A Man Among Ye #1

Writer: Stephanie Phillips Artist: Craig Cermak Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 17, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 2
8.2Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

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High adventure on the high seas in the waning days of piracy, when men were men, and the best pirates were...women? Writer STEPHANIE PHILLIPS (Butcher of Paris, Descendent) and artist CRAIG CERMAK (Red Team, Voltron) bring to life the tale of Anne Bonny and Mary Read as they hoist the skull and crossbones, draw cutlasses, and seek a treasure that will make them legends. In an era when sailing with women was thought to be bad luck, Anne and Mary might just be the only people capable of saving the pirate way of life.

  • 10
    Comics Bookcase - Jacob Cordas Jun 17, 2020

    If you like pirates, this is for you. A Man Among Ye #1 signals the start of a phenomenal and prescient take on the genre. If you arent a fan of pirates, still read this. Your mind will probably be Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Jun 23, 2020

    There's no denying A Man Among Ye #1 is explosive and dramatic, with great potential to bring something new to fans. You won't regret buying this book. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 17, 2020

    Cermak delivers some beautiful art throughout this issue. Not only is the action great to witness, but the character designs are fantastic as well. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Richard Gutierrez Jun 17, 2020

    A Man Among Ye has the promising premise of engaging the reader within a fascinating interpretation of what should never have existed during the 18th century: a self-confident woman who is not afraid of expressing herself and challenging the oppression of the British Empire and controlling men. With beautifully expressive colors and captivating artwork attempting to define this singular individual, one cannot but cheer for the pirate named Anne Bonny, becoming enchanted by her confidence and undeniable spirit all as we witness the danger of striking out against an established system, and yet never doubting she will overcome these challenges in what may be a questionable end. I cannot wait to see what will happen next until next chance our paths will once again cross within the excitement of these highly anticipated pages. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jun 17, 2020

    I admit that pirate books are not my cup of tea. The closest I get to pirates is the Captain Hook's party boat in Cancun, Mexico, (but that's a whole different story). Still, I do know the quality of writing that Stephanie Phillips brings into play. Here, she does not disappoint in any way, shape or form. I am interested to see the on gong travels of Anne Bonny. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Theo Dwyer Aug 27, 2020

    A Man Among Ye #1 & 2 bring Anne Bonny's exploits as a female pirate to comic book life with Stephanie Phillips' thrilling script. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pastrami Nation - kevin hoskinson Jul 26, 2020

    Everything about this debut issue is amazing. It's a pirate story through and through. Like the classics, it's a tale of revenge and swashbuckling adventure. I have researched Bonny over the years, and I'm glad we get to see her take shape in this series. As is the case with most first issues, it's a setup for what's to come and getting to know the characters, and it's done incredibly well. Definitely check it out! Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    GWW - B Ferg Jun 17, 2020

    As the star of A Man Among Ye, Anne does not disappoint. Her fiery personality makes her a dominate presence on the Kingston. The tension among the crew and how Anne handles it are just enough to keep me interested. As as result of this continued attacks on ships, Jack and his crew have an enemy in the Governor. Clearly mutanty is aboard the Kingston. A stowaway provides a hint at how Anne may have to question her loyalty to her crew or her code. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Outright Geekery - Dandy Don the Valiant Jun 16, 2020

    She is basing this story loosely on the real legendary pirate lives of Anne Bonny and Captain Rackham. Since the historic record of these pirates are pretty scarce, she gets the chance to play around with their history any way she chooses. I love her version of how things might have played out back in the early 1700's with these pirates. Craig Cermak brings his unique art and Brittany Pezzillo captures the pirates magnificently with her colors. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Jun 17, 2020

    The true story of the legendary Pirate Anne Bonny is interesting enough, but this version of the tale if full of dynamic action making A Man Among Ye a compelling thriller with a nice historical backdrop. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Jun 3, 2020

    A Man Among Ye #1 has all the prerequisite charm I am looking from in both a first issue and a story about pirates. I'm intrigued by the tale that Phillips and Cermak have presented and will be keeping an eye out for number 2 when the tides come rolling back in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jun 13, 2020

    SummaryA Man Among Ye #1 is off to a solid start. A historical fiction piece about a charismatic swashbuckling pirate always has potential. With the creative teams willingness to wade into what pirates actually were, I think it has the potential to stand out amongst other works focusing on the oft over-romanticized group. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Ray.A Jun 4, 2020

    Great art and a potentially great cast of characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Carlos R. Jun 17, 2020

    If you love pirates, Stephanie Phillips has written the book for you. Filled with an admiration of the characters and brilliant artwork you’d have to be a real landlubber to pass on this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Tanner Dedmon Jun 17, 2020

    The allure of piracy is a potent one in this story that lays a foundation for more creative liberties to be taken, and assuming A Man Among Ye's first issue is any indication and the spotlight stays wholly focused on Anne as it should, those liberties will be taken in the right direction. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Graphic Policy - Graphic Policy Team Jun 17, 2020

    The issue is a good one blending fact and fiction and taking us to a world we don't see too often in comics. A Man Among Ye #1 is a fun debut that feels like it's having fun with historical individuals we don't know much about but who probably had many lifetimes of stories to tell. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Jun 20, 2020

    Can Jack Rackham and Anne Bonny outwit Governor Rogers, who is determined to kill them both? Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Christopher Egan Jun 19, 2020

    "A Man Among Ye" #1 is a fun and quick read, but like any good pirate, it needs its independence to truly stand against the competition. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Big Comic Page - Adam Brown Jun 12, 2020

    Story wise this is easy to follow, but for those familiar with the legends of Anne Bonney, Calico Jack, and Mary Read there perhaps wasnt much of a strong hook in this first issue. The character introductions are done well, and were clearly being treated to a somewhat romanticised, likeable version of these characters rather than the often-disparaging recounting in historical text. Whilst I personally didnt get much from the build-up here, the stage has been set to explore this world in whatever way the team wish as this series unfolds. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AIPT - Alex Curtis Jun 18, 2020

    Yes, it's awesome that we've been blessed with a pirate comic. But it's unfortunate the storytelling and art is uneven. That being said"I would like to see where this series goes. I mean, it's it's a pirate comic, so there's built-in potential I hope isn't squandered further. However, if you don't inherently like pirates or violent swashbuckling yarns, this won't change your mind. Read Full Review

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