Daily Archives: March 13, 2018

Microsoft Approves of Piracy in This Case

Sea of Thieves #1
Writer: Jeremy Whitley
Artist: Rhoald Marcellius
Colors: Sakti Yuwono
Letters: Jaka Ady
Cover artists: Rhoald Marcellius, Game Art and José Carlos Silva
Editor: Tom Williams
Publisher: Titan Comics
Price: $3.99 US

There were two things that caught my eye when I saw the solicitation information for this comic book. One was the fact that the title suggested nothing else than a pirate comic, and it’s been ages since I had one, and the second was the fact it’s written by Jeremy (The Unstoppable Wasp, Princeless) Whitley, who’s developed a solid reputation for fun storytelling in the medium. That reputation is in no danger, as Sea of Thieves is replete with everything that makes pirates colorful and fun, and an array of larger-than-life characters that really grab the reader’s attention. Whitley is also well known for crafting stories featuring strong female characters, and that holds true here as well. In preparing this review, I discovered this is apparently an adaptation or spinoff of a Microsoft video game. I had no idea such a game existed, but I’m pleased to report knowledge of the game isn’t at all necessary to enjoy this comic book.

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