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Posted by G-Man (18876 posts) - - Show Bio
When I first heard about Cowboys & Aliens, I was surprised that I hadn't read the concept before. Obviously I wasn't the only one that liked the idea since it is going to be a major motion movie this summer. 
 
The book originally came out in 2006 but it had a limited run and not everyone had a chance to read it. There is a nice new hardcover printing from HarperCollins available. 
 
This is where the contest part comes in. HarperCollins has sent us five copies to giveaway. That means five winners
 
Before getting into the nitty gritty of the contest, let me get the bad news out of the way; this contest is only open to those in the United States or Canada. Sorry folks. Nothing personal, that's just how it goes.  
 
Here's the details on how you can win. 
 == TEASER == 
Because the charm of the story is the meshing of the different genres, that will be the focus of this contest. We want you to match up Cowboys with something else. What else would be an interesting concept to pair up with Cowboys? How do you enter? 
 

Draw a picture 

One way to enter is to break out the paper and pencil and draw a picture. Put your drawing skills to the test. Let's see some cowboys fighting against whoever or whatever you think would be cool to see. 
 

Write a short pitch 

Because not everyone has artistic skills, we didn't want you guys to be left out. To win in this category, you need to write up a short pitch. You can't just submit "Cowboys & ____." To make it fair to the artist spending time drawing, in order to win here, you'll have to come up with the pairing and set up how the story would begin. How do these two genres meet and get combined? Let's keep it to one paragraph. 
 

What about photoshop?

 I know there is some debate whether manipulating an image with photoshop is a fair entry or not. If you have photoshop skillz, let's see what you can come up with. I want to see a complete picture. Background, action, etc. 
 
There will be two winners in the Drawing category, two in the Short Pitch category and one in the Photoshop category. We will choose our favorites in each category. The contest ends April 11, 2011 at midnight PT. Submit your entries in the comments below. One entry per person (so don't enter all three categories, choose one). Please try to refrain from random comments in this thread to make it easier for us to select the weiners. The winners will be notified here and by pm. Good luck to all!
#1 Posted by Daveyo520 (2447 posts) - - Show Bio

If only I had skill :(

#2 Posted by Alphazero (2 posts) - - Show Bio

My written pitch: 
 
Cowboys N' Bits 
Tagline: Dogs don't know it's not Kibbles. 

Colonel J. Merrywether, billionaire Civil War carpetbagger gone horribly mad, lures cowboys to his remote jungle island where he hunts them for sport, and to feed the remains to his hundreds of vicious attack dogs. James Bondsmith, Cowboy and pilates enthusiast, wakes up on the island with no memory of how he got there, a Colt .45 Single Action Revolver, and a single bullet. 

#3 Edited by MooseyMcMan (135 posts) - - Show Bio

Cowboys and Samurai! 

 
The year is 1873. Emperor Meiji has outlawed the samurai. However, young Kazuma (the last samurai) will have nothing of this, and flees the country. He soon arrives in Mexico, at which point he teams up with Clint Wayne (a veteran cowboy/gunslinger) in a quest to prevent the Mexican Army from invading the United States. Many adventures ensue along the way, some of which include clearing Wayne's name (he was framed for various crimes during the Civil War), and some of which involve Meiji's ninjas sent out to assassinate Kazuma. But all of them involve ACTION! 
#4 Posted by shawn87 (2082 posts) - - Show Bio

I bought the hardcover about a month ago

#5 Posted by Sparklykiss (60 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh man. Mash-ups? Crossovers? Writing? That stuff is my favorite! 
 
Cowboys and Mermaids! 
 
The story would begin with 3 of the last cowboys of an old rebel gang. They plan to make a change for the better when they are traveling out further West when they happen upon a town that is in need of help. Being out in the desert, managing resources and maintaining trade tends to be difficult for this small town. They are constantly robbed by bandits and because of the trouble they have had, they have been fighting in their own town. The old rebel gang happens to be drifting by, and wanting to make a better life for themselves, they offer to at least help the townspeople find water. 
 
They set off, scouring the desert with no luck for the first week or so. But then they spy an oasis in the distance. The cowboys initial hesitate to approach, because they believe they see people lingering around the oasis, potentially bandits. The oldest of the cowboys comes up with a plan to approach under the guise of asking for directions. When they get closer, they find two young women. The women scream and dive under the water. The youngest desperado fears they may drown and dives in after them, where he spies what looks like a large fish with a woman hanging out of its mouth and he swims after it. 
 
That would be how the entire first book would be. I would LOVE to read that crossover. It would be hysterical. (That was so far from short. Sorry! I got a little in to it.)

