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Sea of Red is ô and © Remender, Dwyer, Sam 2004. All Rights Reserved. Image Comics.
Sea of Red tells the tale of a young sailor turned undead by the crew of a cursed Pirate ship, his century-spanning search for revenge and the tricks that time plays on the mind.
ISSUE 1: Deep in the night, a ship sinks under mysterious circumstances. Twenty-three year-old Marco Esperanza is the only survivor, left adrift with only a plank of wood to keep him afloat. After days of drifting, he is brought aboard a strange ship. But his salvation turns to nightmare as he learns the ship is the dreaded Black Galleon. The evil mates of the Galleon aren't just pirates, they're vampires, and Marco is soon forced to join the damned crew. 2004. Marco Esperanza has spent the past 400 years clinging to life tied to the bow of a sunken vessel in the dark, briny, deep. Surviving on the cold sour blood of fish, Marco awaits his release and a chance for revenge that may never come.
ISSUE 2: Marco's 500-year confinement at the bottom of the sea ends as he is discovered by film director Joel Cameron's submarine on a scouting expedition for his next film. To their horror, Joel and his crew soon learn it is more than a relic they've snared: They've brought up a starving and delusional vampire.
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"SEA OF RED is a striking piece of entertainment and should find a happy niche in the marketplace. If you like horror, vampires, pirates, or combinations thereof, pick it up and youíll be happy. Grade: A- ": Marc Mason @ moviepoopshoot.com
"While the story of Sea of Red and its characters are quite engaging, however, it was the art that just knocked my socks off -- Intensely detailed characters and backdrops give way at key moments to more expressive, violent and shocking storytelling during the fight sequence, and the whole thing has a look and feel that is just beautiful. Sea of Red is not just a really good pirate comic or a really good vampire comic, or even a really good fusion of two genres. It's just an example of excellent comics storytelling -- 10/10": Randy Lander @ thefourthrail.com
"Samís art and colors are unlike anything Iíve seen in the comic medium. -- On the very first page of the book Sam grabs my attention with a great panel featuring a close up on an eye and a fish reflected clearly in the eye -- Sam handles the viscera of battle with the skills of a true professional, not pulling any punches when it comes to the details he puts down on paper. As good as Samís art is, and itís fantastic, the story is even better... Put down the superhero comic and buy this one instead. You wonít be sorry. I guarantee it." : Alex Miller @ SIMPLY REVIEWED
"...a great comic and one of my favorites of the week. Easily a 5 star comic for me. Fantastic art and a story that flows very well from panel to panel. I can see so many story opportunities coming out of this first issue, that it makes me very eager for subsequent issues to come out.": Mark Pressley @ thecomicfanatic.com