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The Sixth Gun, Vol. 1: Cold Dead Fingers [Kindle Edition]

Cullen Bunn , Brian Hurtt , Bill Crabtree
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Collecting issues #1 - #6 of the hit series by Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt! During the darkest days of the Civil War, wicked cutthroats came into possession of six pistols of otherworldly power. In time, the Sixth Gun. the most dangerous of the weapons, vanished. When the gun surfaces in the hands of an innocent girl, dark forces reawaken. Vile men thought long dead set their sights on retrieving the gun and killing the girl. Only Drake Sinclair, a gunfighter with a shadowy past, stands in their way.

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  • File Size: 99853 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Oni Press (March 15, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BUU2264
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #377,766 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The beginning of a great Weird Western January 31, 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I love Weird Western stories, and I love ongoing comics that tell a single, ongoing story. So the idea of a monthly Weird Western comic was pretty much irresistible. Having said that, it took a few issues for this series to grow on me, but by the end of the first, six-issue story (collected in this volume), The Sixth Gun had become one of my new favorite comics.

Telling the story of six supernatural guns, the book focuses on Rebecca Moncrief, who inherits one of the guns from her father. The gun allows her to see visions of the past and the future, and is an important part of a mysterious plot by General Oleander Hume, the dead-and-resurrected former owner of the gun. Rebecca finds herself allied with Drake Sinclair, one of the general's former subordinates, and together, they work to stop him from uniting the six guns, which would bring about dire consequences.

Writer Cullen Bunn tells a fairly complete story in this book, while setting up some intriguing mysteries for future installments. Artist Brian Hurt's art is clear and straightforward, while still detailed. His characters are clear and distinct, and he makes the supernatural weirdness fit right in with the regular setting. The historical detail feels accurate without having to hit the reader over the head with it. All in all, loads of fun. Can't wait to see where the story goes next. (As I type this, the comic is only up to seven issues, but the second story is already heading off in weird, different directions.)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost perfect but still a breathless ride March 13, 2013
Never heard of this series, but met the author and illustrator at Emerald City Comic-con, where they kindly sold me a copy and signed it, as well. I seriously enjoyed this volume and fully intend to read another. It was a compelling Western world with a dark, Biblical horror to its lore, which was itself rich in history. The artwork is the perfect mix of expressive and narrative- beautiful, but still conveying the plot effortlessly. The writing is similarly engrossing and interesting. This first volume throws you in almost in medias res and then keeps going, which is incredible considering where this volume already took us. Although I would've liked learning a bit more about some of the protagonist, the rich dark powers granted by the six guns fully made up for it. I absolutely intend on buying and reading the next book, which I hope to give five stars!
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4.0 out of 5 stars I'm A Convert August 30, 2012
As a Western Slope Coloradan and a died in the wool Southwesterner I like my cowboy stories. But I was very hesitant about this item - a graphic novel, lots of fantasy, magic and cursed folderol. It had the potential to be pretty lame, and to subvert those cowboy staples that keep the genre running.

Well guess what? This is a totally interesting enterprise. Damsel in distress, mysterious stranger with a shady past, evil villain, equally evil gunmen henchmen. It's all there. And all the cursed gun, living dead, immortal bad guy stuff has been worked into the story so smoothly that it slipped right in, naturally, with the cowboying. Heck, our hero's visit to the lynching tree was worth the price of admission right there.

And the graphic work hits that sweetspot between clearly drawn and too over-the-top. Sharp and colorful, with a lot of energy, but restrained when it needs to be, and always in service to the story.

So, I'm a convert. I don't pretend to be a master of either graphic novels or westerns, but if you're at all interested in sampling either, this seems like an attractive possible choice.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Blazingly good comics July 29, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Post-Civil War America, the Old West. Missy Hume, a menacing woman with mysterious motives, hires Pinkerton agents to track down a valuable gun which belonged to her late husband General Oliander Hume, currently in the possession of a preacher. But the gun falls into the hands of the preacher's daughter, Becky Montcrief, who discovers the gun has supernatural powers and imprints itself to the first person who wields it after its previous owner passes - in other words, only she can use this strange gun. And bad people are after her.

Meanwhile, treasure hunter Drake Sinclair finds Becky before the newly resurrected General Hume and his gang of outlaw horrors do, all of whom possess a gun with magical powers. Drake and Becky must gain control of all six guns to keep the mad General from unleashing an unspeakable danger into the world.

Volume 1 of the Sixth Gun series, Cold Dead Fingers, opens up like a gunslinger emptying his barrel in a duel - the action and characters come shooting out in quick succession. Cullen Bunn does a great job of getting the story going quickly and keeps the momentum up throughout the book, introducing you to characters and their world seamlessly. And while the chase story in the Western genre has been done to death, it really works well here because of the horror element thrown into the mix.

Bunn sets the scene nicely giving the book the convincing atmosphere of the Old West with town names like Brimstone and a cast that include the likes of preachers, cathouse owners, Pinkerton agents, and Civil War castoffs. He also subverts Western staples with the horror angle so that when the familiar sight of a hanging tree is introduced, it turns out to be an oracle where the hanged souls are forever bound but can see the future.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good
great western horror comic book may be a TV show soon have all the books and comics good read buy
Published 8 months ago by Douglas E. Koschnitzke
1.0 out of 5 stars Chapter 6 won't play back correctly on my Kindle
This review is not for the comic, which is pretty cool. Rather, I'm complaining about the Kindle version. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Rick Rodriguez
5.0 out of 5 stars Great New Comic!
A Very Interesting new team with this comic and a welcome break from the Cookie-cutter DC style. I really like the drawing style and the innovative storytelling. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Sylvia
2.0 out of 5 stars Bought 2 books but can not read them!
Bought 2 books but can not read them! They are comic books. Had I knowen I would not have bought them at all
Published 11 months ago by She
4.0 out of 5 stars Well done!
Is a compelling history that make you want to keep reading, with really good drawings and very interesting characters. I like it!
Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars A great start to a new Western mythology
Scattered across the Old West are six magical guns. Each has a mystical power and is bound to its owner for life, unwilling to fire for another. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Wombat the Bookworm
5.0 out of 5 stars Reason to read graphic novels
Six Guns is the kind of read, the kind of project that demonstrates why graphic novels exist, and should. And why I love to read 'em. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Marc C. Bridgham
5.0 out of 5 stars Great novel
Is a great graphic novel. Reminds me of Johna Hex crossed with Hellboy with the best parts of each mixed in.
Published 12 months ago by Delmer Keen
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book!
I really enjoyed this horror/western a lot! If you know someone who is curious about comics but they aren't fans of superheroes, they would enjoy this very much.
Published 12 months ago by Capricorn
4.0 out of 5 stars Great action/supernatural comic
There's six guns created to do bad things, and eventually one ends up in the hands of a good guy. His adopted daughter accidentally inherits it and encounters a couple of people... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Ryan
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