Hands on: THE SIXTH GUN Hardcover: GUNSLINGER EDITION

Limited to only 1000 copies. check out how glorious it truly is.

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Spotlight on: THE SIXTH GUN Hardcover: GUNSLINGER EDITION

Take a look at why you'll want this limited edition book in your personal collection.

There are so many great comics that are being made these days. Because of that, it's easy to sometimes miss out on some. That's what happened to me with Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt's THE SIXTH GUN from Oni Press. The series is a monthly western taking place after the Civil War and involves six guns - each containing dark supernatural powers.

Oni Press has recently released this limited edition GUNSLINGER EDITION of the hardcover.

This might seem like an odd choice of packaging. It looks like a box with chains. If you've already watched the video up above, you know that this is an oversized hardcover (the dimensions are 13.2" x 8.8" x 1.3"). Issue 36 of the series has just come out and this contains the first eleven issues.

As for this packaging, it's meant to look like a coffin. It's the coffin General Hume was buried in. It's a nice solid box that contains the actual hardcover.

That's old General Hume on the dustcover of the book. He's not a guy you want to run into.

The back cover shows more fellas you wouldn't want to meet either.

The art is great on the front and back. With this being oversized and there not being any lettering, you can really appreciate the art.

As much as I like a good looking dustcover, I always like to look at what the actual book looks like without the cover. In this case, especially if you're already familiar with the story, it's worth looking at.

It looks pretty fancy. That's faux leather and gold foil.

This edition of the hardcover is limited to just 1000 copies. 40 went on sale at New York Comic Con. If you think about it, 1000 isn't a whole lot. If you're serious about this, you're going to want to jump on it. These books do have a tendency to go up in price in the aftermarket. Throw in the fact that there's only 1000, people will be looking for this later on for sure.

Each copy is signed and numbered.

I've been kicking myself for not catching this series when it started. The good thing is now I have plenty to read as I try to catch up to the current issues. It's rare to have a western comic that can last this long in today's market. If you're a fan of the genre, you're either already reading this or you should be. And it's not just a regular western. The different guns all have dark powers that adds another layer to the stories.

If you've ever read or purchased these sort of oversized books, you know it really shows off the art. Check out a few pages:

Of course there are some "bonus features" along with the first eleven issues. There's some never-before-seen art, cover galleries and previously web-exclusive Christmas story, "Them's What Ails Ya!"

If that wasn't already enough, there are also three really cool prints.

You're probably wondering, how much does this magnificent collection cost? This limited edition set will cost you $120. That's pretty normal given other releases in this format. What makes this a better value is the limited nature and all the extras you get including the packaging.

How many are left? That's a good question. This is already on sale. You can only get this directly from Oni Press. You can purchase it from their website:

http://oni-press.myshopify.com/collections/frontpage/products/the-sixth-gun-hardcover-gunslinger-edition

If you're interested in the series but can't spend that much. There is a regular edition without all the bells and whistles for $60. You can order that HERE or, most likely, your local comic shop or retailer.

This edition won't be available for long. So think about it if you want it in your collection or if you'll kick yourself later when it's sold out.

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Edited by longbowhunter

Beautiful. I've always wanted to read this series.

Edited by iceslick

Wow that's a nice looking book right there. It's a shame I haven't read the series yet especially since I like Layman's writing. I'm not sure I will be able to buy this. :-(

Edited by G-Man

@iceslick: Layman only wrote the intro. This is written by Cullen Bunn.

There are also individual trades.

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Posted by Damian_Arrows

opening the page i got this confused with six gun gorilla, still this is sweet.

Posted by Jbreen

Looks nice.

I've been meaning to pick up the first trade of this for a while and just haven't got round to it.

Posted by Oy_the_Billy_Bumbler

Just bought it. Love this series. Definitely in the top 3 for best current ongoing series. I'm going to be so sad when issue 50 hits. Hopefully they continue the Sons of the Gun spinoff at least.

Edited by Bonzi161

My Girlfriend and I were Scott Pilgrim and Ramona for Comic con, When the guys from Oni saw us they hooked us up with some free posters and gave us a discount on books. I picked up sixth gun and was blown away, fantastic read. (they also told me they are in talks for a TV show but could not give me anything concrete)

Posted by iceslick

@g_man: Oh I never read anything by Cullen Bunn. This is the first time I heard of him. lol

The series looks interesting and I love westerns so I might check out the trades someday.

Posted by G-Man
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Edited by Oy_the_Billy_Bumbler
@bonzi161 said:

My Girlfriend and I were Scott Pilgrim and Ramona for Comic con, When the guys from Oni saw us they hooked us up with some free posters and gave us a discount on books. I picked up sixth gun and was blown away, fantastic read. (they also told me they are in talks for a TV show but could not give me anything concrete)

They filmed a pilot but NBC cancelled last minute. I don't think NBC is a good home for a show like this anyways. I'd rather see a network like HBO or Showtime pick this up. It could be an awesome TV series.

Edited by IronMan82

Just bought mine. I'm a sucker for hardcover limited editions. Like IDWs red labels.

Posted by krexxxx4

So happy to see that people actually read this. I never see anyone talking about it online and it is consistently one of my favorite books each month. I'm not gonna lie, this collection gave me a nerdgasm, but I already have the first three volumes in trades and the rest in single issue, so I'll have to (with much difficulty) pass.