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It took me a few days to read my November comics, but I’d like to share with you my opinions before I start reviewing them. This month I got to read some very interesting first issues, such as Great Pacific and Clone, which I’ll continue to buy. Sadly, that’s not the case with Bedlam, although I really enjoyed the script and the ideas presented in this first chapter, the art simply let me down. I’ve already written about Happy # 2 this week, but I intend to do the same with Lot 13, damn that was really great! I’m already writing about Frankenstein Alive Alive, which was delayed a few months but it was so amazing that it was totally worth the wait. Locke & Key Omega was also a very compelling first issue, although I can’t say the same about IDW’s Judge Dredd which lacks the sophistication and humor that only British authors are able to imbue in the lawmaker from the future. November also marks the end of The Boys with issue # 72, easily one of the best titles I’ve read in the past 6 years, and personally my favorite work from Garth Ennis. I’ll really, really miss it. And I promise to start reviewing it in 2013, because I just need to share with others how fascinating this was. And now, without further ado, here are November comics as per solicitations. BEDLAM #1 (W) Nick Spencer (A) Riley Rossmo (CA) Frazer Irving. Fillmore Press was once Madder Red, a homicidal maniac and criminal overlord who terrorized the town of Bedlam for years. Then he got better. This is what happens next. A double-sized introduction to a blood-soaked cityscape of murder, mayhem, and mystery by NICK SPENCER (MORNING GLORIES, THIEF OF THIEVES) and RILEY ROSSMO (REBEL BLOOD, GREEN WAKE)! BOYS #72 (MR) (W) Garth Ennis (A/CA) Darick Robertson. THE FINAL ISSUE! The long day closes on the Brooklyn Bridge, as our hero finally meets his destiny. There's one last deal to be done, As Stillwell finds out the real cost of doing business, and one last surprise for Rayner too - as she begins her long-dreamed of political career. The Boys' story comes to an end in this final issue containing 24 pages of story! Contains 5 pin-up pages of brand-new art as well as a complete cover gallery! CLONE #1 (W) David Schulner (A/CA) Juan Jose Ryp, Felix Serrano From ROBERT KIRKMAN's Skybound imprint, comes a sci-fi story like you've never seen before! Dr. Luke Taylor's perfect life comes to a dramatic halt when an identical, bloodied version of himself arrives at his doorstep with news that he is one of many clones… and they're all after his pregnant wife and their unborn child! COLDER #1 (OF 5) (MR) (W) Paul Tobin (A/CA) Juan Ferreyra Declan Thomas's body temperature is dropping. He never gets sick, never feels pain. An ex-inmate of an insane asylum that was destroyed in a fire, he has the strange ability to step inside a person's madness and sometimes cure it. He hopes to one day cure his own, but time is running out, because when his temperature reaches zero . . . it's over. FASHION BEAST #3 (MR) Writer: Alan Moore Cover & Art: Facundo Percio Battered and bruised, Doll discovers that to defy Celestine is to look death in the eyes. The world is on the precipice of nuclear annihilation and society focuses a vehement anger upon the extravagances of a fashion driven culture. But as the tarot cards are turned, Doll finds that her obstinance has put her front and center among the playthings of a powerful madman. And to be at the top is an invitation to be in the crosshairs. Fashion Beast brings Alan Moore's unearthed masterpiece into the limelight after nearly thirty years! Available with a Regular or Wraparound Cover by series artist Facundo Percio or Haute Couture Incentive (by Percio) or the very rare Tarot (by Paul Duffield) Incentive cover. FATALE #4 (MR) The surprise hit of 2012 continues! FATALE's first arc veers dangerously toward its crushing end... all the pieces are in place, Josephine and her lover are prepared to execute their plan, but only one of them knows what kind of men (or demons) they're dealing with. Nothing will go as planned, and