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Preview: The Sixth Gun #42

THE SIXTH GUN #42

Written by Cullen Bunn
Drawn by Brian Hurtt
Colored by Bill Crabtree
Lettered by Crank!

The Six, when brought together under the right circumstances, can destroy the whole of the world. Now, the most vile of creatures–Griselda the Grey Mother–has claimed all of the weapons for herself. Using the guns, she’ll call down endless darkness and remake reality in her own monstrous image! The end of the world is nigh!

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Review: The Sixth Gun #41

6GUN #41 _Page_01“But when the horror…when death…did not come for her quickly…she sought it ought”
– speaking about Griselda

The Sixth Gun #41 is a stand alone story of Drake and Becky’s relentless journey to obtain The Sixth Gun and the five others, but also necessary if we are to understand the history of The Six and from where their power originated. That story is the reveal of Griselda The Grey Witch’s past and what other twisted and dark secrets she holds. We have seen here many times before, but never really knew what her motives were. Why does she want The Six so bad? What does she plan on doing with them once she gets them in her grips? This issue of The Sixth Gun explains The Grey Witch’s history as well as her plans for the future once she gets her hands on all six guns and it only spells out doom and gloom for our heroes Drake and Becky.

It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly what it is about The Sixth Gun that makes it so enjoyable. Is it the writing, the characters, or the art? It must be a harmonious combination of all three and Issue #41 delivers just like each chapter before it. The art in The Sixth Gun is always a standout part of each book and in this issue we are treated to the wonderful illustrations of Tyler Crook. If you remember from a few past issues, Crook aided Bunn’s co-creator and famed artist Brian Hurtt. Like Hurtt’s top-notch drawings, Tyler Crook’s illustrations take on a cinematic quality that jumps out of the page making you helpless to put it down. Add to this Bill Crabtree’s colors and sometimes I forget to turn the page because I’m staring at each drawing so intently.

The Sixth Gun is the first comic I ever read by Cullen Bunn. I have picked up everything he has written since and he never disappoints. Issue #41 of the The Sixth Gun is a perfect example of how rich and intricate his storytelling can be and the main reason it’s one of the few comic books I read four or five times in a row. The history of the Grey Witch is something I never thought was necessary until now. Cullen Bunn delivers another amazing chapter of Drake and Becky’s adventures preparing us for the inevitable with tales from the very beginning. Learning of Griselda The Grey Witch and her history was the perfect story to tell that breathes more life into one of The Sixth Gun’s most feared villains. Someone asked me once to describe a comic book with one word. If I had to describe The Sixth Gun #41 using just one word it would be, FUN. All the elements I spoke about just now make this a really fun comic to read, re-read then read again.

 

Spoilers for The Sixth Gun below – Warning

Thoughts and Discussion

- Now that Jesup has all Six guns is their nothing in Griselda’s way to utilize their power?

- Now we know that Griselda cannot physically hold any of the ‘Guns’. Will this affect how she uses them for nefarious purposes?

- How will Drake and Becky get the ‘Guns’ back?

- We know that The Grey Witch is General Oliander Hume’s mother and we probably will not see him ever again (maybe?), but will we see The Great Wyrms again? I would love to see Drake and Becky fight them.

 

Story: Cullen Bunn – Art: Tyler Crook – Colors: Bill Crabtree – Letters: Crank! – Cover: Tyler Crook (Top) & Brian Hurtt (Bottom)
Story: 9.5 Art: 9.5 Overall: 9.5 Recommendation: Buy

Preview: The Sixth Gun #41

THE SIXTH GUN #41

Written by Cullen Bunn
Colored by Bill Crabtree
Lettered by Crank!

We know that Griselda the Grey Witch is the mother of General Oliander Bedford Hume. But what other twisted secrets does her history hold? How did she come to possess such terrible power? What dark force does she serve? And what drives her quest to collect the Six and recreate the world?

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NYCC 2013: Oni Press Debuts the Sixth Gun Volume1, Gunslinger Edition

Oni Press is thrilled to debut The Sixth Gun Volume1, Gunslinger Edition at this year’s New York Comic Con!

Only 40 copies of this spectacular set will be available for sale at the show before it’s made available exclusively on OniPress.com December 4th.

Limited to 1,000 copies and exclusively available directly from Oni Press, this ultra-deluxe $120 package includes the oversized hardcover collecting the first 11 issues of the hit series housed in a specially-designed coffin box and limited edition dust jacket featuring the fearsome General Hume, a faux leather and gold foil cover, three full-color art prints, and a tip-in print signed and numbered by Cullen Bunn, Brian Hurtt, and Bill Crabtree!

Not only is this magnificent tome making its world premiere at Booth #1844 during NYCC, but Bunn and Hurtt will also be on hand signing on Friday from 2:00PM to 3:00PM and Saturday from 2:00PM to 3:00PM!

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Preview: The Sixth Gun #32

THE SIXTH GUN #32

Writers: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Brian Hurtt
Colorist: Bill Crabtree
Format: Standard comic book. Full color
Page Count: 32
Price: $3.99
Genre:  Western / Fantasy
Age Rating: All Ages
Diamond Code: APR131193
Release Date: June 19th, 2013

Becky travels a spiritual crossroads that reveals the true power of the Six… what has come before and what might come to pass should the weapons fall into the wrong hands. Skinwalkers, forgotten kingdoms, knights, mythical creatures, and the most fearsome band of outlaws to ever roam the west—they’re all set to collide as the strangest of The Sixth Gun adventures continues!