#6 Posted by ntb1124 (948 posts) - - Show Bio

The obvious next step would be 
Cowboys and Aliens and Predators
Find out how that Predator that gave Danny Glover the gun at the end of Pred 2!  I expand on this, but I better find out if this has been done before I go any further, plus it is not very original....

#7 Edited by tobygw (1 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm thinking a combination of the ever so rowdy cowboys and the silent stealthy ninjas. 
 
The plot starts with a group of men who, for separate reasons, are enemies of both the cowboys and the ninjas. The cowboys and the ninjas both set out to kill this group of men to set an end to their personal problems. Coincidentally, the cowboys and the ninjas both plan the attacks on their enemy for the same night. The ninjas have devised a well thought out plan to silently eliminate the men causing them trouble. The cowboys however, have their shotguns and revolvers loaded and are ready to go in guns blazin'.  
 
The cowboys run up to the cabin where their enemy is hiding while firing their guns off in the air as a message that the cowboys are here to kill them. However the cowboys were unaware that this group of men had a trap door inside their cabin which they use to escape underground. While the men are escaping, they also notice a ninja in hiding which they shoot and kill. The ninjas come out of the bushes and from the roof of the cabin where they were hiding and start arguing with the cowboys for ruining their plan. 
 
 They soon go inside the cabin and find their fallen brother. They vow revenge on the cowboys and step outside to fight them. However once outside, they see the cowboys have already taken off on their horses. Thus commences the building of each group's respective army and the game of cat and mouse which takes place throughout the story.

#8 Posted by Larkin1388 (1733 posts) - - Show Bio

Cowboys and Jedi/Sith
 
nuff said

#9 Posted by mavericksfan41 (79 posts) - - Show Bio

Cowboys and Werewolves

 
 Setting : Dusty old western town with saloon, bank (the usual) 
 
Story: In this town Cowboys are working on ranches raising horses and doing backbreaking work day in and day out just to make a living. A cowboy wakes up to see one of his horses dead in a pool of blood with a wolf eating at it. The cowboy takes a shot at it and grazes the wolf. The wolf staggers off and the cowboy rounds up his equipment to go after it. At the edge of town a drifter is seen staggering into town and collapses. The cowboy sees this and decides to leave the wolf for later and brings the drifter to his house. As the cowboy and his wife tend to the drifters wounds the sun begins to set and it turns dark outside. The wife then sees that the drifter has been shot and at that moment the drifter transforms into a werewolf and attacks at the screaming wife. The werewolf makes short work of the cowboy and wife. At this time the couples teenage son comes in and sees the werewolf and grabs a shotgun and runs the werewolf out of the house. The son now sets out for revenge on the werewolf that killed his parents.
#10 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (7551 posts) - - Show Bio

sounds like a cool contest

#11 Posted by TheBootlegSaint (1 posts) - - Show Bio

Cowboys and Zombies 

 
Set at the end of the old west era. It follows a sheriff, who is days away from retirement, that is tasked with fighting off a swarm of zombies outlaws that are flocking to his city. He has no idea why they are flocking to his town. The zombies are led by famous old west outlaws such as Jesse James, Black Bart, Billy the Kid and Butch Cassidy. The sheriff learns a legend about an old native american artifact that was once kept in his city  that is said to grant eternal life to those who have had it in their possession, an item which the outlaws and their gangs stole while they were alive. The sheriff realizes that the zombies are following the path that the artifact has taken over time, and are trying to retrieve it.  
 
The rest of the story is a race across the country between the zombies and the sheriff as they each seek to find the artifact, following the path of the artifact. The sheriff hopes to destroy the artifact and with it the zombies, the zombies believe that they will be revived if they retrieve it.     
#12 Posted by GlitchMaestro (10 posts) - - Show Bio

Cowboys and Ninja's 
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Set in- Oh wait.

#13 Posted by Soldier zero (250 posts) - - Show Bio
@mooseymcman said:
"

Cowboys and Samurai! 

 The year is 1873. Emperor Meiji has outlawed the samurai. However, young Kazuma (the last samurai) will have nothing of this, and flees the country. He soon arrives in Mexico, at which point he teams up with Clint Wayne (a veteran cowboy/gunslinger) in a quest to prevent the Mexican Army from invading the United States. Many adventures ensue along the way, some of which include clearing Wayne's name (he was framed for various crimes during the Civil War), and some of which involve Meiji's ninjas sent out to assassinate Kazuma. But all of them involve ACTION!  "
Actually there was a old Japanese movie with a similar basic plot, but I can't remeber the name.
#14 Posted by nightwing91 (3877 posts) - - Show Bio

Cowboys and Atlanteans

 
Setting: A world covered in endless water, with a city called Atlantis as the capitol, with small settlements on scattered Islands.  With cowboys and the Atlantean Guard searching ancient ruins for treasures.
 
