Howdy pardner, check out this Western comic anthology from a few familiar faces
We've got a lot of talented people working for us at JoBlo.com and I'm always proud of their extracurricular activities. The latest staffers to hit it big are current News Editor, Dave Davis, and former Comics Editor, Sean Fahey. The two have teamed up for the forthcoming Western comics anthology "Tall Tales from The Badlands."
Sean wrote three of the five stories included in the anthology and Dave edited and lettered the entire book. I got a sneak peek at the book and it's really a great read. I used to be a big comic nerd but I haven't read many lately and reading "Badlands" was a throwback to flipping through those indie comics I'd pick up at local comic shows.
The book runs a solid 52 pages and retails for only $2.50. You can order the book online here and support comic book creators who aren't killing off major characters for cheap publicity stunts. I've also included some information on each of the stories to give you a better idea of what you're in for. Enjoy!
“A Thousand Deaths." An aging gunslinger struggles with his fear of the inevitable.
“Thicker Than Water." After turning his partner in to the Pinkertons, in order to save his brother’s life, a remorseful bank robber pays a visit to the man he betrayed and learns the true meaning of family.
“Abigail." Isolated and alone after her husband joins a posse to capture a band of murderers, an unusually resourceful frontier woman taps into her most base maternal instincts in order to protect her children from a brutal home invasion.
“The Runt." A scrappy, weathered old dog gives new meaning to the phrase “Man’s Best Friend,” when he is left to defend his fallen master from a series of blood thirsty scavengers.
“Easy Livin’." A good natured slice of frontier life piece honoring the adventurous spirit and tireless work ethic of the trappers and mountain men that succeeded in opening up the American West, in the face of endless challenges and constant hardship.