This whole line of comics from Joe Hill is perfect for anyone who loves classic horror, and The Plunge is probably my favorite of the batch. Wonderfully illustrated by Stuart Immonen, this one-off graphic novel features all the best parts of Lovecraftian horror, without all the problematic elements!
In 1983, a state-of-the-art drilling ship, the Derleth, vanished near the Arctic Circle. Decades later, it has begun sending a distress call...
Tracing the signal to a remote atoll in the Bering Strait, the Rococo oil company hires the Carpenter brothers and their salvage crew to investigate the ghost ship. Joined by a marine biologist and an oil executive, the brothers set out on a grim mission to learn what caused the disappearance and recover the bodies of the crew...only to find that the Derleth's men aren't dead! Even if they're also not quite...alive...anymore.
A surreal and gory celebration of '80s horror, Plunge brings together Joe Hill (NOS4A2, Locke & Key) and Stuart Immonen (The Amazing Spider-Man, Superman: Secret Identity) for a deep dive into unfathomable terrors. Collects the six-issue miniseries along with exclusive commentary and sketches.
About the Author
Joe Hill is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fireman and Heart-Shaped Box. His second novel, Horns, was made into a feature film starring Daniel Radcliffe; his third, NOS4A2, is forthcoming as a TV series from AMC. His book of short stories, 20th Century Ghosts, won the Bram Stoker Award and British Fantasy Award for Best Collection. His most recent work, Strange Weather, a collection of novellas, was published in the autumn of 2017. He earned the Eisner Award for Best Writer for his long-running comic book series Locke & Key, featuring the eye-popping art of Gabriel Rodriguez. Look for that one as a Netflix show in the not-too-distant future.