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From the sparking-mad mind of Warren Ellis, the creator of AETHERIC MECHANICS and DOKTOR SLEEPLESS, comes an electrical romance of a pirate utopia thwarted: CAPTAIN SWING & THE ELECTRICAL PIRATES OF CINDERY ISLAND. This crackling new mini-series is illustrated in Raulo Caceres’ stunning woodcut style, and presented in full color. London, 1830: newly-minted copper Charlie Gravel keeps seeing things he’s not supposed to. A crooked Bow Street Runner with a flintlock revolver, flying things that are not supposed to fly, and the violent Scientific Phantasmagoria that is christened Spring-Heeled Jack, but is known by other names. It is the time of Captain Swing and his Electrical Pirates, and history will never be the same.

Writer: Warren Ellis
Artist & Cover: Raulo Caceres

Price: $3.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 0.2%


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Avg Rating: 4.1
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  1. Love Ellis with Avatar.  Haven’t been let down yet.

  2. Yeah, definitely looking forward to this miniseries, really cool premise.

  3. cool beans!

  4. Ellis can be so hit or miss with me, but I’m curious about this art.

  5. This totally went under my radar, although I vaguely remember hearing about it several months ago. I just can’t not buy a book by Warren Ellis with a name like "Captain Swing and the Electrical Pirates of Cindery Island."

  6. Ellis is always hit with Avatar.

  7. wait a second, ellis wrote an adaptation of AVATAR?!

    yes, i realise that isn’t funny. what do you mean "what the fuck is wrong with you?"

  8. @edward *taps on mic* "Is this thing on?"

  9. I picked this up at my LCS, not really sure what I was gonna get. What I got…..was my POTW.

    Amazing stuff in this. Ellis sets up a universe I wanna be apart in and the art by Caceres…..oh the art by Caceres! Anything involving Captain Swing; from the flying ship, to that gun he uses (which fires electric bullets) made me inspect every single page.

    Loved this issue, I am so on board for the rest of this mini.

  10. I loved this issue. It immediately went onto my subscription list at my LCS.

    The art was spectacular and I really enjoyed the story. As an extra little bonus when I went to pay for my comics this week neither the guy at the register nor myself could seem to find the cover price. He ended up charging me $2.99 for it. I finally noticed it after I got home and admired the cover.

  11. This was really good, not that I’m surprised.

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