The Sixth Gun 2 (July 2010)

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The Sixth Gun is really unpleasantly creepy this issue. I’m not talking about the undead Old West guys, they’re creepy and all, but undead Old West guys aren’t new.

I’m talking about the villain, Mrs. Hume (her husband being the undead bad guys’ leader). She’s really cruel to the girl (whose name isn’t repeated this issue and I didn’t note it the first so she’s just the girl for now) and it’s a disquieting scene.

Luckily, the protagonist, Drake, shows up and rescues her….

I found that move interesting, since the first issue sets Drake up as less than a hero. Again, there are some pacing issues (the present action of the issue is mostly continuous), but Bunn does some really nice work here.

As usual, Hurtt’s just fantastic. It’s amazing how much detail he fits into the pages, since he’s got a lot of panels per page.

Strong stuff.

CREDITS

Writer, Cullen Bunn; artist, colorist and letterer, Brian Hurtt; editor, James Lucas Jones; publisher, Oni Press.

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