The grave Doug Freshley

by Hechinger, Josh.

Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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CLP - Lawrenceville Graphic Novels GRAPHIC NOVEL Hechinger
Location  CLP - Lawrenceville
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Graphic Novels GRAPHIC NOVEL Hechinger
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
Collection  Graphic Novels
Call Number  GRAPHIC NOVEL Hechinger
Douglas Freshley, a former schoolmaster, is hired by his longtime friend, Shane McNally, to tutor their rambunctious son, Bat. But when the Delancey gang raids the McNally ranch, killing all the adults, it's up to the corpse of Doug to rise up, protect Bat, and exact some good ol' frontier justice! Little does he know, however, that he's being stalked by the Deadliest Gun in the West (or anywhere) -- the Grim Reaper, himself!
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Mixing the western and living dead genres, Hechinger has created a graphic story that is not simply the clash of two genres but something altogether different. The story follows Doug Freshley, hired by his good friend, Shane McNally, to be a teacher and mentor to a young lad named Bat. When Freshley witnesses the murder of Bat's parents at the hands of the Delanceys-a vicious family of thugs and lowlifes-he vows to fulfill Shane's dying request to take care of Bat. The strange bit, of course, is that the attack on the McNally's appears to result in Freshley's death as well-except that it... doesn't. As the living dead, Freshley does not conform to our expectations. He is not mindless or grotesque or terrifying (except to the Delanceys) but thoughtful and determined and of a mind to see that Bat's well-being is looked after. The artwork by mpMann accompanies the narrative perfectly, capturing both the enigmatic character of Freshley and his relationship with Bat. Although there were many ways for Hechinger to steer the narrative toward a predictable ending, he manages to provide us with a resolution that is both satisfying and original. (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Revenge -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Cowboys -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Dead -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Western comic books, strips, etc.
Horror comic books, strips, etc.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Publisher Los Angeles, Calif. :Archaia Entertainment,2011
Contributors Mann, Marvin Perry.
Audience "T, teen +13; this book contains content suitable for teen readers 13 and above"--Jacket.
Language English
Notes "A yarn about friendship, vengeance and not letting fatal head wounds interfere with your most solemn promises."
Description 166 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
ISBN 9781932386707 (hardcover)
193238670X (hardcover)
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