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Preview: The Sixth Gun #31

The Sixth Gun #31

Writers: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Brian Hurtt
Colorist: Bill Crabtree
Format: Standard comic book. Full color
Page Count: 32
Price: $3.99
Genre:  Western / Fantasy
Age Rating: All Ages
Diamond Code: MAR131253
Release Date: May 22nd, 2013

Lost and unarmed, Becky Montcrief wanders the Winding Path… and she is not alone. Menacing skinwalkers pursue her, pursue her, hoping to kill the girl while she is at her most vulnerable, and the Hungry Ones lurk on the outskirts of the Path, awaiting anyone who might take a careless step. With the help of an unexpected ally, Becky is poised to learn the darkest secrets of the Sixth Gun.

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ECCC 13 – The Oni Press Revolutionize Comics Panel

Today at the RevolutiONIze Comics Panel, Oni Press talked with five of their creators about current and upcoming projects. The panel consisted of The Sixth Gun creative team Cullen Bunn, Brian Hurtt and Bill Crabtree. Also on the panel was the talented Helheim artist Joëlle Jones ans Swamp Thing writer Charles Soule.

Oni Press’s Editor in Chief, James Lucas Jones, started right away with Bunn, Hurtt, and Crabtree. “We’ve been dying to let The Sixth Gun fans know what’s going on with the newly greenlit pilot on NBC. The pilot begins shooting March 18th and a few cast members have already been announced. Laura Ramsey (The Ruins) will be playing the female lead character, Becky Montcrief. Other cast members recently added are W. Earl Brown (Deadwood) playing General Hume, Graham McTavish (The Hobbit) in the role of Silas Hedgepeth, and Aldis Hodge (Leverage) as Agent Mercer.”

The Sixth Gun pilot is written by Ryan Condal (Hercules: The Thracian Wars), directed by Jeffrey Reiner, and produced by Carlton Cuse (Lost). 

When asked what it feels like to have your comic book turned into a TV pilot, The Sixth Gun team couldn’t be more ecstatic. “This has been a big part of my life’s work and I couldn’t be more humbled and overjoyed to see this series picked up,” said Bunn. Hurtt added, “I’m very excited at the prospect of seeing our work brought to life and equally excited by the creative folks involved in this venture!  Their enthusiasm and grasp of the world we’ve created is humbling!”

Colorist Bill Crabtree said, “Being on this journey with these two goofballs has been more than fun and I hope to see this show picked up for a season.” Hurtt added, “I just want thank all of our fans who bought our books, came to shows to say hello, and told their friends about The Sixth Gun. Without our fans, this dream of being a comic book artist would not be real.”

Then Jones moved to the next segment of the panel by showing the recently released book trailer for Helheim and asked some questions of creators Cullen Bunn and Joëlle Jones.

An ancient undead viking who’s basically a mashup of Frankenstein and Conan? Where do I sign up?” Jones said. He went on to talk with the creators about how they were introduced and what the readers should expect from Helheim. 

“There will be lots and lots of blood. Seeing Joëlle bring Helheim to life has been amazing, to say the least. The art is like nothing I have ever seen and fans will not be disappointed,” Bunn added.

Helheim isn’t like anything I have worked on with Oni Press, so getting a chance to try something new, and branch out into the horror genre has been very exciting,” said Joëlle.

“The hero of the story, Rikard, dies in battle, but in Helheim there is no rest, even for the dead. It’s a truly dark story, rife with witches and betrayal and even more blood. Blood everywhere,” said James Lucas Jones.

Helheim goes on sale March 6th.

Finally, Jones turned the discussion to new announcements and over to Charles Soule. “We are proud to announce that coming this fall, we are launching a new comic book series with Charles Soule and Alberto Alburquerque, called Letter 44.”

Jones went on to say “Letter 44 is a new sci-fi series that asks ‘How would people act when faced with a true threat?’ It begins with the newly inaugurated President Blades sitting down in the Oval Office, reading the letter left to him by the outgoing president. That letter is simply addressed to ’44’.”

“The contents of that letter? Seven years ago NASA discovered some sort of construction project out in the asteroid belt. No one on Earth knows what it is, and the outgoing President sent astronauts up there to investigate. As the story opens, they’re about 6 months away,” added Charles Soule.

“This is a story I’ve been working on for several years, and I’m very excited to see it come to fruition. Alberto’s very conscious of the technical details of the spacecraft and other sci-fi elements, as well as the Earth-based stuff. His work is amazing, and I couldn’t be happier with the look of the book.”

Letter 44 goes on sale this October.

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Preview – The Sixth Gun #29

THE SIXTH GUN #29

Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Brian Hurtt
Colorist: Bill Crabtree

Format: Standard Comic Book, Full Color
Page Count: 32
Price: $3.99
Genre: Western / Fantasy
Age Rating: All Ages

UPC: 649856 00031 6 02911
Diamond Code: DEC121187

Release Date: February 20th, 2013

In order to free themselves from the burden of the Six, Drake and Becky must set out on a quest to destroy the weapons once and for all. Even with Gord, Kirby, and the uncanny Asher Cobb in tow, they may not be up to the challenge—especially with Missy Hume nipping at their heels. Unlocking a new and terrifying power of The Sixth Gun, Becky makes a stand against Missy and her minions.

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