Is there really something worthwhile here? Read on to find out.
The official description from Dark Horse:
An interstellar cargo shipis hit! Meteors rip through the hull and hundreds of crew members are cast into space. How will the surviving crew make it back to the planet alive?
To be honest this is not the first time that a science fiction story centered on a disaster in space near or around a hostile environment, but that doesn’t make it any less entertaining. The creative team has crafted a second issue that springs forth from its opening act by expanding its narrative scope and letting some interesting elements roam free. There doesn’t seem to be much hope for the surviving crew members but questionable choices and a can do attitude lead to some fun and familiar genre developments in space.
Mike Richardson story launches via a script by Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko, who realize this harrowing interstellar odyssey. The text follows a by the numbers plot that understands the limitations of its our boundaries. Through that we’re given an intimate perspective for the events that followed a meteor strike. I did find that the dialogue for the most part was sturdy but there were a few moments where reactions seemed over the top in comparison to other players innately stuck in the thick of this.
The illustrations handed in by Fernando Baldó were immensely detailed. Every single panel is given an in-depth attention to subtle nuances which yields an almost uncanny array of images that are downright astonishing. As the colors by Nick Filardi come into play I honestly have no complaints, as the whole of the visual component ebbs and flows with a purpose. To sum up: this comic book enjoys an engaging barrage of pictures that evoke memories of other classic science fiction franchises.
Deep Gravity #2 is an issue that further cements the quality of an already noteworthy title. Yet again Dark Horse gives its audience an adventure among the stars and I honestly couldn’t be happier with the results as this creative team simply impressed me. Recommended.