- Full Description
"The first page of RED RANGE itself begins full tilt with graphic ultraviolence as Lansdale and Glanzman plunge us into a 19th century Klan lynching of a black Texas family. Abruptly in the midst of the atrocity, the Kluxers are interrupted by a mysterious rider who's a deadly shot with both his pistols and long-range Sharps buffalo rifle. It's the feared and hated (by the KKK, at least) Red Mask, a tough, lethal, black man who wisely keeps his identity concealed." --Locus. And then there are the dinosaurs!
Glanzman signed this just before he passed away this year, so it will probably be the last signed, limited edition that we see from him. Produced as a Kickstarter program, this hardcover special comes with a bookplate signed by all three creators, as noted above, and also a special postcard which pictures a Glanzman sketch of two battleships or destroyers (pictured here).
This is a violent story of justice and injustice in the wild west, with a wonderful masked black man as the protagonist. And just when it appears to be a strictly western story, the hero, the young boy he rescues, and the villain are suddenly in a lost land of dinosaurs. Turok, anyone? From there on it takes some surprising turns that I will leave for you to discover.
"Joe R. Lansdale's certainly a modern legend himself, having been around for some time now. But comics artist Sam Glanzman's got an even more legendary historical grounding, having been professionally drawing for six decades or so. These two worthies have collaborated on Lansdale's graphic novel, RED RANGE. Writer Lansdale's unerring ear for exotic period and regional dialog remains constant. His penchant for grim humor appears throughout. His hardcore, hard-nosed sense of social conscience remains intact." --Locus
“Combining an unusual mix of racial unrest, odd ball characters and strange happenings, Red Range has been illustrated with unerring style by artistic legend Sam Glanzman who helps Lansdale establish an edgy tale like no other.” –Fantastic Fiction
- Additional Information
Item Code REDRAD Publisher Drew Ford Publish Date 2017 Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 7x10 # Pages 112pg Color Full Color