Meet Demetrio, a hapless servant who’s primary value is that he’s fluent in twenty languages, and Art Du’Detu, a mute kitchen servant with clever and independent mind. These two are caught up in a great adventure when a princess slips Art a note amidst a pirate attack on their ship.
Lord Vader (Zhǔ de fùqīn) emerges like a black ghost through the billowing smoke of residual canon fire after his massive, 150-gun Imperial Chinese warship, the Star Chaser, overtakes a English rebel frigate. The black-clad samurai is flanked by an elite fighting force of white-armored, kabuki-masked pirates called Fēngyún. They make short work of their enemies.
There’s nothing more fun than re-imagining classic characters in new situations. First up is the original Star Wars as it would’ve played out in the high seas in the 1700s.
Above is Privateer Han Solo and his hairy first mate, Lou Bacca, protecting their ship, Her Majesty’s Falcon–the swiftest ship in all of the seven seas (“She’s faster than a thousand of the Queen’s falcons,” Han boasts).
“Yo, ho! Yo, ho! A pirate’s life for me.”
Few criminal activities have been as romanticized as pirating. Makes you wonder if in a hundred years kids will be singing songs about being in gangs. Wait, I think they already do… but I digress.
Above is Captain Flintlock in a story called “Skullduggery!” As you can see, he’s losing command of his ship and his signature gun, but not for long! Captain Flintlock’s name and reputation doesn’t just come from his weapon of choice (his real name is Hubert Corbinoff, a name no respectable pirate captain would keep), but for his fiery temper and explosive nature. It is rumored that he once commanded a ship where the entire crew turned against him, but when that ship arrived in port Captain Flintlock was the only one to disembark. The crew was never seen again.