Web Comic Recommendation: Lady Sabre & the Pirates of Ineffable Aether
Pirates? Check. Steampunk element? Check. Strong female character? Check. Have your attention yet? Good.
Lady Sabre began in July 2011, and currently has 9 chapters divided into numerous parts. Greg Rucka is the writer. Rucka is known for his fantastic Batwoman Detective Comic run in 2009, co-writer of the wonderfully written DC series, Gotham Central, among many other achievements. The artist is Rich Burchett, who’s drawn for both of the big 2 companies, Marvel and DC Comics.
The premise for this comic is Lady Seneca Sabre and all the people she meets as she travel through the Sphere. She travels with a flying ship through the Wild West in space and on land. She has swashbuckling adventures with her companions, including fights with other enemy ships.
The chapters are divided between Lady Sabre and other supporting characters. In the end, they all become connected with Sabre’s journey to find a map.
The art here is great. It’s at the same level if not better than paid comics. They are fantastic splash pages and the colors used add to the intensity of the a fight or even a conversation.
All the characters, including the villains, are intriguing. The comic is updated Monday and Thursday.
They are currently working on a Kickstarter to get print versions of the comic out. Once they have the Kickstarter, I’ll be sure to donate what I can.
If you’re interested in a steampunk comic with pirates, the wild wild west, space, awesome writing and art, check it out here: http://www.ineffableaether.com/archive/