Plunge #6, The Conclusion
“My name is Legion,” he replied, “for we are many.” If you want to avoid becoming one with the Legion, pay heed to the words of the book of Plunge, chapter 6, verses 1-32!
This is the gospel according to the almost, but not entirely unlike other unnamed horror writers, Joe Hill. As envisioned by the guy with not a lot of comic experience Stuart Immonen.
The official plot:
“Sixty fathoms below the ocean’s surface, a massive hatch waits to be opened…Something within wants to emerge; wants to be born; wants to rise; wants to feed. The child is coming, desperate to fill its belly-by devouring reality itself!”DC Black Label
Should add that the humble humans don’t feel like being devoured, but otherwise, quite accurate. Also – ugly baby!
- What works: It’s a horror book…and yeah, it’s one of the more disturbing. I mean, being infested and possessed by extra-dimensional worms. No thanks.
- What I could do without: The threat to “reality” was totally unnecessary. It would have been more effective for the child to have been a giant monster intent on eating all the humans.
- But how did it look?: Confident. Horror titles don’t usually get big names, so the art always seems tentative. Not the case here.
- The child (1st appearance & death)
- Captain Gage (Death)
- Bill and Moriah (The only survivors)
- Clark (Last remaining worm food)
Bottom Line: 4 Stars!
Plunge was one of the better Joe Hill titles. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him end up a staple of the Black Label imprint. I recommend grabbing up the eventual TPB. I really enjoyed the setting of a sea rescue gone bad. It really reminded me of something I would have watched on a Saturday afternoon, when I was a kid…one of those Elvira movies. Individually, this issue wasn’t as good as the rest of the series, but it does leave us open to the possibility of a follow up.