Monday, October 22, 2007

The Deadlander (NEWS)

Kevin Ferrara's The Deadlander is an interesting new four issue mini-series from Dark Horse Comics that came out a few weeks ago, and I finally got around to reading the first issue last night and really enjoyed it. It's a horror western best described as "a wicked zombie tale about a supernatural killer escaping damnation ---one bullet at a time!" The artwork is especially well done, a bit like Bernie Wrightson or Gene Colan with just the right amount of Graham Ingels thrown in to make it even more relevant here. If only the writing was up to the same level as the art this would be a total winner... but overall it's still a recomended read for those of you looking for something new and horrific on the shelves.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I also picked this up and enjoyed it quite a bit. So Karswell you read new comics too?

Karswell said...

>So Karswell you read new comics too?

Yes. Wait, is this a trick question?

Anonymous said...

I thought it was decent too but agree about the writing, something seemed a little off, like it could have been edited down and less wordy. It looked like some of the more crowded text panels actually forced the artwork to be reduced in size too. But other than that a good first issue, looking forward to part two.

Anonymous said...

Look's fun,hopefully it'll handle the horror-western idea better than Rob Zombie and THE TERROR OF TINY TOWN did.

Anonymous said...

felt like an old story out of heavy metal

Anonymous said...

I PICKED THIS UP ON YOUR RECCOMENDATION AND REALLY ENJOYED IT TOO, THANKS FOR THE HEADS UP! ANYTHING ELSE NEW THAT IS GOOD BUT NOT WEARING A CAPE?