Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Reader's Diary #2042- Chris Schweizer (writer), Joe Flood (illustrator): Pirates of the Caribbean Beyond Port Royal

One of the more fun details Watchmen was that in a world of superheroes, the most popular comic books were actually about pirates. I get the appeal of pirates and so a comic based on the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise seemed like a sure fire win.

I don't know that this one was groundbreaking or found a huge fan base, but it was fun enough.

I feel they captured the energy, humour, and essence of those tales and of Jack Sparrow. Sometimes that worked slightly against the comic as Sparrow can be a bit wordy and an overly talky panel throws off the balance. But only slightly.

Joe Flood's art complements the story well with loose linework and expressive characters.

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