Review: Deep Beyond #2 (Image Comics)

Writer: Mirka Andolfo and David Goy
Artist: Andrea Broccardo
Colorist: Barbara Nosenzo
Letterer: Fabio Amelia
On Sale: 3/10/2021

We return to a polluted Earth with giant monsters and a world divided in Deep Beyond #2. 

PLOT AND STORY

Paul Bailey, Pamela’s colleague and ex-lover, is hellbent on rescuing the woman, despite the fact that the authorities do not want to intervene. When he is kidnapped by a strange group of people in submarine suits, Paul discovers that Jolene, Pam’s twin, is preparing a rescue mission to save Pamela, and he joins her and her mate Kevin. Just before the mission starts, though, the group is attacked by a marine monster in the waters outside the colony…

Jumping straight into the action of this issue, Mirka Andolfo and David Goy waste no time reminding us how dangerous things can be.

I really enjoyed the story development of this issue as we learn more about the rag tag group and where they are from. This plays out like a good old fashioned sci-fi with vibes of movies like Aliens and Edge of Tomorrow.

ARTWORK

Artist Andrea Broccardo and colourist Barbara Nosenzo have created a stunning looking series. The monsters are gruesome and intimidating and horribly wonderful. 

What stands out for me is the futuristic yet bleak settings. Living in bunkers and underground hideouts which look like scenery from the movie Aliens or the video game franchise Borderlands.

Fabio Amelia does a great job with the lettering. What I especially like is the way the speech bubbles have no outline, they are just a white bubble which looks really nice on the page.

FINAL THOUGHTS 

Deep Beyond is a really interesting science fiction comic which sadly isn’t getting the social media chatter I would have expected. The more people that hear about this I’m positive the more and more people will like this series.

I read this via an advance preview copy issued by Image Comics and received no incentive to review this comic. All images are courtesy of Image Comics and their respective owners.

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