Take it from us, reviewing B-movies can be a very dangerous job. But even we have to admit, it's not as dangerous as being trapped on a ship collecting Toxic Ectoplasm from the spirits of the dead! Well, that's exactly what the characters in the new six-part comic series Dead Seas (from IDW Originals) are doing, and we love it.
Dead Seas Cover
DEAD SEAS SYNOPSIS:
Ghosts are real and dangerous. But they’re also valuable, their ectoplasm capable of curing countless diseases. There’s only one problem: harvesting the wonder drug can be just as deadly. Prisoner Gus Ortiz is willing to take the risk in return for a reduced sentence—anything to see his daughter again. All it will take is a few months at sea scraping ectoplasm off the walls of the Perdition, a floating prison containing the most vicious ghosts on Earth. Surrounded by dark waters, Gus soon realizes that angry spirits are the least of his worries. The Poseidon Adventure meets The Haunting of Hill House in this supernatural thriller by New York Times best-selling author Cavan Scott (Star Wars: The High Republic) and fan-favorite artist Nick Brokenshire (Star Wars Adventures)
Why we like it:
There is a lot to like love about this comic. The premise alone is right up our alley.
There are ghosts everywhere? Yes. Tell us more. There is a ship that has a containment system for ghosts? Yes. Go on! Criminals are forced to work there collecting ghost goo to be used for medical purposes? Yes. WTF, this is awesome!!!
The premise is amazing and the author Cavan Scott does a great job setting up the universe and its characters. and a huge shout-out to artist Nick Brokenshire that delivers kick-ass illustrations for this.
All in all, this has been one of our favorite comics to review and we give it a full Perfect Turd endorsement to be turned into a movie someday!
Issue #1 of Deads Seas is hitting the shelves December 21st
Author Cavan Scott
ABOUT CAVAN SCOTT:
Cavan Scott is a New York Times bestselling author whose work includes novels, television, comic books, and award-winning audio dramas. He has written for a large number of high-profile series including Star Wars, Batman, Doctor Who, Assassin's Creed, Pacific Rim, Transformers, Back to the Future, Star Trek, Vikings, Adventure Time and more. His creator-owned series include the supernatural spy thriller Shadow Service from Vault comics and The Ward, an urban fantasy medical drama launching this June from Dark Horse.
In 2018, Cavan became one of the five story architects selected to create Lucasfilm’s new multi-media initiative, Star Wars: The High Republic and he is currently writing the ongoing Marvel comic of the same name, as well as numerous novels in the series. Cavan has written widely in the galaxy far, far away, from the Tales from Vader's Castle series to the Audie nominated Star Wars Dooku Jedi Lost. He was part of the writing team for Star Wars Kid's game show, Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge, and co-wrote two original audio dramas for Audible; Sherlock Holmes: The Voice of Treason and The Hound of the Baskervilles, the latter starring Colin Salmon and Stephen Fry as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.
He is currently developing a number of original comic books and television properties.
Before becoming a full-time writer, Cavan was a magazine editor for Future Publishing in the UK, launching a number of successful magazines including Countryfile, based on the hit BBC One series.
A member of The Society of Authors and the Horror Writer's Association, Cavan lives in the west of England with his wife and two daughters. His passions include learning the concertina, folklore, the music of David Bowie, and scary movies. He builds far too much LEGO.