there will be blood. And remember, FATALE is packed with extras - text pieces, art, paintings - that are only included in the printed comics, so don't miss an issue! My drawing / mi dibujo FLY VOL II #1 (OF 5) A CVR MACK (MR) (W) Raven Gregory (A) TBD (CA) David Mack Written By Raven Gregory Cover A By David Mack Wizard World, Pop Culture Addict, Comic Buzz, Talking Comics and Geekadelphia - Best Comic of 2011 The series that everyone is talking about returns and a BRAND NEW STORY ARC BEGINS!!! After the life shattering events of the last volume of FLY, Eddie is now a broken man set on a path of self destruction he may not escape. Meanwhile Francis sets his end game plan in motion and the Hero is about to get a deadly taste of his own vengeful medicine. The critically acclaimed series continues! Set in a world where the super heroes aren't really heroes at all...How far would you go to Fly® From the creative team of the hit series Alice in Wonderland and featuring three incredible covers by the legendary David Mack (Kabuki), Ale Garza (Deadpool) and Darick Robertson (The Boys). FRANKENSTEIN ALIVE ALIVE #2 (W) Steve Niles (A/CA) Bernie Wrightson Legendary artist Bernie Wrightson returns to Frankenstein with a comic series that picks up at the end of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's classic novel, hailed as one of the greatest horror stories of all time. Frequent Wrightson collaborator Steve Niles provides the script for this epic, decades in the making. GREAT PACIFIC #1 (MR) (W) Joe Harris (A/CA) Martin Morazzo. 'TRASHED!' Part One Chas Worthington dreams of big things, solving bigger problems, and making his mark on the world. Only no one takes the twenty-one year-old heir to one of the biggest oil fortunes in history very seriously. That is, until he turns his back on his cushy life of wealth and prestige, and seeks to solve an environmental disaster twice the size of his native Texas known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The epic sci-fi adventure and survival tale begins! HAPPY#2 (of 4) (W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Darick Robertson. Trapped in a mob hospital at the mercy of the cold-eyed torture expert Smoothie and his team of dedicated sadists, the only hope for Nick Sax is Happy the Horse! With three days to Black Christmas, can our unlikely duo stay together long enough to stop Pedo-Santa's rampage? HIT-GIRL #4 (MR) (W) Mark Millar (A/CA) John Romita. Mindy finally gets an ultimatum: No more Hit-Girl or else. But when danger lands on her doorstep, Hit-Girl may face her biggest challenge yet: not spilling blood on the living room carpet. Meanwhile, Red Mist lives out his Bruce Wayne fantasy abroad. A limited edition variant by Geof Darrow will be released for this issue. INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #517 (W) Matt Fraction (A/CA) Salvador Larroca • If Tony Stark isn't Iron Man, then who's the guy in the suit® • Zeke Stane digs for he truth • Spymaster racks up his victims JUDGE DREDD #1 (W) Duane Swierczynski (A) Nelson Daniel, Paul Gulacy (CA) Zach Howard & Various In the 22nd century, crime runs rampant in Mega-City One, home to over 400 million citizens, robots, criminals and lunatics. The only line of defense between anarchy and chaos are… the Judges. And Judge Dredd is the toughest of them all. In this, Judge Dredd's 35th anniversary year, IDW is proud to re-introduce Judge Dredd to America in this all-new ongoing series. LOCKE & KEY OMEGA #1 (OF 7) (W) Joe Hill (A/CA) Gabriel Rodriguez The Locke family's story began in 2007 in Welcome to Lovecraft, and after five years of tension and terror, there are only seven issues left to their story. The beginning of the end starts here. Dodge has the Omega key, and nothing can stop him from using it… LOT 13 #1 (OF 5) (MR) (W) Steve Niles (A/CA) Glenn Fabry • A terrifying new horror series from the ghoulish minds of Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) and Glenn Fabry (PREACHER)! • A family making a cross-country move makes a horrifying discovery in an old apartment complex. Can they