Review: Scurvy Dogs

Rating: ★★★★☆
Scurvy Dogs
by Andrew Boyd and Ryan Yount
www.scurvy-dogs.com

The writers of Scurvy Dogs claim time and time again that “pirates are the new monkeys.” I must confess that I only half understand that statement, but deep in my heart I still know it’s true. Similar could be said of their comic book, as I can’t fully understand how the same batch of comically stereotyped pirates (led by Blackbeard himself) can fight both Portuguese Lepers and Vikings from the future while still finding time to work in highrise offices and chase after tankers full of Tang. Nope, I don’t get it – but this comic is so funny it doesn’t really matter. Whether our pirates are picking fights with monkeys in a martini bar or plotting mutiny from their cubicles, this comic is a demented taste of Pirate Heaven.

There is some violence and the writers aren’t afraid to make the occasional off-color joke, so I wouldn’t recommend this for young kids. But everyone else should buy the complete collection RIGHT NOW.