Saturday, July 05, 2008

How Many Ways Is This Wrong?

Oh, my lord:

How do you make one of the greatest villains in history a hero? Granted, Stevenson was always a little ambivalent towards Silver, allowing him to escape with a portion of the gold at the end of Treasure Island. When I first saw this I assumed that the CCA had told Charlton, "Yes, you may have a pirate comic book, provided the pirate is lovable." But apparently it was based on a movie and subsequent TV series as you can see from this poster:

Here's a brief clip from the movie:

Looks like a faux swashbuckler a la the Crimson Pirate.

BTW, take a closer look at that cover. Notice something missing?