A young woman chases her younger brother down a rabbit hole from which there may be no escape. All is not as it seems though, as scenes from Elysia's past begin to assail her she begins to realize it isn't just a subway station in this deeply cerebral thriller that merits multiple readings!
I didn’t want to blow too much in the synopsis this is some stuff that should be experienced firsthand. Such an incredible book that was on the top of my pile every week an issue came out. Top Notch stuff! I will admit I read this as singles not as a TPB so my experience was slightly abridged but I can imagine this book only works better as a complete set. The story is unbelievably exciting and reading through it to pull images I notice things on this second reading that make me feel like this book will reward additional readings.
The story initially felt like a trip to hell, and I suppose in a way it was. Elysia’s attempt to save her brother Angel is reminiscent of Labyrinth, (the greatest movie ever). Especially the initial feel of hopelessness and Elysia finally turning the lens inward and realizing (unlike Sara) that she wasn’t the problem. Powerful.
The art by Lisa Sterle and Stelladia is phenomenal with monsters and horrors galore. I loved the way the monsters all seemed to change with Elysia’s perceptions. Likewise the setting itself is like an additional character in the story, vibrant and alive at times, grim and frightening at others.
A killer book and now a killer collected book you will be glad you bought, should you buy it.
Submerged TPB: Into the Depths of the Psyche
- Writing - 9/109/10
- Storyline - 10/1010/10
- Art - 9/109/10
- Color - 9/109/10
- Cover Art - 9/109/10