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Monday, June 27, 2022

SIX-GUN JUSTICE PODCAST—MILESTONE REACHED


SIX-GUN JUSTICE PODCAST EPISODE #200—HEROES OF THE BORDERLANDS PART 1

SIX-GUN JUSTICE PODCAST
EPISODE #200
HEROES OF THE BORDERLANDS
PART 1
WITH GUEST
CHRISTOPHER CONWAY
Step into the stirrup and saddle up for the 200th episode of the Six-Gun Justice Podcast. To celebrate, your host Paul Bishop is joined by his special guest Professor Christopher Conway for part one of an in-depth look at the Heroes of the Borderlands and the impact of the Western genre in Mexico and Latin America...

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Sunday, June 12, 2022

SIX-GUN JUSTICE PODCAST EPISODE #199—RIDING THE DARK RANGE

SIX-GUN JUSTICE PODCAST
EPISODE #199
RIDING THE DARK RANGE
WITH
RANDI SAMUELSON-BROWN
Toss your reins over the hitchin' post,  buckaroos, and lend an ear as Six-Gun Justice Podcast host Paul Bishop is joined by the new Queen of the Dark Range, Randi Samuelson-Brown...

A lyrical writer known for her award nominated and compelling historical fiction, Randi has now embarked  on a journey into the realm of Western noir. In Brand Chaser, the first book in her new Dark Range series, Randi has engaged her passion for storytelling to paint an unflinching portrait of the seedy underbelly of the modern-day West. Branded Graves, the second book in the Dark Range series will be released by Wolfpack Publishing in late 2022...

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DARK RANGE #1
BRAND CHASER
Emory Cross is a young and tough, no nonsense brand inspector in Colorado cattle country. She’s intent on preserving her family ranch’s traditional way of life in Colorado at all costs…even if it means crossing some lines...When she finds a pair of calves that have strayed onto the Lost Daughter Ranch, she decides to brand them as her own, even though she’s technically operating in a grey area of cattle rustling…something she’s meant to be ferreting out rather than participating in. That decision leads her down a road fraught with danger, and exposes an uneasy past leading to an uncertain future for both Emory and her family’s legacy.

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WESTERN REFERENCE SHELF—HEROES OF THE BORDERLANDS

WESTERN REFERENCE SHELF
HEROES OF THE BORDERLANDS
In the upcoming Six-Gun Justice Podcast Episode #200, we chat with Western genre scholar Christopher Conway about his new reference work Heroes of the Borderlands.

Few genres were as popular and as enduring in twentieth-century Mexico as the Western. Christopher Conway's lavishly illustrated Heroes of the Borderlands tells the surprising story of the Mexican Western for the first time, exploring how Mexican authors and artists reimagined US film and comic book Westerns to address Mexican politics and culture. 

Broad in scope, accessible in style, and multidisciplinary in approach, this study examines a variety of Western films and comics, defines their political messaging, and shows how popular Mexican music reinforced their themes. Conway shows how the Mexican Western responds to historical and cultural topics like the trauma of the Conquest, mestizaje, misogyny, the Cult of Santa Muerte, and anti-Americanism. 

Full of memorable movie stills, posters, lobby cards, comic book covers, and period advertising, Heroes of the Borderlands redefines our understanding of Mexican popular culture by uncovering a vibrant genre that has been hiding in plain sight...

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Saturday, June 11, 2022

TV WESTERNS—DARK WINDS

TV WESTERNS
DARK WINDS
In 1991, the first attempt was made to translate the award winning Leaphorn and Chee Native American mystery series written by Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Tony Hillerman to the big screen. 

Based on the book The Dark Wind, the film starred Lou Diamond Phillips in the pivitol role of deputy Jim Chee, with the late Fred Ward as Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn. With the tag line the Navajo believe that when a man does something evil, it is because a dark wind has entered his soul, the plot involves the two tribal police officers in a drug smuggling and murder investigation on the Navajo reservation. 

Produced by Robert Redford, the film was one step above a made for TV movie and went straight to video, although it did good business on the big screens in Europe. However, while the film gets points for effort and received generally positive reviews, the failure of the film to find a major audience in the U.S. ruled out the possibility of a sequel.

