Book of the Nerd
Go West Review
First Impressions: My husband bought this comic from our local comic book store. After he read it, he recommended it to me. The cover and title give you a western feel and I enjoy a good western, so I decided to give it a try. I am glad I did.
Art: The Pencils was done by Saint Yak and colors by Sean Forney. The art in this comic was amazing. I love the style and mood that is reflected in the art.The artist put a lot of details in the background which added to the sad tale. I loved how everything was in a brown tent except for a few panels that had one item in a bright color.
Story: The creator and author of Go West is Garrett Gunn. The comic opens with a house in the middle of a wilderness. The year 2136. As we progress through the story it becomes apparent that a great tragedy has befallen the main character. He reflects on his past. He always knew that his demons would come back to haunt him. Today was the day that the shadow of his past found him. And now in return, he wants vengeance. There will be no mercy.
Sequels: Go West is a three-part limited series. The next issue is called The Blade is Back. I really enjoyed how the first issued ended. I will definitely be picking up the next title. I want to see who is next on his path of vengeance.
Recommendations: I loved the first issue. The set up was amazing. It builds up the intensity to a bloody action-packed ending. It had me sitting on the edge of my seat. The comic reminds me of a Clint Eastwood western set in a post-apocalyptic setting. I definitely recommend Go West. If you like lots of action and westerns, you should pick up this title.
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Quote: “Time is like water. The harder you try and hold onto it, the faster it falls through your fingers.”
This was the opening line to Go West. It set the tone of what was to come next.
Until next time!