Thursday, July 1, 2010

Captain Swing and the Electrical Pirates of Cindery Island #2

Written by Warren Ellis
Art by Raulo Caceres

Two super-late Warren Ellis books in the same week make for a bit of a treat.  In this issue of Ellis's steampunk flying pirate story, our policeman protagonist wakes up on Captain Swing's flying boat, and is treated to a whole lot of dialogue about the nature of flight, piracy, and the existence of a piece of space rock in the possession of the Free Masons that provides them with a lot of power.

This is pretty typical Ellis stuff, although it's always entertaining to see how he keeps returning to some of the same ideas and dresses them up differently to tell a new story.  I like the text pieces that break up the comic pages.  They are narrated by the Captain, and provide more insight into who he is.

Caceres is doing a nice job on the art; his style is typical of Avatar books, with a high amount of detail and realism, even when drawing some pretty fantastical things.

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