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Submerged #1

Writer: Vita Ayala Artist: Lisa Sterle Publisher: Vault Comics Release Date: July 4, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 3
8.5Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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On the night of the biggest storm in New York City history, Elysia Puente gets a call from her estranged little brother Angel, terrified, begging for help. When the call cuts out suddenly, despite the bad feelings between them, Ellie rushes into the night. Finding his broken phone in front of a barricaded subway station, Ellie follows echoes of her brother into the sinister darkness of the underground, desperate to find him before it's too late.

  • 10
    Comicosity - Chris C. Hernandez Jul 4, 2018

    Overall,Submerged is a unique story full of beauty, sadness, and at it's core hope. The characters will absolutely appeal to Latinx readers but at the same time does not limit it to a specific readership. This is a classic story for humanity and it's written and illustrated beautifully. There is so much submerged below the surface of what's on the pages that readers are sure to enjoy the journey that the creative team is taking them on. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Black Nerd Problems - Carrie McClain Jul 13, 2018

    I want more brown and queer stories. I want more women and non-binary folks on creative teams together in the comics industry. I want more comics featuring female protagonists. I want it all! Submerged #1 is a strong first issue that is an intriguing page-turner with more to look forward. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - John Kocot Jul 4, 2018

    Submerged #1 is a fascinating introductory issue. Vita Ayala and co. lay the groundwork for an original story that seems intent on keeping the reader guessing its direction. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Jul 5, 2018

    As a break from the spandex crowd, this book delivers; there's groundwork laid here that should pay off down the road, and just enough to hook the reader back for the second issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Graphic Policy - SHAY REVOLVER Jul 7, 2018

    Submerged is a fun and engaging read and it ends on a cliffhanger that makes you think about what happened before that moment and what could possibly happen after in the interim while you wait for issue #2. Ayala knows how to do character development and she sets a tone that we are sure will guide our heroes journey from this issue forward. The combination of art and story make for a fresh new series that I can't wait to read more of and, the creative team had the good sense to not only avoid packing too much info into the issue while simultaneously, finding a hook to make sure that readers will return for the next installment. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Reed Hinckley-Barnes Jul 9, 2018

    "Submerged" #1 is a fun debut that draws the reader in, despite some hiccups in the sequential story telling. Read Full Review

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