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The Time Traveling Westerns

 

Up until 1975, all of Marvel’s western heroes existed in a separate reality from the modern Marvel superheroes. That is until part of the Avengers went back in time to encounter Kid Colt, Night Rider, the Rawhide Kid, and the Two Gun Kid in issue #141-#142 of their namesake title. Later in issue #147, Two Gun returns with Hawkeye to the future for a few adventures, some of which carry over in Champions #11, Ghost Rider #27, Marvel Tales #100, and Daredevil #215 (as a parallel flashback story). There is a second major time travel story when Ironman leads the Avengers back once again to the wild west in issue #18 of the West Coast Avengers (1987). Recently, Red Wolf was spirited away into the present in a six issue series in 2016 and apparently, he is remaining there for the time being.
DC also occasionally tosses modern super heroes like Batman back in time and most recently, Booster Gold who met Jonah Hex who was then subsequently thrown into the present day for a year of his New 52 series. Back in the 1970’s, Jonah Hex appeared in the Justice League comic a few time in issues # . Hex, was once again thrown into the far future as told in the short lived Hex series 1985-1986. In several of the DC cartoon TV series, like Justice League, the modern greats have met the wild west gun hands as well.

Just came back from Collective Con

I just returned from Jacksonville, Florida’s third annual Collective Con. What did I find?

Pro- For a small show, calling it a Con is a stretch, it did have a decent mix of vendors. Some of the artists and crafters were very good. Most everyone; vendors, artists, and staff were both friendly and willing to deal.

This was a major cosplay event. Every forth person was in costume and some were very good. IMG_0098

Graham Mactavish, who portrays the Saint of Killers from the TV show Preaher was present and accommodating to fans.

Cons- Small size at a large cost- $25 per person per day. Yes, they did have a prepay service, but you had to pick it up at a will call tent which still had 100 people in line an hour after in opened, where as I walked up, paid, and walked right in in less than 2 minutes while the other line had not moved.

Parking- $10. I didn’t like that I had to pay, but it was well organized.

For $35 I saw every booth (twice) took some pictures, bought a few things and was done in one hour and 45 minutes.

The location was OK, but a bit dated and cramped. This main room was designed as an old school banquet and dance hall, not for people in costumes roaming narrow aisles.

Also, they had three of the big autograph signers cancel at the last minute, not their fault , but it was not explained until after you paid.

Pony Express Posts

Hello, Cowboy Comics fans! From the Lone Ranger to the Rawhide Kid to Jonah Hex to the Saint of Killers, this site is dedicated to all things connected with the hundreds of western comic book titles that have and are still being published. Please read the introduction for more info on this site. I will post with updates and corrections as need be and include your thoughts and comments as well.