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Daisy Kutter is a retired bank robber and legendary gunfighter who has decided to open a dry goods store in the small town of Middleton. The sheriff, her ex-boyfriend Tom McKay, tries to recruit her to join him on the other side of the law, but she isn't quite ready to move on.

When Daisy loses everything she owns in a high-stakes poker tournament, she is offered a job from
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Paperback, Kickstater Edition, 153 pages
Published September 2012 by Bolt City Productions, LLC (first published 2005)
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Michael Finocchiaro
I purchased this YA comic because my son and I love the author's series Amulet (can't wait for the next book this July!). In Daisy Kutter, we are in a similar world as Amulet with robots and people in a sort of cyberpunk western atmosphere with Texas Hold-Em and a train robbery as the primary vehicles for moving the story forward. What is great here is the artwork and also the character development. The artwork is done by the author (as in Amulet) which in itself is amazing and it is beautifully ...more
Shannon
Pre-review thoughts:

Read only a little bit of this last night but the point where I stopped made me laugh out loud. Kibuishi NEVER fails to get some sort of reaction from me. I love this man and hope he stays healthy and writes/draws for a very long time. This is actually an adult graphic novel so if you're reluctant to read YA or middle grade, check this one out! It's a western with robots! He always comes up with some of the coolest ideas.

Full review to come.
poiboy
Sep 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Kibuishi does here what he does best.. tells a very good story with very nice illustration.
Mark Jones
Oct 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novel
I bought Daisy Kutter The Last Train as part of a Kickstarter campaign by Kazu Kibuishi to reprint his first comic book. While I had no knowledge of the comic previously the art style and the setting was enough to convince me to pledge my money.

Daisy lives in a version of the wild west that is occupied as much by robots as cowboys. While the term steampunk would be misplaced in describing The Last Train there are clear similarities with stories that do fit such a categorisation. The addition of
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Josh
Jan 18, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People with patience for mediocrity
Like too many in its genre, the story and characters of this comic are tertiary to the art and setting. Cowboys and robots? Neat. Paper-thin "ideal female" antihero cliche? Not so much.

The plot is shallow, the characters are shallow, and the dialog is the worst kind of overused tripe. During the climactic showdown with the soulless corporate bad guy, he opines, "We've got a lot in common, you and I."

Seriously? Did I really just read that? I mean it's bad enough to use that tired old line, but
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Stacey
Jan 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was able to get ahold of this copy of Daisy Kutter from Kazu himself. I am constantly looking for books to satisfy my students' appetites for all things Kazu Kibuishi. He was nice enough to send us a copy of Daisy Kutter to check out. This book is definitely YA, so I won't be able to share it with my 4th graders, but I will take it in and show them some pages and the information in the back of the book.

Kazu shares that Amulet would not exist if it weren't for Daisy Kutter. This was his first
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Jeff Raymond
I've been a fan of Kazu Kibuishi's Amulet series for a while now, and I was told he had a previous book before that series. I'm a) shocked I didn't hear about this sooner and b) ashamed that I wasn't able to push this on every single person who came through the library back in the day.

Daisy Kutter is a criminal of sorts, lives in an old west town with robots, and is hired by a firm to test the security on a train. The plot is a classic story in most regards, and the pace is just quick and
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Elizabeth A
Jun 14, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphix, 2015
Have you read The Amulet graphic novel books by this author? If not, put this one down and go start there.

I decided to try some of his other/earlier works, and stumbled on this one. This graphic novel is the story of Daisy Kutter, a retired bank robber and legendary gunfighter who has decided to open a dry goods store in the small town of Middleton. But giving up on a life of crime is harder than one might think, and when Daisy loses everything in a high stakes poker game, she is sucked back
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Laura
Nothing but praise. Love Kuibuishi's art and writing. Great combo of cowgirl + world of robots. I think my favorite page was the plan Daisy wrote for robbing the train. Very quick read that is both funny and adventurous.


PS: Damn goodreads. Deleting my reviews when I least expect and don't save before posting. My second-written reviews are never as thoughtful.
Sharon
Feb 13, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, poc-authors
I adore Kibuishi. The worldbuilding here is great, but I didn't feel like I really got Daisy very well, or her relationship with Tom. I liked her, but it was from a distance. Also, a couple of key plot points were kind of wobbly to me. Still--wild west with robots? I'm in.
Jessica
Nov 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The story wrapped up a little too quickly for me in this volume, but there was nothing I didn't love about the art, the characters, and there were some amazing panels. I want to read more. Immediately.
Sunny
Jul 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this quick and action packed graphic novel. It's Kazu Kibuishi's first book and Daisy Kutter inspired Amulet. You might enjoy this if you love tough female protagonists who can't seem to walk away from trouble. You might also enjoy if you have a thing for westerns. And robots.
Michael
Mar 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: loeg-archives
Retired outlaw Daisy Kutter is manipulated into one last job, a train heist, a job to prove that her employers new security system is flawless. Of course, her employer isn't about to stand for the bad press if she actually does succeed in robbing his train!

