Tuesday, July 20, 2010
My First Encounter With Rawhide Kid
When I was a kid, I bought my comics at the corner drugstore. There, on the spinner rack, was a mixed assortment of DC's, Marvels, Charltons, Archies and Harveys. I would go in, pick up the latest issue of GIJoe, Indiana Jones, Alpha Flight....
I was, in 1985 pretty sold on Marvel and on Super Heroes. But, one day I walked in and saw this. The Rawhide Kid #1 (In a four issue limited series). I ponied up the $0.75.
I had never heard of The Rawhide Kid before that day. I never forgot him afterwards.
My friend, Dave, didn't get it. "So, he's just a kid who's good with a gun?...He doesn't have any powers?" Dave was an X-men man.
I tried to explain that he didn't fight supervillains or anything, that it was set in the Old West.
Dave grudgingly admitted that might be kinda cool. Then he went back to his issue of New Mutants.
From 1985, here's Rawhide Kid #1 By Bill Mantlo, Herb Trimpe and John Severin.