Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Sixth Gun Book 1: Cold Dead Fingers by Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt

I'm not a  big fan of horror but I really do like it when it is mixed with a western, For some unexpalinable reason the two genres work very well together.

The graphic novel The Sixth Gun written by Cullen Bunn and illustrated by Brian Hurrt is just that.

The story is about an evil ex Confederate General named Oleander Hume who is brought back from the dead by his equally evil wife to retrieve a lost and very supernatural possession: a six shooter. The only problem is Becky Montcrief, a young woman has it in her possession. So, he sends a posse of evil murderers and two Pinketon detectives to take it from her and her dying father. Standing in their way and ready to protect the girl is Drake  Sinclair, a gunslinger. But his motives aren't exactly all that pure.

This story has lots of spooky atmosphere and there is a Joe R Lansdale influence--which is appropriate since he endorses the comic on the back flap saying it is his favorite to date.

I also really enjoyed the art work. It was refreshing to have color instead of black and white.

Apparently there are six more in the series and I intend to pick up Book Two at a later date.

Six Gun can be purchased through or at your local comic bookstore.

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