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ABLAZE Debuts Stunning Space Pirate Captain Harlock #2 Cover Art

ABLAZE reveals the variant covers for Space Pirate Captain Harlock #2, including an homage to The Dark Knight Rises by series artist Jerome Alquié.

Comic book publisher ABLAZE has revealed the various variant covers that will ship with the second issue of Leiji Matsumoto and Jerome Alquié’s comic book series Space Pirate Captain Harlock, which is based upon Matsumoto’s 1977 manga of the same name.

Space Pirate Captain Harlock #2 features five variants. The first four come from artists Mirka Andolfo, Junggeun Yoon, Andie Tong and Philippe Briones, respectively. Main series artist Alquié has also created an homage variant based on the poster for the 2012 DC film The Dark Knight Rises.

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“Each installment of Space Pirate Captain Harlock is published as full-color, 32-page issue with special variant covers by renowned artists from the comics world,” ABLAZE explains. The series launches with issue #1 on June 9. Space Pirate Captain Harlock #2 is available for pre-order now and it scheduled to hit comic shops on July 7.

Matsumoto’s original Space Pirate Captain Harlock manga ran for five volumes from 1977 to 1979. An anime adaptation ran for 42 episodes from 1978 to 1979, with an anime film — Captain Harlock: Mystery of the Arcadia — also releasing in 1978. The Captain Harlock mythos has spawned additional television and film adaptations over the years. According to ABLAZE, its upcoming comic book series “depicts a brand-new story arc set within the same timeline as the original manga series.”

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Space Pirate Captain Harlock #1 by Leiji Matsumoto and Jerome Alquié goes on sale June 9 from ABLAZE, followed by issue #2 on July 7.

Source: ABLAZE

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