Girl In The Bay #1,
VERY FINE/NEAR MINT
BONUS REVIEW by Kevin Healy
(W) J. M. DeMatteis
(A/CA) Corin Howell
In 1969, seventeen-year-old Kathy Sartori was brutally attacked, her body hurled into Brooklyn's Sheepshead Bay. Miraculously, she survives, fights her way back to the surface, only to discover that 50 years have passed, and an eerie doppelganger has lived out an entire life in her place. Kathy soon confronts not just this strange double, but the madman who 'murdered' her five decades earlier. Will he, and the dark entity that lives inside him, hold the key to Kathy's missing years? Or will Kathy become a ghost of herself and be forced to live out what remains of her life on the edge of the world that she desperately wants to be a part of?
Date Available: 02/06/2019
A new fantasy horror book from the writer of Moonshadow? J.M DeMa-Yea-us!
Girl in the Bay is about hippie Katherine Anglea Sartori, drug user, drink drinker, and murder victim. She tells us her story in flashback, and spoiler alert! it gets pretty interesting after she is murdered, in true culty-stabby fashion, down by the bay.
J.M DeMatteis has always been an excellent writer. If you have a DC or Marvel character, he's probably put a unique stamp on them at some point in time. You rarely hear 'that was ok' when people discuss his work. That's not going to change here. He's aided by artist Corin Howell, who uses line weight and filled in blacks to add tension and drama to the murder mystery.
Sure, it may not be 'Moonshadow', but it never had to be to be good. Also, read 'Moonshadow' when it goes back into print next month.
I give it 8 out of 10 Grahams