The Underwater Welder by Jeff Lemire

This is the first “serious” non-serialized graphic novel I've bought for kindle. Never read Jeff Lemire's work before (not Essex County, not the mainstream DC or Vertigo stuff).
 
The art is great, if you ask me. The storyline is intriguing as well – a diver making peace with his drowned diver dad and with his life in parallel, while he's about to become a father himself. Flashback over flashback over flashback.
 
Maybe, if I were a diver myself, I could've related myself a bit more to some of the things here – sadly (or luckily) I ain't one.
 
Many reviewers compare it to The Twilight Zone – my problem – I never watched the original TV series, I think I may have watched the mid-90s' movie ages ago and remember nothing, so hard to say whether it is indeed so.
 
Overall, definitely worth a read.

3 Comments on “The Underwater Welder by Jeff Lemire”

  1. […] nice post apocalyptic story by Jeff Lemire, author of The Underwater Welder, published in 40 short comic book volumes. Commercial, I know, but still quite […]

  2. […] to read Essex Boys, though. Looks like a must read, now that I've read both Sweet Tooth and The Underwater Welder. Bought it already, just need to move to page one of this 500+ something beauty.   […]

  3. […] than his commercially successful serialized Sweet Tooth and latest and much less commercial The Underwater Welder.   In a sense, Essex County is a perfect gateway book for those not familiar with […]


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