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Binary Sea

by Graham Blackaby, Jason Piperberg & Luca Romano

YouTube’s Captain Midnight presents a supernatural tale of the sea.

Following coordinates given to them by a mysterious soothsayer, the crew of the HMS Pontus embark on the most dangerous journey of their lives. Led by the cold and calculating Captain Willett and loaded with a brig full of pirates, tensions have never been higher. On the Binary Sea, threats lurk where sailors least expect them.


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Binary Sea #1 Digital Edition

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Binary Sea #1 Physical Edition - Main Cover

Physical copy of Binary Sea #1, 32 pg full color standard size comic + Digital Edition (PDF)




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Binary Sea #1 Physical Edition - Variant Cover

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Main Cover & Variant Cover - Binary Sea #1 Physical Edition

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Book + Print bundle - Main Cover

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Portfolio Review

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In the first issue of Binary Sea, The HMS Pontus has been sent on a mission that no one aboard can truly understand. On a ship filled with weary sailors, British officers, and captured pirates, something has to give. Binary Sea is a science-fiction-infused take on seafaring adventure stories.

For fans of:  Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.




Writer Graham Blackaby is the creator of the popular YouTube channel Captain Midnight. After years of making videos discussing movies and pop culture, Binary Sea is his first foray into writing comics.

Artist/Letterer Jason Piperberg is the artist/letterer (and sometimes writer) behind projects including: The Raising Dion comic (adapted for a Netflix series in 2019.), the writer of the Caga Tío story in the horror comic anthology YULE (Ringo! Nominated 2022), various covers for Archie Comics’ including the Mega Man and Sonic Universe titles, and is the creator and artist/writer of the Spaceman and Bloater comics.

Colorist Luca Romano, the Italy-based, Comic Arts Award-nominated colorist of Nottingham from Mad Cave Studios, Grim Tales from the Cave, The Regulators, and Monarchs.

#Stretch Goals

If we reach $20,000, $1,000 will be donated to The Hero Initiative. An organization that creates a financial safety net for comic creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work.


Binary Sea #1 is fully complete. You can read the Digital Edition when the campaign ends. Shipping of Binary Sea #1 Physical Edition is expected to commence in February 2024.

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