Ocean - A Graphic Novel Review

Ocean, 2006, by Warren Ellis (w), Chris Sprouse (p) and Karl Story (i) is a sci-fi story about a UN weapons inspector sent to Europa, one of Jupiter's moons, where an amazing alien discovery has been made. Decent, but lacking in some areas, Ellis usually does not fail when it comes to interesting concepts and action sequences. Sprouse and Story's art helps tell that story very well. The colors also help set the mood really well in some scenes. On a down note, one of the characters is compulsed to make constant sexual remarks. We may know people like this in real life, and yes, the crew is in space for a long time, but her remarks seem out of place. Humor has its place, but for the most part, less attempts at it would make the feel of this book more serious, as it should have been. I'm not sure about some of the plot, which may be contradictory. I don't want to ruin the plot, so that's up for you to determine when you read this book.

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