Horse opera

I’ve been pondering the Western again lately. Been a while since my MA, but pulled down some of the books that helped me draw a line from John Ford to Cormac McCarthy and I’ve just been nudged to revisit Lucio Fulci’s spaghetti westerns. And I’m still thinking a lot about Red Dead Redemption (and to a lesser extent its horror add-on). Icons and their subversion, myth and revisionism… and over the weekend I think I’ll go back to Zane Grey.

So it was nice when my GReader offered up the latest from Golden Age Comic Book Stories:

Illustrations by N.C. Wyeth from Langford of the Three Bars by Kate & Virgil Boyles.
Published by A. C. McClurg ~ 1907

Big ass versions here.

2 thoughts on “Horse opera

  1. Personally I found the spaghetti western contributions of Lucio Fulci a little on the tedious side. Both ‘Four of the Apocalypse’ and ‘Massacre Time’ suffer from lack of pacing, despite Milian’s outstanding performance in the former and the finale of the latter.

    ‘Silver Saddle’, however, does have its moments.

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