Image Press Release

Shane and Chris Houghton Bring Their Grizzly-Riding Cowboy to Image Comics in June

Berkeley, CA – 1 March 2011 – REED GUNTHER, the fun all-ages western adventure created by brothers Shane and Chris Houghton will soon be available in full color for the first time through Image Comics, beginning this June. The creators’ originally self-published five-issue miniseries will then be followed by an all-new series chock full of the same wild antics fans expect from their favorite hapless cowboy.

Whether battling supernatural monsters, tracking down slimy villains, or catching a runaway train, REED GUNTHER has already won many fans over with its good-natured wit and rambunctious style. Comic Book Resources gave an enthusiastic recommendation: “If you truly want to read a comic that is good, clean fun, completely unhinged from continuity, crossovers or company agendas, then do yourself a favor and pick this book up.”

“Chris and I were physically carrying new issues of REED GUNTHER to our local comic shops to be sold,” said writer Shane Houghton of the brothers’ decision to move to Image Comics. “We are incredibly excited to be working with Image, who can help us spread our goofy, wild adventures of cowboys and monsters to a wider audience.”

“Publishing through Image allows us to release our original series in color, something we had always wanted to do,” added illustrator Chris Houghton. “Watching Reed ride Sterling into the sunset is going to be that much more spectacular now in color!”

REED GUNTHER #1, a 32-page full-color all-ages western comedy for $2.99, will come galloping full speed into a comic store near you on June 1, 2011. For more information on Reed Gunther, Sterling, and all their unruly friends and foes, visit

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Discussion (10)¬

  1. ‘Grats fellas! This is awesome news!

  2. Andy Frisk says:

    Wow! Great news that’s going to lead to a well deserved and great exposure for one of the most fun comics I’ve ever read! Love it! Congrads guys! I look forward to seeing Reed and Sterling in full color! Yay!

  3. MJ says:

    Awesome! You guys totally deserve it.

  4. DavidRY says:

    Whoa. Amazing news guys. Congratulations!

  5. Paul says:

    Big Congrats! Look forward to picking it up.

  6. I am supremely jealous!

    Awesome news, guys! You’re like the Trent Kaniuga of our generation!

    Very very cool. Best of luck!

  7. Ryan Claytor says:

    Wow, great news! Congrats, guys!

  8. Dyl says:

    Wow congratulations!
    Lil’ Depressed Boy and Reed Gunther, Image has been following my blog, I am so excited for you!

  9. great great news, congrats guys

  10. Gerry (Morgan's Dad) Eagleton says:

    I met one of you guys, very impressed. I like your work, and your loyalty to Morgan…and many, many others I am sure. I hope you young men get filthy rich and gain world renown with Reed Gunther and Sterling. But, above all else…be careful out there among them English.