Shaolin Cowboy #3

Shaolin Cowboy #3

Writer: Geof Darrow Artist: Geof Darrow Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: December 11, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
6.5Critic Rating
10User Rating

The saga of the Shaolin Cowboy's war against the walking dead, who have followed him from the Fourth Level of Hell, is running on fumes. Will he, with only his fists and twin chainsaws, be able to reform this congress of the undead before its mindless hunger and overpowering self-interest overrun the world?!

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Lindsey Morris Dec 12, 2013

    Darrow's art remains astounding, making this a great issue for any fan of stunning visuals, gore, and the undead. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - James McQueen Dec 10, 2013

    This is some uncompromising and fiercely original work by Darrow. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Charles Joy Dec 10, 2013

    Shaolin Cowboyis still breaking the rules and is full of amazingly detailed art, so it still deserves an awesome score: Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Adam Kelly Dec 11, 2013

    Obviously I never want to give the entire story away in a review, but you'd be able to do the same in the comic shop in less time than it takes to read this review anyway. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Dec 10, 2013

    However, as I mentioned, lacking the proper allusion to define the nature of the undead horde, the issue does lose a lot of the meaningful subtext it was crafted with. There are still the hints of the meaning of zombies as western consumer culture, but they are understated to the point of being missed and unclear. If you're just looking for a good fun romp with cowboys, karate, ninjas, and chainsaws, there's a lot to like here, but if you are in the market for deeper analysis and subtext, you won't get what they're trying to say unless you track down the previous issues of The Shaolin Cowboy. It's still worth your time; I just wish it was a more self contained story. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Dec 11, 2013

    Shaolin Cowboy has shown improvement in issue three, but it still has long way to go to reach its potential. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Dec 11, 2013

    But still, in terms of selling this as anything but a series of portfolio pages, it's decidedly disappointing. There's no plot here whatsoever, no hook to make you want to keep reading. The mocking nature of the first page having a random pin-up model being drawn in the foreground with the action blasting away behind her felt like another shot across the bow about the lack of plot -- and of course, it just went downhill from there. I'm pretty sure I'm not the only person who turned the page and audibly groaned when discovering that more of the same. If Darrow's goal was to make sure that no one asks for "Shaolin Cowboy" ever again, then I suppose that this comic could be considered a success. Darrow's succeeded in chasing me away from the new "Shaolin Cowboy," even though there's only one issue to go. What a disappointment. Read Full Review

  • 10
    GreyMouser Dec 12, 2013

    . . . $4, 33 pages. NO ADs!Grade A cover! . . . Another AMAZING issue of SC! Goes great with Sepultura for soundtrack. Darrow is a powerhouse. Dave Stewart on colors is fantastic. You either get this, or you don't... best zombie book on the market. Best comic art and artistic determination in the industry. For Pete's sake reviewers, did any of you even notice the incredible pacing challenge of the turtle?? on top of everything else??? Comic Book Resources 's Greg is a moron, how did he get a pro reviewer job?? FTW!!!

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