Mostly spoiler-free review of Six-Gun Gorilla #6, by fredscribbles.
Read a review of Six-Gun Gorilla #1.
Half a year ago, the first issue of Six-Gun Gorilla knocked me on my ass. I feel exactly the same way having read #6, the conclusion of this bizarre, but truly exceptional series. Writer Si Spurrier, and artist Jeff Stokely (along with colourist Andre May, letterer Steve Wands, and stunning cover artist Ramon Perez), have created a harsh world filled with tough characters of various moralities and motivations, who all get under your skin in one way or another. You feel badly for Blue-3425, so heartbroken by the turns of his life that he signs up for what’s essentially worldwide broadcast suicide detail in a war zone, even though another part of you wants to scream “Snap out of it!” at him each time he blindly wanders towards danger. The mysterious Six-Gun Gorilla is as epic and enigmatic on every single page he graces, even after you learn his secret origin. From the hard as nails but sweetly pragmatic Dora, to the relentless psychopathic bounty hunter Auchenbran, and everyone in between, Spurrier’s characters are truly unique on their own but Stokely’s art cements that. The visual landscape is unforgettable, with more than a few truly iconic splash pages to boot.
One of the best series of 2013. Seriously.