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The Shaolin Cowboy (Shaolin Cowboy #1-7)

3.94  ·  Rating Details ·  72 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
"A little less conversation, a little more action!"--Elvis

The saga of one man's fight against the walking dead as you've never seen it before! The action never lets up as a chainsaw of events pits the comic world's favorite Shaolin Cowboy against a legion of gourmets from the fourth level of hell, intent on turning America's finest youth into an endless shemp buffet. Strap
Published 2005 by Burlyman Entertainment
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This is a rambling account of Darrow's career leading up to the recent 'Shaolin Cowboy' releases: the newest, 'Shemp Buffet', a Dark Horse hardcover collecting the 2014-2015 4-issue series, and the eponymous book the review is technically devoted to, a softcover collecting the original 7-issue Burlyman series published between 2004 - 2007. This babbling is inspired by my long appreciation of his artistic prowess, and his unusual career. Tintin was my favorite comic as a kid, although X-Men and ...more
Dec 30, 2015 Keith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There is no way to effectively convince you that this remains my favorite comic of all time since it came out in 2005. Who would believe me? Why would I choose this book?

But I whisper to you with the eyes of a child and breath like starlit dreams. It's true, I tell you. It's all of it true.

And somewhere inside a dragon that walks through endless deserts, in the city of the dead risen from the dragon's belly, a monk slices a rapping shark in half with a chainsaw.

Somewhere a talking donkey projec
Aug 25, 2007 Sean rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: The Insane
Shelves: comics
If you don't read "Shaolin Cowboy", you have no business calling yourself a reader of comic books. Further: if you don't "get" this book, you are a pussy.
Simon Chadwick
Feb 01, 2015 Simon Chadwick rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It would be fair to say that the collected comic works of Geof Darrow won’t fill a shelf, although what he lacks in quantity he certainly makes up for in quality. His superbly detailed artwork is visually compelling, meaning this is a man who likes to draw stuff, and by stuff I mean it all from everyday detritus to gnarled and adorned humans to jagged, weathered landscapes. If there’s a space, he fills it with something. He’s a man unafraid to plug a gap or draw an accessory. To be fair, ...more
Oct 15, 2016 Juju rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's sad that I’ve been waiting to read this book for over 10 years. I remember flipping through these single issues at Austin Books, absorbing the insane art and promising myself to wait for what I imagined would be the inevitable collection. But while the Wachowski siblings experimented in Hollywood, their Burleyman imprint was left in limbo. This series didn’t get collected until 2014, then the small run quickly sold out and was only available online at many times the original price. So it ...more
Jukka Kuva
Feb 12, 2013 Jukka Kuva rated it really liked it
Now this is a peculiar comic. It's about a former shaolin monk who now roams the deserts as an outlaw cowboy. Many people are after him but it's not an easy task since he's quite an expert with martial arts and firearms alike. The premise itself is somewhat over the top but it doesn't prepare you for the over-the-topness of the comic. Delivered with beautiful artwork is some of the toughest action ever to be seen on paper. The action scenes are so cool, that a movie adaptation could never fail, ...more
Robert Hudder
Cross between axe-cop and one of those Moebius things from Heavy metal. Some of the fight sequences were incredible but on the whole, I didn't love it. Can't quite put my finger on it. The Wachowskis whom are doing Sense8 that I am watching right now were involved with this. Also some great covers and stuff.

I feel so out of my depth in reviewing this because it seems too far out from my comfort zone. I wonder how much popular culture cribbed from it and how much it cribbed from pop culture. Thi
Tazio Bettin
Apr 07, 2016 Tazio Bettin rated it really liked it
gods I had fun!
It's utter, complete and unrelenting nonsense delivered with some stunningly detailed, breathtaking artwork that will keep you glued to every single panel. I took forever to decide to buy and read this comic and I definitely not regret it!
My Brief Bookshelf Overview: bold-or-unapologetic, flat-out-hilarious, hell-of-a-ride, odd-or-unconventional, playful, suspenseful-or-engaging, top-notch-artwork
Marty Gordon
Mar 03, 2015 Marty Gordon rated it really liked it
The story is crazy and the dialogue is nuts but the art is beyond amazing. 4 stars just for the art.
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