Published on May 17th, 2013 | by Richard Boom
Exclusive: Lady Rawhide’s Comeback
Topps published a Zorro comic and when the Bad Girl hype set in, they put out a Zorro-spinoff called Lady Rawhide, created by Don McGregor. The title was a nice success and fans still linger over those issues with art by Mike Mayhew and Esteban Maroto. Those covers by Julie Bell, Rich Larson, Michael Golden, Adam Hughes were of the finest the industry has to offer.
An exclusive word from Keith Davidsen, Marketing Manager over at Dynamite Entertainment: “First off – there’s certainly a market out there for LADY RAWHIDE. The Old West has traditionally been a playground for male characters, and LADY RAWHIDE is – and has always been – a breath of fresh air. There’s always been something vibrant about that character, a dynamic energy that sets her apart from (and surpasses) Western fare… which was why she became an immediate fan-favorite back in the day. The comics community should be thrilled to see her back!”
Eric Trautmann’s thoughts are along the same lines as he states: “I ran a small comic shop in my hometown when the Topps books came out, and LADY RAWHIDE was one of my favorites. It was good fun, and I preferred the ‘cuter’ look to the character, rather than the ‘bad girls’ that were in vogue at the time. I want to capture that sense of fun (in the new series) — this isn’t a grim, gritty book; it’s pulpy, swashbuckling fun at heart.”
Written by Eric Trautmann with art by Milton Estevam, sporting a J.M. Linsner cover.
In LADY RAWHIDE #1, the masked heroine faces not only the corrupt forces of the government – bent on intimidating the populace through privation and cruelty – but also a new team of vigilantes known as the Sisters of the White Rose. The Sisters, inspired by the legends of Zorro and Lady Rawhide, have taken up the struggle against tyranny. While Lady Rawhide supports their goals, she cannot condone their bloody methods and finds herself facing off against her own devotees!