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Review: Kingsway West #3

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The Chinese gunslinger Kingsway Law just wants to escape the winged Buffalo Scout Strode and find his long-lost wife, Sonia. But today he finally meets the mysterious community that the swordswoman Ah Toy has sworn to protect—and learns their terrifying secret. Now the fate of the West lies in Kingsway’s hands as he chooses between love and destiny.

The action-packed Kingsway West continues onward in this third issue. Writer Greg Pak creates great internal conflict in Kingsway as he debates becoming a killer once more, or if he should attempt to find his wife. I’m curious to see if Kingsway’s conflict will impact him given how the world around him seems to be forcing his hand.

The series seems to be getting increasingly dark as more issues are released. Artist Mirko Colak creates a heavy contrast in the art, as the overall atmosphere darkens. While I won’t spoil the terrifying secret-guarding the red gold, they are well done. It all gives way to a colorful firefight as they are released.

Story: Greg Pak Art: Mirko Colak
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Dark Horse Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Review: Kingsway West #2

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In an Old West overrun with magic, the Chinese outlaw Kingsway Law rides toward the town of Rio Chino to reunite with his wife. But can he escape a winged and dangerous Buffalo Soldier scout named Strode and the Engineer’s monstrous posse? Meanwhile, a swordswoman named Ah Toy seeks Kingsway’s help, but every step in the wrong direction is a step further from his love.

Greg Pak and Mirko Colak team up for a magical western!

Violence and flashbacks are two things that can be found throughout the second issue of Kingsway West. The flashbacks give Kingsway an almost human side grounded the story a bit. Those flashbacks manage to give Kingsway Law more depth, along with explains why he wants his wife back.  Even if he has to go back to his old violent ways to do so.

The art, like the story, is violent and bloody. The fight scenes are filled with gunfire and bloody swords. Colak gives it all an almost movie like in that. That focus has the story flow with ease.

Story: Greg Pak Art: Mirko Colak
Story: 8.5 Art:9 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

Dark Horse Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Around the Tubes

BLUEREB_Cv1_dsIt’s a new week and we’re heading to NOVA Open, Baltimore Comic Con, and Dragon Con and the end of the week! Stay tuned for lots of coverage.

Until then, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Around the Tubes

Washington Post – He came to D.C. from Nigeria — and created his own African comic… – Well, makes us feel like slackers.

Cinema Blend – Why Superhero TV Shows Don’t Work, According To Gotham’s Creator – Agree? Disagree?

Comics Alliance – Noelle Stevenson Announces Full-Cast ‘Nimona’ Audiobook – Very cool!

The Beat – Image Comics is relocating to Portland, OR – Interesting move.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Comic Attack – Blue Beetle: Rebirth #1

Talking Comics – Kingsway West #1

Comic Attack – Kingsway West #1

Talking Comics – Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2016 Annual

Talking Comics – Titans #2

Comic Attack – Vasion #1-3

Review: Kingsway West #1

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After spending thirteen years in a war that made him a monster, a Chinese gunslinger named Kingsway Law just wants to live in peace with his wife, Sonia. But even in a fantastical Old West crackling with magic, a man of his skills can never quite disappear. So when a woman with a red-gold sword brings bloody chaos to his doorstep, Kingsway must fight for his life, his wife, and his very soul.

Magic, gunslingers, and swordsman collide in the premiere issue of Kingsway West written by Greg Pak. The fist issue manages to showcase a solid, action-filled, pace as everyone seems to lust after red gold, the one element in the world that is more magic than science. It all comes together to create a really solid first issue, that leaves you wanting more.

Artist Mirko Colak manages to showcase a strong degree of realism, and heavy violence. Even with fantasy based creatures like dragons, and bigfoots running around the world feels real. I’m really curious to see what other fantasy-inspired creatures and elements get added as the story continues.

Story: Greg Pak Art: Mirko Colak
Story: 9 Art: 9 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

Dark Horse Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Kingsway West #1

Kingsway West #1

Greg Pak (W), Mirko Colak (A, Cover), Wil Quintana (C)

After spending thirteen years in a war that made him a monster, a Chinese gunslinger named Kingsway Law just wants to live in peace with his wife, Sonia. But even in a fantastical Old West crackling with magic, a man of his skills can never quite disappear. So when a woman with a red-gold sword brings bloody chaos to his doorstep, Kingsway must fight for his life, his wife, and his very soul.

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Old West Meets New Magic in Grek Pak’s Kingsway West

This November, award-winning writer Greg Pak makes his Dark Horse debut with Kingsway West, his first creator-driven original series!

After thirteen years in prison, a Chinese gunslinger named Kingsway Law just wants to find his wife. But in a fantastical American Old West crackling with magic, monsters, and racist vigilantes, trouble just won’t leave him be. And in this case, trouble is a woman with a magic sword who needs his help.

A four-issue miniseries, Kingsway West features the illustrations of Mirko Colak and a revolutionary preorder system built from the ground up by Pak. Readers can easily preorder the entire series by heading to KingswayWest.com or contact their local comic shop directly.

Interested retailers can also find out how to participate on the official Kingsway West website.

Kingsway West #1
Greg Pak (W), Mirko Colak (A/Cover), Wil Quintana (C), Simon Bowland (Letters)
$3.99
On sale Nov. 11, FOC Oct. 19

Kingsway West