Tuesday, October 29, 2013

A good Halloween read: Billy the Kid's Old Timey Oddities

The graphic novel (actually a trade paperback collected the 4 issue limited series) Billy the Kid's Old Timey Oddities by Eric Powell with art by Kyle Hotz is an excellent book for your Halloween reading pleasure.
We got a traveling sideshow of human biological curiosities, we got monsters, we got out of control patent scientist, we got Dr. Frankenstein, and of course we got Billy the Kid.
Cowboys, freaks, monsters, mayhem...what's not to love.
TPB edition, printed 2005
The story is a simple tale well told, which all great stories really are.

The limited series spawned two sequels one in 2010 and one in 2012, both of which are now on my "to read" list.

I love a good weird western and this is certainly that.  The story is easy to read, grips you by the saddle horn, and should be part of a fine Halloween experience.  We don't have enough Halloween Westerns but dammit we should.  Go on and check it out, pumpkin pards.

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