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The Sixth Gun, Vol. 3: Bound (The Sixth Gun #3)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  933 Ratings  ·  69 Reviews
Traveling by secret railroad, Becky and Drake accompany an order of mysterious monks on a quest to bury General Hume''''s body on holy ground. But malevolent forces spurred by a sinister necromancer stage a terrifying attack on the train-Drake vanishes without a trace. Alone, Becky continues her journey to a secluded mountain fortress where she discovers how deeply her fat ...more
Paperback, 151 pages
Published May 8th 2012 by Oni Press (first published April 25th 2012)
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May 28, 2013 rated it really liked it

What a stunning “pump ‘em full of lead” blast of western-horror fun! Dark twists and turns filled with all kinds of creeps and crawlies! A story that jumps to life on the page with plenty of BLAM-BLAM-BLAM action, but oozes a quiet creepy vibe as well that slowly wraps around you. Cold, slimy fingers danced up and down my spine with willies galore! Haha… I loved every damn word and panel!

”I thought we were done with dead men!”

Haha…How often do you get to see and say that line? :D

Bound, book thre
Feb 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror, graphic-novel
*Note - this review assumes that you have read the previous volumes in this series and will contain spoilers*

The action and the world building really steps up in the third volume of the series. The Six Guns have previously been revealed to be a doomsday device that can not only destroy the world, but can remake it in the image of the person who holds the guns. On one side is the Knights of Solomon under the leadership of General Hume and his wife, who want the guns to create hell on earth. Oppos
Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
Becky and Drake have five of the six guns and they also have General Humes body. And they are on a train travelling to a safe place. What are the odds for them to be attacked? Quite high! A necromancer sends dead people to try to retrieve the body of the General and if that is not enough, Becky and Drake are also attacked by a giant mummy! Yes in the Sixth Gun anything can happen!

The Sixth Gun, Vol. 3: Bound was a great volume, just as entertaining to read as the last two ones. I’m looking forwa
Sam Quixote
Sep 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Drake, Becky and the Brotherhood of the Sword of Abraham are escorting General Hume’s locked coffin back to the Brotherhood’s fortress but the General’s wife, the witchy Missy Hume, is mustering her dark forces to save her husband once more. Meanwhile Gord Cantrell heads to his former master’s home to find a way to destroy the guns - and face some personal demons.

The Sixth Gun series continues to be a thrilling delight and, three books in, shows no sign of slowing. In this book alone we have a
Jesse A
Oct 27, 2015 rated it liked it
It's ok. I just don't know that I care enough to carry on with this series.
Drown Hollum
Nov 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Have I ever told you that I love trains? I do. Like train scenes, get me pumped. Similarly, mummies get me pumped. So the fact that the first two issues of Sixth Gun vol.3 are about a giant mummy on a train, well, I'm juicin' bro.

Sixth Gun gallops ahead with its apocalyptic, western plot. We learn about an undead prophet, the Sword of Abraham, and a great little piece of Gord's history. The cast is wonderful, with constant and organic development on all fronts. Hurtt's art is gorgeous, the writ
Nov 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
After reading the first 2 volumes I said to myself, "The only thing this story needs is more Gord." And voilà! Vol. 3 was more Gord, and even more fantastic story. I'm quite pleased with this series. The art is splendid, too. A top notch, all around good comic.
Nov 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror, comics
I think this just gets better by the volume. Gord's story in particular, which delivered one of the single most effective panels that I've seen in a comic.
May 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Who doesn't love a lot of western packed with the mystical arts? Super fun read.
Miguel Ángel Alonso Pulido
Sep 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ficcion
Continuando con los eventos del anterior volumen, en este caso vemos como Becky debe enfrentarse a los miembros de la Espada de Abraham después de un emotivo encuentro con su padre fallecido, como Drake debe sobrevivir a los errores de su vida pasada y conocemos el pasado de Gord y porqué quiere ayudar a los protagonistas a conseguir las Seis. Lo mejor en mi opinión, el episodio de Asher Cobb, la momia de tres metros de alto que pone una nueva pieza en el puzzle creado por Bunn. Si te gusta el w ...more
Jul 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics-fantasy
Starts with a bang and an exciting fight on the train, then becomes slightly slower with more contemplative stories. We delve into a large chunk of Gord's past, and Becky explores her gun's powers and talks to her stepdad. One entire chapter is given over to the backstory of the mummy which was kind of eh.
Aug 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Reread 1 and 2 now that the entire series is on ComiXology Unlimited. Glad to binge comics vs. buying.

