John "Calico Jack" Rackham's Jolly Roger. Calico Jack was a very diverse pirate; he dismissed the superstition that women were bad luck on a ship and let Mary Read and Anne Bonny on his ship (disguised as men, of course). He turned to pirating purely for adventure. Calico himself did not start as a captain, instead he was a first mate to Blackbeard himself. In 1720, Woodes Rodgers killed Calico. He was maimed, tarred and hanged by Woodes.