Eleven years later in 2002, and accompanied by much fanfare, PBS produced three made-for-TV movies adapted from three of Hillerman’s Leaphorn and Chee novels—Coyote Waits, A Thief of Time, and Skinwalkers. Starring Wes Studi and Adam Beach as tribal police officers Leaphorn and Chee respectively, the trio of films were entertaining, but unremarkable. With no demand for further entries in the series the franchise was left in limbo for the next twenty years. 


Now, starting Sunday June 12th, the streaming service AMC is bringing back Leaphorn and Chee—this time embodied by Zahn McClarnon and Kiowa Gordon respectively—in Dark Winds, a six episode limited series. Robert Redford is again executive producer, and this time it appears as if all involved have gotten it right...

The year is 1971 on a remote outpost of the Navajo Nation near Monument Valley. Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn of the Tribal Police is besieged by a series of seemingly unrelated crimes. The closer he digs to the truth, the more he exposes the wounds of his past. He is joined on this journey by his new deputy, Jim Chee, who has old scores to settle from his youth on the reservation. Together, the two men battle the forces of evil, each other and their own personal demons on the path to salvation.

Each episode of Dark Winds also will be available on AMC+, with AMC+ subscribers having advance access to an additional episode each week.

Monday, May 30, 2022

SIX-GUN JUSTICE PODCAST EPISODE #198—WESTERN WORDSLINGER JEFF MARIOTTE

SIX-GUN JUSTICE PODCAST
EPISODE #198
WESTERN WORDSLINGER JEFF MARIOTTE

Hold your horse now, things are about to get wild! Join host Paul Bishop as he chews the barbed wire with Western wordslinger Jeff Mariotte to get the lowdown on Jeff's new Cody Cavanaugh Western series, weird Western tales of Desperados and Deathlands, the life of a tie-in writer, and believe it or not—Tarzan in the Wild West...


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Friday, May 20, 2022

SIX-GUN JUSTICE PODCAST EPISODE #197—WESTERN EPISODES OF NON-WESTERN SHOWS

SIX-GUN JUSTICE PODCAST
EPISODE #197
WESTERN EPISODES
OF NON-WESTERN TV SHOWS
Pull back on those reins, buckaroos, and slow down long enough to listen as Six-Gun Justice Podcast host Paul Bishop is joined by guest co-host Tim DeForest discuss an overlooked niche in the Western genre—Western episodes of non-Western shows...
 
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WESTERN NOVELS—THE CODY CAVANAUGH SERIES

WESTERN NOVELS
THE CODY CAVANAUGH SERIES
JEFF MARIOTTE
WOLFPACK PUBLISHING

CODY CAVANAUGH #1
O'MEARA'S GOLD
One Secret Leads To A Fight For Survival...
When Union private Cody Cavanaugh is captured and sent to the Confederate prison at Camp Tattnall, he's quickly befriended by Sean O'Meara. But O'Meara has a secret—a stash of stolen Confederate gold stashed in a safe location. When he realizes he won't survive Tattnall and its sadistic commander, “Butcher" Crane, he tells Cody where the treasure is hidden, and elicits a promise to deliver it to O'Meara's fiancée, Eleanor Perry.

At the war's end, Cody retrieves the gold, but Eleanor—now Eleanor Bishop—proves hard to find. Her trail leads him across the continent to Pedregosa, in the Arizona Territory. A dozen years have passed, and Cody simply wants to deliver the gold and get started on his own life. But Pedregosa is in the grip of a war between miner and rancher factions, and Cody winds up in the middle of it. When he makes enemies of both sides, only his own hard-won skills and those of a few chosen allies can save his life and bring the war to an end. But that's only if he can survive the lethal manipulations of Ethan Holm, who's not the man he claims to be. And only Cody knows who he really is…

CODY CAVANAUGH #2
MCKITTRICK RANSOM
A Ransom That Can Only Be Paid In Blood...
Eleanor Bishop's Empress Ranch is a sanctuary for women who need one. Susan McKittrick seems to be one of those women. But Susan disappears from the ranch, and Rip McKittrick, the father she ran away from, gets a ransom demand that he can't afford to pay. Eleanor comes up with the money and asks Cody Cavanaugh and Freeman Douglas to deliver it to the kidnappers and retrieve Susan.

