DEC, 2010 – Now that more than six issues of THE SIXTH GUN are available, I tackled reviewing the first story arc which will undoubtedly be released this year as a trade paperback by Oni Press. Issues #1-6 are highlighted in this video and my written review at Dynamic Forces. While it’s not my favorite supernatural western, I certainly enjoyed it enough to want to continue following Drake Sinclair on his adventures with these mystical revolvers.
Excerpt from DynamicForces.com – Overall, the discovery of the General’s guns and his body’s recovery and subsequent revitalization are well told through the six issues. It’s a fun read and easily suitable for readers teen+ due to the heavy violence and the early issues’ lean towards horror.
* If not for the confusion of double-page spreads, the visuals are engaging and would be nicely suited for the story.
* Although it’s a bit horror but mostly western, the color palette tends to keep the story just above a real scare factor for anyone that just isn’t in the mood for fright.
* Writer Cullen Bunn isn’t exactly new on the scene but it’s The Sixth Gun that is making him a recognizable name in the industry in the genre of supernatural westerns which is a smokin’ hot trend.