Shaolin Cowboy #2

Writer: Geof Darrow Artist: Geof Darrow Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: November 13, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 1
7.8Critic Rating
10User Rating

He came, he "sawed," but will he conquer?! The Shaolin Cowboy proves-in 33 pages of gas-powered mayhem-that the undead and kung fu don't mix as they mix it up in issue #2. No "low T" in this one!

•  From writer/artist Geof Darrow (Hard Boiled, The Matrix)!

•  33 pages of story!

•  The action heats up!

•  For fans of chainsaws!

"What do a talking horse and a shaolin priest have in common? Each other. Add to this strange pair a band of assassins (including a talking monkey with a gun) and you get Shaolin Cowboy" -Comic Critique

  • 10
    CHUD - Graig Kent Nov 15, 2013

    This is an audacious comic. I've never had need of that word before but it fits here. I'm not even sure I like it, but it's just so different than anything I've ever seen, and I've read thousands upon thousands of comics to mind-melting effect. I am in awe. It won't be the same reading it in the inevitable collected edition, where it will just feel like the drawn-out illustrating of a fight, but here as a floppy, it's a unique artifact, true artistic expression wrapped in the middle of a silly genre mash-up. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - Charles Joy Nov 12, 2013

    So, for me,Shaolin Cowboy#2 had a perfect score half-way trough the issue – at which time I actually said aloud, “If this entire book is zombie killing with no dialog, I am completely sold on the series.” Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Nov 13, 2013

    If you loved Shaolin Cowboy to death, but for some reason though it needed to dispense with the speech bubbles, this might be your dream issue. Yet that doesn't stop Darrow's distinctive voice from shining through, and we can almost hear Lord Evelyn Dunkirk Winniferd Esq. the Third commenting on the events as they literally tumble out before us. A wonderful mix of madness, massacre and melee, made merry by a mishmash of mutilation. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Multiversity Comics - David Henderson Nov 15, 2013

    Or you just spent $3.99 on a comic where nothing happens, you know, it swings in roundabouts. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Addicts - Akshay Dhar Nov 19, 2013

    That's it. Doesn't sound like much, but for art buffs like me, this is an experience and a half. Throw in the expectation of what could they possibly do after these two insane issues and despite the ZERO story-building, I can't give this comic a low rating " that should say something. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Nov 14, 2013

    Okay, if you are still here, still reading this, I'll assume you, like me, love Shaolin Cowboy. If you do, the endless carnage of this issue is a treat. Yes, it's certainly not the best Shaolin Cowboys, it is certainly missing that trademark humor and wit, but holy crap is it pretty. You'll get lost in it. It sucks you in because you simply can't believe how long it's going on for. Some much death, some much blood and guts. It's a whirlwind of violence that you simply can't look away from. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 13, 2013

    Writer and artist Geof Darrow is well known for his hyper-detailed work. The stuff he spins out is gorgeous to say the least, and this issue is no exception. It's just so monotonous I'm not sure what to make of it. To simplify it, there are pages and pages of the same thing here, which is the cowboy spinning around cutting zombies to pieces. Flip through this in five seconds and you get the idea. If you sit and linger on things though, you'll see the real reading pleasure comes in eyeballing the details. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jimbus_Christ Nov 13, 2013

    Theres not much more to say than that. Story is non-existent here. Pick this issue up and marvel at Darrows work, but dont expect much more than a visual feast. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Adam Kelly Nov 14, 2013

    Was it great to look at through? Sure. Can I recommend paying the 399 cents they advertise to buy it? No. Just go to the comic store and you can flip through it before you get the stuff on your pull list. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Nov 15, 2013

    My recommendation for this really depends on your tolerance for repetitive scenes and how willing you are to delve into the deep meaning of a comic like Shaolin Cowboy. If what I've described here sounds awesome and like the greatest deepest statement about life, the universe, and everything then have at it but everyone else I'd recommend leaving this one be. Read Full Review

  • 10
    GreyMouser Nov 14, 2013

    $4, 33 PAGES!! NO ADS!! ... This is an incredible book that blurs the lines of comic book with artistic experiment. It would be easy to condemn a comic absolutely no dialog, text or even signs of plot but this is a piece of art. 33 pages of zombie massacre which puts BS 'zombie comics', like the walking dead, to complete shame. Clearly the art is amazing, every zombie has its own details and personality, and the endless zombie gore-fest challenges my notion of narrative. Some wont get it, others wont be able to fit it into their notions of what comics should be. The rest of us will just smile and re-read it until the pages fall apart. Brilliant i say, absolutely brilliant.

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