As Marty McFly would say, “This is heavy.”
The Secret of the Beaufort Sea, at its heart, is about the unintended consequences and misunderstandings that can happen when two cultures come into contact. All the adventure and zaniness up to this point (and after) is built on a foundation of tragedy. Joe has now witnessed the root of the conflict between Armstrong and the Shaman, and has made the choice to forgive, despite the tragedy.
However, some Daredevilers may still have questions…“Was it sickness that killed the Inuit people or was it angry gods? Who is the good guy and who is the bad guy? Or is this all just a horrible misunderstanding?” Well, I’m hoping that you guys will hash that out (and more) in the comments this week. By design, we’ve left a lot up to reader interpretation, so have at it!
And, yeah, this page is about as serious as the Deep Dive Daredevils is ever going to get, so wipe your eyes, blow your nose, and put away the hanky because NEXT WEEK we resume SHENANIGANS in that indelible Daredevils style! Now, Joe has experienced the challenge and made his decision, but WHAT COMES NEXT? Well, the action gets BIGGER, and the stakes get HIGHER as we sprint to the finish line! Make sure to RSS, Like, or Follow like your life depends on it!
Before I go, I’d like to point you guys to a fantastic, in-depth examination of the Deep Dive Daredevils by Seth Andrew Jacob. In his write-up, Seth coins the phrase “Digital Pulp” to describe the Daredevils’ genre and makes an extremely compelling case for why our little web-strip is worth a look. So, make sure to check it out and pass it along to any friends who wonder why you spend your precious time reading our freaky submarine comic. Thanks, Seth!
Anyways, till next week!