I was lucky enough to get an early preview of this comic and I felt I really needed to share it.
Thanatos Diver is a brand new series from Th3rd World Studios (the people behind The Stuff of Legend, Finding Gossamyr)
Written by Nick Tapalansky and illustrated by Alex Eckman-Lawn
It revolves around a female protagonist, Samantha a life-long island dweller and deep sea diver. After a contest with a fellow diver she finds an entrance to another world in the sunken city’s forbidden zone that takes her on an adventure to uncharted lands, mysterious creatures, and the mythical Thanatos Diver who, depending on the teller, is rumored to either save both worlds or destroy them.
It’s sort of like The Legend of Zelda (I got serious Wind Waker vibes while reading this) and Bone got together to hang out, and Studio Ghibli filmed the whole thing from a majestic secret forest where Dragon Ball tends to spend most of its time. It owes a ton to the video games, comics, and anime we grew up with, especially classic JRPGs like Chrono Trigger, Secret of Mana, and Final Fantasy VII.
The first issue will be out in November.
To pre-order download a pre-order form and bring it in to your local comic shop. Or visit online shops like TFAW.com.
The pre-order cutoff date is September 18th, so get to it.
You can go behind the scenes at thanatosdiver and check out the interview with the creators on newsarama.com.
Speaking of the creators, you can connect with writer nicktapalansky, illustrator dudenukem or the publisher th3rdworldstudios on Tumblr.
As a fan of comics and old-school RPGs I really dug this book and I’m more than happy to promote a great new indie comic series whenever I can. So please check it out. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.