Writer: 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.
Here’s a six page preview of The Mercenary Sea #1 by Kel Symons and Mathew Reynolds, courtesy of Image Comics – on sale February 12th, 2014.
THE MERCENARY SEA #1
story KEL SYMONS
art/cover MATHEW REYNOLDS
FEBRUARY 12 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99
“NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT”
Action and adventure set in 1938—The South Seas. Japan has invaded China. War in Europe is imminent. Ex-bootlegger Jack Harper captains The Venture, a refitted German U-Boat, with a crew of expats, mercenaries and treasure hunters. They do whatever it takes to stay afloat, often running up against pirates, headhunters, spies, and soldiers. They’re always one step away from the greatest score of their lives…or their certain demise.