Trash, guns, sea monsters, and a mysterious French woman. What more could you ask for? This is the solid set up to the latest chapter of Joe Harris’ Great Pacific. The series continues to grow out from its original seed of garbage into something new and fresh.
WRITTEN BY: Joe Harris
ART BY: Martin Morazzo
PUBLISHER: Image Comics
RELEASE: February 6th, 2013
The creative team continues to lay down the growing story in an efficient and effective manner. Writer Joe Harris mixes in progression with nuggets of knowledge about pollution, economics, and big business. I never thought I would write this about a comic book but I am slowly becoming interested in these topics and how they apply to our story. Don’t worry, it is not preaching values. Rather it feels more like BKV’s classic “Ex Machina” series. “Great Pacific” still holds true to its aspects of the fantastic, as every book should.
Chas and Zoe, his new friend from France, try to survive without any of the technological toys they originally brought to the party. Along the way, they encounter monsters and learn more about how the island came into existence. Other interested parties begin appearing as well. I look forward to seeing how this will pay off down the road.
Morazzo’s art is consistently engaging and highly detailed. His panels are definitely worth going over to see all his hard work.
I know I’ve said it before but I am becoming more and more convinced that this would make for a really entertaining television series. The pacing is solid, plot twists come fast and furiously, and the the muted color scheme keeps the visuals constantly engaging.
Reviewed by – Your Friendly Neighborhood Brady
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