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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