Book: Copperhead volume #1: A New Sheriff in Town (issues #1-5) by Jay Faerber with illustrations by Scott Godlewski and color by Ron Riley
Source: Borrowed from Publisher/NetGalley for an honest review
Publication: Available now
Publisher: Image Comics
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?
Rating: 4 stars
A Sci-Fi western that's actually a good read. In this fast paced first volume, hardened Sheriff Carla Bronson and her son Zeke move to small town Copperhead on the planet of Jasper. They are there for a fresh start as well as the town was in need of a sheriff.
Copperhead is a typical small desert town that has it's fair share of outlaws and malcontents, and as soon as the sheriff got to town she immediately went to work trying stop a domestic situation at the Sewell family home. However, because of Sheriff Bronson's icy demeanor and condescending tone, it took a little bit of time for her and Deputy Budroxifinicus to get along.
While the sheriff and her son were trying to use to their new home, a call came in about a murder sending the sheriff and deputy back out to the Sewells. Nearly all the members of the family had been murdered with one in very critical condition. With the mother already in custody at the police station, they were going to need her help to try figure out who was responsible for it.
This had an interesting mystery and there seems to be a reason that the Sheriff is looking for a fresh start, hopefully that incident will be discussed at a later point. I also like how the sheriff had started to change and not be so standoffish and that she was willing to give someone a chance.
I like the artwork for this, the artist gave this a sort of Star Wars/Tatooine kind of feel to it. Yeah, this wasn't bad, I wouldn't mind reading more from the series.