Title: The Girl in the Bay #2
Publisher: Dark Horse
Words: J.M. Dematteis
Art: Corin Howell
Colors: James Devlin
Published: March 6, 2019
Publisher’s Summary: “Is it possible for the same woman to be murdered twice? Thrown fifty years into the future, lost in a world both familiar and terrifying, Kathy Sartori tries to solve the riddle of her own murder—only to find herself faced with another tragic and brutal death.”
Walking up from your watery grave is enough to frazzle anyone, but what if your doppelgänger was viscously murdered right after your return? Things are getting stranger in Kathy Sartori’s life and death. The unnamed forces at work in this series certainly have a plan. But what? And how does Kathy’s death fit into the plan?
J.M. Dematteis proves a master storyteller in The Girl in the Bay #2 as he continues to develop the story and characters. In these first two issues, Dematteis establishes a strong narrative voice for his main character Kathy. While the second issue continues to lay the groundwork for the series, it also presents several compelling questions. Whoever, or whatever, orchestrated Kathy’s murder has larger plans in store for the characters. And who is this mysterious goddess in most of the panels? Right now, Dematteis is only presenting questions, but I’m looking forward to following Kathy in her search for answers.
Corin Howell’s artwork continues to impress. Her panels elevate Dematteis’ script, filling in the gaps between Dematteis’ words. As The Girl in the Bay develops, Howell’s art plays an integral part in the series’ success.
The Bottom Line
The Girl in the Bay series is not to be missed; J.M. Dematteis’s narrative is nearly flawless this issue, crafting another intriguing and intense issue.