Official Press Release
The idea of fusing the Wild West with the martial arts is not a new
idea, to be certain; since THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN retold the story of
Akira Kurosawa's THE SEVEN SAMURAI, the West and the East have come
together several times to produce some excellent stories.
But none of them have been quite like SIXGUN SAMURAI.
The setup is simple – a young boy raised in a Wild West Show in the
late 1800s sets out to find his last living relative. His mother was
a sharpshooter who taught him everything there is to know about
shooting. And his mentor was a samurai living in exile who traveled
with the show as an animal caretaker.
"The title's a little quirky, I know," laughed Sean J. Jordan,
writer for SIXGUN SAMURAI. "But in the context of the story, it does
make sense. The Sixgun Samurai is like a lot of kids who have grown
up in a traveling show – he has an odd assortment of skills that
he's picked up from the people he's known. That his skills allow him
to be doubly deadly makes him interesting, but what really drives
him is the fact that he's searching for his father, who abandoned
him and his mother when he was still a baby."
"Of course, there's a lot more to the story than that," hinted
Jordan. "SIXGUN SAMURAI has quite a few fun little plot twists, and
the script's designed to keep the reader guessing what will happen
As the bonus comic on the flip side of the March edition of the
COMIC BOOK DIGEST magazine, SIXGUN SAMURAI will come at the bargain
price of $1.95. The magazine also includes over a hundred pages of
articles, interviews, and previews of upcoming books from a variety
of studios. Past issues of the COMIC BOOK DIGEST have included
previews of such fan favorites as HUNTER KILLER, KILLZONE, THE
IMAGINARIES, TRANSFORMERS: GENERATION ONE and TRANSFORMERS ARMADA.
"The COMIC BOOK DIGEST, in my mind, is one of the best values out
there for comic book fans," said Jordan. "And I'm not just saying
that because I'm on staff as an editor and a regular contributor to
the magazine. One of the things that attracted me to working with
the crew at the CBD in the first place was their ambition – they
wanted to develop a magazine that could help smaller studios and
creators promote their books in a unique way."
"Readers who pick up the COMIC BOOK DIGEST aren't just hearing about
upcoming titles and looking at some character pinups – they're
getting a chance to sample titles they might not have otherwise
picked up off the shelf. Plus, they're getting a full-blown 22-page
comic on the back side. The price? Just under 2 bucks, which is
half of what you'd pay for a single issue of most comics."
"And trust me when I say that I think readers will feel that SIXGUN
SAMURAI is worth the price of admission alone."