Cold Cut Distribution's Feature Spotlight #42 - March/April 2000
| Antarctic Press
| Richard Moore
| Richard Moore
When notorious thief Darien Voss is on the run, it's every
bounty hunter for themselves in this Old West shoot-em-up tale
with a difference. The stars may be totin' six-guns, but the
characters in this offbeat western are elves and other
creatures of fantasy. The villain rides a dragon, and the
hero is a rough-and-tumble elf girl nicknamed "Meg" with a
talking bear for a partner.
As the miscreant's bad deeds begin to multiply, our heroes
find themselves in competition with a more "professional"
bounty-hunting company who's after the same thief. In the
meantime, someone seems to have it in for Meg, as she thwarts
a series of attempts on her life. Could it be their target
who's after her?
A clever merging of two different genres, Far West manages the
tricky balancing act with flair. The fantasy elements are
played as a matter-of-fact background to the action-packed
adventure as Meg and her partner Phil search for Voss. Many
deliberate splashes of humor are thrown in, often playing off
the two genres involved, but sometimes just plain amusing
stuff (the villain is wanted for "robbing trains, forgery,
moving violations, and wearing mutton chops with a mustache"),
which ends up making the whole tasty stew feeling something
like an exciting Indiana Jones movie. Fluffy and
action-filled with amusement and excitement galore.
Art ©1999 by Richard Moore
A series which splashes around its art as much as its story,
Far West features plenty of action sequences and a lot of
barroom brawling, both of which Moore handles with aplomb.
The star of the series seems to often be in some state of
undress when villainy comes a-calling, which leads to a number
of panels of good girl art.
Westerns in general may not be in much demand of late, but humorous
adventure yarns are selling great! Try Far West with fans of
Gold Digger, Top 10, Ironwood, Gremlin Trouble, and Castle
If you like Far West, take a look at:
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