Writer: Jimmy Palmiotti
Artist: Phil Noto
Publisher: Black Bull Comics (2005)
Includes: The New West #1-2
Plot: Story centers on a bomb creating an electromagnetic pulse that causes
all technology to stop working in Los Angeles. A disgraced former LAPD
detective endures a near-future deserted hostile environment where the
mayor has been kidnapped.
Fun Fact clipped from Screen Rant: Jimmy Palmiotti’s 2005 graphic novel The New West
seems like it was always meant to be a movie. Set in a near future
where an electromagnetic bomb has destroyed all technology in Los
Angeles, the story hits on all the checkpoints of a typical sci-fi
flick. Post-apocalyptic wasteland? Check. Edgy anti-hero? Check. Old genre
conventions with a modern twist? Check. The list goes on and on. Now it looks like a New West movie may actually happen, with Variety reporting that the management-production company Benderspink has optioned the series for a film adaptation.