Cowboys & Aliens
An era when all a man could count on was his horse and his six-gun, and Indians fought a losing battle with European settlers.
Until somebody else entered the fight--an invader who saw all humans as slaves, and was determined to conquer our world.
1. The first alien device the protagonist comes across looks exactly like a gun, and he immediately figures out how to use it. Amazing!
2. The 1870s blacksmith takes one look ...more
The book was horrible, and what I saw of the movie was just as bad.
I despised 'the White people hurt the Indians' and 'aliens hurt the White people' parallel. Especially when the aboriginal (is that what you call them? They must be the only ethnic group that has a thousand different terms and not one of th ...more
Well, that was short, sweet, and to the point. It moved rather fast for me. It could have been a bit longer and not felt as rushed. I didn't hate it, but it isn't making me jump for joy in any way either. Though I only saw the movie once, I think I might prefer it. The story was more complex in the movie, and this was just ... bare bones. We didn't really get to know any of the characters. There was only one which developed at all throughout the story, and that was Kai.
All in all, I'd say it was ...more
The ultimate show down between Cowboys and Indians is going down when the are interrupted by the aliens. I found this book very intriguing ,because the Cowboys and Indians became "partners" when they were just fighting not even an hour ago.
Some can say this is a boyish read, but I disagree. It’s a ...more
This is a rather unusual tale as one could guess from the title. We join a group of settlers led by a priest who are traveling west to claim some land they have bought to start a new life. They are attacked by Indians and one of their two guides goes off to get help from the nearby Fort. Indian attacks end up being the least of his wo ...more
At first blush, I like the concept. If aliens have been coming to Earth for a long time, they should have come during the 1800's. There have been plenty of films of us fighting aliens with our relatively primitive weapons. Imagine trying to fight aliens with 19th century weapons!
Well, that's all well and good, but the actual execution of the con ...more
The concept is minimal - cowboys from the frontier days, late 19th century, encounter aggressive aliens who decide to bring death and destruction to the world. Cowboys fight back.
Done right, this could've been a fantastic book. Unfortunately it's "created" by Scott Rosenberg, the man whose only idea in life is humans vs aliens, like his previous work "Men in Black". The only dif ...more
But instead Scott Mitchell Rosenberg "Cowboys & Aliens" is a pretty fun graphic novel -- it has a simple but entertaining premise, lots of glowy splotchy action scenes, and some likable characters (on the human side). Its main downside is that it slaps you in the face with a hamhanded "evil aliens = European settlers" message that knocks you sideways.
The year is 1873, and there's a battle going on between the Apache wa ...more
The art is bright and colorful with easy-to-follow panels. The book opens with a clearly laid out parallel between the colonizing alien species and the white settlers in America. It’s clever to make a group actively colonizing another group suddenly the victim of colonizers ...more
The plot of Cowboys and Aliens is not particularly interesting or unique. Indians and cowboys fight over land until aliens show up on the scene. The aliens want to take over the plan ...more
Penciled by: Dennis Calero (Prologue) & Luciano Lima (Main story)
Cowboys & Aliens is an interesting idea to create. Should have been proved to be a fun read, but alas- that was not to be. From a quick prologue we're quickly thrown into action without much warning. And from there, the ride doesn't stop until the end. This is what hurts the story mostly. There's no exploration into characters, their motives, the setting.... anything.
The story's ...more
That being said, I think that, just from ...more
2/5 stars: This comic book was okay. Its comparison of the aliens invading Earth and the Americans invading Native American lands was entirely lacking in subtlety. This parallel was pushed to the reader's attention repeatedly through imagery and layout; the phrase "filthy savages"; the claiming of land already occupied; a rant by a cow ...more
i am now sold on graphic novels. in case you are interested, this graphic novel's rights were bought and optioned into a movie. in prep for that, a hugo (scifi award) winning author was coopted into turning the very very ...more
Well, Cowboys & Aliens is a 2011 American science fiction Western film directed by Jon Favreau and starring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, and Olivia Wilde. The film is based on the 2006 graphic novel of the same name created by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg. The main plot revolves around an amnesiac outlaw (Craig), a wealthy ...more
It’s 1873 in Arizona and Zeke and his partner are protecting a caravan trying to reach their destination of Silver City. Attacked by Indians, Zeke rides off to the Fort for help only to find aliens are taking over.
Not a bad graphic novel. Art is ok and story is also ok. As far as being like the movie though, other than having aliens and cowboys it is nothing like the movie. Yes, I saw the movie when it came out. Hello. Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford? How could I not. Besides ...more
Read it if you were curious how it differed from the movie feel free to read it but I can't see any other reason to go out of your way to pick it up.
So that's part of what bugged me about this comic book.
The other things that bugged me are probably the same as most people who've given this book 1 star, and even then, probably because "No stars" is not an option - although some books have been known to suck sweaty balls , so maybe we coul ...more
I think considering this was written in 2006 the technology the aliens possessed could have been stepped up a few notches, what was shown in this ...more
I recommend this comic novel to young adults, readers who like to suspend their disbelief for a fun read, and comic artists.