Comici Review: Plunge #2 (DC Comics)

Let’s dive down into this review of Plunge #2, from DC. It’s a DC Black Label publication, meaning its ingredient list contains more salty side of language and situations. Plus, […]

Let’s dive down into this review of Plunge #2, from DC.

It’s a DC Black Label publication, meaning its ingredient list contains more salty side of language and situations. Plus, it’s written by Joe Hill for his DC imprint entitled Hill House.

The cover is a real eye-catcher. Three workmen in orange safety helmets, hunched over in a crab-like position. Puzzling, perplexing, perfectly designed by Jeremy Wilson.

Inside the book, the recovery of a decades-old wreck is going sideways. A body has been found, which is strange. Emaciated, somehow related to other missing personnel. Or is it?

Joe Hill weaves a staggering tale of shipwrecks and killings on the Sinnikik Atoll, while character Mariah Lamb looks further for more castaways. Stuart Immonen’s art is dark, strongly drafted for comic book realism (not an indie look, rather more like Criminals or old adventure comic strips, with their ably-handled comic characters). Dave Stewart adds atmosphere and deep water currency with his colouring.

It’s horror in comics at its current best, so jump in, don’t look at the claw marks, just trust in your sense of comic adventure.

DC, Black Label, Plunge #2 of 6, $3.99 for 26 pages of content 17+

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!!