This is a story of General Hume’s men with each of their guns. Each one of them has been interesting as it has shown the unique power of each gun and how it affects its owner. This issue captured me, I’m not too sure why but it has become my favorite of the series.
Silas “Bitter Ridge” Hedgepeth is ready to swing from a tree by his own choice. His attempt fails and he falls from the tree. A boy from the outlying town is looking for a few head of cattle because his father and mother are sick. The sickness intrigues Silas and he heads to be the town’s doctor since the old doctor has passed from the same plague attacking the town. Silas takes this as a chance to bury his sins by trying to heal this incurable disease. After a confrontation with the town judge to try and quarantine the town Silas finds a connection. The meat is what is carrying the disease.
The story at first kind of left me ho-hum, but after sitting on it for a day I enjoyed in more and read it again. It shows the struggle on one man trying to make a difference to cover his sins of the past. A man taking a chance to become new but falls back to his old ways. You can feel his struggle. The art is everything sixth gun and always enjoyable.
This series is an interesting one and this is one of jewels of it. It stands alone but still ties in well with the rest. If you not reading The Sixth Gun this series gives you an insight to the back story and the characters of the Guns.
Writers: Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt
Artist: Brian Churilla
Publisher: Oni Press
Release Date: 6/19/13