Synopsis: This month in Dead Seas. When a ghost escapes its cell, it’s down to Gus and his band of terrified convicts to get the haunt back where it belongs. But a vengeful spirit is the least of their worries as the ship enters troubled waters.
Picking up from where the last issue left off. Gus has just wound up helping to stop of Prison break and a class 10 ghost has escaped. Making matters worse is the fact that a prisoner called Callow has gone mad and jumped overboard because of overexposure to the ghosts. Meanwhile, the head prison guard Strickson has assigned Gus and another prisoner the task of tracking down the class 10 ghost and helping to put it back in its cage so that the prison ship can get back to the job of mining Ecto Plasm off the walls of the ghost cells.
Nick Brokenshire continues with their rough around the edges approach to the artwork. The fight sequence near the beginning of the book where Gus helps put down the riot is especially edgy as we see the main rioter gets put in a cell and used as bait to help catch a ghost. The panels where Gus and the other two men are looking for the ghost and rather edgy and claustrophobic as the artist does a great job of portraying the tightly confined spaces that you often get on ships.
A solid second issue that does a nice job of building on what was set up in the opening issue. I loved the character of Miss Barrimore being somewhat of a fly in the ointment toward the people that run the prison ship. It’s especially fun given that she is the daughter of the gazillionaire who owns the fleet of prison ships that are mining ectoplasm.