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Comics about the Wild West and Native Americans

Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by TruXta, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. Artaxerxes

    Artaxerxes Well-Known Member

    Comics are more niche here than Europe, to many associations with kids I think.

    Starting to change now though, weaning people off superhero shite.
     
  2. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    That's more like it! Thanks for the link.
     
  3. S☼I

    S☼I a chord and a pedal and a lock

    My local library has a large shelf of Western paperbacks which I've been tempted by on occasion without ever taking the plunge. Stuff like the books Rocky uses to learn to read in Rocky 2.

    "I'm the only law round these parts, and my six-gun's the only badge I need," said Grudge.

    "You're a rattlesnake and a low-down varmint. You better sleep with one eye open tonight," said Kentucky Joe.

    Never read Boys Own type comics as a kid - Beano, Dandy and Whizzer and Chips for a bit before I replaced them with Roy of the Rovers and Match Weekly. Used to read Victor in the barber's but only really like Tough of the Track.
     
  4. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby The Machine Stops

    My Uncle was mad into the old westerns.He got me into them but never the books, really. He was not an avid reader, except when it came to Louis L'Amour. I'd occasionally see them in the charity shops but they're a rare thing these days. Zane Grey is supposed to be better, I've heard.
     
  5. Pesty

    Pesty Well-Known Member

    When it comes to Western books Elmore Leonard is the dude. 'Hombre' is a good start for the novels, and 'The Captives' is stand out for the short stories.

    Whilst not really in the genre tradition, Thomas Berger's 'Little Big Man' and 'The Return of Little Big Man' have a lot of fun playing with the tropes. They also function as a wonderfull subversion of some Americas most treasured national myths.
     

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