Ahead of its launch in February, DC’s Hill House Comics imprint have dropped a preview of their upcoming horror series PLUNGE, from writer Joe Hill and artist Stuart Immonen.
In the aftermath of a devastating tsunami, an exploration vessel known as the Derleth begins sending an automated distress signal from a remote atoll in the Bering Strait. The only problem is that the Derleth has been missing for 40 years. Marine biologist Moriah Lamb joins the Carpenter Salvage team to recover the Derleth’s dead…only to find that in this remote part of the Arctic Circle the dead have plenty to say to the living…
Speaking about the series, Immonen said “The pitch immediately ticked a lot of boxes for me; interesting characters, a weird environment, monsters…”
He continued, adding “The cast could have walked off a John Carpenter / Steven Spielberg / David Cronenberg set, and that the setting and conflict are deeply rooted in the genre – all the hallmarks are there.”
PLUNGE #1 hits shelves on February 19th, and you can feast your eyes on some of the preview artwork – featuring colours from the mighty Dave Stewart – below.
[PREVIEW ARTWORK – CLICK TO ENLARGE]