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Gunwitch: Outskirts of Doom (Nocturnals #4)

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The Gunwitch, silent and deadly bodyguard to the misfit family of monstrous heroes known as the Nocturnals, breaks away in his first solo adventure! When the pistol-packing Gunwitch and his young charge, Evening Horror, find themselves in a small town ravaged by undead outlaws and true Hell's Angels –– motorcycle ridin' vampires –– The Gunwitch takes it upon himself to bri ...more
Paperback, 104 pages
Published April 12th 2002 by Oni Press
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Orrin Grey
Apr 06, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics
I like Dan Brereton and his Nocturnals, and I have rapidly fallen completely in love with Ted Naifeh, but The Gunwitch: Outskirts of Doom is a letdown from both perspectives. As usual, Naifeh's art is good, but seems to lose something when he's working on other peoples' material (and in the less cartoon-y style that's demanded here).

Not necessarily a bad read for fans of either creator, but not particularly recommended either.
Travis
Dec 28, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novel
I was not aware this was part of a series called The Nocturnals, but that doesn't make much difference. Like Brian Michael Bendis says in the introduction the story is basically Red Harvest, Yojimbo, A Fistful of Dollars, etc. but with a Halloween flair. Nothing special in the short three issues but nothing bad either. Everything moved along a bit too quickly buy at least it didn't drag along and stretch out any longer than it needed to tell the story. The art was so-so. Everything was clear and ...more
Eric
Jul 02, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
I've never read the Nocturnals, but I picked this up at the Con last year and finally got around to reading it. It was fun; reminded me of a mix of Hellboy and the Underworld movies.
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