Dead Irons #2

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2009 | Dynamite

Writing: James Kuhoric
Art: Jason Shawn Alexander
Character Design: Jae Lee
Letters: Simon Bowland

Silas hunts down his siblings to town of living dead they created. His father also sacrificed a man to bring back his wife.

I really like the writing in this book. The confusion I had from the previous issue has subsided a lot, and I somehow missed the explanation of how they all ended up dead. I know it’s all their father’s fault, though.

I love how deranged the father is. I love all those flashbacks with him and his fanatical lectures. I can’t wait to see the final confrontation with him and I also can’t wait to see their mother in action.

I wasn’t too sure if I’d really get into this, since I had some trouble following the first issue. Since most of that’s cleared up, I got more enjoyment out of it. I can almost see the action played in my mind and I can hear their voices in my head. The next issue will probably be enough for me to fully commit if the quality of writing keeps up.

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Dead Irons #1

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Jan 2009 | Dynamite

Writing: James Kuhoric
Art: Jason Shawn Alexander
Character Designs: Jae Lee
Letters: Simon Bowland

1838. The wild west. The Iron siblings are bounty hunter and they bring their prey in as dead as themselves leaving rivers of blood in their wake. They’re brother Silas has been tracking them and the group ain’t so pleased.

And other supernatural western hits the shelves. Why does it interest me? It’s the main cast that’s dead and you have to admit, that’s one sexy cover.

Alexander’s art is phenomenal. It’s so perfect for horror and images go well with Kuhoric’s excellent script. His words are very compelling and capture that old west tongue very well. I particularly liked the crazy preacher’s sermon. That was chillingly wonderful along with the scene where Silas’s father whips out some more religion. That old west religion is pretty scary stuff. I love it and how fanatical it gets.

You would compound your sins by lying in the face of the Almighty. The Devil’s in you, bastard child. He’s in you good and Deep.

But we’re gonna burn that fiend right out of you and brand you with the mark of the lord for all to see.

So wonderful. I’m amazed to find I love this book. I was bewitched after seeing the art on the first page and sold after reading all that wonderful exposition. I’m definitely going to splurge on this and get caught up.

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