While looking around the site recently, I thought to myself, where are all the cowboys? And who should come moseying along the trail at that very moment but Heppner Blackman’s Rawhide Bill. This may be a lesson in being careful what you wish for, pardner. Pulse pounding action in the Wild West has been traded for culture shock in the Effete East and six-guns have been traded for bad puns. Well, that’s not entirely true – there actually is one episode where Bill shoots a man in cold blood but it just so happens it also features some overt racism…forgive me if I do not highlight it further. I realize we’re looking at strips printed over a century ago and this stuff comes with the territory, but my first reaction is always “how were people okay with this?!” Maybe I should take a cue from the song and not try to understand ’em.
New Strip! Rawhide Bill!
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