Review: Dept H #3

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Matt Kindt’s survival sci-fi series continues!

After being stranded on the ocean floor, Mia is brought back to headquarters and leads a rescue party to bring back her missing brother. As the investigations into his disappearance and the station’s destroyed antenna continue, a terrible virus emerges and wreaks havoc on the crew.

Dept. H #3 continues the mystery filled science fiction, and this issue doesn’t disappoint. The amount of paranoia escalates as a crew member threatens to sabotage the base, in order to destroy it and threatens to kill everyone on the undersea base, by flooding it with water and sea creatures. I won’t spoil if the plan succeeds, but the tension ratchets up throughout the issue.

The art manages to include flashbacks of Mia’s life as she grows up following the adventures of her father, quite literally. Using shades of blue and black manages to distinguish the past, from the present. Yet they collide as Mia hallucinates the strange being on the cover. Who is he? Is the figure her father’s ghost?

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