Friday, December 14, 2012

Black Roger-Buccaneers-1950

In WATCHMEN, Alan Moore imagined a word in which pirate comics dominated the market. For a time in the late forties-early fifties, there were attempts at making that happen. Here we have Quality's Black Roger, best described as The Spirit reimagined as a swashbuckler. No idea of the artist but it's typical Quality quality. 

1 comment:

Daniel [] said...

I guess that the writer felt free to rework Islam however he or she wished.

Meanwhile, gotta love stories in which homing pigeons return to ships at sea. (Part Two of Lang's Die Spinnen (1920) has the same silliness.)

Anyway, the expression on the face of Black Roger in the final panel is amusing.