Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Deperadoes - Western Comics


I have a feeling that Desperadoes was on the forefront of the western comic movement. Before Billy the Kid and the Oddities (of whatever that huge fucking mouthful is), or The Sixth Gun, before Jonah Hex came back, and the Rawhide Kid went Max, before Azarello went Loveless and El Diablo on us.

Guess what it's good. I bought the damn big omnibus from IDW and you have John CAssidy kicking ass before he was JOhn CAssidy. You've got Alberto Dose, and a bevy of other great artists. Seriously, the art on this book is amazing. You're never guessing which character is which, and you always seem firmly planted in the semi-reality that is the USA of western movies (High Plains Drifter USA).

The characters are bright, unique, and you get a taste for them right away. The stories, written by Jeff Marriote are unique, horror-tastic, spooky, and just downright cool. I'm sure his pitch went something like "X-Files in the old west".

So pick this up, give it a whirl. You won't be let down.

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