A couple of new graphic novels that might be of interest to western comic book fans:
"The Ballad Of Sleeping Beauty"
By Gabriel Benson and Mike Hawthorne
This western retelling of the classic fable is very well written and has some terrific artwork.Originally published as an 8 issue mini series, it is now collected in one volume. The basic story without giving away too many details is about an old gunslinger who teams up with a young man to search for a village that has been placed under a curse, but their both being chased by some ghosts and the Grim Reaper himself in the guise of a U.S. Marshall named Drake. Very entertaining and original. Published by Beckett Comics. (www.beckettcomics.com)
Ten short stories of the American west illustrated by artists from Brazil. This book was (in my opinion) very hit and miss. Some of the stories were quite good, but most were just decent and a couple were pretty bad. Published by Terra Major (www.terramajor.com)
and a couple of books from last year that I just reread and are worth mentionong again:
by Rick Spears and Rob G.
A wild and strange mix of "A Fistful Of Dollars" and "Night Of The Living Dead" The basic plot: a small town is put under a curse and the dead rise as flesh eating zombies. All seems lost until The Man With No Name shows up. Very strange and weird. I loved it. Published by Gigantic Graphic Novels (www.pgw.com)
"The Long Haul"
By Anthony Johnston and Eduardo Barreto
A kind of "Oceans 11" out west. An ex bank robber is having a hard time going straight, so he puts togeter a gang and plans to rob a money train.
A good old fashioned western adventure. A lot of fun with some great art work. Published by Oni Press (www.onipress.com)
and for monthly comic fans, keep reading "Jonah Hex" and "Loveless". Two great books.