Plunge #3

Writer: Joe Hill Artist: Stuart Immonen Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 20, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 11
8.5Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

The long-lost crew of the Derleth emerges from the wind-scoured stones and twisted pines of the Sinnikik atoll, looking not a day older than when they disappeared 40 years before. They come bearing impossible, dizzying gifts for their rescuers. But at what price?

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson May 31, 2020

    The slow burn of Plunge boils over by the end of this issue, as writer Joe Hill takes us deep into the lands of terror. Since we've been pulled along so far, we can't look away as things get more and more dire for the salvagers. This issue is where the book has really hit its stride and it's paying off in a glorious and terrifying manner. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Tony Farina May 28, 2020

    Plunge #3 is a winner just as the two episodes previously were. The mystery is real. The stakes feel real. This whole thing is creepy and magnificent. If you have not picked up the first two issues, please, please do. This is one you are going to want to keep forever. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke May 19, 2020

    Plunge is turning out to be one of my favorite horror comics in some time. It has everything you'd want and then some thanks to the crisp characters and creepy underbelly that lies just below the surface. Read this to get the shivers running down your spine. Plunge is utterly unique and finds darkness in the spaces between reason and the chilling unknown. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Corey Patterson May 19, 2020

    Hill's masterful series continues to up with ante with this thrilling issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 19, 2020

    There's no giant monster from the depths eating people, and the main threat seems to come from the bizarre psychological impact that the lost crew has on the modern-day people. It's much more of a psychological thriller than the other books in the line, and that's surprising given the deep-sea setting. But it's another winner for the line. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 19, 2020

    Plunge #3 is the issue that took what I thought was a pretty straightforward horror story and instead through an equation into the mix that left me scratching my head. As a single issue it's maddening. It leaves you with so many questions. As part of the whole, I'm sure it'll be excellent. It's definitely not an issue to start with and not one you can read on its own. By this point of the story, you'd expect some questions and mysteries would be answered by Hill has taken the formula and mixed it all up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Joey Casco CSW/CSS May 19, 2020

    The Derleth crew seem to be pretty, er, "friendly" right now, other than what they've done to Russell. So why did they have Peter sneak attack the McReady? I was not expecting them to come out and be just like "hey, what's up guys" and it caught me off guard at first, but it's a pretty engaging issue that makes you wonder what they're really up to. Again, great character work by Hill. And, dude, the art is fantastic. I can't wait to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford May 19, 2020

    When all is said and done, Plunge #3 delivers readers a lot of information about what is really going on within the tale. While it is a lot of talking, it does end on a brutal moment that certainly leaves questions for the reader to ponder; questions I personally am looking forward to having answered. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh May 20, 2020

    Sadly, this installment suffers due to the onslaught of information we're given, making us feel similar to the characters in how overwhelmed they are by the information being presented to them. Read Full Review

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