 
The cowboys disembark  their ship on the island, with the group of six, being led by The Doc head towards the mysterious island ruins, the group entering with their revolvers drawn. The group begin their journey to the heart of the islands ruins, looking for the islands hidden treasure, but unbeknownst to the six cowboys, their being follow by the Atlantean Guard. After traveling throughout the complex,the Atlanteans make their presence felt driving a tridentt through two of the explorers, as the remaining four cowboys dive diving for their revolvers and unloading into all of the Atlanteans, until all but their armored captain remains.  Following his losses the Captain then pulls out a pill, which has the effect of completely rehydrating him, during which he slaughters three of the remaining cowboys, leaving all but The Doc, before he returns to dehydrated levels. As the Doc dives firing a single shot right between the Atlanteans eyes, as he triumphantly shouts "take that fish face," and  claims the sapphire for himself, spitting on the Atlanteans as he leaves to his ship, saying this means war.
#15 Edited by Ash The Flash (32 posts) - - Show Bio

Cowboys Vs. Vikings 
  
Before Columbus, Vikings walked the shores of North America. Settling in what is now Canada one group of Vikings migrates down the East Coast and turns West into what is now Wyoming.  A large group settles and grows intermarrying with the indigenous people. Some groups of Native Americans follow the Norsemen as "pale spirits" believing they have power over man and nature. The group prospers in secret retaining their heritage and skills.  

That is until a rancher wants to expand his territory. Stumbling onto this Viking world lost in time, the Cowboys learn that Vikings do not take trespass lightly.  Axes fly and guns blaze as two forces battle to the death.
This story is even more amazing considering the fact that real Viking relics were found in the Black Hills area of Wyoming in the 1980's. The rune stones, bones, broken sword, and metal bar were determined by archeologist to be Norse but so far from any other relics they could not be explained.
#16 Edited by KingLoki (389 posts) - - Show Bio

Edit- if I somehow win, I don't need the prize. Hand it to someone else please! :)

COWBOYS AND DEMONS-

 
Set in the old west, a skilled cowboy known only as "Jack" leads a violent gang of criminals across America, working for a powerful crime empire known as "The Black Revolver", composed of corrupt sheriffs, cowboys, and wealthy men. Jack's gang carries out missions for two things: money and fame. Jack, however, does not care for either. The Black Revolver threatens his son, who is actually mentally ill in reality, but is seen as possessed by a demon by all, including Jack. While Jack loves his son, he also fears him, seeing that he believes a demon lurks in him. But perhaps the demon is actually in Jack.  Jack comes from a tormented childhood, filled with betrayal and pain. Jack's wife, the only thing that made him feel love for life,  died under mysterious causes, forcing Jack into a constant mood of sadness and anger. Jack only lives to protect and raise his son. One day, Jack is promised a "final job", and that the empire will give him and his son freedom if he completes it. Jack and his gang is instructed to find and enter a rumored "lost city" out somewhere in the desert,  and recover a mysterious amulet for the Black Revolver. Unknown to Jack and his crew, this city is lost for a reason- a violent massacre occurred. One which is said to have been done by evil "demons". If Jack wants his and his son's freedom, he will have to enter the city, and battle these demons....though the greatest battle might be against his own demons.
#17 Posted by Bloodstonefreak (137 posts) - - Show Bio

Cowboys & Robots

The story begins in the far flung future where computers have taken over mankind.   All that is left of the human race and what they were are robots called Synthetics, created by the main system of computers known as the Mainframe to look like humans and enact the downfall of human kind as a sort of entertainment.   Enter a Synthetic simply called Clint, created one evening only to have a planned destruction the next morning in one of the entertainment sessions.   That evening, though, an electrically storm causes a shortage in Clint’s systems and old western films, backed-up on a secret file on the Mainframe, are downloaded into Clint’s memory bank.   Clint now believes he is a cowboy and escapes the confines of the computer world to travel out to the desert, one of the only places where the Mainframe has not reached.   The Mainframe, wishing to study Clint’s memory bank in hopes of improving its security systems, sends a small robot army to capture Clint.   It is now up to a robot who thinks it’s a cowboy and a long lost group of human resistance, who have converted back to a life of the old west, to stop the Mainframe from succeeding and maybe finding a way for humans to regain a hold on Earth.

