Saturday, July 11, 2009

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly-Comic


Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment

Western fans, rejoice!
The Man With No Name is back--in comic book form.
That's right: Director Sergio Leone's and star Clint Eastwood's famous outlaw/hero from the Dollars Trilogy of movies, A Fistful Of Dollars, For A Few Dollars More, and The Good, The Bad & They Ugly has returned.
What a treat!

Readers should know that this title is not an adaptation of the movie, but all new adventures.

The good news is that it's obvious right of the box that writer Chuck Dixon is tuned in to the laconic loner who is more protagonist than old west hero.
He won't be saving women and orphans. But he will be summarily dispatching plenty of bad(worse) guys, in his own selfish pursuit of reward and gold. Which is exactly what we would expect from this character.

Most gratifying about this debut issue is that Dixon seems fully capable of capturing the intimate, yet operatic feel and pace of the movies, and without use of expository dialogue.

In other words, The Man With No Name isn't gonna talk your head...he's gonna blow it off!

Again, what a treat!

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