Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Number 1283: Captain Daring's “gay courage and grim justice”
Despite that, Buccaneers, where this story appeared in #22 (1950) didn't last for long. No comic book featuring pirates ever did, although attempts were made. Buccaneers, Pirates from Hillman, and Piracy from EC, for all their exotic trappings, just didn't have staying power. And it's kind of odd, too, because pirates have been a popular subject in other media, especially movies. Captain Daring himself is taken from Erroll Flynn in Captain Blood. Buccaneers should've had easy sailin' in the crowded comic book waters, but instead was scuttled and sunk.