This arc was focused internal struggles and flashback/visions with loved ones. It allowed a few characters to consider their purpose as it relates to the 6 guns.

Christopher Rush
Feb 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Our heroes have split up for diverse reasons, and we benefit greatly from the different directions their personalities and the story travels. Becky has to start to make her own decisions, while also learning about herself, her family, and her fate. Drake is here, too, giving us an engaging experience with a different kind of villain - somewhat reminiscent to me of the Saint of Killers from Preacher, but Bunn and Co. have their own spin, as always, on what would otherwise be blase tropes in less ...more
Slight correction to my review of The Sixth Gun, Vol. 2: Crossroads: the good guys have five of the six guns. Still, my point remains: why keep these weapons together?

And that point is (thankfully) brought up by some characters here (sort of), as the "good" religious order the Sword of Abraham tries to keep Becky and the Sixth Gun safe in their castle. (Note to Sword of Abraham: castles aren't exactly inconspicuous. Personally I'd give Becky a ticket around the world to keep her out of the bad g
Robert Jones
Aug 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Back to the Wild West!

Volume 3 is, I think, where things start to really pick up. This is a good thing and a bad thing, in my opinion. I'll start by expressing my delight in the fact that the story has taken itself from the New Orleans-esque swamps and back to the bona fide western setting I was itching for. Volume 3 is on a train. Good stuff.

I say things are starting to pick up because, well, nothing really happens. We're introduced to a few new villains, like a necromancer and an incredibly po
Jul 08, 2015 rated it liked it

2,5 stars

Vol. 3 lost me a bit.
Mrs. Hume s back and her attempt to get her husband's body and guns seemed a bit amateurish and desperate- not really cunning planning.
I think pace was also broken twice: once with back story about Asher Cobb, a mummy with personal vendetta against Sinclair and Cord's backstory. We finally got to know more about him, but I didn't think it added up considerably to his character.
Drake was brooding and angsting a bit, which told me he should always be busy because it'
Nicolas Ronvel
On poursuit l'aventure des 6 pistolets dans ce tome assez décousu, car il va nous amener sur 3 histoires distinctes.

On commence par la suite directe de l'aventure, avec une grosse poursuite en train, et des planches consacrées à de l'action pure et dure.
Puis la suite peut se découper en 3 récits, approfondissant 3 personnages, dont un nouveau et un plus secondaire.

Ce volume m'a moins passionné que les précédents. Moins mystique, moins mystérieux, on s'apparente plus à du Western classique par mo
Megan Elizabeth
Jan 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-reads
This might be my favorite volume so far? Everyone gets important things to do, we get ~BACKSTORY~ and Becky subverts the damsel in distress trope in a way that had me cheering. It was also painfully (in the best way) emotional and heartwarming by turns. I can't say more without spoiling, but the arcs being built for our main 3 protagonists are great so far. I love when a story keeps you coming back for both the characters and the plot, and volume 3 absolutely delivers and leaves you wanting more ...more
Jan 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This one really cooks with exquisite art and terrific storytelling. The beauty is, as we delve deeper into its Sixth Gun mythology, how it's not at all predicable, thus making the reading experience interesting and surprising. The book starts out and goes two or three issues/chapters at breakneck speed until we come upon the back story about a Mummy, which is a fine tale in it's own right, but a different pace from what came before. I personally love most comic books when there's just action and ...more
Jul 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
I think this was the best volume of the series so far! I'm not really a fan of the horror genre but I made an exception for this series when I bought the first volume on impulse a couple of years ago. I haven't regretted it since and I hope the series can go on for sometime.

I've read online that Cullen Bunn has been recruited by Marvel (to take over writing Wolverine no less) and I guess that means they also have a high regard for his work. I just hope he can keep up the high quality in The Sixt
Michael Larson
Mar 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
This series continues to impress me with this book, which shows that the series isn't interested in settling down and spinning its wheels in the dust, it wants to keep on introducing new and strange characters, twists, and beasts. Fortunately, for all of its pulp inspirations, the comic stays true to its characters as well, giving them time to become fully fleshed out players in the increasingly complex drama playing out around them.

