Go West #2 Review The Blade is Back!
Go West #2
Creator & Writer Garrett Gunn
Interior Art, Cover Pencils Saint Yak
Cover Colors Sean Forney
Published By Alterna Comics
Go West is a three issue mini-series from Alterna Comics. The best way to describe this series would be a post-apocalyptic western horror. Just picture The Walking Dead meets Jonah Hex! What a wild ride Go West #2 was. Lots of backstories granting you a more detailed look at the players, where the last issue was just all out action mystery and horror. Our two principal characters are a man known as Creep. He’s the villain of this twisted tale and then we have our anti-hero Slade the Blade. This seems to take place after a huge cataclysmic world event. Life as we know it is over. We return to a futuristic old west world. People are just trying to survive and reclaim what’s left of their lives. Unfortunately with men like Creep and his underlings that would appear to be difficult to do. The sins of the past seem to have come to light.
Garrett Gunn is the creator and writer of this series. He’s done an extraordinary job on this story. His writing lures you in and transfers you into his world. You will step through a doorway into another world and will have your head spinning.
Saint Yak did all of the interior art and pencils on the cover with a hand from Sean Forney with colors on the cover. I have to say I appreciate his art in this book it gives you that old west feel. There’s just something about his art style that made me instantly love it. It needs to be seen to be believed. Saint’s art pulled me even deeper into this story.
I like Alterna. They brought back newsprint comics and they keep all their cover prices on books at $1.50 each. Which just makes these books super affordable in this day and age. Currently, they don’t have any ongoing series. Everything they publish is creator-owned and either a mini-series or a maxi-series (12 issue limited). Go West is a splendid example of that. This first outing is a three issue run. If you’re looking for a more mature story then look no further than Go West #2 on shelves now. Get yours today!