Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Quick Review: Polly and the Pirates

Polly and the Pirates
by Ted Naifeh
Oni Press, $11.95

It's Talk Like a Pirate Day, so when you go to your Friendly Local Comic Store to pick up today's booty, do yourself a favor and grab a copy of Ted Naifeh's Polly and the Pirates. Polly is a pre-teen girl who learns that she is the heir to the legendary Pirate Queen. At first she rejects her status, but of course eventually comes to accept her role as a leader of pirates. It's standard hero journey stuff, but Naifeh really makes the story come alive with wit and adventure and interesting characters. It's easily on par with his Courtney Crumrin series.

Rating: 4 (of 5)

1 comment:

The Dane said...

Good to hear. I've been curious how the book was. I thought the first Courtney Crumrin was an average book. Kinda cute but nothing to jump up and run to the store to pick up. The second volume, though, was a blast. I loved it enough to really, really want volume three. (Alas, I have a monthly spending allowance and with Viz going crazy with Naruto releases for the next four months, I'll probably have to wait until January to pick it up.

And now, Polly and the Pirates as well.