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Horror in the West Comic Review

Posted on September 5, 2012 by DecapitatedDan

    Issue: Horror in the West
    Writer: Various
    Artist: Various
    Publisher: Alterna Comics
    Price: $9.99

    Horror in the West is a horror anthology featuring eleven stories that combine the mysticism of the Old West with demons, zombies, aliens, and blood-curdling storytelling. A man who cannot be killed by the hangman’s noose, alien cattle-drives for human flesh, demon-slaying bounty hunters – all of these stories can be found here. “Horror in the West” will take you by the reigns and drive you straight over the edge!

    Dying Breath: 4.5 out of 5
    Well now we got ourselves a bit of a situation here pardner. You see ol’ Decap he is not to big on Western Comics, but he does love his Horror Comics, so what on Earth could he even like about Horror in the West? How about everything! This is one great looking, great reading, hootenanny of a good time! The artwork in this entire collection is GORE-Geous. I will admit that they set the bar high starting with sam Agro’s style, but no story in this ever let me down. Personally I prefered the art styles of Agro, Brian Evinou, Chris McFann and Dan Simon the most, but again they were all great.

    There is some really great horror scenes depicted in this book and Jeff McComsey actually takes home the prize for drawing the scariest panel. The stories, like the artwork were all very well done. As a person who doesn’t love Western stories, it’s a tough thing to make me care. Each short was original, nothing like the others in the book, and just overall fun. So many different concepts only adds to the overall value of this collection. My personal favorites were “Star Calf”, “The Hunters”, “Pinkerton Express” and “The Amulet”. I will say it once again, this collection was great. It was able to make me enjoy something I don’t typically care for, so that is a win right there.

    This is an Anthology that you should be adding to your bookcase. YEE HORROR!!!!

    Artwork: 4.5 out of 5
    Story: 4.5 out of 5

    If you would like to buy or know more about Horror in the West you can find it at Alternacomics.com

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    1. I like the look of this. Reminds me of a strange little portmanteau horror flick called Grim Prairie Tales from many years back that got me hooked on the idea and eventually lead me to Deadlands and to running more and more horror games. http://shortymonster.co.uk/?p=165

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