#18 Posted by NightFang (10254 posts) - - Show Bio
@haydenclaireheroes: Yeah, some of the entries are pretty good. 
#19 Posted by Eyz (3042 posts) - - Show Bio

Mmmmh... lemme guess...US only? :(

#20 Posted by Doctor!!!!! (1886 posts) - - Show Bio

 Cowboys and Vampires 
(It had to be done) 
Set in the south 1880s, There have been attacks on animals and people, and a sheriff investigates with help of a bounty vampire hunter ready to stake every Bloodsucker in their town...It Red Dead meets True Blood!
#21 Posted by Final Arrow (24388 posts) - - Show Bio
@Eyz said:
" Mmmmh... lemme guess...US only? :( "
Yep sucks for anyone in Europe, even if they do pay for the site they don't even get a chance to enter the contest!! But as G-man said "thats the way it goes.." end quote ..even if it's a little unfair!
#22 Posted by xerox_kitty (15762 posts) - - Show Bio
@Daveyo520 said:

" If only I had skill :( "

You can still write something :) 
 
@shawn87 said:

" I bought the hardcover about a month ago "

You can still enter... and if you win then sell a copy on eBay ;) 
 
@Final Arrow said: 

@Eyz said: 

" Mmmmh... lemme guess...US only? :( "
Yep sucks for anyone in Europe, even if they do pay for the site they don't even get a chance to enter the contest!! But as G-man said "thats the way it goes.." end quote ..even if it's a little unfair! "

True, but to be fair we still got our Whiskey t-shirts ;)  And the postage for a heavy hardback book would be costly... which is why I only offer nice light weighing comics in my contests ;) 
 
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!! 
#23 Posted by Caligula (12386 posts) - - Show Bio

Cowboys & The Evil Dead

 
Main Characters:
 Ashley Williams: the famed chainsaw armed hero of the evil dead franchise affectionately known as "ash". (past/present)
 Wade "Reaper of the West" Williams: A serial killer outlaw (whom is also Ash's ancestor). (past)
 Kimona "Kitty" Lee: an Imported asian prostitute. and confidant of Wade's. (past)
 Dr. Melvin Lucas: Ash's psychiatrist. (past/present) 
 
           
 
            in 2011 "Ash" has retired from S-Mart, and is seeing a psychiatrist to deal with his horrific memories of his battles against the Deadites and the Necronomicon. Dr. Lucas, Ash's psychiatrist keeps trying to re-assure ash that the Necronomicon doesn't exist. through a series of consultations Dr. Lucas gets Ash to finally hone up the courage to go back to the cabin where it all started. Once there Ash and Dr. Lucas find the Necronomican in the fire-place. Dr. Lucas begins to read from it, Ash screaming begging him not to. Then Lucas' face and body contort being possessed by a deadite. a Fight ensues between he and Ash which ends up in the tool-shed where Ash finds his Chainsaw hand. Ash takes off after the Necronomicon, and it transports them to the Wild West at the Turn of the century. Once there Ash meets up with his psychotic ancestor and his girl "kitty". The Trio must battle hordes of Deadites in the wild west. And work together to get Dr. Lucas (whom we find out is an ancient witch doctor) and the Necronomicon.
#24 Posted by devilvert (30 posts) - - Show Bio

The Superheroes of the old west vs the Super villains of the old west 
 
the world is set up with vigilante cowboys dressed up in outfits with no real powers other then what they skill in. full of wanna-be's and real ones meshed up,There'd be; 
  The Heros:
Shotgun superhero. fat, balding, day job as a bartender. just blows through Sh@t. 2 shotguns? 1 big one? the lots
 genuine Leader. brave but alittle to courageous for his own good. wears cape, carries single revolver. and rifle.
Gogo Girl, some club dancer. double pistol. thin mask covering only eyes. tired of being womanized her whole life in the west, now making a name.  
and Finally we have an "Hawkman-like" Indian who bares bow and arrow with a couple rambo knifes. teenager. parents disagree working with the white man. 
 
The Villains:
Obviously the Dynamite Villain. insane would be to easy, make him an Rich man from the oil biz. use dynamite to find oil, now to blow up the cowboys.  
Next is; The Drunk, bearded,alcoholic gambler. uses sly tricks and traps to win a fight. always out of range and drinking a bottle of scotch.  
The circus ringmaster. whip. lion. midget partner....Hell yeah...enough said. 
and then we have The dark, slim eye, play it cool, not alot of words, kinda guy. fast draw. shady looking.  maybe got one arm..or an big nasty scar. something wrong.  
 
The Universe: 
It could be now. set 2011. the technology and science never developed cause of these hero vs villain fights. no real national police but it's getting better. every kid wants to grow up and be a hero but alot die, finding it is real "true grit!" (that movie was sweet lol) some technology has been progressed but not much and in alot of different ways. the world is split by violence, well any chance a newer future has, it gets rubbed out. this could be like medieval had the dark ages, and this could be another new one; The Rough ages.  
 
or something cheesy like that!  

