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Previously: On his way to rescue a town from the deadly Faro Kid, Ace tells his partner Strongarm about a dream in which his hat told him how the Faro Kid may be a key to Ace's past. Meanwhile, in town, the Faro Kid is waiting for the inevitable showdown. To read from the beginning, click here.

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Wow. So my quest for Western Webcomics, while not quite finished, is turning up very few results!

Here's what I have thus far:

PURE: A sci-fi/western/fantasy type of story. The creator said it was inspired by "missing Bravestar" (a sci-fi western Saturday morning cartoon from the '80's). It's fun, though. And part of an interesting trend.

HIGH MOON: A horror/western, High Moon has all the trappings of a good Western: hero with a mysterious past, gunfights, bounty hunting, awesome scenery. Add werewolves into the mix, and you've got an interesting read. (This falls into my "I-had-a-similar-idea-but-they-did-it-first-and-did-it-better-than-I-could" category; a category that is, sadly, quite large.)

Another webcomic -- a sci-fi/western mashup -- I found accidentally, through an ad on a completely unrelated webcomic site . . . and didn't bookmark it and can't find it now! But it was pretty good!

I did find a couple more, but after looking at them I really just decided that they weren't really the kind of thing I wanted to promote. One contained graphic this, another contained graphic that, and another just didn't appeal to me at all.

But here's the one constant: no Western themed webcomic has been JUST a Western! Sci-fi Western, yes. Horror Western, yes. But Western Western? No. I find this curious. It also makes me want to try to develop a Western series that's just a good Western series. Even Ace of Diamonds isn't JUST a Western . . . it's a gimmick wrapped in Western wear! Although, the gimmick itself forces it to be a Western Western.

Meanwhile . . . I received my first ever fan art for Ace of Diamonds! It was drawn by Jamie Cosley of Crashland Studio. Here it is:

Just thought I'd share the awesomeness. :)

~ Ben

“Ace” of Diamonds, Remix Comix, Whisperingloon Studios, and the other stuff I made up for this webcomic are TM and (C) Ben Avery, 2009. While the original Black Diamond Western is in public domain, “Ace” of Diamonds (the story and the artwork) and the contents of this page are NOT public domain.

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This is a great post. A western western would be compelling as long as it were done right. Also, I'm enjoying ACE OF DIAMONDS

September 23, 2009 at 7:41 PM

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