The leading contender in the Eisner category of “best comic partially set in Anchorage, Alaska” ends today. Sadness awaits, but greatness does too. Let’s look at that title and more in this week’s edition of The Pull.
Book of the Week: Plunge #6
I was into this comic mostly because, well, it involved Stuart Immonen. Stuart drawing a comic about basically anything – a sandwich maker in Omaha, Nebraska, a left-handed optometrist from Fort Collins, Colorado, aliens trying to convince a scuba diver to get something they need from wreckage in the middle of the Atlantic ocean, you name it – is all I really need to buy said comic. I love his work.
But I have to say: Plunge has surpassed my already significant expectations. It helps that Joe Hill is Joe Hill, and his ideas are the right mix of expertly crafted characters and spooky as hell premises and execution. Pair that with Immonen’s prodigious talents, and you know what you get? Plunge, if you’re being quite literal, but also a great comic if you’re going the direction I am. How is it going to end? Will my home of Anchorage make another appearance? I don’t know on either account. But I can’t wait to see what comes next, as one of my favorite titles of 2020 comes to a close.
Shouts to the Hill House squad, by the way. Very solid line. I’m glad it exists, and I hope to see more from it.