Completion Date: November 6, 2012
Reason for Reading: Review Copy from Archaia Entertainment through Netgalley.
An Orphan left to a world in which she does not belong undertakes a perilous journey. She sets out to find her father, a pirate captain of the Omerta Seas. The legends of those black waters tell of unimaginable monsters and terrible creatures. Yet the most dangerous of its denizens are they that sail above. These, too this lost daughter shall brave. For no obstacle is greater than the promise of finding her rightful place at her father’s side.Another graphic novel I decided to check out finally. It is actually set to be published on November 20, so beat the release date on this one. I haven't done that in a while... I thought this sounded like a potentially good adventure story. I also like pirates. When you look at the book in the beginning it seems rather simplistic, but the detail that Jeremy Bastian puts into his artwork is impressive. He definitely doesn't leave anything out and has these huge spreads with so much going on. I imagine it takes him a while to get things done. I really enjoy the colourful images of many graphic novel series, but there is something to be sad for the older style of black and white. It is almost more impressive because you can see all the intricate detail involved in every page.
As to the story... It is just weird. I am not entirely sure what to think of it yet. I really like The Cursed Pirate Girl. There is a quote from a review comparing her to Alice in Wonderland. While I kind of agree, she reminds me more of Pippi Lockstocking. I feel she is more this generations version of her. Obviously there are many differences, but there are many similarities, too. The Cursed Pirate Girl is a very strong, capable character. She lives by herself, but is not technically an orphan. Her father is off having his own adventures and her goal is to find him herself. She makes some interesting friends along the way. That was where the book got a little weird. Then I can see the comparisons to Alice in Wonderland no problem.
Another story that is promising. I am looking forward to more adventures from The Cursed Pirate Girl. Recommended.