survive the night? UNWRITTEN #42 (W) Mike Carey (A) Peter Gross (CA) Yuko Shimizu. The land of the dead is just a story, but Tom Taylor is going there anyway on a rescue mission that hasn't been tried since Orpheus - provided he can get the door to open in the first place. And provided the worlds of story are still there... A hungry vampire and two misfit lovers gather around the campfire in 'Live Like Lazarus.' UNWRITTEN #43 (MR) (W) Mike Carey (A) Peter Gross (CA) Yuko Shimizu. What do Baron Munchausen, a Jane Austen heroine, a homicidal bear and three bad rabbits have in common? They're all either helping or sabotaging Tom Taylor on the next leg of his quest to find Lizzie and bring her back from the land of the dead... WALKING DEAD #104 (MR) (W) Robert Kirkman (A) Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn (CA) Charlie Adlard. If you won't handle this... I will. _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ Tardé algunos días en leer mis cómics de noviembre, pero me gustaría compartir mis opiniones antes de empezar a reseñarlos. Este mes leí algunos primeros números muy interesantes, como "Great Pacific" y "Clone", y seguiré comprándolos. Lo triste es que ese no será el caso con "Bedlam", aunque realmente disfruté con el guión y las ideas presentadas en este primer capítulo, el arte me desilusionó. Ya he escrito sobre Happy # 2 esta semana, pero mi intención es hacer lo mismo con "Lot 13", qué buen número, demonios. Ya estoy escribiendo sobre "Frankenstein Alive Alive" que se atrasó algunos meses pero fue tan asombroso que la espera valió la pena de todas maneras. "Locke & Key Omega" tuvo un primer número cautivador, aunque no puedo decir lo mismo del Judge Dredd de IDW que carece de la sofisticación y el humor que sólo los autores británicos son capaces de imbuir en este justiciero del futuro. Noviembre también marca el fin de "The Boys" con el ejemplar # 72, sin duda uno de los mejores títulos que he leído en los últimos 6 años, y mi obra favorita de Garth Ennis. La extrañaré mucho, de verdad. Y prometo empezar a reseñarla el 2013, porque necesito compartir con otros lo fascinante que fue. Y ahora, sin mayores preámbulos, aquí están los cómics de noviembre. BEDLAM #1 FILLMORE PRESS fue alguna vez Rojo Enloquecido, un maníaco homicida y un señor del crimen que aterrorizó a la ciudad de BEDLAM por años. BOYS #72 (MR) El largo día termina en el puente de Brooklyn. ¿Cuál será el destino final? Hay un último trato que debe hacerse, y una última sorpresa. CLONE #1 La vida perfecta del doctor Luke Taylor se ve alterada cuando una ensangrentada versión idéntica a él toca su puerta, se trata de uno de muchos clones suyos que lo persiguen a él y a su esposa embarazada. COLDER #1 (OF 5) (MR) La temperatura del cuerpo de Thomas está bajando. Él nunca se enferma ni siente dolor. Tiene la extraña habilidad de meterse en la locura de los otros, y a veces curarla. Y espera, un día, poder curar la suya. FASHION BEAST #3 (MR) Maltrecha y golpeada, DOLL descubre que desafiar a CELESTINE es mirar a la muerte a los ojos. El mundo está al borde de la aniquilación nuclear y la sociedad se enfoca con ira vehemente en las extravagancias de una cultura dominada por la moda. Con las cartas del tarot, DOLL descubre que su obstinación la coloca en medio de los planes de un poderoso lunático. FATALE #4 (MR) Todas las piezas están en su lugar. El plan está listo para ser ejecutado, pero ¿a qué clase de hombres (o demonios) se enfrentan? FLY VOL II #1 (OF 5) A CVR MACK (MR) Luego de los impactantes eventos del primer volumen, Eddie es ahora un hombre arruinado y rumbo a la autodestrucción. Mientras, Francis empieza con sus planes, el héroe obtendrá una cucharada mortal de su propia medicina. En un mundo inmoral, ¿qué tan lejos llegarías con tal de poder volar? FRANKENSTEIN ALIVE ALIVE #2 La historia inicia justo donde termina la obra de Mary W. Shelley. GREAT PACIFIC #1 (MR) Chas sueña en grande, sueña con solucionar problemas serios y dejar su marca en el mundo. Pero nadie se toma en serio a este chico de 21 años, heredero de una fortuna petrolera. Hasta