Comic Review: The Girl In The Bay #1 (Dark Horse)

It’s spooky when you float underwater, near death. It’s The Girl In The Bay, from Dark Horse’s Berger imprint. Written by J. M. DeMatteis with art by Corin Howell, (coloured […]

It’s spooky when you float underwater, near death. It’s The Girl In The Bay, from Dark Horse’s Berger imprint.

Written by J. M. DeMatteis with art by Corin Howell, (coloured by James Devlin), The Girl in the Bay is about Kathy, the rebellious teenager who wouldn’t stay home. It’s spring of 1969 in Brooklyn NY. Life with her friends is too good to be true. Unfortunately, Kathy is brutally attacked one night and gets thrown into the nearby bay. When she emerges, miraculously not drowned, she discovers that 50 years have passed!

It’s a whole new world for Kathy, as she starts to retrace her teenage steps, looking up family and friends.

The story is an interesting one; we’ve seen this trope before of course; someone who transports themselves in time and realizes how much has changed. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, for example. But The Girl In The Bay is well written, and not a simple plot.

Artwork is capable enough, as Corin Howell gets her drawing chops tuned up. Her older people need a little study perhaps, and her kids are a bit cartoony, but all in all, it’s a moody, well executed first issue!

Dark Horse, The Girl In The Bay #1, $3.99 for 27 pages of content. Mature readers

Alan Spinney

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After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!