Sherwood, Texas #1 Written by Shane Berryhill
Illustrated by Daniel Hillyard
Colored by Charlie Kirchoff
Lettered by Ed Dukeshire
Cover by Andrew Robinson 12 Gauge Comics
Release Date: July 16, 2014
Cover Price: $1.00
Sherwood, Texas #1 is a reimagining of the classic Robin Hood tale, set in present-day Texas. Written by Shane Berryhill and illustrated by Daniel Hillyard, the first issue infuses themes and characters from the original story with intense additions such as sex trafficking and biker gangs.
Long before two Irish brothers became prayer-reciting vigilantes in south Boston, their father went on a similar crusade against the mob. Before the legend of “Il Duce,” there was the life of Noah MacManus. Fans of the cult classic film The Boondock Saints know there were a lot of unanswered questions about the man whose name wasn’t even revealed until the sequel. Though the second film answered many of those questions, the series took to a new medium shortly thereafter, with 12 Gauge Comics publishing a trilogy of comic series exploring the character’s backstory. Now, the whole story is collected in a single graphic novel for the first time in Boondock Saints: In Nomine Patris.
Boondock Saints: In Nomine Patris 1 & 2 Written by Troy Duffy & JB Love
Art by Guus Floor
Cover by Chris Brunner 12-Gauge/Innfusion
Price: $3.99 each
Release Date: May 26 & July 14, 2010
The second in the new line of Boondock Saints comics, In Nomine Patris, is the beginning of the secret history of Il Duce. This to me is a great way to kick off a serious stint in the comic line for the saints. It introduces all the characters and a lot about the history of their “business” without prior knowledge needed. This series does a great job in treating it like every issue can be someone’s first issue.
Basically in both issues we learn how Il Duce becomes a vigilante and why he kept it up throughout his entire life. We also learn how he got his vest and we learn it all through Connor and Murphy’s eyes. The story is great and very interesting. I really enjoyed reading it. There are a few storytelling issues here and there, but it is more of a layout issue than a script issue. It is very hard to tell where we are in the story because of the jumps between past, present, and future. Something that would help is different times of day for each setting so there would be a more distinct coloring for each one. But that is just a minor issue which is great for Troy Duffy‘s second and third comic.
Are you a fan of comics? Do you like The Boondock Saints?
If so then here’s some cool news for all of you fanatics out there just like me.
It has recently come to my attention that 12 Gauge Comics will be releasing a two-part miniseries called Boondock Saints: In Nomini Patris, which will serve as an bonus content from the second movie The Boondock Saints: All Saints Day.
This miniseries will delve us further into the McManus brothers’ past and we’ll learn more about their father Il Duce. A sneak preview is coming to stores this May with the series launching this Summer.
Troy Duffy, who wrote and directed both of these awesome movies, will be co-writing the comic books along with writer J.B. Love, with art by Guus Floor. Love told Newsarama that there will be “a few scenes that you’ll remember from ‘All Saints Day’, but most of the content is new and fills in the blanks in the flashback sequences.”