The Pirates Of Coney Island #1 (of 8)

October 23, 2006 | Comics


The Pirates Of Coney Island #1 (of 8)
Rick Spears, Vasilis Lolos
Image Comics
*** (out of five)

Eyeball removal, shotgun dismemberment and spider-kissing robbery — this issue’s got them all.
What it doesn’t have is the title characters.
First we meet the Cherries, a nasty girl gang and their latest victim, a teenaged homeless boy caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. When he tries to put up a fight, he gets his eye sliced out by the gang’s leader, Trish, who later distracts a pet store owner by smooching a tarantula so her girls can rob the till.
Meanwhile, a bookie named Sal meets his maker thanks to a mysterious smiling man with a shotgun.
Lots of good stuff, eh? Just no Pirates — yet.
Writer Rick Spears and artist Vasilis Lolos have laid a compelling foundation that is well worth keeping an eye on — if you’ll pardon the pun. Personally, I’ll come back next month just to meet the Pirates.

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