Wednesday, May 06, 2009

A Week at Sea: Pirate Comics and Lots of Them

SLG's Captain Blood

SLG's getting back into more single-issue comics and kicking off the trend with an adaptation of Rafael Sabatini's Captain Blood. I reviewed the first issue for Robot 6 and liked it a lot. You can also check out the trailer:

Captain Blood Trailer from SLG Publishing on Vimeo.

No Quarter cancelled

Zenescope's pirate comic, written by the guy behind Key West's Pirate Soul museum has been cancelled before it began. I'm not heart-broken about it. Based on the cover, I don't think it's the kind of pirate comic I would've enjoyed.

Polly and the Pirates sequel

Polly and the Pirates
, on the other hand, is exactly the kind of pirate comic I enjoy. So I'm thrilled that Ted Naifeh's planning a sequel. Unfortunately, he won't be drawing it. According to CBR's report from the Oni panel at Emerald City ComiCon:
...Polly and the Pirates is expected to resume once a new artist for the series is recruited. A fan asked Naifeh where he found the inspiration for all of the inventive designs for the ships seen in the book. “I live in San Francisco,” Naifeh said, “and there’s a lot of kooky houses around there.” He thought to himself, “You know what would be cool is if they were giant flying ships…”
Take me to the treasure!

Found at Pulp of the Day.

Your 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Picture of the Day

By Alphonse de Neuville.

"I can talk to fish!"

The Aquaman Shrine's got a whole set of links to various Aquaman items. I always love it when Rob does those posts. As much as I think I'm on top of the Aquaman happenings, he always manages to find some stuff that I miss. Like this comic strip.

The All-New All-Different Aquaman

By Christopher Copeland.

I don't think I'd want to see this become the permanent design for Aquaman, but I'd sure like to read a comic with this guy in it.


MrAT0M said...

RE: No Quarter -
Pat Croce? I'm going to assume that's the former owner of the 76ers with a "Passion for Pirates."

Michael May said...

I didn't know that, but according to Wikipedia you're exactly right.


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