Did you know that there are TWO Six Gun Gorilla books out in the wild? Now I know what you’re thinking, “dude just shut up and tell me about the Gorilla book.” Okay, Okay, I give you my pick of Gorilla books, Six Gun Gorilla: Long Days of Vengeance. I choo-choose you! In a quiet western town a young gun slinger flies through a second story window and lands on the empty street. As he snaps to his knees, he fires rounds back into the window from his six-shooter! Then he takes a moment and pulls a knife from his chest and realizes there are more than a few men in this gang of thugs that want him dead. Doing everything he can, the young cowboy flees for his life.
On the open road Abby and her father’s traveling circus travel to their next location. As Abby enters one of the caravans to fetch supplies, she discovers the wounded cowboy. Later, after receiving medical attention, the young man awakes to find the massive gorilla Kuma watching over him. After a misunderstanding between the two, Abby explains that Kuma is one hell of a smart gorilla and only had good intentions. As the circus rolls into town and begin to set up, the young cowboy receives a second helping of medical attention, he makes plans to leave. Before he can, the unruly group of gentlemen that were pursuing the cowboy roll into town and make their presence known.
I really like the old west setting that this particular gorilla book is working with. That and the fact it’s a very intelligent gorilla on the brink of grabbing a bunch of guns and going ape shit doesn’t hurt either. I will say that there is a slow burn to that angle but the way that this issue wraps up; I like to say Kuma is going to go bananas in the next book but I’m not too sure. But he needs to. No, I’m serious.
If I have to be picky, the art hits a few speed bumps towards the end of the book. I can’t tell if it was rushed or if there was a sudden change but it’s far from a deal breaker. As for the covers, they are always top-notch.
So far Six Gun Gorilla: Long Days of Vengeance is pretty damn entertaining and if you got to give your money to any gorilla comic book with six guns, give it to this one.
Writer: Brain Christgau Artist: Adrian Sibar Price: $1.99 (Digital) Release Date: 9/19/13 Website: http://blog.sixgungorilla.com/