1879 – the Civil War is over, and the resulting economic explosion spurs the great migration west. Farmers, ranchers, prospectors, killers, and thieves seek their fortune. Cattle growers turn cow towns into armed camps, with murder rates higher than than those of modern day New York or Los Angeles. Out of this chaos comes legendary lawman Wyatt Earp, retiring his badge and gun to start a peaceful life for his family. Earp’s friend, John, Doc Holliday, a southern gentlemen turned gunman and gambler, also travels west, hoping the dry climate would relieve his tuberculosis. Silver is discovered in Arizona. Tombstone becomes queen of the boom towns where the latest Pairs fashions are sold from the backs of wagons. Attracted to this atmosphere of greed, over 100 exiled Texas outlaws band together to form the ruthless gang recognized by the red sashes they wear. They emerge as the earliest example of organized crime in America. They call themselves, The Comics.
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By Nathan Edmondson, Mitch Gerads, & US Navy Seals
It’s a new arc, and it’s easy to jump on to this black ops military action book. Gerads is doing mind blowing work that gets better every issue, and Edmondson is writing plots as crisp as the collar on your dress whites. They’re not asking you to read it, they’re telling you.
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By Paul Chadwick
Skipped Dark Horse Presents? Have 3 extra bucks this week? Well now you can get one of the best things to come from the new Dark Horse Presents AND get to see one of the greats of comics return to his character. Paul Chadwick and Concrete is something special, and even if you’ve never read any Concrete, now is a good time to give it a try.
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By Adam Beechen, J.T. Krul, Dustin Nguyen, Derek Fridolfs, Norm Breyfogle, Howard Porter, & Livesay
Attention Timmverse fans! With each getting their own chapter, this series follows the adventures of Batman, Superman, and the Justice League in the Batman Beyond future. And while I never watched that show, I am enjoying seeing the future versions of these familiar characters. Plus, in previous issues they bridged the time between the end of team at the end of Justice League Unlimited and the Justice League in the future. It was fun and sad and poignant. If you’re not reading this series in the short digital chapters then you can pick up the over-sized paper version every month.