September 5, 2011
Latigo Kid Western 1
Bill Black’s unique bridge between his superhero and Western comic book universes, The Latgo Kid has one foot in both realities. This paranormal gunfighter from the Old West is actually a young range rider named Charlie Starrett. (sound familiar?) In the late 1870’s, he would discover that he had special abilities that he had known nothing about. A medicine show operator named Doc Marvel took him under his wing and helped develop Charlie’s paranormal powers. Eventually, Charlie tired of the medicine show life, and set out on his own to use his abilities in the war against lawlessness. Half a century later, he would don the cape and mantle of…but that would be telling:) But in these early, formative years, he rides as the masked gunfighter, The Latigo Kid. This book-length story is actually a combination of new Bill Black artwork, and reworked John Severin Billy The Kid pages, edited into a complete saga. An engrossing and unique story, guest starring Magazine Enterprises characters like The Black Phantom, Redmask and The Durango Kid, plus Steve McQueen as bounty hunter Josh Randall, as seen on the classic television show, “Wanted, Dead Or Alive”. Back and inside cover photos of Tim Holt, and the real Charles Starrett as The Durango Kid. Color cover, interiors are black and white with graytones. 44 pages, standard comic book format. Printed in 1988.