Review: Dept. H #2

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Mia’s investigation into the sabotage of an underwater station becomes complicated by the disappearance of a loved one, the loss of communications with the world above, and a confrontation with a giant squid and other strange creatures of the deep.

The subtle mix in Dept. H of noir, and science fiction/horror with a slight Lovecraftian vibe is getting more intriguing by the issue. It makes it hard to wait for June to get issue 3. This is issue contains some very interesting flashbacks, about Mia’s father and his previous work in space. While there is seems to be some mystery as to what he and his team is doing in space, remains to be see yet it does make one wonder. Even though there seems to be some connection to his work in the vastness of the ocean, only making one wonder what?

The mixture of black and white art, and color is brilliant. It makes it really easy for the reader to distinguish the past, and the present. There is something oddly intriguing about his mix of black, and the bright color of the fish.

Story: Matt Kindt Art: Matt Kindt and Sharlene Kindt
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Dark Horse Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review