Jimmy Palmiotti: Top Five Westerns

UNFORGIVEN

I love this film for a number of reasons. Mostly it showed us the consequences of killing someone and the cast was just amazing on every level.

THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES

This is the one that was my “JONAH HEX” movie for real. When I was younger I liked the spaghetti westerns but felt like they were a bit surreal. This movie put the history into the story and it worked on every level.

ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST

Gets better each time I watch it. It features amazing cinematography and again, a film that studies the change in the American west. I also love the cast.

BLAZING SADDLES

Never gets old. This movie took everything I love about the genre and had a blast messing with it. Probably the best movie mel brooks ever made.

THE SEARCHERS

My favorite of the John Ford westerns. Not a traditional western by any means, but one that paints a picture of the Frontier that was both chilling and wild. John Wayne was terrific in it. 

Jimmy Palmiotti is a multi-award-winning writer and comic artist and the co-founder of Event Comics, Black Bull Media, Marvel Knights, and most recently Paperfilms, where he currently partners with Amanda Conner and Justin Gray. Together they have created and co-created:  MONOLITH, 21 DOWN, THE RESISTANCE, and THE TWILIGHT EXPERIMENT for DC Comics as well as The New West, The Pro, Gatecrasher, Beautiful Killer, Ash, Cloudburst, Trigger Girl 6, Splatterman, Thrill Seeker, Trailblazer, Ballerina,  and the TV series, Painkiller Jane. Palmiotti’s other comics work includes POWERGIRL and JONAH HEX for DC Comics, The Last Resort for IDW, Back to Brooklyn for Image Comics, Spartacus for Devils Due, and Time Bomb for Radical Comics. He currently has New West in development at New Regency films and writes ALL-STAR WESTERN for DC Comics’ the New 52

Jimmy is on Twitter : @jpalmiotti