Saturday, January 2, 2016

Jonah Hex meets Rawhide Kid, Two-Gun Kid and Kid Colt



DC and Marvel wisely made sure that their western heroes had crossover appeal to superhero fans like me.  They all seemed to have trademark outfits that they always wore, just like costumed crimefighters should.  Plus, in addition to their more down to Earth adventures, they would from time to time get involved in the goings on of the present-day heroes.  I am glad they got me interested in these cowboys, because their titles featured some of the best artwork around.

14 comments:

AirDave said...

I'm embarrassed that I never read the Western or War titles. I was more into super-heroes. Now, I miss not seeing the ads, previews and covers on the stands. As Pogo once said, We have met the enemy and he is us. If I had a DeLorean, I would go back in time and buy back issues. Hex...and probably Scalphunter.

FreeLiverFree said...

You can get a lot of bang for your buck if you buy the Showcase Presents: Jonah Hex Vol. 1 and 2.

Paul Green said...

I liked the few Kid Colt stories I read, didn't follow the others much. Like war genre, I appreciated the art but my focus was superheroes though later enjoyed DC's horror stories. DC has the affordable Showcase Presents and the hard bound Archives series for many of the rare comics. I've seen Marvel's series as well, not sure what titles/characters are available.
I like the use of a different genre here, and the dinosaur/monster angle adds to the interest in this story!

Anonymous said...

Now that is a comic I would lay down some cold hard cash for.

Count Petofi said...

I like it! Hex and the Kids in the Valley Of Gwangi!

Anonymous said...

Either that, or one of those sub-Arctic portals to Skartaris encountered by Revolutionary War hero Tom Hawk and (almost two hundred years later) Rex the Wonder Dog.*



*How's that for a couple of Early Silver Age references, Ross? ;-)

Ross said...

Nice! Well, A Bronze Age and Silver Age reference at least...

Cary Comic said...

To my knowledge, Anon is right. There were a couple early Sixties stories where dinosaurs were encountered by Tomahawk and Rex (in their own respective mags).

Cary Comic said...

With regard to this depiction, however? Outstanding! It makes wish DC and Marvel _would_ do a crossover like this. Perhaps, with Jonah ending up in the Old West of Earth-616 as the result of 5th Dimensional chicanery during his return from the far future of post-COIE Earth One.*


*Sorry! It's just that your art does grease a lot of mental wheels.

Bob Buethe said...

Anonymous #2: That was Bronze, Silver, and Golden Age, for a hat trick. (Tomahawk began back in the 1940s.)

Michael Jones said...

Awesome!
How about futuristic Hex teaming with Deathlok?

Anonymous said...

Ross, did you ever check out Hex, where DC transported JH to a distopian future a la Mad Max? How about a teamwork with that Jonah and Dredd?

Anonymous said...

@ BB: if, by Bronze Age, you mean the post-COIE Nineties I'll have to take your word for it. If, however, you mean the Self-centered Seventies? Well, let's just say that I regard the Silver Age not having ended until the very last page of COIE #12.

Big Ulf said...

Showcase Presents Jonah Hex vols. 1 and 2 are indeed filled with outstanding artwork. Some of the best stories in that format that have been published.

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