Dept. H #2

Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Matt Kindt Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: May 18, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
8.1Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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Matt Kindt's survival sci-fi series continues!             

Mia's investigation into the sabotage of an underwater station becomes complicated by the disappearance of a loved one, the loss of communications with the world above, and a confrontation with a giant squid and other strange creatures of the deep.

"Like a cross between sci-fi Jack London, The Abyss and the criss-cross espionage of Kindt's previous material, there is no element of this new project we're not ecstatically awaiting."-Paste Magazine

  • 10
    Multiversity Comics - Keith Dooley May 19, 2016

    "Dept. H", after only two issues, is on its way to being declared the best new series of 2016. It's a good thing we didn't have to wait too long for more Kindt after "Mind MGMT". The addition of Sharlene Kindt makes this series another revelation. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Fandom Post - Josh Begley May 30, 2016

    Dept. H issue 2 introduces some interesting new wrinkles into this already compelling story. Is Mia being paranoid and projecting her own feelings of guilt and anger on her father, or is she right and someone killed him? The answers won't come easy, and the ocean is a dangerous enough place without a killer. This comic does a great job of mixing hard science fiction with mystery and survival fiction, and it keeps you on your toes. I'm not sure where it's heading, but I'm certainly along for the ride. Dr. Josh gives this an". Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Brandy Dykhuizen May 23, 2016

    Mia grapples with feelings of powerlessness and insignificance, which she uses as fuel to propel her through the seemingly futile task of finding her father's killer and seeking justice. While most people would crumble under the pressures of decades of family history (and countless tons of water), Mia methodically and heroically sets her sights on the answers, giving pause to neither fleeting distractions nor colossal obstacles. Not only will Mia succeed in her mission, she would happily die trying. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - christopher scott author May 26, 2016

    The mixture of black and white art, and color is brilliant. It makes it really easy for the reader to distinguish the past, and the present. There is something oddly intriguing about his mix of black, and the bright color of the fish. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton May 20, 2016

    "Dept. H" #2 has sold me on this new series even more than the first issue; now that we're seeing a bit more about the way the story will play out and what Mia's investigation looks like, I'm hooked. This is a series that promises to draw the reader in by making each issue its own little event, even as the pieces start to snap together in the larger puzzle. Matt Kindt and Sharlene Kindt can drag me into the depths of "Dept. H" every month; I'm ready and willing for the descent. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi May 20, 2016

    This issue is a great follow-up to the first of the series. Now, there is an even bigger problem than murder for this team and it'll be fun to see how they handle it. Hopefully Mia and Raj can put aside their differences to save the entire staff. I'm really looking forward to seeing the whole of this Colossus Squid, so I really hope Kindt shows it off next issue. We'll have to wait and see! Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Asa Giannini May 18, 2016

    Towards the end of the issue things do pick up a little in the form of a giant squid, but by that point, I'm a little past caring. I can't remember the last time I wasn't compelled to read more of something that promised giant tentacle filled action, but at the end of Dept. H #2, I knew I would not be back for a third try. And there you have it, a perfectly passable review of Dept. H. Thanks everybody, we got through it together. Join us next time, where instead of reviewing the new issue, I detail my favorite frozen foods, and how they can almost replace my need for human interaction. Read Full Review

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