Darn that Bunn. After his first semi-weak (for Sixth Gun) issue I can remember, he comes back with an utterly outstanding one.
This issue concentrates entirely on the life of the giant mummy, who either is going to be a new major character or Bunn is just flexing his writing skills. It’s a Western gothic; fill-in artist Tyler Crook nails it. While Sixth Gun usually has a lot of horror elements, this story is far more visually disturbing. And the disturbing stuff isn’t even the horror content.
Sixth Gun is a tragedy and this issue really showcases it. The humanity Crook brings to the protagonist’s face, physically twisted and internally determined, is some of the series’s better art–no slight against awesome regular artist Brian Hurtt.
A negative person might point out the issue delays resolving the cliffhanger.
But why be negative about such a great comic book.