A Review: GO WEST #1

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of GO WEST #1 from Alterna Comics. The story is written by Garrett Gunn; with art by Saint Yak, colors by Sean Forney, and lettering by HdE.

Slade is a man who had successful escaped his violent past…or so he thought. His peaceful world was shattered when his family is brutally murdered. He reluctantly picks up his destructive ways to exact revenge on those who murdered his family….

While GO WEST is set in the future, it has the feel of the classic western stories. Garrett Gunn gives us a unique tale that has the potential to be more than a simple man out for revenge. Saint Yak’s minimal approach of background detail in some panels captures the hero’s loneliness and narrow focus of purpose. Sean Forney’s use of Earth tones for most of the book makes the blood red more striking. It is very effective and beautiful. This is another strong title from Alterna Comics. Check it out.

GO WEST #1 is in stores now or available at www.alternacomics.com.