With a mummy, snakes, ancient weapons and magic this isn’t your typical old west story. What I can tell you is that it is a perfect blend of bringing all these element to the table and capturing your attention. This is one of the reasons this is one of my favorite comics every month. Asher is going after Drake because of a failed promise. That promise being that Asher’s love would be brought back to him. Asher now has joined forces with the grey witch going after the Six. As Asher attacks going after Drake and Becky, Drake uses almost every gun to stop Asher’s attack. Being a 9ft mummy nothing really stops him easily. Drake saw this coming that Asher can turn at any moment and has a plan to destroy him.
The rest of Drake’s posse has their own trouble with the snake-faced hombres they just keep coming and are after Kreig’s books. These books hold a key to destroying the Six and other secrets that would be disastrous if in the wrong hands. Gord and Kirby go to protect the books as Nahuel, Indian hunter and warrior holds off the horde with everything he has. The action just takes off after that.
This book is action packed in every panel. It gets your heart pumping and anticipation rising to see what happens next. This book also has some moments that make you gasp. I love how it all flows making it a real page turner. Plus the story makes all the elements of the book connect so well with the setting of the plot. The characters are strong and each has their own uniqueness that makes them stand out, but also rely on each other.
I love how the art flows from panel to panel. It captures the tense moments in the story and gives it the extra push to bring the story together. The coloring really makes you feel the town is under siege and everything is a battle for life. Also with coloring you can feel the dark moments and hope being lost in the book.
This book is awesome I don’t care if you haven’t read this arc yet or even this series, it’s a must have pick. The way the story is going you can pick it up at any moment. Also this book is so great because it throws the action at you but makes you want more at the end to keep you hooked. This has to be one of the best books set in the old west out there and perfect for the comic medium.
Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Brian Hurtt Publisher: Oni Press Price: $3.99 Release Date: 2/12/14