que él la da la espalda a su cómoda vida, y trata de resolver el desastre medioambiental de Texas. HAPPY#2 (of 4) Atrapado en un hospital de la mafia a merced de un torturador experto y su equipo de dedicados sádicos, la única esperanza de Nick es el Caballo Feliz. Faltan tres días para la navidad negra, ¿podrá este curioso dúo mantenerse unido y detener al Papa Noel pedófilo? HIT-GIRL #4 (MR) Mindy recibe un ultimátum: los días de HIT-GIRL se terminaron. Pero cuando el peligro llega a casa, ella enfrentará su más grande reto. No derramar sangre en la alfombra de la sala. Mientras, RED MIST se va de viaje. INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #517 Si Tony no es IRON MAN, ¿quién es el tipo dentro del traje? JUDGE DREDD #1 En el siglo XXII, el crimen asola a Mega-City Uno, hogar de 400 millones de ciudadanos. La única línea de defensa entre la anarquía y el caos son los jueces. Y JUDGE DREDD es el más duro de todos. LOCKE & KEY OMEGA #1 (OF 7) El principio del fin está aquí. Dodge tiene la llave Omega. LOT 13 #1 (OF 5) (MR) Una familia que se muda al otro lado del país descubre algo horroroso en un complejo de departamentos. ¿Podrán sobrevivir esa noche? UNWRITTEN #42 (MR) La tierra de los muertos es sólo una historia, pero Tom Taylor irá allí de todos modos en una misión de rescate que no ha sido intentada desde los tiempos de Orfeo… siempre y cuando pueda abrir la puerta. Un vampiro hambriento y dos amantes marginales se reúnen en “Vive como Lázaro”. UNWRITTEN #43 (MR) ¿Qué tienen en común una heroica Jane Austen, un oso homicida y tres conejos malos? Ellos ayudarán o sabotearán la misión de Tom Taylor. WALKING DEAD #104 (MR) Si tú no arreglas esto… yo lo haré. Originally Published at http://artbyarion.blogspot.com/2012/12/november-comic-books-comics-de-noviembre.html
PR: ASPEN COMICS KICKS OFF “10 FOR 10” WITH LEGEND OF THE SHADOW CLAN AND ADDED INCENTIVES FOR FANS AND RETAILERSBy Rui Esteves in Features on December 14, 2012
Aspen is planning to celebrate the publisher’s tenth anniversary this February in a big way, with their largest offering of new titles in their history. Launching their special “10 for 10” initiative that will feature ten new series releases, one each month over the span of ten months. Aspen’s “10 for 10” will debut with the launch of Legend of the Shadow Clan #1 on February 6th, 2013. From creators David Wohl and Brad Foxhoven (Executive Assistant: Iris) and the art team of Cory Smith and John Starr (Broken Pieces, Fathom), Legend of the Shadow Clan marks Aspen’s first all new property of 2013. Below is the publisher’s solicitation for the new Aspen release: Meet the Arashi family. They are like any other family living in the city: kids in school, parents working to make ends meet. But unbeknownst to even them, their ancestors held a dark secret: they were a clan of ninja in feudal Japan, in the employ of a prominent leader. But when that leader was murdered under mysterious circumstances, the Arashi Clan was blamed, and forced to flee, going into hiding. Over the centuries, the descendants lost track of the ancient ways. They came to America, abandoning their sordid past to distant memory. However, recently, their secret has been discovered--their ancient enemy has returned, and won't rest until every member of the Arashi clan is killed. Now, the Arashi family must rediscover their long-forgotten birthright if they hope to have any chance of surviving the onslaught to come, and along the way, they will learn the LEGEND OF THE SHADOWCLAN. To celebrate the first release of the “10 for 10” initiative and to thank fans and retailers for their support in getting Aspen Comics to the milestone decade mark, Aspen is releasing the first issue of Legend of the Shadow Clan for the highly affordable price of only $1. As well, every subsequent #1 issue for each new release in Aspen’s “10 for 10” program will be offered at the same low $1 price. To help support comic shops’ push for Legend of the Shadow #1 and the Aspen “10 for 10” titles to follow, Aspen is offering a multitude of special incentives for stores