I always saw them as a dig at Bruce Tinsey.
Okay. This is absurd genius.
1) John Ostrander and Leo Manco had just done an excellent series named Apache Skies which had the Rawhide Kid in a relationship with a woman, but all further plans were scrapped when Ron Zimmerman, who was close to Howard Stern, wanted to write comics and pitched his Rawhide Kid.
2) Despite having art from the legendary John Severin (and later Howard Chaykin), Zimmerman's story was crap and little more than a collection of gay panic gags.
3) Chuck Dixon went nuts about it, claiming that John Severin could not have known what he was drawing, which Severin later refuted.
I thought the first mini was quite sympathetic. Didn't like the second one at all, though.Originally Posted by FanboyStranger
People say I'm in a world of my own. I call it Planet Karen.
I think the last two are kind of funny actually.
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