If nothing else, Archaia’s new horror series Plunder has the best named team in comics, Swifty Lang and Skuds McKinley. “Hey have you seen Skuds and Swifty?” is what everyone will be saying at Comic-Con 2015.
The book arrives in February, and offers us a tale reminiscent of both Captain Phillips and The Thing.
“Horror on the high seas,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “That’s what Swifty and Skuds have created with Plunder. This is a visceral horror story that has a killer setup and a flat-out intense narrative. Step on board for a wild journey!”
After facing off with an illegal Chinese vessel, a gang of Somali pirates tries to board what they think is a research vessel, only to find themselves in the midst of a massacre. As their worst nightmares become reality, the 14-year-old boy who went from translator to reluctant pirate not only becomes the key to survival, but must decide for himself how far he is willing to go in the name of self-preservation.
Plunder #1 10 Years Incentive Cover by Ramón K. Pérez (Full wraparound image shown)
Plunder #1 Retailer Incentive Cover by Daniele Serra
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.