Tall Tales from the Badlands #1
An annual Western anthology published by Sean and Seamus Fahey, and edited by Dave Davis.
Volume One. Some of the most exciting emerging talent in comics come together to tell five tall tales of the American West:
â€œA Thousand Deaths,â€ written by Seamus Kevin Fahey, art by Juan Romera. An aging gunslinger struggles with his fear of the inevitable.
â€œThicker Than Water,â€ written by Sean Fahey, art by Lisandro Estherren. After turning his partner in to the Pinkertons, in order to save his brotherâ€™s life, a remorseful bank robber pays a visit to the man he betrayed and learns the true meaning of family.
â€œAbigail,â€ written by Seamus Kevin Fahey, art by Jose Holder. Isolated and alone after her husband joins a posse to capture a band of murderers, an unusually resourceful frontier woman taps into her most base maternal instincts in order to protect her children from a brutal home invasion.
â€œThe Runt,â€ written by Sean Fahey, art by J.C. Grande. A scrappy, weathered old dog gives new meaning to the phrase â€œManâ€™s Best Friend,â€ when he is left to defend his fallen master from a series of blood thirsty scavengers.
â€œEasy Livinâ€™,â€ written by Sean Fahey, art by Borja â€œBorchâ€ Pena. A good natured slice of frontier life piece honoring the adventurous spirit and tireless work ethic of the trappers and mountain men that succeeded in opening up the American West, in the face of endless challenges and constant hardship.
Over 40 years ago, mild-mannered scientist Gilbert Graham became The Standard, the worldâ€™s first real life superhero. When he retired, Alex Thomas â€“ formerly The Standardâ€™s sidekick, Fabu-Lad â€“ took on the mantle in his place, transforming The Standard from superhero to celebrity. But somewhere amidst all the sponsorship deals and reality TV shows, Alex lost sight of what Gilbert created The Standard to represent. Now, a young girl is missing, and The Standard has promised to find her. Can Alex Thomas become a hero once more? Or does fate have other plans for The Standard?