Strange Westerns Starring the Black Rider #1

Writer: Steve Englehart Artist: Marshall Rogers Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 2
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    Comics Bulletin - Caryn A. Tate Aug 22, 2006

    Following, there are two Stan Lee/Jack Kirby Rawhide Kid comics that were wonderful. The first one, titled The Bat Strikes, I liked very much; the art is classic and expressive. It made me feel like I was watching a classic western film, from the execution of the panels to the clothing worn by the characters. The story is light-hearted and exciting, not waiting to pull you in, just the way a short comic should be. The final story with the Rawhide Kid, titled The Bullet-Proof Man, is also a lot of fun, and the art is just as fantastic as the previous story. One of my favorite things about these Lee/Kirby stories was that Mr. Lee wrote the dialogue so expressively, spelling out the characters western drawls the way classic western authors like Zane Grey used to do. It served to pull me into the stories that much more, and now I look forward to finding more Lee/Kirby westerns to enjoy. Read Full Review

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    Comics Bulletin - Thom Young Aug 21, 2006

    Strange Westerns starring the Black Rider is truly Rogers and Engleharts collaborative return to greatness. Theyve said in interviews that they want to continue to tell Black Rider stories at Marvel by combining the character with other 19th century Marvel characters (creating a sort of 19th century Defenders or League of Extraordinary Marvel Characters). Heres to hoping they get to do so because if they can keep up the quality that they displayed here, their new series would quickly become a comic book classic. Read Full Review

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