The Sixth Gun

Followers of the Serpent

What follows (no pun intended) is the first piece of short fiction that I ever sold. I had been paid money to write before. My first paid writing gigs were articles for Fangoria and White Wolf Magazine. But this was the first time I’d been paid money for one of my short stories!



“Followers of the Serpent” was a Lovecraftian/western mash-up slated to appear in Eldritch Tales Magazine. The tale is an obvious homage to Joe R. Lansdale’s “Dead in the West,” a story I read (and still read) over and over again.



The magazine folded not too long after this story was accepted, and twenty years have passed since it saw the light of day. I used to say it was a good thing this story never saw print. As excited about it as I was when I first wrote it, it’s not very good.



So why share it now? Why air this particular piece of dirty laundry?

Why not?

First of all, it’s kind of fun to share where I started as a writer. Even though I’m not proud of the story these days, I was proud as Hell of it when that editor sent me an acceptance letter.

Secondly, if you’re a fan of THE SIXTH GUN, my fantasy/western comic book series, you’ll see a lot of bits and pieces in this story that made their way into the world of the Six.

Snake men, anyone?

So… here’s the story. I haven’t changed so much as a typo since I first printed it out, stuffed it in an envelope, and sent it off with a SASE to an editor long ago.

Hope ya dig it! And if it inspires you to check out some of my other (better) short stories, take a look at CREEPING STONES & OTHER STORIES. Read More

Posted by cullenbunn on January 31, 2015  /   Posted in Distractions, Fiction

French Trailer for THE SIXTH GUN

Here’s a pretty great trailer for the French editions of THE SIXTH GUN. No matter what language you speak, this should get you hyped about the series. And that’s good for you, because the GUNSLINGER EDITION of Volume 1 is now available through your favorite comic book shop!

Posted by cullenbunn on September 10, 2014  /   Posted in Comics

The Sixth Gun RPG

SavageWorldsComingAttractionsI’ve long said that the world of The Sixth Gun would make a great setting for a role-playing game. If you agree with me, then you should get your dice ready. Pinnacle Entertainment Group (who are responsible for Savage Worlds and Deadlands among many other great games) has announced the upcoming release of a Savage Worlds source book based on the comic book!

The release date hasn’t been announced yet, but stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.

From the press release:

The Sixth Gun series comes to RPGs! The First of the Six strikes with ungodly force. The Second spreads Perdition’s flames. The Third kills with a flesh-rotting disease. The Fourth calls up the spirits of those it has slain. The Fifth can heal the wielder from even a fatal wound. And the Sixth is the key to rewriting the world. Are you ready to saddle up and ride into the savage world of The Sixth Gun? Based on the Eisner and Harvey Award nominated comic series from Cullen Bunn, Brian Hurtt, and OniPress. Watch for more details to come, as well as more accessories, including custom miniatures of the characters from the comics!

sixth-gun-printChoose your character!

Posted by cullenbunn on August 20, 2014  /   Posted in Comics, Feature

Final Orders on The Gunslinger Are Due Soon!

Until now, the fabled Gunslinger Edition of THE SIXTH GUN has only been available through Oni Press and at conventions. Now, however, your favorite retailers can carry the book!

A few of the features of this monster edition:

  • Limited to 1,000 copies
  • Ultra-deluxe package includes the oversized hardcover collecting the first 11 issues of the hit series. Read More
Posted by cullenbunn on August 07, 2014  /   Posted in Comics, Feature
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