Comic Review: Plunge #1 (DC Comics)

Plunge #1, from DC’s Hill Comics imprint, is a really strong first issue, making a big splash (sorry) with its first issue. This title, written by Joe Hill, has the […]

Plunge #1, from DC’s Hill Comics imprint, is a really strong first issue, making a big splash (sorry) with its first issue.

This title, written by Joe Hill, has the makings of a solid miniseries. The theme is underwater exploration. When a tsunami occurs in the Arctic, and giant squid are found washed up on short, an automated distress signal from a long-sunken vessel begins to be sent. The Derleth has been missing for 40 years! Marine biologist Mariah Lamb joins the Carpenter Salvage team to recover the bodies from the Derleth, but there is more happening in the Arctic Ocean than what was expected!

The cover is eyecatching. Jeremy Wilson combines strong graphic design with a tantalizing look at underwater rescue.

Joe Hill’s script is captivating, and Stuart Immonen’s visuals are easy on the eyes. Immonen has a way of rendering reality in a compact, story-telling manner. We are not distracted by shiny mirrors and eyelashes, rather led through the underwater encounters with a weightless, effortless wave of composition and eye movement. Dave Stewart contributes mighty colour.

Get your sea legs, grab a breath and Plunge into this new one.

DC, Plunge #1, $3.99, Black Label, 17+

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!!