After 13 years, Disney’s cinematic Pirates of the Caribbean is finally getting its own comic book series based on the films inspired by the classic Disneyland ride.
Bleeding Cool has revealed that Joe Books will publish Pirates of the Caribbean # 1 this August, with Chris Schweizer and Joe Flood as the primary creative team. And judging from the description, the first issue will take place shortly after the events of the first film, The Curse of the Black Pearl.
“Return to the world of Captain Jack Sparrow in these untold tales of pirate adventure on the high seas! After squaring off with Captain Barbossa in a cursed duel, Jack is back on the run. And while Admiral Norrington may have given Jack a head start on his escape, the chase is now on.”
Thanks to Dead Man’s Chest, we know that Jack and his crew escaped and former Admiral Norrington fell on hard times. But there is a lingering mystery about what happened to Anamaria, a pirate played by Zoe Saldana who was absent from the sequel films. In the first movie, Anamaria mentioned that Jack once stole a ship from her, which could also be a story worth telling in the comic.
The Pirates films also suggested stories beyond what we saw on the big screen, including the shared history between Jack Sparrow and Lord Cutler Beckett, who literally branded Jack as a pirate when they were younger. Considering that the fifth movie, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is coming out in a year, there’s also room for the comic to explore what’s happened to the characters since On Stranger Tides.
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