Author: Jay Faerber Illustrator: Scott Godlewski and Ron Riley Release Date: 11th March, 2015 Series: Copperhead Genre: Science-Fiction | Western | Mystery | Suspense | Action | Comics Edition: ascm file Pages: 128 Publisher: Image Comics Source: NetGalley
Welcome to Copperhead, a grimy mining town on the edge of a backwater planet. Single mom Clara Bronson is the new sheriff, and on her first day she’ll have to contend with a resentful deputy, a shady mining tycoon, and a family of alien hillbillies. And did we mention the massacre?
Collects COPPERHEAD #1-5
I simply loved Copperhead, right from the amazing world-setting down to the plot and characters. It has a really impressive story line and one I’m looking forward to read again and again. The life forms are really amazing, they are so… western and alien, that it’s a treat seeing them.
I loved the lead, Sheriff Clara Bronson, and her personality. She’s a kick-ass cop who’ll stop at nothing to get criminals behind the bars and she’s a single mother. I adore her as a character and would love to read all the books in this series.
I also loved the concept of humans wining a space war against aliens with the help of artificial humans (arties) and then living with other species. What’s different is that this book had a side story as well where Zeke (Clara’s son) tries to help a girl find her puppy and how at the end things seem to be connected with Clara’s case. It kept me absorbed the entire time.
The illustrations are superb and the over-all feel of the book is very western, which is really unique. I loved the concept of the Copperhead-world and even liked the species of villains as well (whatever they were.)
I’ll recommend it to anyone who likes to read a good series with amazing world-setting and great story-line along with aliens and arties.
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