The Platinum Comics 2007 Comic Book Challenge is over, and Jorge Vega has come out on top with the western comic Gunplay.
‘Gunplay’ is the haunting, bullet riddled tale of a Buffalo Soldier condemned to roam the Big Empty with a hellish curse slung at his waist: a demonic shooting iron that forces Abner to kill once a day or suffer soul searing pain. His only salvation lies in earning the trust of a boy he’s never met, a boy with an agonizing secret of his own and Abner has just gunned down that boy’s father.
This four issue mini-series invites readers to ride alongside Abner and the boy, revealing how the black cavalryman fell victim to the gun and how an adolescent faith healer brought death to an entire township. Under a scorching western sun, their hostile relationship will be transformed with the boy not only offering companionship to a lonely soul, but providing Abner with the moral compass that will guide his curse, transforming the gunman from desert nightmare to high plains folk hero.
The winner was selected by viewer votes.