to choose from on the debut issue, priced at a near Free Comic Book Day level to retailers: Every fan or new reader who lets their local retailer know to add Legend of the Shadow Clan #1 to their subscription box is eligible to receive the special “Aspen Reserved Edition” cover for each “10 for 10” #1 title. Fans who collect all ten Reserved Edition covers at their local comic book store will then be eligible to receive the free Aspen “10 for 10” Jam Poster (to be revealed soon!) featuring characters from all ten titles and colored by superstar colorist Peter Steigerwald. Red Blue Any retailer who orders 50 copies of the $1 priced Legend of the Shadow Clan #1 will receive a signed and numbered copy of the direct cover edition, along with a certificate of authenticity. Retailers who order 100 copies of the $1 priced issue one will receive the above listed incentive as well as one free CCG 9.8 edition of Legend of the Shadow Clan #1 Reserved Edition cover. For every 250 total combined copies of the standard and Reserved Edition covers ordered, retailers will receive all of the above listed incentives and one free original hand drawn Sketch Cover by Legend of the Shadow Clan series artist Cory Smith. Custom Cover Each retailer who orders 750 total combined copies of the standard and Reserved variant edition covers are eligible to receive those copies with an exclusive cover featuring their store logo or image incorporated into the cover illustration. Qualifying retailers will be contacted to confirm the specifics of your exclusive image. All prior listed incentives are also included at this level. And for stores who order 1500 total combined copies of the standard and Reserved variant edition covers, those retailers will receive a special store signing appearance by a creator of Legend of the Shadow Clan, receive 200 additional past Aspen exclusive comics for the signing, and be included in an interior ad page of the comic promoting the event. Qualifying retailers will be contacted to confirm the specifics of your signing. This incentive is highly limited to the first five participating stores. All prior listed incentives are also included at this level. For more information on Legend of the Shadow Clan and Aspen Comics please check www.aspencomics.com and www.aspenstore.com and follow Aspen’s “10 for 10” on Twitter with the hash tag: #Aspen10 Originally Published at Reading Graphic Novels http://readinggraphicnovels.blogspot.com/2012/12/pr-aspen-comics-kicks-off-10-for-10.html
The animated block of DC cartoons will be returning to Cartoon Network on January 5.
Soulfire Aspen Comics March 2013 solicitations have arrived. Cover SHRUGGED #1 Frank Mastromauro – Story / Jonathan Marks ; Micah Gunnell – Art / Beth Sotelo - Colors Aspen’s Ten Year Anniversary celebrates the return of SHRUGGED! You think you’re prepared, but you’re not. You’ve been decisive in your actions up to this point, but now things have been turned upside down. You feel you’ve conformed your mindset and are ready to accept what you’re about to experience, but you haven’t. That’s because SHRUGGED is back and ready to blow your mind! Theo and his friends are entering their final year of high school, and even though Ange and Dev are still along for the ride, a host of new characters have joined in on the adventure! But, everything isn’t all fun and games this time around as an evil force has also returned and is preparing to silence those voices inside their heads…permanently. If you thought you knew what fear was, you haven’t seen anything yet! Created by Michael Turner and Frank Mastromauro, with illustrations by newcomer Jonathan Marks and colorist Beth Sotelo, make sure to listen to the voices inside your head and pick up a copy of SHRUGGED #1 today! SHRUGGED #1 is in stores March 13th, 2013! FC 32 pages $1.00 Cover LEGEND OF THE SHADOWCLAN #2 David Wohl – Story / Cory Smith – Art / Jon Starr - Colors What is the mystery of the LEGEND OF THE SHADOWCLAN? The Arashis believed themselves to be just an average family, but everything changed the night that Dr. William Arashi inadvertently