Six unique pistols harness unimaginable power, but the sixth pistol is the most powerful of them all. It has been kept in hiding from evil hands for years but, when forced out into the open, Drake Sinclair races to get his hands on it first. Though Sinclair is hardly the valiant hero, there are far worse forces at work trying to locate the pistol before Sinclair. Some people regard the sixth gun as simply a myth, but for those who know better, the one you possess the sixth pistol will be an unstoppable force against man.
With six-shooters, ghosts, Pinkertons, and the undead, Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt construct Oni Pressí newest periodical with fun and action in mind.
We caught up with writer, Cullen Bunn, to talk about The Sixth Gun.
Bad Wolf: How did you come up with the concept for this book?
Cullen Bunn: Iím not exactly sure where all the random pieces of the puzzle came from. I knew I wanted to write something kind of broad-scoped Ö and I knew it was going to feature magical guns. From there, my love of dark fantasy, horror, and westerns fused together into THE SIXTH GUN.
The Big Bad Wolf: Tell us about Drake Sinclair.
Drake is one of the main characters in the book. Heís a slick kind of gunfighter, more Rhett Butler than Clint Eastwood, but his cold and deadly, too. Heís got his own agenda, though, and even though heís one of our ďheroes,Ē his intentions may not be honorable.
The Big Bad Wolf:
What is so important about the Sixth Gun that he seeks?
The Sixth Gun is one of six magical pistols. Each of the weapons possesses a unique power, but the Sixth Gun is special for a variety of reasons. When we first meet Drake, heís not really searching for the gun, but he is drawn to it nonetheless. Once he finds it though, he has his own reasons for wanting to keep it close.
The Big Bad Wolf: What kinds of monsters and other supernatural creatures will we see in this book?
Hereís a secret about The Six Ö using the guns for extended periods of time tend to warp the gunfighter Ö so we have a posse of real nasty bad guys youíll meet early on in the series. Besides them, I hate to spoil anything. Letís suffice it to say there are more than a few nasty critters. In issue three we really up the monster factor.
The Big Bad Wolf: What can we expect in terms of blood and guts?
Well, we are trying to keep this in the PG-13 realm. That said, there are a few real stomach-churners in the book, and when youíre dealing with guns like The Six, things are bound to get a little bloody.
The Big Bad Wolf: How is it working with artist, Brian Hurtt?
Brian and I have known each other for a long time. Heck, we used to work at a comic shop together! Even way back then we were talking about working on a comic together. When we finally made that happen with THE DAMNED, it was awesome. We work really well together. We challenge each other to improve the final product, but we have a lot of respect for each other. As far as collaborators go, Iíve probably been spoiled from working with Brian.
The Big Bad Wolf: What impressed you the most with his artwork?
A lot of artists are really good when it comes to drawing covers or poster art, but they canít tell a good, clean story to save their lives. If I canít tell whatís going on in a panel, I shut down. Brian, though, is a super talented artist and he is one helluva visual storyteller.
The Big Bad Wolf: Is this an ongoing series or a mini?
This is an ongoing series. Iím already hard at work at the second story arc.
The Big Bad Wolf: Where can our readers find out more about this comic?
They can always check the Oni Press website at www.onipress.com. Iím always posting new information about the book (and my other work) at www.cullenbunn.com, and Brian frequently posts sneak peeks at art and other cool information at http://thehurttlocker.blogspot.com/.
The Big Bad Wolf:
In closing, what would you like to say about Sixth Gun?
I think readers will really get a kick out of this book, and I hope they check it out. The entire first issue of the book is available FOR FREE as part of Free Comic Book Day. Thatís May 1st. Make sure to stop at you local comic shop and pick up an issue. While youíre there, you can place an order for issue #2, which hits the stores in July. It will be monthly after that.
The Big Bad Wolf: Thank you for your time,
Cullen. Best of luck!
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