*Western: The Rawhide Kid is one of Marvel’s better known western characters, both from his long-running original series and the controversial reinterpretations of the character from the early part of this century. When he debuted in his own series in 1955, however, he was a very different character, blond and plainly-attired, as opposed to the more famous short-statured, nattily dressed redhead. After only sixteen issues, the original Rawhide Kid was discontinued in 1957, but subsequent and somewhat ham-fisted attempts have been made to continuity-bodge him with his successor. Setting all that aside, we have several issues of the original RK for you to try; created by Stan Lee and Bob Brown, most of his issues had appealing covers by John Severin, though Joe Maneely illustrates the example pictured here, #14 (VG+ £47). Details of the others, as always, may be discerned in our online catalogue.