Shaolin Cowboy #4

Shaolin Cowboy #4

Writer: Geof Darrow Artist: Geof Darrow Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: January 8, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
7.2Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

It is high doom in the low desert, as the Shaolin Cowboy tries to turn the tide on a dead sea of kamikaze zombies and learns that the devil you know may be easier to deal with than the devil you don't. Thirty-one pages of fists and feet versus rotting flesh. It's not J. D. Salinger's Catcher in the Die.

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - James McQueen Jan 7, 2014

    A four issue fight scene shouldnt work this well but looking back it has been an experience. Its like Yuen Woo-ping on acid and this arc has been a rare treat. Its bravely original, refreshingly unique and has an ending that will change your day. Also, just look at that cover. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jan 8, 2014

    Anyone who hasn't been reading a long might be completely lost as far as how this book concludes, but at the same time this issue contains everything that's made this series good in the last few. Save for the exceptionally hilarious introduction in the first issue, this issue tops them all. There's a conclusion, a ton of incredible layouts and plenty of detailed art that rivals anything that came before it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Charles Joy Jan 7, 2014

    Never before has tearing through a hoard of tattooed, bug infested, naked zombies with one's fists looked as easy. Both "the Cowboy" and Geof make the effort involved look natural. And once again I am completely blown away by the amount of detail penciled on each page. It is just astonishing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Nick Rowe Jan 13, 2014

    As a whole Shaolin Cowboy is much more than beautiful artwork, and is most certainly not devoid of storytelling. Through an augmentation of traditional sequential storytelling, Darrow creates a narrative reliant on the reader pulling their own individual thoughts from the pages. What we see in the story is a matter of what we allow ourselves to see on the page. It is one of the most unique and intriguing comics you will ever read, and will train you to rethink the way you read comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Your Friendly Neighborhood Brady Jan 10, 2014

    Our Cowboy is really hands-on in this chapter, popping heads, faces, and everything else off of these walking corpses. You really see the path our hero makes through all the bodies. Darrow is the preeminent artist when it comes to details and you get every single one of them in this series. Why are they all naked? Did this zombie outbreak start at a nudist colony? Food for thought for another day. This series makes me try to read into the actions more closely than anything actually said. Actions are the words for Shaolin Cowboy. Thats the impression that I get. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Adam Kelly Jan 8, 2014

    Again, the art is really the only redeeming factor to justify a purchase to people who've liked this series. It is incredibly impressive how much Geof Darrow fits into each panel and each page. But does that make up for the fact that there was barely any story or any real reason to want to keep reading Shaolin Cowboy after the first issue? Personally, I think not. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Jan 8, 2014

    The Shaolin Cowboy was a mess. I desperately wanted it to be good and afforded it the benefit of the doubt at every turn, but here at the end, it just doesn't hold up. The action in this comic is jumbled and boring, with only a couple cool moments, but in general there's so much of it to desensitize you to those moments. The cowboy has no character, so there's very little investment in his fate, and as a result, the action has no tension or urgency. The artwork is occasionally nice, but generally tries to work in way too much and comes off cluttered; I don't recommend it, and the whole the series feels like it's wasting your time. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    GreyMouser Jan 9, 2014

    . . . $4, 33pgs + 2 pin-ups. Grade A cover. All ADs @ back! . . . A fantastic mini series comes to an end. Not for everyone, but certainly the best zombie book on the market. Rough ending tho...

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