Here is the latest cool comic book moment in our year-long look at one cool comic book moment a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here's the archive of the moments posted so far!
Today we look at the great opening of Andrew Boyd and Ryan Yount's Scurvy Dogs!
When I wish to get folks interested in Scurvy Dogs, I usually show them the first story in the book. It's not very long, so they can read it quickly, and it has a great pay-off that is today's cool comic book moment. But either way, this story is usually the test of whether you're going to dig this book or not.
We open with the pirates of the Scurvy Dogs encountering a group of Portuguese lepers.
They ask if they have any money and the lepers say no. One of the pirates stabs one of the lepers in the stomach, and coins fall out (oh, you can click on all of these pages to enlarge, if you'd like).
The pirates proceed to slaughter the rest of the lepers.
Their total intake?
The few coins they got from the first leper.
We then realize that the Captain is actually telling this story to someone - in fact, he's telling it to his blind date!!
And that leads to what I consider the cool comic book moment of the day...
I found that hilarious.
If you agree, then Scurvy Dogs is the book for you (as the rest of the book similarly shows the pirates' attempts to assimilate into modern society in humorous ways)!
If you disagree, well, that's fine, too!