Greg Rucka’s Latest Project is Absolutely Free
By Alex Cranz
Greg Rucka is, bar none, the best man writing women in comics today. Yeah, I’m putting him ahead of Terry Moore. Really. I went there.
Batwoman, Whiteout, Gotham Central and Queen & Country feature some of the most engaging women in any medium, and most importantly, their gender isn’t a big deal. It’s not a defining characteristic, but it still manages to be integral to the women. Tara Chase could never be Tanner Chase but she’s also not alienating to overly sensitive dudes.
When Rucka takes on a new project it’s a good idea to take note and maybe hope that the project does well enough to get a trade paperback. No worry with his latest project, Lady Sabre & The Pirates of Ineffable Aether. It’s a webcomic in the grand tradition of Exploitation Now (which I only mention because it was the first webcomic I ever read).
He isn’t the first comic A-lister to wade into the world of webcomics. Warren Ellis has FreakAngels and Doug TenNapel has Ratfist.* It’s neat to see more fantastic artists and writers making the shift to a place free of comic codes and editorial jackassery. Like the others Rucka made the shift:
So hopefully we can expect a rollicking good time with Lady Sabre of the wobbly bosoms.
The first page of Lady Sabre & The Pirates of Ineffable Aether is up right now and it’s all free for the reading from the comfort of your computer.
*Thanks Beckey from String Theory for the tips!