found himself in a battle with well-armed assassins, and he not only survived, but he defeated them! Exhilarated and confused, Arashi now discovers that this attack was not random, and that he and his family are anything but ordinary--they are members of an ancient and powerful ninja family known as the Shadowclan. But now that their secret has been discovered, they realize they are ALL in great danger! Writer David Wohl is joined by the artistic talents of Cory Smith and colorist John Starr, as they bring to you the thrilling new adventures of the LEGEND OF THE SHADOWCLAN! LEGEND OF THE SHADOWCLAN #2 is in stores March 6th, 2013! FC 32 pages $3.99 Cover EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: IRIS (vol 3) #4 David Wohl – Writer /Alex Lei– Art / Teo Gonzalez - Colors The Extinction finale draws near! As the Executive Extinction crossover roars toward its dramatic conclusion, Iris finds her loyalty called into question when she is forced to choose sides between her employer--the CIA--and her fellow Executive Assistants, as they try to bring down the vicious Mazutsu and his criminal empire. And to make matters worse, Rose has returned, which can only mean even more trouble for Iris. But when one of her closest friends reveals her true allegiance, Iris realizes that nothing is as it seems in this world of intrigue, death...and betrayal. EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: IRIS (vol 3) #4 is in stores March 2013! FC 32 pages $3.99 Cover EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: ASSASSINS #9 – Writer / Jordan Gunderson – Art / Teo Gonzalez - Colors Can anyone hope to survive the Extinction? The massive “Executive Extinction” crossover begins to tear apart the bounds of friendship and loyalty, as Lily, Orchid and Aster arrive in Tokyo on their final push to eliminate Mazutsu and end his cycle of bloodshed. However, the arrival of Executive Assistant Ivy has created a challenge for the girls’ revenge plan, as her past reveals dark secrets which may lead to all of their demise! EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT: ASSASSINS #9 is in stores March 2013! FC 32 pages $3.99 Cover SOULFIRE (vol 4) #6 J.T. Krul – Story / Mike DeBalfo – Art / Nei Ruffino - Colors Michael Turner’s epic fantasy adventure surges forward into a bold new era! As Malikai and his technologically infused magical allies try to save the world from the destructive force of the elemental dragons, Grace is freakishly transforming before their very eyes and becoming the living embodiment of Oris--the chaos demon! Can the group save her in time, and perhaps save the world in the process? Or will this be the decisive battle where everyone loses, no matter what the outcome?!? SOULFIRE (vol 4) #6 is in stores March 2013! FC 32 pages $3.99 Originally Published at Reading Graphic Novels http://readinggraphicnovels.blogspot.com/2012/12/solicitations-aspen-comics-march-2012.html
JMS will be attending the Chicago convention.
The Batwing writer congratulated Stan Lee on his 65th wedding anniversary, and then made a shocking revelation about his newfound occult powers.
Diamond Comics has released a list of thirty-eight comics that will be given away for free on May 4th, 2013. It's a veritable "free comic book day!"
Fox has released a poster for the upcoming Wolverine movie, with animated gif special effects.
Another nominee for the most prestigious award ever to be handed out on the Internet.
Check out the Easter Eggs from this week's Arrow!
Let us know what you'll be watching in our Primetime TV Poll for Thursday 12/13
The first trailer to Guillermo del Toro's Kaiju/Mecha slugfest is here! SUIT UP!
Billy Joel sent a message to Hurricane Sandy victims at 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief tonight.
Image has released a teaser with the words Quite Savage, making fun of Marvel's Marvel NOW! teasers.
A new trailer for the G.I. Joe: Retaliation movie has been deployed. Maybe some day the film will be too.
On this episode of the podcast, Eric talks with Jane Espenson and Brad Bell about Husbands the webseries!
