↳ New Avengers # 13 → Reed Richards ♦
" You seem surprised that I would be willing to sacrifice myself for my family. Why? "
Lorenzo Castro. A Sea Fight with Barbary Corsairs, after 1681.
The Barbary pirates, sometimes called Barbary corsairs or Ottoman corsairs, were pirates and privateers who operated from North Africa, based primarily in the ports of Tunis, Tripoli and Algiers.
In addition to seizing ships, they engaged in Razzias, raids on European coastal towns and villages, mainly in Italy, France, Spain, and Portugal, but also in the British Isles, the Netherlands and as far away as Iceland.
The main purpose of their attacks was to capture Christian slaves for the Islamic market in North Africa and the Middle East. Historian Robert C. Davis estimated that between 1530 and 1780 1–1.25 million Europeans were captured and taken as slaves to North Africa, principally Algiers, Tunis, and Tripoli, but also Istanbul and Salé.
Dr Strange : The Oath
Ed McGuinness’ cover to Guardians Of The Galaxy #19
Peter Jason Quill.
Willem van de Velde the Younger, Two-Decker: The Action with Barbary Pirates, c. 1678
make me choose→ anonymous asked: Doctor Strange or
I’m crying at these choices - Yes good that is exactly the type of blog I run - Strange wins this one, sorry George