Comic Review: Six Gun Gorilla #1-2

Six Gun Gorilla
Long Days of Vengeance #1-2
Written by Brian Christgau
Art by Adrian Sibar
Letters by David Sharpe
Cover by Wes Huffor with Derek Dow
Release Date: June 12, 2013
Cover Price: $1.99

Written by Brian Christgau and drawn by Adrian Sibar, Six Gun Gorilla is a delightful revival of an old serial tale from Wizard magazine. True to its Pulp origins, Christgau and Sibar crafted a simple and plausible back story to their utterly fantastic protagonist: One 800-lb. silverback mountain gorilla. No seriously.

Six Gun Gorilla #1 opened with the unlikely scene of a poncho-wearing gorilla with a cowboy hat and custom-made six-shooters executing an unrepentant villain (with the villain drawing first, of course). The story quickly moved back in time to show a baby gorilla taken from his mother’s arms by an English poacher, who quickly loses his prize trophy to a slick-witted Irishman in a card game. (If there were any justice, the Mc was cheating.)

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Comic Review: Hawken: Genesis

Hawken: Genesis
Story by Dan Jevons, Miles Williams, and Khang Le
Written by Jeremy Barlow
Illustrated by Francisco Ruiz Velasco, Alex Sanchez, Kody Chamberlain, Sid Kotian, Bill Sienkiewicz, Bagus Hutomo, Michael Gaydos, Federico Dallocchio, Nathan Fox, and Christopher Moeller
Colored by Grant Goleash, Derek Dow, Eddy Swan, Chad Fidler, and Logan Faerber
Lettered by Deron Bennett
Cover by Khang Le
Archaia Entertainment
Release Date: April 9, 2013
Cover Price: $19.95

Hawken: Genesis is a graphic novel based on the popular free online multi-player game, Hawken. While the game allows you to go to war, controlling a massive, robotic killing machine, Hawken: Genesis explores the origins of why you are fighting in the first place. Archaia Entertainment pulled together a solid team for this graphic novel with the story written by Jeremy Barlow and illustrations provided by a slew of fantastic artists.

“Come to Illal. Come to Paradise.”

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