It’s the 13th month of the year (Editor’s Note: No, it’s actually the 10th), and the witching-y day approaches! In honor of All-Hallow’s day, as any snotty 10-year old will try to correct you to, Nerdcenaries is doing a special countdown of spooky comics. For the next 13 days until Halloween, I’ll be talking about one scaaaaaary issue or original Graphic Novel per day, to get you in the proper mood (Editor’s Note: the proper mood is murder.) Here’s the first!:
The Sixth Gun #14
Written by Cullen Bunn
Drawn by Tyler Crook
Colored by Bill Crabtree
A self-contained issue that’s a little more horror than the usual Action-Horror of most of the other issues, and featuring some guest art by Tyler Crook, there’s a lot to like about this comic. Concerning the origin of a villain that’d been troubling the protagonists in issues 12 and 13, the tale of Asher Cobb, a man haunted by fate is a brilliant piece of comics. From the gorgeous watercolors that illustrate Asher Cobb’s visions, or the touching love-story and a twist that’s reminiscent of some of publisher EC’s best and most memorable stories, this is a great piece of work. Moreover, Bunn stretches himself in this issue, adding in some lovely bits of third-person narration, a trick he abstains from in the rest of the series, which gel nicely with Crook’s atmospheric and bold linework. Pick this issue up if you can find it (it’s also collected in the third volume), and you should probably be reading the series regardless.