Multcolib My Librarian Nick: Weird westerns part 2 - comics

Jonah Hex
Jonah Hex Welcome to Paradise Book - 2010 GN JONAH 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:There is no Weird Western genre without the anti-hero Jonah Hex. DC's brooding Civil War loner at his genesis here with most of the original stories from the 1970's.

Showcase Presents Jonah Hex
Showcase Presents Jonah Hex Volume 1 Book - 2005 GN SHOWCASE 2005 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Part of DC's Showcase series, this volume includes many of Jonah's early tales not in the reprint title "Welcome to Paradise" listed above. Introduces many important recurring characters.

The Sixth Gun
The Sixth Gun Book 1, Cold Dead Fingers By Bunn, Cullen Book - 2011 GN BUNN 2011 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 4 copies

Annotation:I'm a big fan of this supernatural Civil War-era series, now up to six volumes, featuring a zombie general in his quest to recover six magic revolvers. Bunn, Hurtt, and Oni Press knocked this one out of the park. Highly recommended.

High Moon
High Moon Volume 1 By Gallaher, David Book - 2009 GN GALLAHER 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:I wish this comic, originally a digital-only title, was still being produced. Your local library still has a copy of this fresh horror adventure yarn about cowboys and werewolves in the Old West. Detectives, witches, rituals, and magic add to the innovative mix. Highly recommended.

Jonah Hex
Jonah Hex Face Full of Violence By Gray, Justin Book - 2006 GN GRAY Available in some locations

Annotation:This Hex re-launch from Gray and Palmiotti is gritty, bloody, and true to the legend. A great update of the classic bounty hunter with excellent writing and artwork dripping with detail. Over 10 volumes to date. So jealous of these guys...

All Star Western
All Star Western Volume 1, Guns and Gotham By Palmiotti, Jimmy Book - 2012 GN PALMIOTTI 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Palmiotti and Gray, covering much ground, ride Jonah Hex's storytelling chops into their update of "All-Star Western" for DC's "New 52." Also featuring new incarnations of past favorite characters.

El Diablo
El Diablo By Azzarello, Brian Book - 2008 GN AZZARELLO Available in some locations

Annotation:Azzarello's brutal, practically monochromatic tale about sheriff Moses Stone and his flight from the legendary El Diablo, a relentless, violent gunman who has unearthed the skeletons in Stone's closet, is pure Vertigo and a great four-issue series.

The Grave Doug Freshley
The Grave Doug Freshley By Hechinger, Josh Book - 2011 GN HECHINGER 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:"A spaghetti Western crossed with a zombie buddy story, Doug Freshley infuses new blood in genre stereotypes. For those who like Westerns, soft horror, and original twists on old themes."

East of West
East of West Volume 1, [The Promise] By Hickman, Jonathan Book - 2013 GN HICKMAN 2013 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 4 on 5 copies

Annotation:If you like apocalyptic Weird Westerns, this one is for you. Hickman sprawls a futuristic story about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse amid sparse technological artwork. Highly original and open-ended.

Iron West
Iron West By TenNapel, Doug Book - 2006 GN TENNAPEL Available in some locations

Annotation:Another great original title from TenNapel (see his other books!), this humorous inclusion to the ranch has outlaws, shamans, Sasquatch, magic, and a robot army!

Jonah Hex
Jonah Hex Shadows West By Lansdale, Joe R. Book - 2014 GN LANSDALE 2014 Available in some locations

Annotation:Brand new reprint from the 1990's of Lansdale's darkly humorous take on the moody bounty hunter. Marvel at three separate tales involving mad doctors, an incubus, and giant worms of the earth! A very welcome collection.

The Dark Tower
The Dark Tower The Gunslinger Born By David, Peter Book - 2007 GN DAVID Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 3 copies

Annotation:Over ten volumes present flashback stories only hinted at in Stephen King's novels, starting with this first entry into the epic journey of Roland Deschain. Enjoy the ride.

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