Synopsis: Two crews sail the sea of thieves in a race to track down ancient treasure. Along the way they’ll deal with undead hordes, devious traps, and their own bitter rivalries, but who will ultimately claim the legendary loot?
Review: Based on the shared-world adventure multiplayer game from Rare this comic book acts as both an introduction to that world. Written by Jeremy Whitley with artwork from Rhoald Marcellius. The story focuses on a brother and sister as they compete against each other in a race to get to the Sea Of Thieves and retrieved their father’s hidden treasure.
The story picks up in a tavern called the Unfired Pistol. Lesedi and DeMarco as they busy themselves by recruiting their respective crews for the pending race to the Sea Of Thieves.
The dialogue is thick and fast and very pirate-like. We see several altercations in this first issue, which sets everything up for the coming voyage and concludes as both crews make it on the sea of thieves.
DeMarco is pretty much a charmer whereas his sister Lesedi is all business and the more serious pirate of the two.
Jeremy Whitley writes some fantastic dialogue for all the characters in this book and his work is complemented perfectly by Rhoald Marcellius’s artwork, which gives us some wonderfully drawn characters that would look just as at home in a Saturday morning cartoon than they would in a video game or comic.
Overall. This is a solid opening issue that sets up the story and uses some wonderfully clever banter and fun humor to do so. The contrast between the two Pirate Captains is likely to make for some genuinely funny moments. The characters are well drawn and the colors combined with the great line work make the characters leap off the pages.
Sea Of Thieves #1 is out now and its well worth a look if you are looking for a fun adventure on the high seas.