Alright! It’s time to dig in to the next installment of the Sea of Thieves saga! Released on May 9, 2018, Issue #3 in the comic series promises to be every bit as action packed as the previous two so let’s get started.
As has become par for the course with The Sea of Thieves, the story picks up right where it left us. Alessia has just made a rather grisly discovery—walking, talking skeletons that literally threatens rip Lesedi’s crew to pieces—while DeMarco and company wake up to find their ship sailing away without them.
Of course, both crew come out of their dilemma in once piece, only to end up at each other’s throats once again.
I have to say, Jeremy Whitley has done a great job adapting the Sea of Thieves game to this comic. It’s a great read. The humor interspersed throughout is fun without being ridiculous or silly. Most importantly, it’s used appropriately and at the right time.
We’re also learning more about the characters as we go. In the first issue, I was a bit concerned with character development, simply because there was a hint of stock stereotypes. Each character is becoming a little more complex as aspects of their personality are being revealed through the action. No, they aren’t anywhere near as complex as the characters in To Kill a Mockingbird—or even Harry Potter, for that matter—but this is a comic book based on a video game! It’s just not going to have that kind of depth.
Okay, I suppose it could but that’s a different type of comic book…
Artwork & Layout
Frankly, I’m still in love with the art style, even after three issues. It’s expressive and well-drawn and the colors are great. There was one thing that made me giggle, though, as I read it. Really, I’m not sure how skeletons have facial expressions sans skin but the look on one as his arms were ripped off was pretty priceless—as was his surprised retort. It was just such an absurd mix that I just had to laugh.
The character profiles continue in this issue of Sea of Thieves, this time focusing on Rin and Seamark. Maybe next time it’ll be Phillip and Naveed, considering their the only ones left! I would like to know who the two pirates on the cover are, though.
There’s not much I can say in admiration for Sea of Thieves that I haven’t already. Really, guys, it’s a lot of fun. If you haven’t already, I highly recommend picking up all three issues!
Writer: Jeremy Whitley
Artist: Rhoald Marcellius
Colorist: Sakti Yuwono
Lettering: Jaka Ady
Editor: Tom Williams
Source – Titan Comics