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Apache Skies #1

Writer: John Ostrander Artist: Leonardo Manco Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 1
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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jul 30, 2002

    When one has seen as many Westerns as I have, then the plot to this issue is pretty familiar, as a gunslinger attempting to bring a killer to justice is the staple plot of almost every Western ever made, and having the killer(s) protected by a position of respectability, power, or money is also a classic hurdle the protagonist has to overcome. However, John Ostrander knows how to craft an engaging story using these staple plot elements, and what's more he throws a nice wild card into the mix, with the addition of the second gunslinger. The cliffhanger ending was also quite unexpected. Now unless the next issue opens with a fairly dramatic escape by the Rawhide Kid, then this issue has all but placed a noose around the neck of one of the big guns of Marvel's Old West characters, as the man is surrounded by hired guns who utterly failed at their job to protect the targeted son, and as such they'll be looking to prove their worth by bringing in a man who could easily be made to look like Read Full Review

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