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Son of the Gun: Sinner - Volume 1 (Son of the Gun / Juan Solo #1-2)

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Jodorowsky and Bess pull no punches in this tale of a modern-day gunslinger's path through the darkest places in the human soul Juan's ascension from an orphan in the slums to the governor's number one bodyguard will cost him his soul - and finding redemption may cost him his life From master storyteller Alexandro Jodorowsky (The Incal, The Metabarons), with art by Georges ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published November 1st 2004 by Humanoids - Rebellion (first published 1995)
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Aug 28, 2015 Lono rated it really liked it
Uh, yeah. Eww. But it’s the kind of “eww” I couldn’t put down, twisted fuck that I am. And there were some moments I wanted to. Son of the Gun: Sinner is the cruelly bleak account of the life of Juan Solo. And let me tell you kids, this one is filled with some really hard to watch situations. Alexandro Jodorowsky pulls no punches when dishing out all manner of depravity. I mean he starts off with a newborn baby left to die in a South American dump, and while that might not mean a lot to some pro
Debra Lowman
Jun 07, 2013 Debra Lowman rated it liked it
Holy hell, this was a dark one. The plot holds through both Volumes 1 and 2 and the plot is well designed and executed with the drawings. The art is almost, well, beautiful; but, really, what a dark, twisted, world Jodorowsky weaves. He goes to the far depths of humanity for this tale of sinner turned saint. Not for the faint of heart, young children, those happy in life, those opposed to nudity, vulgarity..oh the list goes on.
Rebecca Ramirez
Jun 06, 2013 Rebecca Ramirez rated it it was amazing
Jodorowsky does not disappoint. This tale has all of the Jodorowsky elements; saviors, saints, sins, redemption, and an eternal quest to find out who you are and what your business is being alive. This is definitely worth picking up, and will keep you reading until there is absolutely nothing left to read.
Nov 13, 2013 Stephen rated it really liked it
Couldn't put it down. Ending led us to believe this was going to be a series of books and I'm still waiting.
Artur Coelho
Apr 14, 2013 Artur Coelho rated it liked it
Jodorowsky deixa o seu lado violento à solta nesta história escatológica de corrupção, lealdade criminosa, morte e redenção com contornos edipianos. Abandonado enquanto à nascença por ter nascido com uma cauda, Juan é adoptado por uma prostituta anã e vive numa lixeira alimentado por cães. A sua arma e uma capacidade implacável para aplicar violência são as virtudes que o levam de líder de gang criminoso a segurança pessoal de um primeiro-ministro a soldo de um general corrupto que controla um p ...more
Pj Kneisel
Jun 26, 2012 Pj Kneisel rated it it was amazing
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A very good (and actually more coherent than his other material) Jodorowsky tale. It's a wondrous epic and this first part will keep you on your toes. I love the art by Bess, it really fits the tone and style of the book. Excellent.
Aug 16, 2012 Matt rated it it was amazing
What a wonderfully strange and bizarre first volume. Jodorowsky's putting forth a ton of ideas, and I probably agree with about a quarter of them, but it's so wonderfully executed I just don't care.
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Also credited as Alexandro Jodorowsky

Better known for his surreal films El Topo and The Holy Mountain filmed in the early 1970s, Alejandro Jodorowsky is also an accomplished writer of graphic novels and a psychotherapist. He developed Psychomagic, a combination of psychotherapy and shamanic magic. His fans have included John Lennon and Marilyn Manson.
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Other Books in the Series

Son of the Gun / Juan Solo (6 books)
  • Son of the Gun: Saint - Volume 2 (Son of the Gun)
  • Fils de flingue (Juan Solo #1)
  • Les Chiens du pouvoir (Juan Solo #2)
  • La Chair et la Gale (Juan Solo #3)
  • Juan Solo, Vol. 4: Santo bastardo

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