This is just a beautiful story. (And with beautiful art, from the cover to the final frame). It's packed with amazing concepts, realistically presented: you can imagine being inside that submersible, hearing the great creature in the darkness, climbing the cables! It's solid science from start to finish: the realistic bathysphere, the MIM-14 Nike Hercules missiles, and of course the ending. I could rave about this story for hours, but this blog is about Kirby as prophet, so let's focus.