Comic Review: The Girl In The Bay #3 (Dark Horse)

The Girl In The Bay continues to fascinate. This Dark Horse title is at issue 3 of 4, and things are definitely getting creepier. Where do we begin to describe […]

The Girl In The Bay continues to fascinate. This Dark Horse title is at issue 3 of 4, and things are definitely getting creepier.

Where do we begin to describe the delicately threaded tale of horror and mystery that is The Girl In The Bay? J.M. DeMatteis writes this time-shifting, multiphase story, with artist Corin Howell contributing her sleep-depriving visuals. James Devlin is on colours.

Brooklyn NY, 1969. A young woman, Kathy Santori, is stabbed and her body, alive or dead, dumped into the water of Sheepshead Bay. She reappears 50 years later, to live in present time, tracking down the doppelganger who has been living her life in the meantime. Oh, and there’s Hugh, who has a gruesome ethereal companion, urging him to murder again!

Corin Howell’s art is stronger with each issue, her styling of the characters combining a realism but tinged with aspects of horrific cartoon surrealism.

It’s mind bending fun, puzzling, maddening and full of madness too!

Dark Horse, The Girl In The Bay #3, $3.99 for 28 pages of content. Rated Mature

Alan Spinney

About Alan Spinney

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!!