Things rarely go as planned for Cody, and the ransom delivery is no different. Now, without the money or the young woman, Cody sets his sights on Rip McKittrick, who is spending money he didn't have before to buy up businesses and hire gunmen to protect his newfound wealth and influence.

Suddenly the most important man in town, McKittrick makes himself mayor and installs an outlaw as the town marshal. The town becomes a haven for outlaw gangs, and Cody and Freeman need to clean it up. But doing so won't be easy or cheap—and this time, the payment will be in blood.

CODY CAVANAUGH #3
PASSAGE TO PEDRAGOSA
Cody Faces A Deadly Trek...
Julia Waycross wants famous actress and singer Birdie Ballard to visit Pedregosa for Christmas in the hopes that she can perk up the spirits of those wounded in an attack by outlaw Black Jack Tillman and his vicious gang. But someone's got it in for Birdie, and she’s not willing to travel without a bodyguard.

When Cody Cavanaugh agrees to fetch Julia’s idol, Birdie’s entire troupe—unbeknownst to Cody—is also invited. But since they’re to put on a performance for the town, and they’ve already been paid for their efforts, he has little choice in the matter. So, instead of a quick trip by rail with Birdie, Cody must escort the troupe—and their three wagons—overland back to Pedregosa.

Along the way, they run into Tillman, who's still wanted for murder. And while a local lawman is willing to hold Tillman overnight, he can't spare anyone to accompany him back to Pedregosa. So, Cody decides to bring Tillman and the troupe back in one trip. But Tillman has offered a reward to anyone who can free him from captivity along the way, and a once-easy journey is made near-impossible. Standing in Cody’s way are members of Tillman's gang, men seeking coin, Birdie's would-be assassin, and harsh winter weather…

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Monday, May 2, 2022

SIX-GUN JUSTICE PODCAST EPISODE #196—THE COMANCHE KID

SIX-GUN JUSTICE PODCAST
EPISODE #196
THE COMANCHE KID
WITH
JAMES ROBERT DANIELS
Saddle up your bronc and get ready to ride into Indian Territory with the Six-Gun Justice Podcast's head wrangler Paul Bishop and his guest James Robert Daniels, author of the acclaimed first Western novel The Comanche Kid...A love child of The Searchers, Lonesome Dove, and True Grit, The Comanche Kid lives up to its hype as a candidate for best Western of the year...

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Monday, April 18, 2022

SIX-GUN JUSTICE PODCAST EPISODE #195—THE GUNS OF LEGENDE

SIX-GUN JUSTICE PODCAST
EPISODE #195
THE GUNS OF LEGENDE
Circle the wagons and put the coffee pot over the campfire, it's time for a new episode of the Six-Gun Justice Podcast. Today, Paul is joined by Richard Prosch, who returns to the ranch and brings wordslinger Mel Odom with him to discuss their new traditional Western series, The Guns of Legende, which debuts this month on the virtual spinner racks as well as in paperback and large print editions...

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Sunday, April 17, 2022

WESTERN NOVELS—THE GUNS OF LEGENDE

THE GUNS OF LEGENDE
NEW WESTERN SERIES
COMING IN APRIL 2022
From out of the West rides a rip-snorting new action series of traditional Westerns from three of the genres top authors writing under the pseudonym Brody Weatherford...The Guns Of Legende...

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Monday, April 4, 2022

SIX-GUN JUSTICE PODCAST EPISODE #194—WESTERN TV SHOW GIMMICK GUNS

SIX-GUN JUSTICE PODCAST
EPISODE #194 
WESTERN TV SHOW 
GIMMICK GUNS 
The horses are hitched and the stage coach is ready to hit the trail for another episode of the Six-Gun Justice Podcast. Join head wrangler Paul Bishop for a Gatling gun burst of Western book and movie reviews, a look at the Kids of Western comics, an overview of TV's Wanted: Dead Or Alive, and an in-depth feature on Western TV show gimmick guns...
 
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