Catching a breath: Six-Gun Gorilla #1 Debriefing.
So. It’s been a few days now since episode #1 of Six-Gun Gorilla hit shelves. A few superfuckingcrazy also overwhelming also wonderful days. It’s inevitably a little icky when one’s trying to report on one’s own feeling of delight, so do me a favour and assume all this comes from a place of unexpected pride rather than smugness.
I like to think all of us who’ve been working on 6GG were confident in its trigger-pulling horse-lobbing awesomeness from the outset – at least, in the context of our own beavering-away-at-it little worlds – but in this game there’s never any guarantee (or frankly expectation) that one’s own deranged tastes will completely mirror those of the market.
But, yeah.This time, they kinda did.
Six-Gun Gorilla #1 sold out at distribution level straight away. We’ve heard reports from all over the place that stores have run out. Our splendid publishers Boom! Studios have rushed out a second print with a very tasty new Joe Querio cover. Á la:
That, I think, will be landing on shelves along with Ep 2 in the second week of July. In the meantime the first issue remains available on Comixology, and if you’re lucky you might catch a couple lingering on shelves at your LCS.
There’s an oft-repeated commandment among comicky creator types (or anyone, I suppose, who produces “art” - hahaha - and chooses to metaphorically dangle their metaphorical balls over the metaphorical frying-pan of Internet Opinion).
And that commandment is this: Don’t. Read. The. Reviews.
(Actually, the more functionally achievable commandment would be “Don’t Admit To Reading The Reviews”, but let’s not split hairs).
I read a few. Actually, that’s a lie: a read a whole bunch. Enough to know that I could plausibly mention just a couple and not get caught-out later for having selectively quoted. They’re… well. They’re all pretty amazing. A few snippets are mentioned below.
So: thanks, folks. Thanks for liking the same insane, weird, creepy, impossible-to-define-without-just-bloody-reading-the-fucking-thing stuff that we at Team-6GG love to bits.
Come back for #2, yeah?
QUOTH IGN: “There so much going on in this issue it would be a disservice to just sit here and describe it to you. Just buy it. Just drop whatever book from the Big Two you are buying out of habit and buy this book. Trust ol’ Ben, I wouldn’t lie to you. Without a doubt, this is the best debut of a new series I have read in a very, very long time. In a word, it’s brilliant. 9.6 out of 10”
QUOTH BLEEDINGCOOL: “Clever, inventive and nasty science fiction, this one will hit you right between the eyes.”
QUOTH NEWSARAMA: “a new sci-fi series that will just floor you with its inventive plot and original premise. Make sure you pick this one up, because you’ll be kicking yourself if you miss out.”