I can't believe a mystical gunfighter comic set in the post Civil War era is one of my favorite titles of the year. Sixth Gun from Brian Hurtt & Cullen Bunn tells the story of gunfighter Drake Sinclair who is on the run with six enchanted pistols and an innocent girl named Becky. This year Sixth Gun was optioned by the SyFy network to be turned into a television series. The first two collections Cold Dead Hand & Crossroads are available in stores now.
Butcher Baker, The Righteous Maker is one of those titles that is the perfect combination of ground breaking artwork and high concept storytelling. Joe Casey & Mike Huddleston deliver the story of Butcher Baker, the former preeminent All-American superhero. This is definitely an adult title complete with nudity, explicit language and over the top violence. The first seven issues have been released, with #8 out in January.
Also from writer Joe Casey comes Vengeance and out of the box mini-series set in the Marvel Universe. This almost indescribable title brings together a brand new generation of young heroes & young villains along with classic villains and a c-list team of Defenders. If you're a fan of non-traditional superhero stories this is the title for you. The sixth and final issue is out today, with a collection out in February 2012.
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