I know people that will sit around and debate Pirates vs. Ninjas, so I wonder how the conversation will turn once Boom! Studios releases Galveston that has cowboys fighting pirates.Â Galveston is a new mini-series written by Tom Peyer and Mark Rahner with art by Greg Scott.Â The writing duo are pitting pirate Jean Lafitte against Texas big wig Jim Bowie, and the fact the writers are incorporating facts from the time period, should make this a really interesting read.
“Bowie could throw down,” said Rahner.Â “This is the dude who once had a gun broken over his head, then got run through with a sword cane, and while the attacker was planting a foot on his chest to pull out the sword, Bowie gutted him with his legendary big knife. Then he got shot and stabbed again while the sword was still hanging out of him.Â This won’t be any PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN.”
Series editor Mark Waid said, “When publisher Ross Richie told me that the famous French pirate Jean Lefitte–true story–lived his later years in Galveston, Texas with his best friend, frontier legend Jim Bowie, inventor of the Bowie knife, I was gobsmacked.Â First off, I honestly thought that Jean Lafitte was the pirate who fought Cap’n Crunch.Â Second, the notion of Galveston being a Deadwood-type town run by a mad pirate had me screaming, ‘put this on the schedule right away!Â Why am I not already reading this book?’