#25 Edited by CaptinAwesome (317 posts) - - Show Bio

Cowboys and HELL
A group of  ruthless cowboy outlaws who go where they please encounter a Native American Shaman/Witch who is the guardian of a wormhole to hell, and is the only thing keeping all hell from breaking lose.  Prohibiting the gang from going any further he is ruthlessly gunned down thus allowing all of hell to be released! Now they must gather their complete gang and save the world or it will be hell on Earth!

#26 Posted by GhostPig (24 posts) - - Show Bio

Cowboys & Yellow Belly Sneetches

In a desolate place out west, pass the rock and a hard spot. Lies a town where law is control by the sound of a gun. Cowboys, outlaws, and bounty hunters rule the days, from sun set to sun down, where carrying a big gun and shooting straight was all that matters. Till one day a group of outsiders wondered in and challenged the entire town. They know no fear, they fear no man and they where a bunch of Yellow Belly Sneetches. One cowboy will stand and not rest till every single Yellow Belly Sneetch is dead. For this town belongs to cowboys not some Yellow Belly Sneetches!

#27 Edited by Vorien79 (83 posts) - - Show Bio

Cowboys & Cadavers 

In 1865, on the Hawaiian island of Niihau, dark secrets have laid dormant for centuries.  Now, a courageous group of  twelve Paniolo, or Hawaiian cowboys, led by  Gascon Romero, explore the island in order to assist its new owner, Elizabeth Sinclair, in planning how best to use the islands resources.  What she neglects to tell Gascon was the real reason her family bought the island. 

In labyrinthine caves beneath Niihau lies Lua-o-Milu, or the Land of the Dead. Led by Milu, a dark God, Death himself, waiting for the blood sacrifices denied to him for so long.  His people, Hawini-o-Milu,  lingering in an existence between life and death, maintained only by his dark magics, seek vengeance upon the world of man and the enemies of their dark god.

What interest would a privileged family have in unleashing an army of undead upon the world?   When rotting fetid flesh meets Spanish horsemen who will prevail?   
   
#28 Posted by Icarusflies (12512 posts) - - Show Bio

Ooh, awesome! :D

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#29 Posted by G-Man (18876 posts) - - Show Bio
Is anyone working on art?

@Final Arrow: It's a legal thing.
#30 Posted by Final Arrow (24388 posts) - - Show Bio
@G-Man said:
"
Is anyone working on art?

@Final Arrow: It's a legal thing. "
That sucks...shakes fist at legal matters...silly red tape. 
#31 Posted by Final Arrow (24388 posts) - - Show Bio
@xerox-kitty: ;o I never got an at reply :o I think G-man should hire us as the UK office XD we can do articles on "stuff" and do comps for this side of the world... To dream the incredible dream.
#32 Posted by SC (13348 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd enter art, but I am not from North America. Are we allowed to enter if we know we can't win? It'll basically be the same as a normal contest for me really LOL


Ooh, don't suppose if someone else from around the world enters, and wins (if allowed), they could nominate a user thats based in America or Canada (as the prize and all that)? That would be kinda nice, and get more people to be able to enter maybe? 
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#33 Posted by Rudyftw (985 posts) - - Show Bio

Cowboys and Villains

It's almost a normal night in Gotham. The streets are raging with sirens. The sounds of faint screams and gunfire can be made out. "Where is Batman?" is plastered on the headline of the latest issue of The Gotham Gazette. The paper blows from the wind down the dark lonely alley, but is stopped by a gentle tap from a steel armor boot. "It took a couple of days, but I finally got what you asked for Mr. Boss Man Sirrr...". Says a soft playful voice emanating from the other side of Crime Alley.  "Great job, now we're only 3 days behind, while you were out doing God knows what, Gotham and Metropolis has been burning.". "Lex, sweetheart, we both know flattery will get you NO WHERE.. AHAHAHA" Shouts Joker as he walks toward the now frowning man in green armor. "Ok, now Lexy Boy!, I did my part and got the ol' gang back together". *Turns to reveal a band of villains standing behind him, all in the group include Bane, Poison Ivy, Red Hood, Scarlet, Mr. Freeze, and Killer Croc.* "Now... tell me, did you do your part?" says Joker sarcastically as he makes a low grin. "Like I said, Ive been done for 3 days now, I will no longer,,,, accept further delays!" Lex Luthor, snarls as he pulls the cover off of a small third-rate time machine platform that looks like something that came from a crappy 80's movie. "So the plan, what is it?". Whispers Red Hood as he watches a blimp on fire crash somewhere off in the distance. "As you all know, after Superman surprisingly failed to stop Doomsday, it didn't take much time for him to kill your precious Batman... and friends....".Winks Lex to Red Hood. "Watch it, freak!" Roars Red Hood as he pulls his guns out of their holsters. "Boys, BOYS, save the pissing contest for later ok?,....after we go back in time, and make sure this time Doomsday is stopped in Metropolis, we'll ALL be safe, and then, and only then will you guys have the chance to tear each other limb from limb, but for now... Shall We?" Poison Ivy positions herself towards the platform.*The wary group steps on the platform unsure of their future*. "Ok, so if my calculations are correct.... we'll be in Metropolis the day before... Doomsday's initial unearthing" *Lex Luthor starts the Time Machine* In a flash, they are no longer in Gotham. They look around only to find themselves in a hot sticky dessert. "Well, this must be  embarrassing". Joker smirks. "Hold It Rite There!... I'm Deputy Colt from Pine Rock County, and I demand to know, who you are and where you came from!"  Says a man on a horse pointing a LeMat Revolver. His eyes are wide with fright and anger. His cloths are old and tattered. A second later, almost as if on que. A small army appears behind him. "Were not in Kansas anymore friends!". Joker laughs. As the Villains form in Battle Formation behind him.



