Roche Limit Clandestiny #2 puts the crew to the test, both physically and emotionally, as writer Michael Moreci reveals a few of Dispater’s secrets. He also begins to develop the mysterious Hello Danny android. Will he be friend or foe to the crew? Is it good?
In the debut issue of Roche Limit Clandestiny, Moreci gave us a taste of horror. In this issue he further expands on this by putting Roche Limit Clandestiny #2 firmly into the psychological thriller/horror genre.
Moreci instills the horror by opening this issue with Elbus’ half of the crew navigating their way through a pitch black alleyway. They have only their flashlights to guide them. Kyle Charles ramps up the tension with some excellent positional panels. In the first, he shows the three members of the crew in a triangle formation with their backs pressed against each other and weapons drawn. You can feel the nervousness emanating off of them. He follows this panel up with one that gives the characters a reason to be afraid. He depicts the shadowy creature looming above one of the crew members, Lee, just waiting for the opportune moment to strike.
Charles’ ability to capture the fear and horror of the scene would not be complete without Matt Battaglia’s colors. He expertly captures the light from the flashlights peering into the pitch black. The transition from bright light to pitch black isn’t subtle but abrupt. It appears as if the light is being consumed by the darkness. However, the light that is shown almost glimmers on the page.
The psychological thriller arrives when the other half of the crew runs across a raging wild boar. It stampedes over one of the crew members, Kim, who is knocked unconscious. Moreci, Charles, and Battaglia combine to create a super creepy scenario that appears to be a vision of Kim’s past. Charles draws out the opening of a door for an entire page using four horizontal panels. It builds a ton of tension as you imagine all sorts of horror behind the door.
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