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Robot Sixth Gun | Read the first issue of Oni’s The Sixth Gun right here

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Last weekend Oni Press released the first issue of Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt’s new ongoing series The Sixth Gun as one of their Free Comic Book Day offerings. If you missed it last Saturday, never fear — you’ll have the opportunity to buy it (with a new cover) on the same day that issue #2 is due in stores in July. And even better, courtesy of our friends at Oni, you can also read it right here on Robot 6 for free!

Here’s a description of the book: “During the darkest days of the Civil War, wicked cutthroats came into possession of six pistols of otherworldly power. The Sixth Gun – the most dangerous of the weapons – has vanished. When the gun surfaces in the hands of an innocent girl, dark forces reawaken. Villains thought long dead set their sights on retrieving the gun and killing anyone in their path. Only Drake Sinclair, a gunslinger with a shadowy past, stands in their way.”

But wait, he said, there’s more! As we’ve been anticipating The Sixth Gun for awhile now, we’ve invited the creators to guest blog with us here at “Robot Sixth Gun” over the next few weeks as we get closer to the release of the second issue. We’ve got a lot of cool stuff lined up, from Cullen and Brian helping us out with stuff like Shelf Porn and What are you reading?, to interviews and some secret surprise Sixth Gun stuff.

Check out the full issue after the jump, where you’ll also find a press release about the reissue and an order form you can take to your retailer to reserve the reissue and the second issue. Or you can download it as a PDF.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 7TH 2010

THREE SHOTS FROM THE SIXTH GUN — ONI PRESS’ NEW ONGOING SERIES GETS A NEW COVER, FULL PREVIEW, & WEB SPECIAL!

Last weekend was Free Comic Book Day, and since about noon last Saturday the Oni offices have been getting absolutely slammed with requests from fans and retailers alike who were unable to get their hands on the first issue of Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt’s new ongoing series THE SIXTH GUN #1. The fact of the matter is the run is completely out of stock.

BUT YOU’RE IN LUCK! In anticipation of just such a response Oni has decided to reissue THE SIXTH GUN #1, with an amazing new cover, for release on the same day as THE SIXTH GUN #2 and to seal the deal Oni is releasing the entire first issue for you to preview online!

http://onipress.com/display.php?type=bk&id=417

Secure yourself a copy of the new printing before they sell-out by telling your local comic shop retailer to order you THE SIXTH GUN by Cullen Bunn & Brian Hurtt:

SIXTH GUN #1 ñ Order Code: MAY10 1087

SIXTH GUN #2 ñ Order Code: MAY10 1088

Then you can immediately jump into the new ongoing series that Comic Pros are calling:

“An absolute winner in every way.” -Jason Aaron (SCALPED, WOLVERINE)

“…plants the round of their story square between your eyes. Read it, damn you! Read it!” -Greg Rucka (STUMPTOWN, QUEEN & COUNTRY)

“…came out with guns blazing and I’m ready for more.” -Jeff Parker (AGENTS OF ATLAS, MYSTERIUS THE UNFATHOMABLE)

“…full of creepy, atmospheric scenes and bizarre concepts, beautifully realized.” -Kurt Busiek (ASTRO CITY TRINITY, AVENGERS)

ìThe west just got a whole lot wilder… and weirder!” -Andy Diggle (DAREDEVIL, THE LOSERS)

“Say hello to your new favorite comic.” -Matt Fraction (INVINCIBLE IRON MAN, UNCANNY X-MEN)

And, because Oni Press loves you, any purchases made at the Oni Press Online Store (www.onipress.com) between May 8th and May 16th will receive a complimentary copy of the Free Comic Book Day Edition of THE SIXTH GUN #1 (while supplies last)!

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THE SIXTH GUN
by Cullen Bunn & Brian Hurtt

During the darkest days of the Civil War, wicked cutthroats came into possession of six pistols of otherworldly power. The Sixth Gun – the most dangerous of the weapons – has vanished. When the gun surfaces in the hands of an innocent girl, dark forces reawaken. Villains thought long dead set their sights on retrieving the gun and killing anyone in their path. Only Drake Sinclair, a gunslinger with a shadowy past, stands in their way.