Achewood Cvr
Dark Horse has been kind enough to give us a peek at the cover of their first collection of Achewood strips by Chris Onstad: The Great Outdoor Fight.
This will look strong on our shelves!


  1. Wow.

    I’d already been planning on getting that as a Christmas present for a few people this year, but I was on the fence as to how many.

    This cover tells me to buy it for everyone.

  2. This will go on the shelf next to Steinbeck and Hemmingway.
    This is fine American literature.
    This is the story about masculinity that Cormac McCarthy wishes he could write.

  3. Am I missing something again?
    The cover is beautiful.
    But after heading over to the website for the Achewood comic,…well,…it doesn’t seem to relate at all.
    The cover promises much more than that comic delivers.
    OR,…are there two different things and I’ve stumbled on the wrong one.

  4. Hey, “Envelope”,
    It’s true, I am fairly unaware of the indie comics world and web comics in general and that is why I’m so glad that I’ve stumbled on this blog. I keep learning more and more and discovering new things. A whole new world in many ways.

  5. Ramses Luther Smuckles may have been the “me” of handing a dude his ass, but Chris Onstad is the Nikola Tesla of comic writing.

  6. dare i say, these intelligent and thought-provoking reviews of the above book cover art work, reflect the intelligence level of readers of said book cover?

  7. I love it when someone like ingledink humperbert makes a snide, superior remark which questions another person’s intelligence, and the remark contains capitalization errors and extraneous commas.

    Yeah, you need to be commenting on the intelligence of others.

  8. I just find it heartwarming that so far (almost) every response has been positive and that it’s so refreshing to discover blog-post comments where no one has a user name with “lol” in it.

  9. As i am currently reading “The Mark on the Door”, Mr Onstad’s homage to the rockin’, masculine, classic Hardy Boys covers looks like just the thing.

    ….but it is substantially lacking in actual Achewood silhouettes.

  10. I had a dream last year that I wrote a doctoral thesis on the history of The Great Outdoor Fight. I spoke to all these guys who won it but they looked like regular people. I have no idea what I could have possibly been getting my PhD in if that was the topic. When I woke up, I was bummed.

  11. The two men on the cover are obviously facing each other.

    The question is…WHICH ONE is facing us?

    I say it’s the one on the left.

  12. No way. Look at the shape of the thighs (mmmmm). Brutus Killzone is plainly the man facing us, on our right. He will eat the cowboy and his tasty fringed trousers.

  13. If you look at the first strip in the GOF series, the truth behind which man is facing in which direction will reveal itself.

  14. Wow.
    That cover does well to capture the spirit of achewood.
    It is classy and timeless, and not at all sissified.
    Also, I will finally be able to introduce my friends to achewood without dragging them through that most monstrous series of tubes.

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