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This Just In: Dead West

The press release quoted Rick Spears as saying, “We took a classic western tale, ripped its guts out and stuffed it full of something dead and horrible.” I thought, hmmm. Bold words. But can Spears and Rob G, the creators of Teenagers From Mars, truly bring that noise?

I stand here with a shit-eating grin on my face and assure you: the answer is not just yes. But hell yes.

Long ago, the white folk took land from a tribe of Native Americans, who were all wiped out save one. Years later this one returns to the town that grew up on that land, Lazarus, to exact some nasty revenge. And I’m pretty sure I’m not spoiling anything by saying that the revenge includes a bunch of people walking around dead and stuff.

Once the groundwork is laid, these guys waste no time. They just stomp the pedal to the floor…er, dig their heels into the side of the horse…and don’t let up until it’s over. Oh, the wanton carnage. It warms my heart. And hey, they manage to give a little nod to Romero along the way. So bonus points.

If you’re like me, and you dig the hell out of Walking Dead, then you really need to do yourself a favor and buy this. It will smack your ass and call you Susan. No doubt.

For some reason Amazon lists this thing as streeting in September, but it hit this past week. So here: snag it from Midtown Comics.