So, a day after I wrote my early thoughts and used Warren Ellis’s Doktor Sleepless as a way in, I discovered a series I hadn’t seen before that seems to pleasantly complicate and/or extend those words in ways I haven’t actually metabolized yet. Captain Swing and the Electrical Pirates of Cindery Island is a four-issue series that Mr. Ellis describes as “Not steampunk. An Electrical Romance of a Pirate Utopia Thwarted.” Set in the past, the eponymous Captain Swing shares a surname (and some of the same philosophy?) with the Doktor. I’ll think on it.