With the promise of scientific intrigue, we were introduced to a variety of characters, each with a different set of skills. As we caught a glimpse of what will become the center point of the story, we're still seeing some of the layers unfold around the main character, Lee Archer.
Snyder also tells the story from different time periods. Seeing events from several million years ago as well as some time in the future, we're finding out more from different angles rather than a simple straight forward approach. This absolutely creates a unique feel to the story as we get to put the pieces together ourselves.
The more of Murphy's art I see, the more I appreciate what a brilliant artist and storyteller he is. His visuals are breathtaking. One testament to a great artist is their ability to depict things other than just people. The way he draws water and underwater scenes as well as the different aquatic life is amazing. Matt Hollingsworth's colors are a thing of beauty as well. Murphy's details and facial expressions along with Hollingsworth's colors go perfectly with Snyder's script.
I am completely sold on this series. They have me...hook, line and sinker.
Buying and becoming invested in a new series or miniseries can always be tricky. With Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy (and Matt Hollingsworth), it becomes a lot easier. This is the type of series that shows we can have and enjoy something new rather tan just rely on new stories with existing characters. We've been introduced to several new characters as well as a mystery that will hook you into the series. This is the type of comic you'll want to sit back and enjoy as you devour each issue. We truly are getting something different and it's a blast reading each issue to find out what's going to happen or be revealed next.