Saturday, February 16, 2013

Double Barrel #8

Title: Double Barrel
Issue: #8
Release: February 2013
Writers: Kevin Cannon & Zander Cannon
Artists: Kevin Cannon & Zander Cannon
Image via Top Shelf Productions

The latest installment of the Cannons' web comic launched this past Wednesday.  As always, this excellent work can be purchased wherever web comics or eBooks are sold.  I picked up mine at ComiXology for the bargain price of $1.99.

Both main stories are charging towards climax.  Zander's Heck includes a major twist which I must say, I did not see coming!  In Kevin's Crater XV, Army and Pravda go to visit the orphanage where they first met.  Extras include part 7 of Kevin's Penny from the Front, Zander's True Tales of Jin, a mini-comic from Kevin entitled "The Horse Head Killer" and a How to from Kevin on how to write your own mini-comic.  Yup, all for under 2 bucks!

Funny coincidence: in the issue's intro comic, Kevin mentions the French-language release of his graphic novel, Far Arden.  We had just been in a French bookstore in Montreal over the weekend where I spotted the new edition on the shelves!  Kevin is quite the Canadaphile (Is that a word?  It should be.) so it's great to see his work become available to the nation's francophones.

My usual disclaimer: I went to college with the Cannons and am therefore slightly biased.  However, I would not bother blogging about their work if I didn't think it was good.


  1. What a cool feeling to spot the new edition on the shelves when you weren't looking for it. :)

    1. Definitely! I didn't even know the French edition existed until I saw it on the shelf. Comics have much broader appeal in the French-speaking market, making this development all the more exciting.

  2. Isn't it a Canuckaphant?

    Hadn't heard of this comic before, will check it out (always interested in comics not in the spandex genre).