to start getting out of hand, I had to wonder if what I was seeing was real.
I’m not sure what the message was, but I’m sure there was one. Was it about invading countries we don’t know anything about? Maybe. Is it about child soldiers and how dangerous their youthful ignorance can be? Probably. It might be about parents being unable to protect their sons and daughters from everything the world has to offer, I’m not sure.
The art is nice and colorful, but can get ugly when it needs to, when it wants us to be a bit put off. I’m not sure it’s a classic, but it’s different and you won’t feel like you wasted your time with this book. What Boaz Lavie was going for, I can’t say, but he want for it.