Synopsis: In this final issue of Dead Seas. With the horrific truth about Barrico Industries finally exposed, the only question now is whether anyone will survive long enough to stop them or if their fate rests at the bottom of the dead sea!
Continuing from the last issue. Miss Barrimore has just learned that the leader of the Ghosts that have taken over The Perdition is her late mother. As the ghost continues to terrorize the ship. The mother of ghosts tells Miss Barrimore about how her father trapped her and all the other ghosts on Earth in order to harvest their ectoplasm. Now the ghosts want to get off the ship and Barrimore’ s late mother wants her revenge and plans to send the head of Barrico Industries to hell. Thankfully, Gus has a plan that will save the few survivors on the ship, but it requires a huge sacrifice.
Nick Brokenshire finished off the story with some great visuals that will likely stay in my head for a while. The drawing of Miss Barrimore’s mother in her ghost form is pretty horrific. Especially where the face of the character is concerned as part of it is flesh while the other half is a half skull. The various shades of red are a great choice of colour and differentiate The Mother of All Ghosts from the rest. By far the best sequence of panels is when we see Gus volunteer to play hosts to all the ghosts. Its a really dramatic moment and the visuals do a great job of selling it.
Cavan Scott gets to wrap up his story in a really satisfying way that will likely bring a tear to the eyes of most readers. Especially if like myself they’d gotten quite invested in wanting Gus’s character to get to see his daughter. I loved the resolution to the story and the final panels make for a truly bittersweet end for the book.