Cowboys and 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.
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
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 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
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
That being said, I think that, just from...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
And when you read more of SMR's business model you understand why. This was a cash-in to promote the movie. But that's no reason to half-arse it like this. Even Mark Mi...more
About all this graphic novel had in common with the movie was the title. Even though there was the cowboy with the pretty bracelet on the cover, no pretty bracelet inside! I enjoyed the beginning, about conquering peoples, and th...more
1873, the Old West, evil Apaches are attacking an innocent wagon train. One white man rides to get help from Fort Laramie w/Indians in pursuit. Then a flying saucer crashes and BEMs kill the Indians and the cowboy gets away w/an alien gun. He goes back, warns the others cowboys and Indians fight the monsters together.
There are a couple panels when the two are discussing if they can work w/each other, a cowboy says...more
However, one too many times the plot moved ahead or jumped around from one frame to the next that I literally didn't know what was happening, often for several art frames. And it didn't help that the art is typically aver...more
I hate to say this about any book, but this wasn't good. Actually, it was much worse than I had expected. I saw the movie first, and while I didn't love it, it was better than the book. What's more, the stories are completely different, the only real connection is that, in both, there are cowboys and - wait for it - aliens.
This wasn't terrible, but the story is way too basic and nothing, not the characters, the setting or the events, gets explored in the slightest, which w...more
I will but it this way...... the movie was only OK (6 out of 10 stars sort of thing...more
Also, despite the...more
Nope. The comic is also annoyingly lightweight, and without the draw of Daniel Craig to rescue it. After finishing the comic, I read the bio of the 'creator' in the back of the book, and it's clear his life's ambition is to create Least Publishable Units for the comics world and license them into as many platforms as possi...more
I did enjoy both. The Graphic Novel is a quick read. The story is different in some ways than then the film, but each work in their own way.
It was a little tough following the novel, in the last big fight scene. But that's a minor thing.
Also, it's a little hard to swallow the fact that the 'cowboys' stand a chance in hell against the aliens...The writers try their best, bt it's a hard sell.
Overall though, it...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
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
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.