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Marvel Goes West with 'Six Guns: Locked and Loaded'

The publisher reveals it's plans for the western comic due in stores this November

Marvel will be stepping into a whole new frontier with 'Six Guns: Locked and Loaded,' a "new type of Western for the Marvel Universe." In this new series from Andy Diggle and David Gianfelice, the old west will clash with the present day in a series that will put the spotlight on a few characters that don't normally get a lot of panel time! The five issue mini series which is set to launch this November will feature Tarantula, Tex Dawson, the Black Riders, The Two Gun and Matt Slade. Writer Andy Diggle weighed in on the premise of the first two issues, which open with Tarantula, who is known for her appearances in Heroes For Hire, after her arrest for two murders she may have committed.

“As she's being transported to an arraignment hearing by Texas Ranger ‘Tex’ Dawson, the Black Riders Motorcycle Club makes a spectacular intervention. The second issue sees bounty hunter Matt Slade and the Two-Gun Kid thrown into the mix."

The question is, did Tarantula really murder two people, or is she being set up for a crime she didn't commit because she knows too much?

== TEASER ==

“Tarantula has uncovered a conspiracy in the tiny South American nation of San Diablo, which is where most of the action plays out, and powerful interests want her dead. San Diablo stands on the brink of civil war—Santa Maria to the north, and Sierra Del Diablo to the south—and both sides have hired massive U.S. private military contractors to fight for them."

The series will take cues from the way the old west was won, where the land wasn't ruled and regulated by laws and it was every man (and woman) for his (her) self. Marvel also revealed some very cool interior pages of Six Guns: Locked and Loaded by artist David Gianfelice that will surely impress readers. It's also interesting to see Marvel take a chance with a "western" style comic book, which would be unlike anything they've done in a long time (we're talking Gunsmoke Western, The Gunhawk and Kid Colt Outlaw). Are you looking forward to seeing Marvel's 'Six Guns: Locked and Loaded' this November? Do you think Marvel should take a chance and publish more Western style comic books? Check out the preview images of the first issue below and let us know what you think!

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Edited by justafan

i've always liked westerns i don't know how i feel about tarantula though

Posted by maxicere

I will read the first number and them see...

Posted by Nova`Prime`

Looks interesting, I liked the Western comics I have gotten my hands on, and this looks like it might very well be one I put on the pull list.

Posted by spider-man 2996

If this was set back like Jonah Hex I might read it but I don't like Tarantula.
Posted by Decept-O

Ha, I was just checking out the Tarantula page the other day.  Not much love shown for the character but the art is impressive even if there is some photo tracing going on.  Pretty good way to bring out the lesser used characters in Marvel's stable. 

Posted by Mumbles

some of the worst panel breaking i've ever seen.really no reason to do any at all.

Posted by The Impersonator


Posted by Omega Ray Jay

I'm calling a Ghost Rider appearance sometime soon right now. 

Posted by obscurefan

Could be good.

Posted by CombatSpoon86

Trying to compete with the All Western title I see

Posted by CrimsonTempest

All Marvel had going for its Westerns is the Rawhide Kid. This is just needless exposition to compete with the vastly superior All-Star Western. Thanks, but no thanks, on my part.

Posted by shawn87

I like Andy Diggle...but I dont know if i'll get this

Posted by blackkitty

Ghost Rider? Maybe...I'm waiting for...wait for it... The Texas Rangers!! Come on, where's Shooting Star and Texas Twister? Anyway, I might check it out. Since I dropped all my DC books, I need something to spend my money on.

Posted by AgeofHurricane

Was that Wolverine in the cowboy hat riding the car?

Posted by Golden Cod

And here I thought it was going to be the original Tarantula, the one who was fighting alongside Daredevil prior to Shadowland.   No longer interested!

Posted by xerox_kitty

Does a large breasted female character really need to wear stars over her boobs to suggest 'this is wear the magic is'? :p

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus
@xerox-kitty said:

Does a large breasted female character really need to wear stars over her boobs to suggest 'this is wear the magic is'? :p

Those were large? lol Haha but in all seriousness I think the stars are the antithesis to the official Texas Rangers star, at least from how it looks to me.
Posted by VenomMelendez

@spider-man 2996:

Really? I love the new Tarantula

Posted by spider-man 2996
Yeah I read some of the Heroes for Hire and she just did'nt appeal to me. Maybe I need to re-read them.