Volume 1

Book - 2015
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  • Welcome to Copperhead, a grimy mining town on the edge of a backwaterplanet. Single mom Clara Bronson is the new sheriff, and on her first day she'llhave to contend with a resentful deputy, a shady mining tycoon, and a family ofalien hillbillies. And did we mention the massacre? Questions swirl around notonly the murder mystery, but around Sheriff Bronson herself. What brought her toa place like Copperhead? Is she running from something? Or towardssomething?
  • Collecting Copperhead #1-5, the debut story arc in Image's gritty newsci-fi/western mashup!

Publisher: Berkeley, CA :, Image Comics Inc.,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781632152213
Branch Call Number: GX FAE
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,colour illustrations ;,26 cm


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Feb 12, 2020

An enjoyable weird western with a scifi gloss, all the dustry tumbleweed tropes you love just in spaceeeeeeee. It’s a by the numbers story that flows along just fine... all the ball bearings well lubricated; the narrative version of a well produced pop song. In Copperhead we have our war scarred veterans making a new life for themselves in the corrupt, hardscrabble town on the outskirts of civilization proper, with all the tensions and trauma of the all too recent conflict barely scabbed over which threaten to burst through and destroy the tentative peace and the vulnerable families.

Some smallish spoilers below.

Even so, the characters worked for me; the racist (androidist?) Sheriff, the sardonic deputy, the stoic noble android (which -since they’re all coming through a scifi lens- removes some of the problematic origins & associations with these tropes). Refreshing to have the protagonist be more than a bit of a bastard (rather than a misunderstood nice guy/gal) especially as she absolutely gets a comeuppance for her bastardly; I think it works in part because of her momness (being a mom/protecting your kid being the ultimate morality pet).

SnoIsleLib_AnneM Apr 17, 2018

There's a new sheriff in town and she's determined to get the job done despite her less-than-thrilled deputy, corrupt businessmen, and the troubled past she's trying to shake. Clara Bronson is the flawed but likable sheriff, and you'll quickly be pulling for her as she battles the outlaws of Copperhead. Fans of Saga will enjoy this sci-fi/western mashup.

Aug 08, 2016

I don't know what it is about the sci-fi/western mash up I love so much, but I really do love it. A new sheriff with a dark past comes to a small mining settlement and falls right into a murder case. Having to deal with the pushy mine owner, Arties (artificial humans), Natives that are technically outside her jurisdiction, and a not so enthusiastic deputy (who wanted her job), the sheriff has to find her place on this new world.

Oct 10, 2015

Good start for this mix of sci-fi, western and police procedural.

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