Deep Beyond #2
Written by Mirka Andolfo and David Goy
Art by Andrea Broccardo
Colors by Barbara Nosenzo
Letters by Fabio Amelia
The Rundown: Paul’s adventures outside of his colony will continue to take more dangerous turns.
After coming on a mission that might save his ex, Paul finds himself in constant danger while being protected by his exe’s sister and her friends. After keeping him safe from a giant creature with murder on its mind, they manage to escape to a hidden base and their de facto parental figure Omeir. After learning about the rest of the group, Jolene goes to comfort her friend who’s brother gave the ultimate sacrifice to secure Paul’s rescue. A fact that fuels Jolene’s resentment towards him as they use him for the next part of their plan.
As they break into a facility to find a submarine, Eve finds herself making more difficult choices. As people are actively working to find a rescue her wife, Eve has to contend with the politics of the colony and a deadly decision made for the sake of keeping it safe.
The Story: The second issue of Deep Beyond has a great mixture of action, intrigue and emotion. There are some great stories being played out by these characters and I like the fact that the outside threats are being used to showcase the interpersonal conflicts. There is some great writing throughout and I find myself not only wanting to see where the story goes next, but being interested in how the characters will evolve along with the story.
The Art: Broccardo delivers some beautifully detailed art in both the characters and the environments. The monsters are well done and the action is great throughout. You get the tension in the character moments through Broccardo’s use of expression on the characters. A great looking issue.