Delta 13 #2,IDW Publishing

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A clammy and creeping read, Delta 13 #2 (IDW Publishing) wickedly entertains as an atmospheric science fiction thriller that transcends fear. Steve Niles and Nat Jones provide genuine jolts of scares through the relationships of their compelling characters characters.

When a mysterious and huge asteroid looms over their ship, a small crew of blue-collar workers discovers a terrifying threat unlike anything they’ve ever seen. Now, the crew must escape the asteroid, but even if they do, will they be able to escape each other and anything they bring back with them?

Here are 5 reasons why you should get Delta 13 #2:

5) What Happened Before!

In the first installment, Sanders tries to hide her feelings for home from her male-dominant crew. After making a sudden discovery, Sanders and her crew send in a hi-tech crawler onto the asteroid’s surface. They discovered something hidden behind ancient chamber doors.

4) The Writing!

With his genuine love for Alien, writer Steve Niles builds the eerie atmosphere with his blue-collar cast of characters. Turning into grave-robbers, these astronauts are looking at the darkness with such genuine awe. The subtle lettering by Tom B. Long hints at the slow-burn suspense as the astronauts banter while entering the labyrinth.

3) The Artwork!

Artist Nat Jones has crafted his own stylish look and feel, inspired by a dash of Lifeforce. With its mechanics ripped apart, the broken hi-tech crawler looks like its intestines spewed out. I love the one-pager of the astronauts floating downwards.

2) The Colors!

Interestingly, outer-space is devoid of any warmth and primary color, full of white and gray tones. The red tone pops up as the narrative steers towards danger.

1) A Terrific Read!

A highly enjoyable second issue, Delta 13 #2 continues with its suspenseful tension. I can’t wait to see what happens in the third installment.

Delta 13 #2 arrives in stories June 20th, 2018.



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Delta 13 #2 arrives in stores on June 20th, 2018.

By Jorge Solis

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