Norwegian comic artist Jason returns, this time with his first collaborator, writer Fabien Vehlmann (7 Psychopaths). Vehlmann seamlessly takes on Jason’s laconic style and deadpan irony for a genre-blending adventure with all the subversive wit one would expect from a Jason tale.

The story follows a young girl whose father disappeared years ago after finding a treasure map inside a bottle. When the girl finds yet another bottle containing a map, she sets out with a crew of devious pirates to find her father. But the would-be treasure hunters are in for a surprise when they discover the island serves as a training school for executioners.

This light, entertaining take on 19th century adventure stories is sheer enjoyment.

Grade: A

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