Inspirations

Movies

I’ll only list a few of my straight-up Western favorites here. As I’ve mentioned on my blog, I’m really hit or miss on Westerns. Most of the stuff I’ll list will be mixed genre stuff.

  • Silverado – Maybe my favorite straight-up Western.
  • The Quick and the Dead – Definitely a guilty pleasure of mine; not a good movie, but I dig it.
  • Big Trouble in Little China – I know it isn’t a Western, but it was originally conceived as one. Carpenter changed it since no studio would touch a Western at that time. Yes, originally Jack was looking for his stolen horse…
  • Warrior’s Way – Decent genre mix flick.

TV

  • The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. – One of my all-time favorite series, it brought in steampunk to the Western. Good stuff.

Books

  • Dead In the West by Joe R. Lansdale – Great story!

Comic Books

  • Jonah Hex
  • The Sixth Gun – Pure Deadlands… Even better, it’s supposed to be turned into a mini-series on the Syfy network.
  • Lone Ranger – This is a well-written and drawn comic book from Dynamite.
  • Sir Edward Grey, Witchfinder; Lost and Gone Forever – While the Edward Grey series have been a mixed bag, this 5-issue set finds the British Grey in the Old West (stranger in a strange land). I enjoyed the story, but the art by John Severin is among the best I’ve ever seen in a comic (and I’m not an art guy).

Inspirations

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