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Happiness is The Sixth Gun

Have you read The Sixth Gun yet? You should. You really, really should.

Why?

Because it’s unlike anything you’ve read before, yet familiar and comforting like home cooking.

At least take some fashion tips from it.

But, first some context: The Sixth Gun is a western/horror comic from Cullen Bunn, a comics vet who’s written such titles as Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe and Deadpool Killustrated, as well as a bunch of the Fear Itself comics. The story follows Becky Montclief, a tough redhead who inherits a sweet gun, and Drake Sinclair, a Mal Reynolds-type with a pencil ‘stache and a past. The two of them run from a pissed-off undead general and his wife, as well as his henchmen and their guns, each with its own unique imbued power.

Simple, enough, yeah?

After a short prologue, you’re thrown right into the story and the action never lets up. You ride along with Becky and Drake as they attempt to fight off “husk people,” take on an entire saloon (aww yiss) and watch in horror as the general’s wife loses a hand and — well, just see what happens:

I won’t give away what happens next. You’ll have to buy the book!

As you can see, Brian Hurtt‘s no slouch in the drawing room, either. His lines are crisp, the shadows terrifying and they still exude fun.

And therein lies the key to this whole series — fun.

Whether you’re revelling in a character’s rebirth as a husk person/guardian, watching the general struggle with hubris and his chains, or fearing for Becky’s life as the living embodiment of thunder comes to life, there’s a grin as wide as the Cheshire Cat’s spread across your face. It’s a fascinating study in writing comics that feel so modern, yet harken back to the comics of yore.

So if you’re feeling it, grab a copy of the first trade. You’ll be hooked immediately.

And if you don’t, this guy’ll come after you.

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Weekend Table Talk: THE OMG STAR WARS AND STAR TREK ARE LIKE COMBINED OR SOMETHING! Edition

Yeah, you can guess what the first bit of news is going to be. So here we go…

J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars: Episode VII

The news of which probably caused a nerdgasm that registered on the Richter Scale. Or confusion, as some places probably reported that it was Jonah Hill, to which many Star Wars fans reacted with a, “Huh? Okay, I guess…”

 

Rob Liefeld has written a screenplay about Image Comics because nobody asked for it

He suggests that Chris Pine play him and Christian Bale play Todd McFarlane. He also suggests that he have biceps on his biceps, DDD-cup pecs and feet that taper to sword-tip points.

This is probably what Rob Liefeld thinks he looks like.

 

This is what Rob Liefeld actually looks like.

This is Chris Pine. As you can clearly see, the resemblance is uncanny.

NBC ordered a pilot of The Sixth Gun

Which is a super cool comic you should probably buy. Who knows if the show will be any good or even picked up, but at least the comic will remain cool no matter what. Let’s hope Tracy Morgan’s in it.

Christian Bale is a Wierdo/Awesome Dude

Christian Bale can sometimes be a jerk, but he consistently does awesome things for sick people and helps people out. He doesn’t make a big deal out if it. Apparently, the only reason we know that Christian Bale called a cancer patient as Batman was because the kid’s parents put a video of it up on YouTube. So here ya go. Grab a Kleenex.

Injustice: Gods Among Us might be cool

Lex Luthor’s in DC’s upcoming fighting game, bald and meched-up as ever.

Music Video of the Week: “Going out in Style” by Dropkick Murphys

Yeah, you should probably go ahead and buy their new album, Rose Tattoo. This song isn’t on it, but it’s one of their best videos.

 

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