And so I do. I can love evil psycho lesbians and magical adventures on the high seas, starring a plucky young woman without a lick of common sense, but some extraordinary luck, who manages to activate the magic-powered ship of the famous pirate Anne Bonnie. In Tim Yates’ Anne Bonnie, we meet Ariana who has been kept at home and protected from pirates and piracy her whole life and she’s ready for some adventure.
With the help of her unkillable parrot sidekick, Finn, an escaped slave with a secret and Anne Bonnie’s magical ship itself, Ariana takes on Elves, other pirates, evil mermen, the corrupt navy and the legend of Anne Bonnie herself. And where it leads her is both remarkable and a rollicking good yarn.
I know you’re going to ask, so let’s cut to the chase – yes Mary Read makes an appearance and she’s everything I ever hoped her to be. Big, brawny, muscular with no fucks to give. ^_^
I picked this up at New York Comic Con in October and was reading it very slowly so as to have more time to enjoy the story. Luckily for you, there is a preview online of this enjoyable Volume 1 and it’s available on Blue Juice Comics in print and Comixology digitally… and I gotta say, I’m definitely looking forward to Volume 2!
Art – 8
Story – 9
Characters – 9
Service – Not really, unless you count Mary’s biceps. ^_^
Overall – 9
Pirates and mermaids and magic and kicking ass on the high seas. Yes.