The Mercenary Sea #6

Writer: Kel Symons Artist: Mathew Reynolds Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 30, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
8.8Critic Rating
10User Rating

“TOP HAT, WHITE LIE, AND TALES” Jack and Evelyn, a.k.a. “Top Hat,” are captured by Tono, locking the outclassed Venture into combat with a top-of-theline Japanese destroyer.

  • 10
    Florida Geek Scene - Peter Schmeiser Jul 29, 2014

    Again, my hat is off to Seymons and Reynolds for delivering six solid issues of a great new comic. They held a master class of how to launch a new comic book series. Mercenary Sea never got mired in exposition that slowed the pace to a crawl, it gave equal share to the members of the crew, it created layers of interest, and the book felt as though it had a tremendous depth. The artwork was stunning. Again, the layered depth, use of negative space, shapdow, and period design techniques breathed life into a book, and the partnership of Seymons and Reynolds allowed for a great balance of tell me and show me. This book has all the fun of Captain Blood mixed with Indiana Jones, and the artwork makes every panel a joy to view. I cannot wait to see what the future issue will have, and Mercenary Sea is now a permanent addition to my pull list. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Ross Sweeney Jul 29, 2014

    I'm sold, I'm in – have been for months, and this first arc has only scratched the surface of the potential on display, with that Indiana Jones-esque mythical portion still yet to dealt with. Part the second simply can't come quickly enough – get out and buy this series however you can, it's so very worth it. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 31, 2014

    This issue wraps up the series' first story arc. And while the cover is sadly misleading, it still proves to be a satisfying finale chapter. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jul 30, 2014

    The first arc has come to a close and it's still every bit as enjoyable as the previous issues. It's a book that I enjoy reading and take my time to get to because I know I'm in for a consistent product from both the art and writing. There's going to be a gap in the schedule as the trade is released and the team gears up for the next story line, but it's a series that you don't want to miss. It has a classic Hollywood feel to it in general and there's nothing else like it on the market. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Capeless Crusader - Cody Mudge Jul 30, 2014

    Mercenary Sea is a series for you if you love to let your hair down and have a good time every now and again. Symons packs enough action, heart and suspense into each issue to keep you coming back every month and once you grow to love Reynolds art youll love when he lavishes a naval battle upon you. This book doesnt tackle the heaviest fare, especially considering how intellectually intense some Image books are these days, but its nice to have a book like Mercenary Sea to kick it with to cleanse your pallet. Read Full Review

  • 10
    4aces Comics Aug 8, 2014

    YOU MEAN I HAVE TO WAIT TILL NOVEMBER FOR MORE !!!!! IS THERE NO INJUSTICE !!!!!!! great great great stuff. Great twist, and a great romance line:

    "the problem with complex women like her is, after she leads them on a chase through the maze, they usually find a MINOTAUR at the center."


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