(Sorry for the Italic Font, it won't shut off!!! >:O)

#34 Edited by TheCheeseStabber (8062 posts) - - Show Bio

Dust And Blood: CowBoys Vs Dinosaurs

 The dust rises above the saloon a loud roaring is heard everyone in the Town holds there ears and crys out , the pain is unbearable there ears feel like they're all burning. Then theres a loud crash and bang and its over. Wayne Looks up and see's the, Wakers farm has a large T- Rex are sprouting from there barn Roof. Wayne screams over the Roar of flames"GET THAT THING OUT WE'LL LOSE THE TOWN IF IT KEEPS RAMPAGING THROUGH." Everyone rushes to get the guns they can and soon they fire out at it. Yet not with out a disgusting discovery. Laying there on the ground in destroyed wreckage of the barn is a disgusting green scaly creature thats eyes have turned opened wide now. It seemed to have crawled from a hole in the ground near the farm,It was bleeding a dark red blood.Wayne whips out his magnum and puts a bullet in its head.  Wayne stares down at it not sure what to think or say until Meredith runs over and holds him and asks" Whats happening Wayde?" He looks at her bright blue eyes full of sadness and says" I dont know but a fights on its way, and the dust will rise and the blood will fall".
 The End...

#35 Edited by COINRETURNSLOT (1052 posts) - - Show Bio
#36 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23238 posts) - - Show Bio

I can't win, as I live in Australia, so this entry is purely for fun and feedback;

Cowboys and the Route of Evil
A rumour spreads amongst the Old West of a treasure buried deep beneath the Earth, inside a mysterious place known only as Tek. In order to enter Tek, each man must forsake a part of their humanity, be it the leaving of a loved one, the murder of a pet, the sacrifice of integrity, etc...
As each man casts aside a piece of themselves, they are shown entrance Tek; through an underground cavern system. Soon, the contestants realise that with each piece of their humanity that they cast aside, their chances of finding the treasure improve. They begin to attack eachother; their horses move faster. A man renounces his God; his pistols only fire true.

Soon, the surviving Cowboys navigate Tek and approach the treasure. There, they encountered vast insurmountable gold and jewels; beyond their wildest imagining. As they indulge themselves, a woman in a hooded cloak appears before them. She announces herself as Aequitas; the personification of Justice. The men had been lured to Tek, actually Tartarus, for the misdeeds they had committed in Aequitas' name.

The man who left his wife; had killed a barman for flirting with her. The man who murdered his pet had stolen that same creature from a man who he believed cheated him at cards. The man who renounced his God had beaten a preacher from another religion. The Old West had become a cesspool of immorality disguised as nobility; of viciousness disguised as honor; a time of murder disguised as Justice.
All had committed atrocities, all had done so believing them to be just. Aequitas condemns the men for using her name blindly as a defence, and yet spitting on it the second it was no longer of any use.

Aequitas leaves the men to their riches, and walks into the shadows. One of the men shouts: "So that's it then? You're just gonna leave? We're off the hook?"
The treasure of Tek then morphs into fire, and the men burn in the Hell of their own making.

