Top cow and Image Comics recently announced a new high-seas comic adventure in swashbuckling in yer comic stores for landlubbers as A Man Among Ye, from writer Stephanie Phillips (Butcher of Paris, Descendent) and artist Craig Cermak (Red Team, Voltron), sets sail this May.
Set during the waning days of piracy, when men were men (and the best pirates were…women?), bring to life the tale of Anne Bonny and Mary Read as they hoist the skull and crossbones, draw cutlasses, and seek a treasure that will make them legends. In an era when sailing with women was thought to be bad luck, Anne and Mary might just be the only people capable of saving the pirate way of life.
“I’ve always wanted the chance to work with Craig, and I think this was the perfect opportunity. Craig’s linework and storytelling are just phenomenal,” said Phillips in a recent press release. “I hope that readers really have fun with the story. This is an adventure with a lot of heart, and we look forward to sharing that journey with readers.”
Cermak added: “It’s a delight working with Steph, whose scripts flow so well, have a flurry of fun beats, as well as her knack for precise shaping of so many characters into believable forms—perfect for illustrating a variety of expressions and moods. This tale has all the conniving you’d ever want among a world of cut-throat pirates and pirate hunters, and a prime selection of the most beautiful, the handsomest, and the grimiest of pirates.”
A Man Among Ye #1 Cover A by Cermak and A Man Among Ye #1 Cover B by Sejic will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, May 13. This new series will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including the official Image Comics iOS app, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.
In the meantime, here be some preview treasure and cover B (thanks to Image Comics)..