Comic Review: The Voyages of the She Buccaneer, Collected Volume One
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Voyages of the She Buccaneer, Collected Volume One
Written by Heidi Hughes
Art by Will Hughes
Cover by Will Hughes
Red 5 Comics
Release Date: May 9, 2012
Cover Price: $7.99

Red 5 Comics does us ALL a favor and has published The Voyages of the She Buccaneer Volume One digitally. Yes, I’d LOVE a physical copy of this excellent collection, but beggars can’t be choosers and hopefully if this does well enough, maybe Red 5 can convince the Hughes’ to put out another She Buccaneer comic that’s not digital.

I loved this comic back in 2008 and I love it just as much now! Writer Heidi Hughes does an awesome job of spinning a perfect pirate tale with a strong female lead character. And yes, The She-Buccaneer is a buxom brunette bombshell, but after a while you don’t even notice that, because the story is so entertaining, you get lost in the characters and events. OK, I’m lying. You TOTALLY notice it ALL through the book. Despite that, this a book that will lose you in its pages for an afternoon. You are quite literally transported to another time and place and withing the first few pages you are sucked into this incredible world and almost nothing short of your house being on fire will tear you away from these pages. Thank your lucky stars that you’re reading this as a collection, because a one-month wait between issues would be a killer (and believe me, it was!)!

Determined to get the love of her life back, The She-Buccaneer takes on a quest to find 7 lost gems that can, hopefully, set her lover free from the bowels of the afterlife. The quest that ensues is thrilling, action-packed, and full of mysteries and just plain old fun! No matter what you’re reading now, this is a fresh change of pace to the “normal” comic book. You’re going to have a lot of fun reading this!

Will Hughes is the artist that you wished drew your favorite book. His style is a fantastic blend of animation and traditional comic art and when you put those two together, you come up with some pretty fantastic stuff! Take the word “lavish,” multiply it by a 100 times, and then you’re coming close to what Hughes does in these pages. He’s the perfect pirate artist. It seems like this genre is second nature to him and everything looks as close to perfect at one can get. The period clothing, the expressions, anatomy, page layout, anatomy-well, there might be a COUPLE things that are exaggerated — they’re all dead on in this series. You couldn’t ask for a better artist to compliment the writing on this collection of issues.

If you missed The Voyages of the She-Buccaneer the first time, shame on you. Now’s your chance to catch it again and believe me, you do NOT want to miss it!!! As I mentioned earlier, this is the comic that your going to get lost in. The world, the characters, the adventure and story — all will pick you up and take you away, and you won’t come back until you hit the back cover of this book. Now, I don’t want anyone to think I’m ungrateful, but PLEASE, Will and Heidi, can we get a NEW She-Buccaneer series? Here’s hoping! Needless to say, I recommend that you drop what your doing and go to comixology and pick this up, it’ll soon be one of your favorites!!

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