Thursday, February 21, 2008

The Man with No Name: The Comic

Jeez, is everyone as enamored with Western stuff as I am? I just keep stumbling over new Western comics. And this time, it's a title based on the character from Leone's films! What the heck, man?


Brian said...

Ha! I've noticed the same thing! Although I'm glad its switching to that - for a while it seems like all anyone was writing or drawing was zombie junk. I went to the book store a month ago and there had to be at least 10 different graphic novels all revolving around that theme. Strange.

I bet next it will be samurai stuff - or modern samurai . . . some thing having to do with swords and cool ninjas.

Lets break tradition and write about lumberjacks.

Nobody said...

It seems to be the zeitgeist, since theaters saw arguably four "westerns" in 2007, the most in one year since I don't know when: 3:10 to Yuma, The Ass. of Jesse James, No Country, and There Will Be Blood.

Admittedly the most traditional one was the least critically acclaimed, while TWBB was mostly a period piece without cowboys, Jesse James had no gunfights, and No Country had a more modern setting. But I still think they can be categorized together.