There's some great banter between Daisy and her former partner-in-crime-turned-sheriff, Tom, and Kibuishi does a great job of making her the star while still allowing Tom to help her in various ways. The robots (yes, it's a robot western) have
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Nathan
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novel
Lovely illustrations with a great visual storytelling style. I found the story itself overly simplistic though, and unsatisfying. Part of it might be my unfamiliarity with the main character, Im not sure if this is the first of a series of stories on this character or somewhere in the middle. I think there was too much dialogue exposition, and would be much more interested in seeing some of those aspects visualized. I think the character suffers because there just isnt enough world building to ...more
Ariel Caldwell
Kazuo Kibuishi wrote a badass heroine into a wild-west-meets-robots setting (I wasn't sure about that, but it works.) Daisy Kutter is a retired train-robbing sharpshooter who gambles. She gave up the lifestyle to run a store, but it's driving her nuts... her ex is the Sheriff, which doesn't help anything. Their relationship is perfectly Complicated, and a joy to read (if you don't mind Complications). She gambles away the store, takes on One Last Job, gets mixed up with loverboy again, and has ...more
Sarah J
Nov 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
Kibuishi's short story takes the Western genre, marries it with robots, and creates a new but still classic setting. In "Old West" media, the reader doesn't always need to know every detail of the character's past, their mindsets, or their origins. What matters is the present story and everything that occurs. Kibuishi uses the theme splendidly, this time creating a female character who, like many cowboy heros, can't shake the old ways, but pays a steep price. In the Old West, life is hard and ...more
Kinsey
May 26, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Wild West setting plus robots is really not my thing. I have yet to read or see something that does this combo well. The first half of this book was spent talking about how tough and skilled Daisy used to be, which was very dull. Then action heated up after a long drawn out failed gambling tournament, but it felt disjointed. The violence and cursing makes it more mature YA or adult, but lacks the action and good plot to fully entertain an older audience.
Jason
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This one didn't really grab me, I enjoyed the setting and illustrations but the story and the characters fell flat for me. The characters a fairly generic and the resolution with the antagonist was ant-climactic.
Stacy Miller
Sep 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
LOVED THIS! Found it at a random booksale and will never let it go!
Matthew Metzdorf
Jun 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novel
great graphic novel that combines westerns with robots. Daisy Kutter is a retired train robber that gets pulled into one last job. typical story, but kibuishi finds a way to make it feel fresh
Missy
Dec 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novel
I like Kazu Kibuishis storytelling and drawings. ...more
Fredrik Eaton
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Ryan Boros
Feb 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!"
One last job before accepting going straight
Stunning sequentials, great protagonist
Connor
Jan 15, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a fun little story. Good art.
Nancy Meservier
As a former bank robber and gunslinger, Daisy Kutter once spent plenty of time on the wrong side of the law. Now she owns a shop and spends plenty of time being bored. Then she gets offered a job that could make her very wealthy. She just needs to rob one last train. But is there more to this job then it first appears?

In the past few months I've supported handful of projects through kickstarter. One of these projects was Kazu Kibuishi's mission to get the comic Daisy Kutter: The Last Train back
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Dani Shuping
Jul 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novel
Daisy Kutter used to be train robber. And she used to be partners (and perhaps more) with Tom. But those days are past as Tom is now the Sherif and Daisy is owner of local general store...and bored out of her mind. She can't acclimate herself to "normal" life like Tom can and one night trying to relive her boredom she loses the store in a poker game. Mr. Winters, who she lost the store to, has a proposition though: try to rob his train and test his new security robots. And he's willing to pay. ...more
James Maxon
As a big fan of the Amulet series, I decided to track down some of Kibuishis earlier works. Daisy Kutter came from a sketch he drew of a cowgirl that got posted to an online illustration forum years ago. Her world eventually developed into this graphic novel.

Story overview:
Daisy Kutteran expert train robber and gunslingerisnt as young as she used to be. Leaving her old life of crime, she finds discontentment in her new trade: a storeowner. The old desires for adventure still flow through her
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Nicola Mansfield
Jul 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I am up to date with Kibuishi's Amulet series, read Copper and am not interested in any of his anthology series after trying one, so I checked to see if he had written any other stand-alone stories and was surprised to find this, his very first published collection. This is a bind-up of the 4-issue series plus a short story "Phantoms" which takes place after the main novel. This is fantastic and by far my favourite work by the author. The art is wonderful, of course, done in a steely grey and ...more
Heidi
I read a comic book/manga*! And more to the point, enjoyed it!

I'm fairly sure I picked up this book thinking it was just a regular Western. It's not. The world Kibuishi has created is basically a cross between Firefly and Star Wars. And honestly, there's no bad there :-)

Daisy is a fabulous heroine. If there are more Daisy Kutter comics, I might actually have to chase them up. (None show up on GoodReads, though). Tom is adorable, and since Kibuishi is doing the whole "girl hides her emotions,
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Elizabeth O.
Content Warning:
Mild cussing
Graphic violence

Summary:
Daisy Kutter is a store owner who has put her bandit days behind her. Though her friend (and town sheriff), Tom, has tried to deputize her, the hard eyed six shooter has no intention of returning to the rough and tumble world of action. Then, in a game of cards, Daisy loses everything-- including her store! Mr. Winters, the railroad tycoon, offers her money and her store in return for Daisy's services. She is asked to rob a train--
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Kazu Kibuishi (born 1978) is an American graphic novel author and illustrator. He is best known for being the creator and editor of the comic anthology Flight and for creating the webcomic Copper. He has also written (drawn) the Amulet series. The webcomic artist and noted critic Scott McCloud has said that some of Kazu Kibuishi's work is so beautifully drawn that "it hurts my hands when I look at ...more

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