I mean, you've got secret orders, train heists, mummies, and al
May 11, 2013 rated it liked it
this one was kind of boring. I actually almost gave it 2 stars, but I went with 2.75 instead because it's still interesting overall and I liked getting gord's history. but there was very little drake, and he's entertaining. Becky is kind of boring on her own, I wish she was a more compelling character. these authors write evil women really well but I've been disappointed in their attempt at a cool, strong female protagonist. I think that's really hard for all these comic book and supernatural wr ...more
William Thomas
May 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
I don't know how much more of 'The Sixth Gun' we'll be seeing since Cullen Bunn got called up to the majors and is now writing at least 2 titles for Marvel (Wolverine and Captain America & Hawkeye). And I, for one, think that might be a good thing. Although this volume is still up to snuff and the particulars of the writing are just as solid, we can see things beginning to meander all over God's green earth. Even though I think that Bunn has done a terrific job s far and my only real qualms ...more
Aug 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
I am still really enjoying this paranormal western. Drake and Becky are going into hiding while Gord goes back to the plantation where he and his family lived. You finally get to see Gord's terrible, sad beginnings and he ends up having to make a hard decision. Drake and Becky are attacked and get separated. The church thinks they can keep Becky hidden but she has other ideas. The reader also gets a chance to see more of her guns abilities. There is also a great mummy story.

I love the characters
Kevin Fanning
Sep 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
Not as much as a clear arc moving the story forward, compared to Vol 2, more like filling in some of the pieces of the backstory and setting big things up for Vol 4. But in a good way! Really liked Asher Cobb, LOVED that there was more focus on Becky and less on Drake. It looks like we may finally get the Becky-kicks-total-ass storyline in Vol 4 that I've been hoping for since the beginning. The Gord Cantrell storyline about his home and family and the hints about how the guns came to be was not ...more
Jeff Raymond
After loving the first volume, and only kind of liking the second, I'm starting to get a little down on this series as a whole. The idea is great, but there was a lot of weird ghost stories and I suspect that the series is kind of getting bogged down in its own mythology as opposed to actually telling a solid story.

This isn't to say that this arc was without its pluses. The artwork was solid, and the story itself is still interesting. I'm just concerned that the story itself is getting lost in a
Fraser Sherman
Apr 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
After the events of the second TPB, Becky and Sinclair join forces with the Sons of Abraham, a mystical order that offers to protect them from the horrors seeking the five accursed guns they carry. Unfortunately, the train to safety has to face a plague of zombies and a giant mummy, and when they arrive Becky finds the Sons are (I'm so unsurprised) not as trusty an ally as they seem. Meanwhile Gord goes home looking for information on the guns and discovers some surprises instead. A solid instal ...more
Orrin Grey
Jan 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
This volume of the Sixth Gun is quite a bit more laid-back than the previous ones, less interested in putting together a quick story and more in setting up a longer game. Which is fine, though it makes for a somewhat less satisfying stand-alone experience. The return of Asher Cobb's Mystery Mummy was nice, and we got a guest issue by current B.P.R.D. artist Tyler Crook, who actually doesn't stand up as well against Brian Hurtt (who is one of the best in the business, for my money), but who is we ...more
Jul 11, 2013 rated it liked it
This was more of a transition book than an action book - it built some back story for new characters and old, including some heartbreaking history for Gord, but there weren't any major action beats after the first issues' train battle. The world building was interesting, and the politics of the different factions is interesting as well, but without a major climax, it felt more like it was treading water than really moving forward. Still good, just not great.
Oct 07, 2013 rated it it was ok
Having raced through most of the Volumes of this series in one day, I can confidently report this is the closest I came to putting it down. Bound starts off promisingly, but then our main characters are isolated, the fate of the most interesting is left completely dangling for the next Volume, and we're left with little more than some back story filler for the others.

2 Disappointing Sheriff Badges for Bound.
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Cullen grew up in rural North Carolina, but now lives in the St. Louis area with his wife Cindy and his son Jackson. His noir/horror comic (and first collaboration with Brian Hurtt), The Damned, was published in 2007 by Oni Press. The follow-up, The Damned: Prodigal Sons, was released in 2008. In addition to The Sixth Gun, his current projects include Crooked Hills, a middle reader horror prose se ...more
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