Quentin Tarantino’s Django film doesn’t actually come out until this Christmas, but for the comic book masses and those who want to intake everything Tarantino, Christmas has come early.
Django Unchained #1 from Vertigo Comics hit store shelves today, and according to the foreword from Tarantino himself, this comic is the movie’s original and unedited drafted script. So essentially, you’ll be reading the movie in it’s most purest form.
The book has Dr. King Schultz, a well spoken bounty hunter and non practicing dentist, searching for the infamous Brittle Brothers. This normally wouldn’t be a difficult task for the talented hunter of men, but he unfortunately doesn’t know what the three brothers look like. Django knows very well what the brothers look like, so both he and Schultz take to every plantation in Gatlinburg in search of the most elusive bounty yet.
First things first, this book is extremely spoiler heavy, so if you want to see Django without the slightest idea of what’s going on, do not read this book. Like noted earlier in the post, this book is the original drafted script. With that being said, and this being an adaptation of a Tarantino script, you know this book is going to be very conversation heavy. The characters talk a lot and they have a lot to say, me being a fan of Tarantino’s movies and the interactions between the characters in them, I found it very refreshing. A word of caution to those easily offended, racial slurs in this time of slavery were quite common, and the slang is used very often.
The art by R.M. Guera exudes the old west, it’s rough, it’s dirty, and fits the tone of the book perfectly.