Rated: “M” for Mature / 17+ Only (comiXology)
Published by Approbation Comics, Surfacing: Depth Perceptions
is a four-issue comic book miniseries. It tells the story of Marcus Wright
, a young man who visits an oceanic research facility directed by his childhood friend, Anton Parker
, who has a business deal to offer Marcus. The facility has captured a mermaid-like creature, and Marcus finds himself caught in the mystery of this creature and of its captivity. Surfacing: Depth Perceptions is written by B. Alex Thompson
; drawn by Nenad Cviticanin
; colored by Santtos
; and lettered by Krugos
Surfacing: Depth Perceptions #3
opens with Marcus returning to the research room to engage in another extensive conversation with the mermaid, whom he has named “Becca
.” Anton has warned Marcus that “it,” as he calls Becca, has the ability to “mess” with his mind and to manipulate people.
Believing that he is on to Becca's game, Marcus is prepared to interrogate her, but she won't give anything for free. She reveals information about herself and some about her people, but does Marcus believe her sometimes shocking tale? Does he even have a reason to believe Anton?
The first two issues of Surfacing: Depth Perceptions are some of the prettiest comic books Approbation Comics has published to date. The cover art for this series features gorgeous illustrations and shimmering colors by Cesar Grego and Alivon Ortiz; the covers are like eye candy. The interior art by Nenad Cviticanin continues to get better with each chapter, as does the coloring by Santtos. Nenad's graphical storytelling also continues to get stronger, thanks to B. Alex Thompson's excellent scripts. Let's even give a shout-out to Krugos' lettering.
As I have said before, B. Alex Thompson is one of the best writers of naturalistic dialogue in American comic books. I look forward to reading the conversations between the characters in every issue of Surfacing: Depth Perceptions, but this third issue has some hot talk that suggests a (literally) killer ending.
Thompson usually delivers high-quality genre storytelling, and he certainly delivers in again in Surfacing: Depth Perceptions #3. This is an excellent comic book, and, dear readers, head over to comiXology to read it. I hope the final issue does not disappoint, as I have high hopes.
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If you like ocean-set science fiction thrillers (The Meg, Deep Blue Sea), you will want to read Surfacing Depth Perceptions
9 out of 10
Buy Surfacing: Depth Perceptions #3 here