Thursday, May 30, 2013

A better question, "Who's heard of the Black Pirate?"

Kind of a cool splash page, from 1982's DC Comics Presents #48 back-up, "Whatever Happened to the Black Pirate and son?" Written by Roy Thomas, art by Alfredo Alcala. It doesn't make a lot of sense, but this one wraps up an old feature in eight pages. A privateer for England, Jon Valor lost his son Justin and retired five years prior; but is asked to retake the mantle of the Black Pirate again to fight a band of pirates preying on English ships. One of those pirates is his son Justin, who wasn't killed, but instead rescued by Puritans, and was now trying to raise money for a voyage to the Americas. Wait, he was a Puritan pirate, then? Yeah, not a lot of sense; but nice art.

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