A Man Among Ye begins its second story arc in summer 2021 from Top Cow/Image. What this means: female freebooters are back on the agenda! Changes are afoot though, as writer Stephanie Phillips will team up with new interior artist Josh George for the returning series. George replaces original series artist Craig Cermak.
The publisher’s synopsising bit:
In A Man Among Ye #5, Pirate queen Anne Bonny is back with her crew of lady buccaneers after a harrowing escape from a Caribbean prison! But can they find a safe haven on land or sea after Calico Jack Rackham’s betrayal and the governor’s promise to hunt down and execute Anne?
The comic will come with three covers: a main cover by George, a variant by previous interior artist Cermak, and another variant. by Abigail Larson.
Series writer Stephanie Phillips had this to say about rounding up the new iteration of her creative crew,
“I’m really excited to be working with Josh George, John Kalisz, and Troy Peteri to bring A Man Among Ye volume two to readers this summer. It’s been an incredible adventure to be able to bring Anne Bonny and Mary Read to the world of comics, and I can promise that we’re definitely not done yet.”
New artist George has a handful of comics credits to his name, including work on Zenoscope’s Grimm Tales of Terror and some shorts for longstanding British anthology title 2000AD. On joining the series, George said:
“I’m very excited to be working on the book with the other great creators. We’re all trying our best to make the characters come alive, and I really think the readers will be in for a treat. Thanks so much!!”
The previous four issue storyline of A Man Among Ye wrapped up in January. A collection of those issues was released in February, and the full first issue of the series is available to read for free on Image’s website.
Check out the variants by Larson and Cermak below. Anne Bonny and her all-women crew will set sail for more high seas action with A Man Among Ye #5, on sale July 14.