International Read Like a Pirate Day

Or, "Who Link-blogs the Link-bloggers?"

Ampersand discusses the pirate comic in Watchmen:

[...] Veidt explains that he's been dreaming of "swimming towards a hideous…." This is a reference to the only other image of swimming in Watchmen; the protagonist of the pirate comic swimming towards the hideous pirate ship after murdering his own family and townsfolk. Veidt, like the main character in the pirate comic, is the destruction he fears.

Scurvy Dogs is a humorous take on a group of pirates living in the modern world. I thought the first two issues were much stronger than the later three, mostly because I'm a sucker for a good Monkees joke. It's currently on hiatus.

Rick Remender, Kieron Dwyer, and Salgood Sam's Sea of Red is one of those vampire pirate stories that are all the rage now. Issue 5 is scheduled to ship on the 28th.

Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' Black Sails, another vampire pirate story, exists in some sort of comics limbo. I don't know whether to continue looking forward to it.

For older pirate comics, see J. Larry Voyer's pirate-themed comics pages.

Scott has a good list of comic pirates over at Polite Dissent.

If pirates really are the new monkeys, where are all the vampire monkey comics we should have seen a few years ago?