Buck Godot (Zap gun for hire) is a series of comic books and graphic novels written by Phil Foglio, of What's New? with Phil and Dixie fame. It is the adventures of the title character, who is a private eye based on the planet of New Hong Kong where there is no Law. Along with his trusty zapgun 'Junior' and his cronies Asteroid Alvin (proprietor of Asteroid Al's Space Bar and Grille) Spug, and the ultrasexy madam Louisa dem Five, Buck generally works to keep things just below a destructive level of chaos. I highly recommend it.
Where else can we learn about the erotic activities that go on inside the Velvet Fist, or how a multi-million person group mind deals when one of its nodes gets hammered? The mind boggles.
There are three Buck Godot collections out there at the moment - and by 'collection' I mean a tradebound graphic novel as opposed to classic newsprint comic books. They are, in order of publication and also of story time:
Note that The Gallimaufry
is not as yet published. It was published in the early 1990s as a run of the black-and-white comic book series. Phil and Kaja Foglio are apparently engaged in coloring this series for eventual trade publication; they are reprinting it one colorized page at a time on their website
. Note that they're fairly far along, so you can (for free) go back and read a self-contained Buck Godot collection at that website for the moment. I presume that when they are finished posting the novel, it will be available for sale in hardcopy format and be removed from the website.