I recently went to the library for some new graphic novel reading material and I was extremely entertained by The Underwater Welder by Jeff Lemire. Jeff is an award winning comic veteran. Jeff worked for DC/Vertigo comics while working on The Underwater Welder. The intro by Damon Lindelof (Lost, Star Trek, Prometheus) sets the mood by asking the question "You guys like The Twilight Zone?"...
The cover is not worn out like it looks, it is purposely printed to look distressed.
The Underwater Welder was published in 2012 by Top Shelf productions.
Included below is a brief description of the book that is printed on the back cover.
As an underwater welder on an oilrig off the coast of Nova Scotia, Jack Joseph is used to the immense pressures of deep-sea work. Nothing, however, could prepare him for the pressures of impending fatherhood. As Jack dives deeper and deeper, he seems to pull further and further away from his young wife and their unborn son. Then one night, deep in the icy solitude of the ocean floor, something unexplainable happens. Jack has a mysterious and supernatural encounter that will change the course of his life forever.
Equal parts blue-collar character study and mind-bending mystery, The Underwater Welder is a graphic novel about fathers and sons, birth and death, memory and reality, and the treasures we all bury deep below the surface.
The Underwater Welder was published by Top Shelf Productions.