Shaolin Cowboy #2 Review

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No, that isn’t some kind of newly patented nucleotide sequence. It is a snippet of the “dialog” within this amazing issue. In fact, to some extent, it represents ALL the dialog in this issue. Seriously – No reading required… Just sit back, relax, and enjoy an issue full of unadulterated zombie slaughter.

Here’s the official description from Dark Horse:

Shaolin Cowboy 2 CoverHe came, he “sawed,” but will he conquer?! The Shaolin Cowboy proves—in 33 pages of gas-powered mayhem—that the undead and kung fu don’t mix as they mix it up in issue #2. No “low T” in this one!

* From writer/artist Geof Darrow (Hard Boiled, The Matrix)!

* 33 pages of story!

* The action heats up!

* For fans of chainsaws!

Geof Darrow does it again. He takes what you know about reading comics and throws it out the window. He changes the laws of [comics] physics to suit his vision. And what is his vision? To create amazingly unique comic experiences. I have to admit, I didn’t “get it” until this issue. I “get it” now.

Last issue was amazingly unique with an intro consisting of thousands of seemingly unrelated words. This issue? Well, you will see. You have to see it to believe it – Pages and pages of amazingly detailed art. And not just any “detailed art” – “Zombie killing mayhem detailed art”. And not just any “Zombie killing mayhem detailed art” – “Chainsaws on a stick zombie killing mayhem detailed art”.

Need I say more?

This issue is groundbreaking. Darrow has blown me away. I read a lot of comics, and I have never seen something like this – something AMAZING, like this. Looking back, I can actually say the same for the last issue – all those words in the intro – perfectly unique. It is exactly what we need in comics today.

So, for me, Shaolin Cowboy #2 had a perfect score half-way trough the issue – at which time I actually said aloud, “If this entire book is zombie killing with no dialog, I am completely sold on the series.”




S#!T Talking Central

  • GageGecko

    They should be ashamed to accept people’s money for that pathetic issue. It’s a joke and the art is sub par.