Friday, 1 June 2012

The Underwater Welder Jeff Lemire preview

Top Shelf have released an 11 page preview of Jeff Lemire's new book, The Underwater Welder, which is now available for pre-order. I've really enjoyed what I've read of Jeff's previous output- Essex County, Sweet Tooth and his take on Animal Man, and I will read almost any ocean-located stories so I'm looking forward to this one. Put that, and the words 'mystery', 'supernatural' and 'mind-bending' together with commendations from Scott Snyder and Damon Lindelof, who describes it as 'the most spectacular episode of The Twilight Zone that was never produced', and you have a very promising upcoming release.

'As an underwater welder on an oilrig off the coast of Nova Scotia, Jack Joseph is used to the immense pressures of deep-sea work. Nothing, however, could prepare him for the pressures of impending fatherhood. As Jack dives deeper and deeper, he seems to pull further and further away from his young wife and their unborn son. Then one night, deep in the icy solitude of the ocean floor, something unexplainable happens. Jack has a mysterious and supernatural encounter that will change the course of his life forever. Equal parts blue-collar character study and mind-bending mystery, The Underwater Welder is a graphic novel about fathers and sons, birth and death, memory and reality, and the treasures we all bury deep below the surface.'

More pages and information available from Top Shelf

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