Comic Review: Plunge #3 (DC Comics)

The third issue of Plunge, from DC, takes us further into the mystery of the abandoned ship and its survivors. The long lost crew of the Derleth emerges from the […]

The third issue of Plunge, from DC, takes us further into the mystery of the abandoned ship and its survivors.

The long lost crew of the Derleth emerges from the cliffs of the Sinnikik atoll, not aged a day in 40 years. But they are obviously affected by the spirit of a presence and have a hidden agenda. So why meet with these tattered, zombie-like survivors? Well, to get answers.

From DC’s Black Label Joe Hill imprint, Plunge gives us moments of dramatic magic: those scenes in stories when a small band of individuals must work together to survive incredible odds. Plunge takes us to the top of the world and forces us to descend into the depths of unease and shock.

Writer Joe Hill captures the paranoia, dreams, and nightmares of the investigative team, and artist Stuart Immonen conjures up the ghastly surroundings. Steeped in atmosphere and foreboding, the artwork serves to envelop us. The caves, the shadows, the emaciated features of the survivors. The colouring by Dave Stewart adds the dimension of unease, a constant drip-drip-drip from the colourful walls of the confines. Red, green, dark mauves, and isolation.

Also includes a new two-page chapter of Sea Dogs, by Joe Hill and artist Dan McDaid (Colour by John Kalisz)

Plunge is a compelling, haunting read, highly recommended.

DC, Black Label, Joe Hill Comics, Plunge #3, $3.99 for 25 pages of comic content. Mature

Alan Spinney

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