Adventure Beckons! Maverick Announces Silver Vessels!

A group of friends go on a mission in the Florida Keys to uncover a lost treasure and end up getting more than they bargained for.

(W) Steve Orlando (A) Katia Vecchio
Release Date: March 12, 2024
ISBN: 9781952303586

Synopsis: Silver Vessels asks: What happens when a bunch of teens get together at the Florida Keys for an unforgettable summer of Treasure hunting?

After obsessing over a history lesson at school, Joshua enlists his two best friends to travel to the Florida Keys for the summer to hunt for the treasure of Our Lady of Atocha, a Spanish treasure galleon and the most widely known vessel of a fleet of ships that sank in a hurricane off the Florida Keys in 1622. Staying up, sneaking out, and searching for a legendary buried treasure is just the beginning of the summer of their lives!

Author Steve Orlando said, “Silver Vessels, like all the best projects, came together through teamwork and pooled inspiration–working with Mad Cave has brought me some of the most unexpected, fascinating and challenging work of my career. That’s more than a good thing, it’s a great thing — and this book is no different! What started with the idea of celebrating the rich history of the Florida Keys, as well as the iconic rite of passage known as summer vacation, grew into something even bigger: an adventure not just about seeking treasure, but seeking truth. And an epic that questions just what role treasure hunters play on the modern stage–as always, the sagest wisdom is found through the lens of youth, when nothing is impossible. And that goes for tracking down three legendary silver ships, as well as finally unpacking what those wild teenage friendships and feelings truly mean. Being part of this team taught me so much about a place I’ve come to love–and it gave me and all involved one of the greatest boons in the creative world: the chance to create the book you wished you’d had as a kid. Thank you to all involved–and I can’t wait for the world to see this gem!” 

Meet the Creators!

Steve Orlando has written for every major American comic book publisher. His works include the Eisner-Winning LOVE IS LOVE (IDW Publishing), as well as the Eisner-Nominated OUTLAW TERRITORY (Image Comics) and RAINBOW BRIDGE (AfterShock Comics). Outside of comics publishing, Orlando has written for and been featured in HELLO MR as well as NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC magazine. In animation, he worked with Man of Action Studios on the fourth season of BEN 10.

Katia Vecchio is an Italian comic artist. She studied comics at the International School of Comics in Rome and debuted in 2019 with the one-shot Wild Strawberries at The World’s End (Source Point Press). In 2021 she worked on the graphic novel Painted (Humanoids/Les Humanoïdes Associés).

Silver Vessels is slated for release March 2024 and is now available for pre-order from Maverick.


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