Brew’s Crew: The most bad-ass pirate since Hook: Kid Syn!



(Editor’s note: This is another in a series of irregularly-scheduled columns by Managing Editor Byron Brewer, mainly dealing with cosmic comics and their many denizens. Mr. Brewer’s opinions do not necessarily reflect that of He welcomes both raves and opposing views.)

By Byron Brewer

Not a lot is known about the saurian pirate Kid Syn, by me or apparently anyone else. His appearances have been limited but he has certainly made a great impact in those appearances and so is deserving of this column.

Kid Syn was first seen as a crew member of the pirate Cap’n Reptyl. This wily youngster appeared to know a lot about the tactical abilities of Cap’n Reptyl’s ship. He warned the pirate captain that the ship lacked the proper shields for their mission; however, the warning went ignored. The pirates were eluded by a ship carrying a crew of unidentified Priests of Pama that slipped into a Class 3 nebula. (Land ho?)

Due to their lack of sufficient shields, Kid Syn and the others were unable to follow them. Kid Syn reminded Cap’n Reptyl of his earlier suggestion, only to be informed that any challenge of Repty’s authority would result in his death. (Oughta see some of my old bosses …!)

A short while later, the crew encountered an Avengers Quinjet which was on course to Tamal, in search of Quoi, the Celestial Messiah, and the plant-like Cotati. The Avengers ripped threw the pirates’ ships, leaving them struggling to repair Raptra’s ship, although they never had a chance to complete the repairs before being confronted by Thanos (actually a member of the doppelganger Thanosi), who with only a wave of his hand murdered all the pirates except for Kid Syn, Raptra and Captain Reptyl.

“Thanos” offered the three godhood. Kid Syn and Raptra refused the offer, knowing the reputation of Thanos. However, Cap’n Reptyl gladly accepted the offer of power. “Thanos” absorbed the life-force from Kid Syn and transferred it into Cap’n Reptyl.

To my knowledge, that was the last voyage of Kid Syn.

They say Reptyl still has dreams at night, especially after watching Marvel’s Avengers on VOD