Saturday Webcomic: Plume is a rollicking tale of supernatural revenge…

"My father once told me that revenge was like a plume of black smoke," says Vesper Grey at the beginning of K. Lynn Smith's Plume. "It seems tangible, but when you reach for it, you're grasping nothing but air." But that doesn't stop Vesper from seeking revenge against a crew of artifact thieves who attack her and her… » 3/16/13 8:30am 3/16/13 8:30am

Brilliant motion comic tells the story of a man hired to kill…

How do you turn comic book panels into a movie without animation? Edson Oda's ingenious short film Malaria uses comic panels on individual sheets of paper, placing and moving and manipulating them in a way that manages to be far more cinematic than motion comics ever are. It enhances the tension of this quiet Western… » 1/20/13 3:00pm 1/20/13 3:00pm

Saturday Webcomic: A pyromancer and a gunslinging revenant wreak Old…

The Wild West in Erin Mehlos' webcomic The Next Town Over isn't quite the one from the spaghetti westerns. The most wanted outlaw kills not with a gun, but with the mystical fire from his own hands. People can come back from the dead, provided there's enough rage in their hearts. Wounded horses can be transformed into… » 10/06/12 8:30am 10/06/12 8:30am

Wonder Woman's lasso is perfect for these Wild West Justice League…

We've already fallen for Denis Medri's rockabilly Batman cast, and now he's turned his powers of redesign upon the Justice League, bringing them out to the Old West. Wonder Woman's look translates nicely to a Western style, but what about the rest? » 8/04/12 3:00pm 8/04/12 3:00pm

A swashbuckling noblewoman sails the Wild Space West in Greg Rucka's…

Firefly blended western aesthetics with space travel, and steampunk stories are frequently set in the American West. Greg Rucka and Rick Burchett's webcomic Lady Sabre & the Pirates of the Ineffable Aether takes steampunk, space travel, and westerns, and adds a crew of spacefaring pirates, led by a sword-wielding lady. » 6/16/12 8:30am 6/16/12 8:30am

We've seen the first 40 minutes of Jon Favreau's Cowboys & Aliens - and…

With Cowboys & Aliens, Iron Man director Jon Favreau attempts to mash up the Western genre with science fiction. How well does it work? We've seen the first two reels, and they conjure a robust John Wayne sensibility. » 3/29/11 11:01am 3/29/11 11:01am

10 Amazing Things We Learned On The Set Of Cowboys & Aliens

Earlier this year, we spent one hot summer day at New Mexico's infamous Plaza Blanca landscape watching Jon Favreau, Harrison Ford, and Daniel Craig make their alien abduction Western mash-up. Here's what we learned. Plus two new behind-the-scenes images! » 11/29/10 1:34pm 11/29/10 1:34pm