Review: The Mercenary Sea #1 by Kel Symons and Mathew Reynolds

The Mercenary Sea #1 Review

 

The Mercenary Sea #1Writer: Kel Symons
Art & Colors: Mathew Reynolds
Cover: Mathew Reynolds
Letters: Pat Brosseau
Editor: Sebastian Girner

Publisher: Image Comics
Cover Date: February 2014
Cover Price: $2.99

Title: “Nice Work If You Can Get It”

It’s 1938. Somewhere in the South Pacific, Jack and his band of mercenaries and expatriates are looking for treasure. With the war between Japan and China raging, It’s a rough time to be in those waters and of course things aren’t going so smoothly for the crew.

The Mercenary Sea #1 introduces us to the players in this high adventure in the South Seas. Mathew Reynolds sets up the mood perfectly in the opening pages with his out-of-focus backgrounds and the silhouetting of the characters against the lush jungle. The tension is palpable and you can almost hear the sounds coming from the animals that inhabit the location.

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Preview: Robocop: Beta by Ed Brisson and Emilio Laiso

Preview of Robocop: Beta (BOOM!)

RoboCop: Beta

Here’s a five page preview of the Robocop: Beta oneshot by writer Ed Brisson and artist Emilio Laiso, courtesy of BOOM! Studios – on sale February 26th, 2014.

 

RoboCop: Beta

Writer(s): Ed Brisson
Artist(s): Emilio Laiso

WHY WE LOVE IT: With the release of RoboCop, a re-imagining of the all-time classic, fans of the new and old will be immersed in the action, oppression and humanity that is RoboCop. We cannot wait to be first in line for this new motion picture event!

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Action Lab New Releases For The Week Of February 26th, 2014

ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT COMICS IN STORES THIS WEEK

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New Releases for the week of February 26, 2014

 

Here are previews of the new comic book and trade releases from Action Lab Comics for the week of February 26th, 2014, courtesy of Action Lab Entertainment.

 

FRACTURE VOL.2 #3 (of 4)

Writer(s): Shawn Gabborin
Artist Name(s): Chad Cicconi (p/i), Bill Blankenship (c)
Cover Artist(s): Chad Cicconi (p/i), Bill Blankenship (c)

In this penultimate issue of FRACTURE volume 2, the path of Virtue takes
unexpected turns, and the troubles of Jeff and his alter-egos ensnare unintended victims. Jeff seeks help yet again from the dubious Doctor Atomic, and an electrifying secret is revealed!

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Preview: X-O Manowar #22 by Robert Venditti and Cary Nord

Preview of X-O Manowar #22 (Valiant)

X-O Manowar #22

Here’s a six page preview of X-O Manowar #22 by Robert Venditti and Cary Nord with Vicente Cifuentes, courtesy of Valiant Comics – on sale February 26th, 2014.

 

X-O MANOWAR #22

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD with VICENTE CIFUENTES
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (DEC131326)
Variant Cover by WILL CONRAD (DEC131327)
Valiant Signature Series Variant by JIM CALAFIORE (DEC131328)

UNITY EPILOGUE! When X-O Manowar thought he had finally found peace, he instead found only more war, death, and destruction…

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Preview: Loki: Ragnarok and Roll #1 by Eric Esquivel and Jerry Gaylord

Preview of Loki: Ragnarok and Roll #1 (BOOM!)

Loki: Ragnarok and Roll #1

Here’s a short preview of Loki: Ragnarok and Roll #1 by Eric M. Esquivel and Jerry Gaylord, courtesy of BOOM! Studios – on sale February 19th, 2014.

 

Loki: Ragnarok and Roll #1

Writer(s): Eric M. Esquivel
Artist(s): Jerry Gaylord

WHY WE LOVE IT: Up-and-coming writer Eric Esquivel first caught our attention with Thor: The Unkillable Thunder Christ, and wowed us with his work on FREELANCERS. When he told us he wanted to bring those sensibilities to the trickster god Loki, we had to say “Yes!” Pairing him with FANBOYS VS ZOMBIES artist Jerry Gaylord sealed the deal.

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Preview: Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #19 by Gage, Dysart, and Sears

Preview of Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #19 (Valiant)

Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #19

Here’s a 6 page preview of Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #19 by Christos Gage, Joshua Dysart, and Bart Sears, courtesy of Valiant Comics – on sale February 19th, 2014.

 

BLOODSHOT AND H.A.R.D. CORPS #19

Written by CHRISTOS GAGE & JOSHUA DYSART
Art by BART SEARS
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (DEC131321)
Variant Cover by BART SEARS (DEC131322)

“GET SOME” – Part Two! Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps fight for more than they bargained for!

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Preview: Quantum and Woody #8 by James Asmus and Ming Doyle

Preview of Quantum and Woody #8 (Valiant)

Quantum and Woody #8 Cover

Here’s a 5 page preview of Quantum and Woody #8 by James Asmus & Ming Doyle, courtesy of Valiant Comics – on sale February 19th, 2014.

 

QUANTUM AND WOODY #8

Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by MING DOYLE
Cover by TOM FOWLER (DEC131336)
Variant Cover by MING DOYLE (DEC131337)

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Preview: Unity #4 by Matt Kindt and Doug Braithwaite

Preview of Unity #4 (Valiant)

Unity #4

Here’s a look at Unity #4 by writer Matt Kindt and artist Doug Braithwaite, courtesy of Valiant Comics – on sale February 19th, 2014.

 

UNITY #4

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (DEC131323)
Variant Cover by RILEY ROSSMO (DEC131324)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (DEC131325)

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