The Deep Sea #1

The Deep Sea #1

Writer: Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray Artist: Tony Akins Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: May 22, 2013 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
5.7Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Paul Barry’s obsession with the ocean took a turn when his crew’s vessel was lost in a deep sea descent mission—with his crew inside. Fifty-five years later, with the recovery of the ship, Paul is about to discover the horrific mysteries of time and the abyss. From the pages of Dark Horse Presents.

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Nick Hanover May 28, 2013

    As it originally ran in Dark Horse Presents, The Deep Sea was probably more effective, but collected in a one shot its issues are more glaring. Outside of Akins' consistency issues, Palmiotti and Gray's script is a little too predictable and they spend so much time getting the plot in motion that we barely get any true character moments. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair May 22, 2013

    This is a one shot comic, but on the final panel, the writers state that the story will continue. Whether it concludes the story remains to be seen, but regardless, I thought this was an average comic. If you’re a fan of this type of aqua schlock, then you might find this to your liking, otherwise skip it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Connor Russell May 22, 2013

    My main problem with The Deep Sea is even though it says it is a one-shot, it isn't really. At the end it says "End. (for now)". This slightly annoys me because it isn't truly a one-shot and self-contained story; it's obviously going to lead into a graphic novel or mini-series. Just do it as that; an issue one or the first chapter for a graphic novel. Sorry I'm nitpicking again. I am interested in seeing where the story is going to go and I will continue to read it. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman May 22, 2013

    The premise here didn't really solidify my interest for the long haul, but despite it not really luring me in, I still recognize it's a well-crafted comic and just because it isn't my cup of tea of course doesn't mean you'll share my feelings. The concept is certainly unique and, for all you know, it may be just what you're looking for if you're searching for a little departure from capes and tights. Seeing as it's only $2.99, I'd say it's worth checking out if you're curious. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jimbus_Christ May 23, 2013

    The script provides an excellent setting to an ongoing world, and an interesting cast Id like to see more of. Combine that with some stellar art, and some truly incredible beasts of the deep, and "The Deep Sea" ongoing series could show a lot of promise. As a one-shot, it missed the mark. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Not the Droid You're Looking For May 29, 2013

    In short, if you want a deep sea There is a kind of cool 50s retro feel to the beginning of the comic that possesses that classic pre-adventure happy-go-lucky air that lets the reader know things are going to get really bad. And things do get bad, it just happens a little too quickly for my taste, with little time for suspense to build or for any attachment to the character's to form. This may be the creative writing major in me beating down my inner comic book fan, but I just didn't care what happened to these characters. Perhaps I was simply irritated because I signed up for a deep sea adventure and ended up with a crazy time shift-vortex plot twist before I got to see a single glowing fish. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GreyMouser May 23, 2013

    . . $3, 24pgs+2Pg sketchbook. 2 pgs of ADs, in the middle!? Somewhat bland cover. . . Collected from DHP, this is a decent standalone/ oragin story and decent set-up for a series, or script. Loaded with named talet, we should expect abit more. Still a good story and ideas from Palmotti & Grey, even if there is an odd moment or two. OMG the dialog in the first splash pg! But the splash at 2/3rds is Awesome, compliment of Tony Atkins whose Art overall is good although a bit rougher in the final 3rd. Paul Mounts colors are nice to see here and in an Indy book! i could follow this for $3 a month.

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