#37 Posted by GraveSp (314 posts) - - Show Bio

Cowboys and Demons


Late at night in a small town in Arizona a group of 6 Satanists are performing a ritual.  The town Preacher stumbles upon the cult and is captured.  After an extensive ritual the cult kills the priest as a sacrifice.  The ground opens up and fire engulfs all the Satanists burning them to ash.  From the ashes arise 6 demons who take the cultists guns and horses and ride into town.  The town takes refuge in the church as the demons can not touch sacred ground.  After a while the cowboys start soaking their bullets in holy water and shooting at the demons killing 3.  The other 3 hide in an attempt to draw the people out of the church.  Knowing that they are running out of food the 5 cowboys go out of the church looking to take out the final 3 demons.  The demons take out 3 of the demons while the cowboys take out 2 of the demons.  Finally one of the cowboys sacrifices himself so the final demon can be killed.   
#38 Edited by Grim (2081 posts) - - Show Bio

Cowboys and Gods

one nation.... too many gods.

  Charles Holland was the son of the greatest Sheriff the west could remember. After recovering from injuries sustained while single-handedly apprehending the entire 12 man gang who ended his fathers life, Charles is approached by federal agents with a seemingly simple job, to kill a Mexican outlaw who threatens the growth of the West.
 But Charles soon discovers that his outlaw is really the deposed Mextli , one of the few surviving Aztec gods. Upon killing Mextli, Charles unveils a plot by dozens of gods from various mythologies holed up in the Americas. Their intentions: to take back the world... and make humanity pay for forsaking them.
 With mysterious orphan boy Ekk in tow (secretly the depowered Aztec god Ehecatl), the weapons of Mextli at his disposal, and the limited support of the Federal Government behind him, Charles must scour The Americas to kill the old gods once an for all, before they can build up their powers and spread their influence across and beyond the continent.

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pretty much, Charles will meet choice gods from norse, greek/roman, and possibly a handful of other random mythologies gods. Most of them will be powered down to the barest of their abilities, the side effect of going unworshiped for so many decades. So for example when Charles meets Dionysus in a bar, he wouldnt try to fight someone as acclaimed as charles head on. Instead, he would entice a rowdy bar fight and work with the chaos of the situation. But only a special couple of the gods will actually have powers, the rest just working with the mortal gifts they had.  Ekk's role in the early encounters will be to try to talk sense into some of the more reasonable gods they meet (as he is, among other things, a god of humanity, and on Charles' side). one of the final confrontations would be with one of the chaos or trickster gods, who will boast assembling the 12 man gang that killed Charles' father, and that his father and the government had started this quest to stop the gods long before him. this would be revealed in the final issues, as not to give the whole story a cheesy "avenging my father" feel. However, it would do well to bring closure to Charles' opinion of his father, as he remembered him mostly as a drunken bastard.
 lastly, once all of the offending gods were killed, the question of how exactly the gods lost their powers in the first place would come up. While it wouldnt be addressed, it would open the door for a sequel dealing with whatever the answer to that question is.... :)
#39 Posted by strangeling (180 posts) - - Show Bio
@G-Man said:
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Is anyone working on art?"
I'm working out the details in my head.
I'll do a write up first, then if time permits, some art to go with it.
#40 Posted by Rudyftw (985 posts) - - Show Bio
#41 Posted by davidhofmeister1 (8 posts) - - Show Bio


Cowboys Vs. Dragons

 

Set int he early 1800's, a group of miner's hoping to cash in on the gold rush dig too far. They unknowingly unleash a group of dragons, having survived for centurys underground in a cave system. Hot lead, and scorching fire will clash in this multi-genre comic.

#42 Posted by tonis (6183 posts) - - Show Bio
@G-Man said:
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Is anyone working on art?

I've got something cooking that should be fully baked in the next few days :)
#43 Edited by Skald (23 posts) - - Show Bio

I style myself more of a writer than an artist, but I decided to break out the coloured pencils and draw something for the helluvit.

It did, however, take a surprisingly long time. I want that book!
#44 Posted by tonis (6183 posts) - - Show Bio


I know almost nothing on these characters other than what I could find scouring the net, plus it seems the movie is going to be in it's 'own world' compared to the book so I just mashed togethor a little bit of everything from what I found.

 


 

#45 Edited by strangeling (180 posts) - - Show Bio

*edit*
Cowboys & DISCO
(The one-paragraph condensation.)

