Today, the story of the Baratarians and the Battle of New Orleans in an entirely different form: comics. Above is the first page of Reed Crandall’s “Pirate and Patriot” from the December, 1960 “Treasure Chest” collection. The story is necessarily truncated and features, by name, only Jean “Lafitte” when referencing the Baratarians. It is interesting to note that Crandall was obviously influenced by the movie The Buccaneer which came out in 1958. Andrew Jackson looks suspiciously like Charlton Heston and Laffite surely has a bit of Yul Brynner about him.
Click to enlarge and enjoy, Brethren. I am entirely indebted to Mr. Door Tree whose hard work and dedication over at his wonderful Golden Age of Comic Book Stories made it possible for me to bring “Pirate and Patriot” to you.