Dan Nokes, Teddy Bear Tales Artist has started his latest Kickstarter for the excellently written The Pistoleers, a Wild West comic with the classic story of loss and vengeance in the vein of the John Ford movies. This really is a good book and deserving of the remastering Dan wants to give it. Check out the trailer after the jump. Continue reading
The Pistoleers started life as a three part comic book western by indie creator Dan Nokes, which is now collected into one volume for your digestion. This story is a change of pace from Dan’s earlier work and the entire story has much more serious undertones and themes than the more Tolkenesqe epic of the Paranormals.
We are introduced to the story and characters through a third party narrator, almost straight away I found myself reading the narrative bits with my little big man voice. The story is solid through all three issues and carries with it a very dark undercurrent about the effects of revenge and retribution on the soul. This darkness is huge change of direction for Dan, and his normal irrelevant humor is not present at all, although there are a couple moments of dark humor.
This is a true western tale anchored firmly in reality and pulls no punches, make no mistake this is a gritty piece of writing by Mr Nokes.