Friday, 20 January 2017
The Sixth Gun: Days of the Dead Review (Cullen Bunn, Brian Hurtt)
Days of the Dead is a spinoff/prequel to the main Sixth Gun series and, like most prequels, it’s unnecessary! But it could’ve still been entertaining and unfortunately it wasn’t.
This book gives the backstory to two characters I didn’t want to know more about: Jesup Sutter of the Knights of Solomon, and Father Roberto Vargas of the Sword of Abraham. Together they must battle Eli Barlow, a Necromancer intent on raising the death god Yum Kimil because that’s just what Necromancers do.
Really not a lot to say about this one: it bored the shit out of me. “Quick, let’s go over there and shoot some monsters! Now let’s go over there and shoot some more monsters! Hurry, we got monsters to shoot over there!” and so on. Unimaginative, dreary drek.
I suppose it’s a competently put-together comic, it’s just not very interesting at all. Even though I’m a Sixth Gun fan, only completists/huge fans need to read this one - you won’t be missing anything if you skip it.