Friday, January 10, 2014

Booknote: The Sixth Gun: Sons of the Gun

 Churilla, Brian,, The Sixth Gun: Sons of the Gun. Portland, OR: Oni Press, 2013. ISBN: 978-1-62010-099-8.

This is a western and horror comic that I have to say is very good. If you like your westerns with a blend of horror and supernatural, then this is a series to read.

General Hume's four horsemen each carry a mythical gun with dark power; each gun has a different power. After the American Civil War, the men separate and go their own ways, each attempting to find life after the war or settle old affairs. But the guns seem to want them back together to continue their killing ways. The men come together in a town stricken by a plague, a plague that may be something evil and darker than anything they have faced. It seems they will come together to be reluctant heroes.

The art and coloring are excellent in this volume. It's gruesome and gritty as the story demands. The story draws you in right away. Though this is part of a series, you get enough of the basics that you can enjoy it on its own. However, readers like me just discovering the series will still want to seek out the other volumes in the series. The Sixth Gun is certainly a good example of the great work that companies other than the "Big 2" are doing in comics. Oni Press has a good series here that readers can enjoy.

This collection compiles issues 1-5 of the series The Sixth Gun: Sons of the Gun. I am giving it 5 out of 5 stars. It drew me in right away and left me wanting more.

Disclosure note: this is where I tell you that I read this as an e-book via NetGalley provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. That way, we keep The Man happy.

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