Titan reveals Sea of Thieves comic based on Rare’s new adventure game, and tie-in art book

Sea of Thieves #1 Cover A: Rhoald Marcellius

Titan Comics has announce brand-new Sea of Thieves comics, based on the hotly anticipated shared-world adventure video game from Rare! Writer Jeremy Whitley (Princeless, Thor Vs. Hulk) and artist Rhoald Marcellius (The Incredible Hulks, Warren Ellis’ Supergod) are setting sail across the fantastical Sea of Thieves with an epic new all-ages comic book series in March 2018.

In 2018’s Triple-A video game Sea of Thieves, players crew up together to become pirate legends on the Sea of Thieves – a world filled to the boots with ancient treasure to plunder, vast islands to explore, and undead hordes to combat.

A world adventure game (or SWAG for short), Sea of Thieves is set to be the next unforgettable experience for players on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC, with enhanced features on Xbox One X. It offers the essential pirate experience, packed to the seams with sailing and exploring, fighting and plundering, riddle solving and treasure hunting – everything you need to live the pirate life you’ve always dreamed about. With no set roles, you have complete freedom to approach the world, and other players, however you choose.

With over 330,000 players already signed up to the Sea of Thieves Insider Programme, over one million views of the gameplay trailer and an ever-increasing, passionate community of dedicated fans, the highly anticipated video game is set to arrive on the Xbox One family of devices and Windows 10 PCs in early 2018.

Sea of Thieves #1 Cover B - Game Art

Sea of Thieves #1 - Art

In Titan Comics’ brand-new series, follow two competing crews of pirates, bound by a shared past and a single destiny, as they sail the Sea of Thieves in a race to track down an ancient treasure. Along the way they’ll deal with undead hordes, devious traps and their own bitter rivalries, but which crew will emerge victorious and ultimately claim the legendary loot?

Arriving in stores March 2018, Titan Comics’ Sea of Thieves will feature three phenomenal covers for fans to treasure, including Rhoald Marcellius, Jose Carlos and a stunning game art cover.

Fans can order Titan Comics’ Sea of Thieves #1 from the upcoming January Previews catalogue from Diamond. Pre-order now for your digital device.

In related news, Titan Books is releasing Tales from the Sea of Thieves on 20th March by Paul Davies, a lavishly illustrated introduction to the world of the game Sea of Thieves – home to krakens, mermaids and buried treasure. Narrated by three unique pirate captains the book will take a look at the world through their eyes. From laughable pirate suspicions to the towns and islands these hardened seafarers call home, they’ll introduce and explore the fantastical Sea of Thieves.

The book includes sea shanties, illustrations and sketches by the pirates and their crew, and much more, an artefact fished straight from within the game universe, featuring all the wear and tear expected from a grog-swilling pirate’ life.

• Fans can order Titan Comics’ Sea of Thieves #1 from the upcoming January Previews catalogue from Diamond

• Pre-order now for your Kindle | Titan Comics: titan-comics.com

• Follow Jeremy Whitley on Tumblr | Twitter @jrome58

• Rhoald Marcellius: www.thepumpkinbear.com | Follow Rhoald Marcellius on Twitter @rhoald

• Check out the Sea of Thieves game at www.seaofthieves.com | Find Sea of Thieves on Amazon.co.uk

Sea of Thieves’ YouTube channel is a treasure trove of behind-the-scenes gaming goodness and unprecedented access to the Rare team, where weekly videos range from madcap Developer Gameplay sessions to insightful interviews and podcasts: www.youtube.com/SeaofThieves

The free Sea of Thieves Insider Programme is open for anyone to join, offering exclusive updates and an all-important chance to play the game before launch in ongoing Technical Alpha sessions. If your blood is stirred by the call of the pirate life, sign up right here: www.seaofthieves.com/insider

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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