IDW Publishing 2016
Written by Tim Rozon & Beau Smith
Illustrated by Chris Evenhuis
Coloured by Jay Fotos
Lettered by Robbie Robbins
Wynonna earp, member of the u.S. Marshals' Black Badge Division, is on the trail of Boone Helm, one of the most dangerous supernatural maniacs alive.But her mission attracts the attention of the Pinkerton agency... and the infamous Charlie Siringo.
I have to say that I love the fact that Charlie Siringo looks like Sam Elliot it just fits the character to a “T.” Also he’s a classic with his southern drawl and cowboy demeanor that honestly fits into this like no one else possibly could.
I am very much enjoying this story and how it’s playing out. With an inside man pretending to be Dolls pulling the strings while everyone around Wynonna wanting Boone dead keeps this story going in great ways. What Boone’s ultimate end game is is beyond me but I have to say he’s this delicious character who loves to sew the seeds of chaos and revels in doing his own thing. No one seems to know what Boone wants really and that’s half the fun of this story.
I really like the pacing of this story. There’s a ton of incredibly good dialogue here between the characters that show us not only who they are, where they stand and what they are about but somehow it also manages to further the story. What makes this as good as it is is the fact that the characters are three dimensional and all have very distinct personalities. That they feel more like people than characters in a story makes bonding with them and enjoying their banter back and forth that much easier.
I like the interiors here and it’s very much comic book verging in high end cartoon style. It allows for the characters to be distinctive and still gives this a much more all-ages vibe even though the subject matter is anything but. Plus it’s a way to make the characters interesting, good looking and come off as powerfully sexy without having to resort to too much skin. The use of page layouts through angles and perspective are very well utilised. The whole flow of the book visually really lends itself well to a story driven vehicle.
With the success of the show on SyFy it’s nice to see Beau’s creation take on another life of it’s own in these series of limited series. There’s so much in this universe to explore and it’s high time that and old fashioned updated version of a classic Broad is in the spotlight. She doesn’t have to be crass or come across as a bitch to be tough as nails and as good as the men in anything she does. The old west was filled with strong women that could hold their own without being resorted to a stereotype.
Wynonna and her cast of characters are in a league of their own. They have the right parts of drama, personality and action that keeps audiences glued to the page.