Thursday, December 2, 2021

Reading Again--The Sixth Gun: Crossroads

 This post addresses the second story arc of the main comic series for The Sixth Gun


Crossroads 7-11

This story arc was unusual in that it only ran for five issues, published from December of 2010 through April of 2011. Here are my impressions:

  • The fact that this story takes place in and around New Orleans highlights, in my mind, one of the benefits of using the real world as the setting. That city comes with a lot of history and color, which is automatically woven into the background of this story.

  • Once again, the comics drop hints about other characters and events that are not actually used in this story. There are references to “Gutshot” O'Toole and a search for LaFitte's lost treasure, along with Albrecht Krieg and a few other occultists.

  • The conflict here provides a good example of how using numerous factions in a story can help make for dramatic combat. Such is the case when our heroes are pitted against not only Marinette of the Dry Arms, but also the thieving Kirby Hale.

  • It seemed to me that this battle ended rather abruptly—but isn't that also the case sometimes in the RPG, when when the GM doesn't have enough Bennies to overcome a lucky attack by one of the heroes?

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