BLAZE OF GLORY #1-4 (2000)

This four-issue miniseries took a new look at Marvel’s old Western comics, telling a four-part story about a freed slave colony called Wonderment, the Ku Klux Klan, and the gunslingers who got involved. Each issue brought in different classic Western characters.

Most of Marvel’s Western era is accepted as non-canon, but these stories appear to Marvel’s attempt to at least make the characters canonical–if not the stories themselves. Some of the characters, like Rawhide Kid and Ghost Rider, had appeared in 616 stories, but many had not.

It sold well enough to sponsor a sequel starring Rawhide Kid called Apache Skies, which we’ll get to when we get up to that year of comics.

Good art, good writing, and not without humor.

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