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Plunge #3

Plunge #3

$3.99
VERY FINE/NEAR MINT
(W) Joe Hill
(A) Stuart Immonen
(CA) Jeremy Wilson
The long-lost crew of the Derleth emerges from the wind-scoured stones and twisted pines of the Sinnikik atoll, looking not a day older than when they disappeared 40 years before. They come bearing impossible, dizzying gifts for their rescuers. But at what price?
Date Available: 04/15/2020
BONUS REVIEW by Kevin Healy


Horror where you don't know what is going on is either really satisfying, or really frustrating. Plunge falls easily into the former.

The Joe Hill 'Spielberg by way of Carpenter driving to Lovecraft's A Spike Lee Joint' walks away from its origins with this issue. The crew of the Derleth has been missing for 40 years. A salvage team goes to recover the ship, set against a ticking clock to beat the Russians. As seen last issue (spoiler alert! This isn't a spoiler!), the crew of the Derleth is still near the wreck. What happens after the salvage team finds them would totally be spoiler territory. Suffice to say, its something new in its awfulness.

New is good. New means you can't guess what's coming. This issue is all kinds of new. Mixed with that new is the expected Burke-ish turn of the corporate man when tragedy strikes the salvage team, and the team's response to that nonsense. Nice to have a bit of Cameron in the mix.

If this isn't the best Hill House book (and it is, but if you said Basketful of Heads you'd be able to make an arguement), its at least the best Hill House book you're missing. It's easy to see why Stuart Immonen came out of retirement for it, why Dave Stewart is coloring it, and why so many are reading it. Get on board. Take the plunge with us.


I give it 9 out of 10 Grahams


VERY FINE/NEAR MINT
(W) Joe Hill
(A) Stuart Immonen
(CA) Jeremy Wilson
The long-lost crew of the Derleth emerges from the wind-scoured stones and twisted pines of the Sinnikik atoll, looking not a day older than when they disappeared 40 years before. They come bearing impossible, dizzying gifts for their rescuers. But at what price?
Date Available: 04/15/2020
BONUS REVIEW by Kevin Healy


Horror where you don't know what is going on is either really satisfying, or really frustrating. Plunge falls easily into the former.

The Joe Hill 'Spielberg by way of Carpenter driving to Lovecraft's A Spike Lee Joint' walks away from its origins with this issue. The crew of the Derleth has been missing for 40 years. A salvage team goes to recover the ship, set against a ticking clock to beat the Russians. As seen last issue (spoiler alert! This isn't a spoiler!), the crew of the Derleth is still near the wreck. What happens after the salvage team finds them would totally be spoiler territory. Suffice to say, its something new in its awfulness.

New is good. New means you can't guess what's coming. This issue is all kinds of new. Mixed with that new is the expected Burke-ish turn of the corporate man when tragedy strikes the salvage team, and the team's response to that nonsense. Nice to have a bit of Cameron in the mix.

If this isn't the best Hill House book (and it is, but if you said Basketful of Heads you'd be able to make an arguement), its at least the best Hill House book you're missing. It's easy to see why Stuart Immonen came out of retirement for it, why Dave Stewart is coloring it, and why so many are reading it. Get on board. Take the plunge with us.


I give it 9 out of 10 Grahams


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