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In 1949, the relatively unknown cartoonist Harvey Kurtzman, coming off a run of his one-page gag strip Hey, Look! for Timely, shopped his work around and received his first EC assignment. No, it wasn't on one of their horror titles; those wouldn't be launched until the following year. Nor were they publishing war or satire comics yet. Rather, Kurtzman's EC debut was as illustrator of Lucky Fights It Through, a giveaway 16-page educational comic about syphilis...with a two-fisted cowboy setting, since western comics were in then.

'That ignorant, ignorant cowboy' )
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"I’d always wanted to do a Western, but years ago I had an editor tell me that artists hate drawing horses and that was why it was so hard to get a Western going. He was probably kidding, but I believed him.

Newsflash: I’m an idiot.
" - Kelly Sue DeConnick

8 2/3 out of 26 pages

Warning for language and violence.

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1872 #1

Jul. 10th, 2015 11:23 pm
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Multiversity Comics: Did you have any favorite Western comics or movies growing up that influenced the series?

Gerry Duggan: All the Marvel westerns, I really enjoyed Jimmy and Justin’s westerns at DC, and too many films to name. Everything Leone, Once Upon A Time In The West, Unforgiven, Tombstone, there’s also some of Friedkin’s Sorcerer in our DNA. It’s not a western, but it’s an amazing film. Star Wars came out a week after it, and the audience dried up, but make no mistake — it’s a masterpiece.

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Hi folks!

It's been a while since we last checked in on our favorite hideously-scarred bounty hunter, so let's do that.

This scene does not appear in this issue. What does is a wedding you were never expecting to see; SPOILERS for All Star Western #26.

Four pages from the latest issue )

Your thoughts and comments?
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One of the suprisingly underrated series' to come out of the 1990s was, to me, John Ostrander's 'the Kents'. Not heard of it? Not really suprising, I think that it's been out of print until very recently, but think that they might have republished it recently in two 100 page issues, which you should kind of pick up if you're able to, it's excellent.

Warning for racism.
Minireview, two pages of comic )
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Westerns! Typically set in the American old west, in the mid to late 19th century. Westerns aren't so much about the frontier itself (usually), as the ending of it, conflict between settlers and native peoples, new technologies, and all the horrible things done in the midst of it. Westerns can be funny or tragic, reassuring or unsettling--the genre is flexible enough that new Westerns movies, books and comics come out every year. Although not many.

Western comics went out of style along with romance comics (and pirates!), with the rise of superhero stories. By the sixties, Western comics were... hard to find. To say the least. In the last few years, a number of strong Western or Western-themed series have come out. Jonah Hex, Preacher, Streets of Glory, Loveless, (the disastrous) Rawhide Kid, Apache Skies (Apache kid's story), and on and on. And that's not counting the non-American stuff and updates like No Country For Old Men (you guys have seen it, right? RIGHT?). Western comics, they're back baby, and I love them.

But why Westerns? I'm in endless love with revenge stories, with unlikely or wrecked protagonists, and revenge is something Westerns have an overflowing cup of. Survival stories so muddy you're not sure you want the protagonist to survive. Beaten down, travel stained heroes, with pasts that are anything but heroic. You get the idea.

Today I'm going to share 12 pages from issues 1 and 2 the new(ish) Lone Ranger, an update and adaptation of the 49-57 tv series. high ho silver, away! )

Also, Merry Xmas for those celebrating, happy day off for those so blessed, and glory glory Western day for the rest of us.
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I'm going to start slowly reposting the western comics I put up at 1.0, with some additions. What do my fellow western readers want most?

Streets of Glory
Apache Skies
The Lone Ranger
Blaze of Glory

I've scanned large portions of all of these, and would be willing to (slowly) post excerpts if there's interest.

Now to business, six pages from the first issue of the Apache Skies miniseries. Not plotty, but a sequence I love.

Read more... )

PS. I'm officially on modcation for several weeks, so if you've got any modly queries, direct them to another member of the mod team. xo
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Sorry for an untranslated preview pic; the rest of the comic is properly translated into English.

Cocco Bill comic )


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