After a successful mission last issue and the gaining of a couple of flight belts to help them on their way, Morgan and Shakira look to have it pretty good until the belts cut out and they fall from the sky. Lucky for them, they just happen to be over a lake but deep within, they are attacked by some strange creatures and before the two know it, they are prisoners. Though it might have looked like the plotline involving Morgan’s daughter Jennifer could possibly have been coming to a close with the our heroes acquiring a faster mode of travel, Michael Fleisher and Ron Randall literally drop them into the middle of danger and it is perhaps the most volatile of circumstances yet as it all takes place deep beneath the Skartarian ocean. It is a fun and fast-paced tale that sees Morgan desperate to rescue Shakira because while both are prisoners, they are as such to different captors. So it is that Morgan must escape his jailers and travel to their mortal enemies that hold Shakira hostage who is soon intended as a sacrifice. The book features everything that made it great in the first place including a giant monster, savage peoples, a daring escape and more than enough danger for ten men, let alone one. Fleisher’s script is tight with no wasted space and Randall illustrates it all beautifully making this one of the best books to come out under their tenure. Perhaps there was no advancement on the overall plot, but sometimes this is all you need.
4.5 out of 5