Published on April 11th, 2018 | by Kevin Given0
Review: Dept. H Volume 1: Murder Six Miles Deep #3
This issue opens with a Scuba Diver trying to reach the surface, but she has no air tank. She focuses on holding her breath while looking up at her salvation. The surface of the Water, but it seems so far away. So, she sets her mind to something else. She thinks about her father. And, then gets a revelation about a murder.
Matt Kindt the writer brings us a claustrophobic introduction to this issue and it takes a near drowning for our protagonist to realize something that’s baffled her about this murder case. It’s a unique way of telling the story and bringing us exposition without it being to obviously exposition. He clearly knows how to draw the reader into this intriguing tale. And it’s a great introduction to this chapter of the story. Great stuff includes Blake and Phil discussing mankind’s future. Blake is convinced that man must explore space while Phil is content with concentrating on Earth’s oceans. Plus, both giving Hari different advice on what to do with the cure for the epidemic
Matt Kindt the artist has a simple child like quality which somehow works well for this very adult themed book. It’s refreshingly different from most comics out there today and easy on the eyes too. Highlights include Hari’s daughter racing for the surface as she desperately needs air. And the splash where she’s close to blacking out and decides to concentrate on the murder of her father.
A murder mystery that ups the ante as the protagonist who discovers the solution is in danger of drowning before she can tell anyone her revelation. An exciting intense chapter that keeps us glued to every pulse pounding page. *** (8.2 rating)
Dept. H Volume 1: Murder Six Miles Deep #3
Writer – Matt Kindt
Art – Matt Kindt
Colors – Sharlene Kindt
Letters – Anita Magana
Publisher – Dark Horse