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[The Man With No Name Vol 2 – Holiday In The Sun] – (Luke Lieberman, Matt Wolpert, Diego Bernhard)
July 18, 2010, 9:03 pm
Filed under: 8 Stars, Diego Bernhard, Luke Lieberman, Man With no Name, Matt Wolpert

Luke Lieberman and Matt Wolpert have done a fantastic job with this second  “Man With No Name” graphic novel for Dynamite. They have really captured a Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western movie feel to “Holiday In The Sun” with  excellent pacing, dialog and action.  It is very faithful to the “Man With No Name” movies even though the characters drawings only hint at their real life counterparts.  The book has great art work by Diego Bernhard and it is printed on good quality glossy paper. There is not much in the way of extras but it is $5 cheaper than volume 1.  This is a great edition to the Graphic novel Western genre that seems to be having a bit of a renaissance  of late.  [ISBN-13: 978-1606901311]. 8/10

[Man With No Name Volume 1 – Sinners and Saints] – (Christos Gage, Wellington Dias)
July 18, 2010, 6:58 am
Filed under: 7 stars, Christos Gage, Man With no Name, Wellington Dias

This collected edition is set just after the end of Sergio Leone’s movie “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” .  The settings and characters are straight out of the “Man With No Name” trilogy.  Book 1 is the story of  the Man with No name and his efforts to protect the Mission that saved his life. I think the artists and writer have done a great job of capturing the feel of the spaghetti western movies in print. The artwork is a pleasure to look at and the story is enjoyable. The extras include a cover gallery but none of the covers are particularly special. Even though the artwork looks vibrant on the good quality paper of this TPB, I feel the cover price is a little expensive for 140 pages. [ISBN-13: 978-1606900123]. 7/10