The critcially acclaimed sequel to Leiji Matsumoto’s original Space Pirate: Captain Harlock manga series from Ablaze Comics will be collected in an upcoming hardcover edition for those who may have missed out on start of the new series this summer.
Matsumoto, along with writer/artist Jerome Alquie, continue the story from the original 1977-1979 publication timeline of the first series, with a brand-new Captain Harlock story arc.
According to the official synopsis, the Ablaze series starts with Planet Earth being “…threatened by an upcoming invasion by the Sylvidres and despite being banished as a pirate, Captain Harlock won’t give up trying to save the world. This time, the source of danger comes directly from Earth, not outer space. A team of scientists discovers a Sylvidres mausoleum where they find information about terrifying genetic manipulations and a destructive power capable of either providing the Sylvidres with immortality or putting an end to their civilization. The unprecedented cold spell hitting Earth might only be a taste of what this new enemy has in store.”
The collection (available in February 2022) contains the first story arc of the series (issues #1-6) and will retail for $24.99.
Check out the cover of the collection and a few interior pages from issue one below, and be sure to return to Conskipper this winter for full review of Space Pirate: Captain Harlock.