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Sunday, 25 August 2013

Cinebook The 9th Art: Barracuda Vol. 1 - Slaves

 Authors: Jérémy & Dufaux
Age: 15 years and up
Size: 18.4 x 25.7 cm
Number of pages: 64 colour pages

ISBN: 9781849181655
Price: £8.99 inc. VAT

Publication: July 2013

Emilio, a young servant disguised as a woman to escape the pirates’ blood thirst. Maria, daughter of a Spanish grandee, captured by the same pirates. Raffy, son of Captain Blackdog of the pirate ship Barracuda. All three of them taken to Puerto Blanco, all three of them left behind when the Barracuda leaves to seek a fabulous diamond. 

What twisted fates await them on the island, amidst the various groups that vie for dominance there?

Nice cover. Well, anyone who knows me will know I am a sucker for a pirate movie, history book or comic. In Germany it was Der Roter Korsair and in the UK, well, we had enough comic strips that pirates popped up in.

Like Westerns, I think the UK is lacking a good pirate comic.  This series is going to fill that gap.

Oh man...a great story. A really good story.  And the art is detailed, incredibly coloured.  The panels and pages....oh, I'm drooling. I thought Long John Silver was a great series, and it is, but Barracuda threatens to out-pirate it!

Fair makes you want to start saying "Yahrrr. Shiver me timbers fer a piece o' eight!"

Jeremy and Dufaux deliver the goods and, thankfully, have not buried them and hidden their location on a map with an "X" marks the spot!

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