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NEW REVIEW GROUP WEEK 15 - THE SIXTH GUN #19

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S.F. Jude Terror

OMCTO

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:37 am

So I read all 19 issues of this series to catch up and maintain my perfect nuview group record. I'm glad I did, as this series is awesome.

This particular issue showed off the polished storytelling skills of Cullen Bunn. The situation with the dual towns of Penance mirrors that of the Sword of Abraham and the Knights of Solomon - it's difficult to tell who are the good guys and who are the bad guys. One thing for certain is that our heroes can't trust anyone. In addition, this book does an ezcellent job of putting new twists on western and horror cliches, achieving a feel to the book where the stories come off as both fresh and universal.

I say this all the time, but it bears repeating. Comic art should be comic art, not photorealistic DVD stills. This book is definitely the former, which is a good thing. If anything, the art may be a little too cartoony for the subject matter, particularly in an issue dealing with towns full of deformities, but it works. It's certainly better than stuff like Severed which tries to be atmospheric but ends up being boring instead.

I'm not sure this second issue in an arc is the best place for new readers to jump on, but the recap page in each issue of this series does an admirable job of providing a summary of the concept.

What can I say? I can find little wrong with this series at all - it's destined to be a classic.

10
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Chris

Rain Partier

Postby Chris » Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:27 pm

One of us! One of us!

Love when someone is won over with this book - it's really good, and deserves to be more popular than it is.
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chap22

Rain Partier

Postby chap22 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:35 pm

Holland Oats wrote:One of us! One of us!

Love when someone is won over with this book - it's really good, and deserves to be more popular than it is.

word 'em up.
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S.F. Jude Terror

OMCTO

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:06 pm

chap22 wrote:word 'em up.


I read six issues the first night, another 5 the next night, and the rest the next. I was hurting all week at work from getting no sleep, but I couldn't stop! :lol:

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