This great value paperback collection brings together three classic stories about the much loved bumbling pirate told in comic book format. In the style of Tintin and Asterix, these stories will delight all Captain Pugwash fans as well as make a fantastic introduction to the cowardly captain, his greedy crew, their deadly rival Cut-throat Jake and the clever cabin boy Tom.
In The Secret of the San Fiasco, Pugwash takes his crew on holiday to the wild west coast of Scotland. But in reality he is searching for the wreck of a ship from the Spanish Armada said to be laden with treasure. But Cut-throat Jake is not far behind and lifts the treasure from under the Captain's nose.
The Battle of Bunkum Bay sees Pugwash taking on the might of both English and French navies and becoming embroiled in a major battle, all for more treasure.
And in The Quest of the Golden Handshake Pugwash and crew snatch a genuine treasure map from under the nose of Cut-throat Jake and set sail for The Land of the Stinkas. Little do they know they have stowaways hiding on board, but cabin-boy Tom knows how to deal with them.
Three rip-roaring comic adventures about everyone's favourite bumbling pirate:
The Secret of the San Fiasco
The Battle of Bunkum Bay
The Quest of the Golden Handshake
Told in the style of Asterix and Tintin, these timeless stories present Captain Pugwash, clever cabin boy Tom, and the evil Cut-Throat Jake, in an exciting format to appeal to existing fans and those new to them.
Here Pugwash is on the trail of the wreck of a Spanish treasure ship, getting caught in a great naval battle, and in a deadly race with his old rival Cut-Throat Jake to discover the riches of a vanished civilisation.
'Perfect gift for a parent who enjoyed the books years ago and now wants to share them with a younger fan.'
- Carousel, Christmas Guide
JOHN RYAN was born in Edinburgh and spent his early childhood in Turkey and Morocco before moving back to England, where he worked for seven years as Assistant Art Master of Harrow School. Captain Pugwash first set sail in the 1950s as a strip cartoon. Since then he has featured in books, films and theatres all over the world. Before his death in 2009 aged 88, John lived in Rye, Sussex, the home of smugglers in years gone by, with his wife Priscilla, who is also an artist. He has three children and a regular crew of grandchildren.
Binding: Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781847803849 Format: 253mm x 194mm