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Streets Of Glory

3.48  ·  Rating Details  ·  101 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews

At the tail end of a lifetime of violence, Joseph R. Dunn arrives in the little town of Gladback, Montana, in search of one last chance at peace. Soldier, lawman, gunfighter, bounty hunter, he has seen America grow from the wilderness, and done more than his fair share of killing to make it so. Now he meets friends old and new, and finds a long-lost love in whose arms he h
Paperback, 160 pages
Published February 10th 2009 by Avatar Press
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Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtryTrue Grit by Charles PortisBlood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthyBury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee BrownAll the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
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Jonathan Briggs
Apr 19, 2012 Jonathan Briggs rated it really liked it
Garth Ennis has made quite a lucrative career for himself aiming low. His is a body of work indebted to bodily functions. Sometime during his highly popular runs on "Hellblazer" and "Preacher," he realized he could coast for several issues at a time on juvenile barroom antics, peepee poopoo humor, sophomoric sexuality, profanity and sacrilege. And his subsequent work showed a once-exciting writer growing lazier and lazier and lazier, exploring the same three or four themes in the same three or f ...more
Aug 27, 2015 Cale rated it liked it
Garth Ennis knows how to write a Western. This story, on the edge of the 20th century, tells the tale of a legend of the West as the West fades away. A hard-bitten soldier, a sociopathic native, a doctor, a bartender, and a railroad speculator all cross paths in a town and leave it poorly. The violence is not quite over-the-top, but it's right on the edge, with the customary Avatar attention to bloody details. But it all serves the story. Ennis provides a bevy of strong characters and the story ...more
Sam Quixote
Mar 14, 2012 Sam Quixote rated it liked it
Garth Ennis writes a western set at the end of the 19th century where a small town is menaced by a bloodthirsty Indian killer called Red Crow and a man-with-no-name type called (ok so he has a name) Joe Dunn turns up looking for his lost love.

It's not that it's a crap book but there are too many references to archetypes and characters most people have seen before for the book to really stand out as its own work. Parts of it feel like "Unforgiven", the love interest is straight up "Doctor Quinn,
East Bay J
Apr 12, 2009 East Bay J rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
Chronicles Of Wormwood made me an instant Garth Ennis fan and I’ve enjoyed everything of his I’ve read since. Oh, he’s obviously one sick little puppy but his writing’s good and that means so much. There’s so much mediocrity out there! So much bland nonsense masquerading as cool, hip, fresh, whatever. Who cares? Corporations, that’s who. And they’re counting on your dollars!

1899 must have been a crazy year. Protagonist John Dunn was kind of a crazy guy. But totally solid. You end up liking him (
Víctor Segovia
Jun 01, 2014 Víctor Segovia rated it it was amazing
Realmente, cuando escuché de esta obra obra sabía que tarde o temprano iba a leerla. Es una mezcla que, al menos para mí, es complicado resistir. Western y Garth Ennis ¿Que más podría pedir?
Publicada por el sello editorial Avatar, es sin duda la obra san sencilla del autor, con una historia que fluye rápido y cuyos personajes son interesantes y que captan muy bien el rústico paraje donde están, el salvaje oeste.
Jul 17, 2011 Liza rated it liked it
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Chris Hayes
Mar 09, 2012 Chris Hayes rated it it was ok
Shelves: western, comics
I was really looking forward to this book. Garth Ennis has long had Western motifs and images in his books, and finally he was going to write an actual Western. Unfortunately, like a lot of his work lately, this is just a mishmash of movies or books that Ennis has read recently. This book takes the characters from Lonesome Dove, puts them in the plot from Joe Kidd, then just lets the story ride for a hundred pages or so. There is nothing original here. The big mystery is (this can hardly be call ...more
Oct 02, 2010 Mollymillions rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, 2010
Streets of Glory is a perfectly serviceable End of the Old West story. Ennis gives us a grizzled but honorable old man, a fresh young kid, a savage Indian, an ill-fated love and the requisite railroad looming over a small town on the prairie. You can see how it's all going to play out before the story is over. That's the problem with Westerns - we all know that the Old West has gone the way of boom towns and the Pony Express. It takes a great deal of skill to craft a fresh and exiting story in s ...more
Apr 27, 2009 Jake rated it it was ok
What we have here is a case of Garth Ennis getting cranked on Guiness, reading passages from Lonesone Dove, watching the end of Unforgiven and Deadwood season 3 and then shitting out a half-assed comic book script, which Avatar then handed over to one of their 'house' artists who all draw exactly the same. All that said, there ARE some good parts, but Christ is it coming more and more clear that Garth shot his wad on Preacher and Hitman. How do you take the concept of a grizzled Civil War vet cl ...more
Nov 08, 2010 Madeleine rated it liked it
Shelves: own, graphic-novel
A good graphic novel by Garth Ennis, but not great. It felt like I was reading the b-side to the Saint of Killers story from Ennis' Preacher series. American western story, very gorey. He doesn't expand his writing territory or try anything new in this series. Not that this isn't enjoyable - it's good, just not NEW for Ennis.
Dec 09, 2010 Jacob rated it really liked it
An awesome violent western in the tradition of True Grit. Although the story's not Garth Ennis's best work overall, it's better than anything else he's written for Avatar. The Mike Wolfer art is top-notch as he's one of the best artists at the Avatar "Bull-pen."
Joe D.
May 30, 2013 Joe D. rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
Garth Ennis is by far the best comic writer I've ever read, and I've been reading them for 40 years. Maybe it's only 3 stars because I was expecting better? Certainly not his best stuff but an interesting story nonetheless.
Federiken Masters
May 24, 2012 Federiken Masters marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Por la tapa, pareciera que se trata de otro spin-off del Santo de los Asesinos. Sé que no pero igual estaba a buen precio, así que para saca.
Dec 18, 2011 Timo rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
Pretty damn good end-of-old-west-western Ennis put together. Bloody and tragic. Nice one.
But the art again is the weak point. So stiff.
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Ennis began his comic-writing career in 1989 with the series Troubled Souls. Appearing in the short-lived but critically-acclaimed British anthology Crisis and illustrated by McCrea, it told the story of a young, apolitical Protestant man caught up by fate in the violence of the Irish 'Troubles'. It spawned a sequel, For a Few Troubles More, a broad Belfast-based comedy featuring two supporting ch ...more
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