Review: Dept H. #5

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Under six miles of water, the pressure is rising. On her mission to rescue her brother, Mia encounters some of the ocean’s most dangerous creatures. It seems that the more clues she uncovers about her father’s murder, the more complicated the case becomes.

The pressure builds in Dept. H #5 as things go from bad to almost catastrophic. While issue keeps the dark, mystery constant it does reveal water spiders! The small aquatic arachnids make things interesting, as they are capable of mimicking voices which adds to the creepy factor. Despite managing to rescue Mia’s brother, things get worse. I’m really curious to see how writer Matt Kindt wraps up the series with only a few issues remaining.

The watercolor art style really works well for this series. It aids in creating a convincing ocean environment, with a lot of contrast. The large turtle seen on the cover actually makes an appearance inside the darkness of the cave. It’s not just a beautiful image on the cover. Kindt along with Sharlene Kindt continue to deliver a comic that’s as amazing to look at as it is to read.

Story: Matt Kindt Art: Matt Kindt, 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