Comic Review: The Girl in the Bay #2 (Dark Horse)

The Girl In The Bay, from Dark Horse, follows up its intriguing first issue with issue 2. And things get even more weird and wonderful! Time’s Shadow, Chapter Two, introduces […]

The Girl In The Bay, from Dark Horse, follows up its intriguing first issue with issue 2. And things get even more weird and wonderful!

Time’s Shadow, Chapter Two, introduces us to new characters. It’s not just who (or what) they are that’s so fascinating, it’s how the story unfolds. Writer J.M. DeMatteis and artist Corin Howell (also artist of the upcoming Calamity Kate title) weave a tale of depth, mystery, and evil.

We rejoin Kathy Sartori, thrown 50 years into the future and presumably long dead. She’s trying to connect the dots, connect to family, and get her bearings. But it looks as if she is about to be murdered twice!!

This comic has legs; it’s taking the basis of the events in the first issue, spinning them around, and adding new characters and direction. As a reader, we have the sense of being taken along on a wild ride, where the supernatural holds hands with time travel. It’s spooky, atmospheric and mesmerizing. Howell’s art is vivid, well crafted and powerful. The spookiness of the scenes is anchored even more tightly by James Devlin’s colouring.

I have a feeling that we are just getting started on this mind-bending trip!

Dark Horse, The Girl In The Bay #2, $3.99 for 26 pages of content. Rated Mature

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!!