The crowd-funding campaign for THE HATED, the new western from Solid Comix, goes live on February 13, 2020. Set in an alternate timeline, where the Civil War ended in a truce, and America is now two nations, THE HATED inspired by the spaghetti westerns of directors like Sergio Leone (The Good, the Bad, and the…

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Sergio Leone is the director most closely associated with the European-produced westerns popularly referred to as “spaghetti westerns.” Leone’s classics Dollars trilogy starring Clint Eastwood—A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More and The Good, the Bad & the Ugly—are arguably the most popular and well known spaghetti westerns, and helped establish the director…

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I’m not sure if Sergio Corbucci was a balls-out Communist, or a Marxist, but he was definitely a cynic who leaned far to the left, which was reflected in his westerns as early as Django. In his earlier films, Corbucci merely had the same anti-establishment attitude that was found in much of the southern Italian…

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