Monday, July 26, 2010
Sixth Gun review
So what happens when you take, the Pinkerton Detective Agency, western lore about a mysterious pistol and a tree that seems to grow only hanged man. You'll have yourself a great book put out by Oni Press by Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt.
Now as far as indie comics are concerned this book is where I feel that all indie books should be at. Solid line work and really great colors and a story that pops. If you're into westerns and are familiar with any of the sort of the spaghetti western type stuff, this book is a scream!
Cullen Bunn's writing is at a point where He doesn't go for cheap laughs or easy thrills he's actually working on making a book that's better than just your standard 'one hitter quitter' Ie. Most Mark Millar Books.
Brian Hurtt's art gives the book a very vibrant and solid feel. It has almost Mignolga esque coloring wise, but color isn't the oly thing this books got going art wise. Great sequentials are all over this thing giving it the sense of drama and weighty camera angle that the western is so known for. Which is no easy task.
Now on the whole this book is relatively new so there's a lot of room either way for things to go up (which i think is where it's going) or down. (not so much) I know this summer has been big for a lot of crazy good super hero stuff coming along, but if you're looking for a change of pace this book fills that need.
Come check it out.
See you at the shop.