Monday, January 27, 2014

Reading Room STAR PIRATE "Meet the Star Pirate"

In space, no one can hear you say "Arrr, matey..."
...as this example of the little-known "pirates in space" sub-genre proves!
Like most pirates (who are romantics at heart), Star Pirate is a sucker for a pretty face.
The Star Pirate became a fixture in Planet Comics, running from 1941 until just before the book's cancellation in 1953.
The name "Leonardo Vinci" on this intro tale from #12 (1941) is a pen-name assigned to this particular strip.
The general consensus is that the artist is Al Gabrielle, but the writer is unknown.
With the new Starz TV series Black Sails reawakening interest in the almost-dead "pirate high-adventure" genre, we're going to take a look at a number of different comics incarnations of buccaneers!
Be here tomorrow as we explore more pirate-themed comics!

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