A self-proclaimed mad scientist uses his position as a  discothèque's maintenance worker to conduct his experiments.  He creates a fractal light cage using the disco balls, and with a mishap involving a few ice cubes, displaces the dance club in time.  The cowboys posse up to check out the new addition to their town.  Then things get funky.  Who will survive?
*edit*


Cowboys & DISCO
(Original long-form version.)
Self-proclaimed mad scientist, Edward Winn lives a frustrating life.  He tends to mumble, so everyone he meets ends up calling him Edwin.  He took the job as a maintenance man at the most popular club in the city, to both fund his experiments with a meager income, and have access to a variety of mechanical parts he wouldn't be able to afford himself.
     Edward's latest obsession was his theory of being able to travel through time by creating a fractal light cage that would hold the enclosed area in place while the time stream eddied and flowed around it.  He'd painstakingly readjusted each tiny mirrored surface on the main disco ball in the center of the dance floor, and talked the manager into adding four more smaller ones of his own creation around the perimeter for added pizzazz.  His tests during the off hours were yielding no results, so he didn't worry about leaving them in configuration while everyone grooved to the music all night long.
     However, this fateful Saturday night, one woman's drink changed everything.  As she tarried through the crowd holding her glass up in the air, she came to stand beneath the main shaft of light emitting from the bottom of the main disco ball.  The light shone into the drink, and shot out again, refracted by the ice cubes, in an unanticipated array.  This new, perfect light cage held for one infinite second, everyone within it unable to move.  No one noticed aside from Edward.  To everyone else, it was a mere blink, while Edward's perception allowed him the chance to take in what had happened.  Then the ice melted just enough, and the cage released them.

     Crill Walker burst into the saloon, shouting something about a building appearing out of nowhere out back of Stane's General Store.  Those nearest the entrance peered outside to confirm his story, and described strange lights dancing across the sky.  It was quickly decided to posse up and check it out.  They all downed what was left of their whiskey, made sure their guns were loaded, and headed across the street.

Then things got funky.  Who will survive?

( Oh, wait... one paragraph. :(  I guess I'm not a pitch man. )

#46 Posted by G-Man (18876 posts) - - Show Bio

Just a note, this ends tonight. I'm sort of on vacation so please be patient for the winners to be announced. Now let's see those last minute entries!! There haven't been a lot of art or photoshop entries so the chances of winning there are better than the written pitch category.

#47 Edited by Bearded Justice (732 posts) - - Show Bio


He's your huckleberry

#48 Posted by Grim (2081 posts) - - Show Bio
@Bearded Justice: oh you sexy beast you...
#49 Edited by Hi I'm New (298 posts) - - Show Bio

Cowboys & Deitys 

They have grown impatient. It has been century upon century since they have been praised. Once upon a time they were worshiped and revered fervently. Not a moment went by that dozens of prayers fed them the sustenance they so desperately craved. Now they have been usurped by this creature named "God" and they think that it has come time to remind the humans of their power and who they should truly fear. To begin there lesson they will start with the infant nation known as "America" . The majority of the gods, driven by insanity, are very ready to move forward with the plan, mother god Isis however can not help but feel sympathy for her 'children'  and feels she must assist them against her godly brethren. Set in The Ol' West the main character is a mysterious Nubian man hailing from Africa, who has been running from his past since he first learned to walk.(his past is he is a demi-god, the bastard child of Ra with no memory of his entire life because he can only remember 99 years or so at a time). He is the first to be contacted by Isis due to his godly essence and as the story unfolds his powers by birthright slowly reveal themselves. Even with the turn of Isis and the assistance of Iabi-Akori(Nubian) is the indomitable human will enough to end the ancient Egyptian threat or will the human race be wiped out to be replaced by a race that will not soon forget the punishment of the first?
#50 Posted by Hi I'm New (298 posts) - - Show Bio
@KingLoki said:
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Edit- if I somehow win, I don't need the prize. Hand it to someone else please! :)

COWBOYS AND DEMONS-

 Set in the old west, a skilled cowboy known only as "Jack" leads a violent gang of criminals across America, working for a powerful crime empire known as "The Black Revolver", composed of corrupt sheriffs, cowboys, and wealthy men. Jack's gang carries out missions for two things: money and fame. Jack, however, does not care for either. The Black Revolver threatens his son, who is actually mentally ill in reality, but is seen as possessed by a demon by all, including Jack. While Jack loves his son, he also fears him, seeing that he believes a demon lurks in him. But perhaps the demon is actually in Jack.  Jack comes from a tormented childhood, filled with betrayal and pain. Jack's wife, the only thing that made him feel love for life,  died under mysterious causes, forcing Jack into a constant mood of sadness and anger. Jack only lives to protect and raise his son. One day, Jack is promised a "final job", and that the empire will give him and his son freedom if he completes it. Jack and his gang is instructed to find and enter a rumored "lost city" out somewhere in the desert,  and recover a mysterious amulet for the Black Revolver. Unknown to Jack and his crew, this city is lost for a reason- a violent massacre occurred. One which is said to have been done by evil "demons". If Jack wants his and his son's freedom, he will have to enter the city, and battle these demons....though the greatest battle might be against his own demons. "
DIBS!!!!