MONSTERS ARE PEOPLE TOO! EXCEPT WHEN THEY'RE NOT!
Dear Marvel, NO! ~The Internet
The return of X in DHP #19, Green Lantern drama, IDW GI Joe, and probably some new Marvel NOW
WINNER: Cover Of The Week - 12/12/2012: Avengers Arena #1 Regular Dave Johnson Cover
WINNER: Comic Of The Week - 12/12/2012: Avengers Arena #1 by Dennis Hopeless and Kev Walker
What's shipping from the House of Wolverine in March, 2013?! What teen characters will die horrible deaths while wearing swimsuits?! Find out here in Marvel's mighty March solicits!
The trailer from the next movie directed by M. Night Shyamalan.
Cover During the American Civil War Becky Moncrief, an innocent girl, is taking care of her dying stepfather when all of a sudden several mysterious men storm in with the intention of taking the man and his secret possession. However things don't go according to plan for these mysterious men and with the help of Drake Sinclair, Becky Moncrief gets away with the secret possession. The secret possession turns out to be one of six evil and magical guns that not only have mystical abilities but also unlock a secret treasure. Becky Moncrief and Drake Sinclair embark on a journey through the Weird West in pursuit of the other 5 magical guns and in search of revenge for the responsible of the death of Becky's stepfather. How is it? The 6th Gun Volume 1 story takes place roughly after the end of the American Civil War. Its not the Wild West usually associated with Westerns but the Weird West riddled with elements of the occult. Missy, the undead General Oleander Hume's wife, in preparation of his returns to "life", sets her henchmen after the General's lost gun. They fail miserably and in that process the protagonists meet and partner up with the purpose of getting revenge on Missy and recovering all the 6 magical guns. Early on the reader will find out that Sinclair's motives are everything but altruistic. And thus a quest is born. A strange quest for the unlikely partners and unholy alliances that will take them through many confrontations, gunfights and discoveries of the earthly and unearthly type. Sinclair is a complex character that unveils a bit in this volume and has a couple of surprises for the reader. Becky on the other hand is a sweet girl that will have to grow up fast if she wants to survive all the mystical, occult and plain villainous menaces that will be thrown at her. Strange are the fruits from that tree. The aesthetic of it all is, for the lack of a better word, glorious. The look & feel created for The 6th Gun is vibrant, colorful and exalts the dynamic of the panels and the flow of the art created by Brian Hurtt. Brian's art is very clean and fluid. Personally I didn't thought it would be possible to describe a gunfight in a way that would be dynamic, fluid and above all capture the reader's attention and create suspense. But my doubts were proven unfounded. Brian Hurtt managed to capture the essence of a Western movie gunfight and translate it to sequential art as perfectly as it will ever get. Monster? ME?! General Hume rises again Verdict? This one is a winner. I'm not usually a fan of Westerns in any medium, but I loved the weirdness and randomness Brian Hurtt and Cullen Bunn bring to this book. Its a fast paced action book, with a Western setting and an occult flavoring. It has gunfights and zombies and zombie hellbent on revenge and bloodthirsty Civil War southern generals. What's there not to love?! The 6th Gun Volume 1 is a fun book. In this aspect its an old fashion comic, from a time when fun was what comics where about. The story is contained in this collection and, while there are a few loose ends that will connect with the next volume, it wraps up nicely. If you're either looking for a Western, an Occult or fun book, give this one a looksie. Publisher: Oni Press Year: 2011 Pages: 160 Authors: Brian Hurtt, Cullen Bunn ISBN: 1934964603 Originally Published at Reading Graphic Novels http://readinggraphicnovels.blogspot.com/2012/12/review-6th-gun-volume-1.html
This isn't your father's Murder World.
Hollywood. Astronomy. Lovecraft. All this and more, from Image Comics.
The Outhouse is continuing its feud with the Beat!
In a last ditch effort to save beloved teen characters from cheap and meaningless deaths, North Korea attempted to target and destroy Diamond Comics' warehouse with a failed rocket launch.
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