Marvel editor Axel Alonso pitch hits for his boss Joe Quesada this week in Quesada’s regular column over at MySpace, and answers questions about “controversial comics” he helped create in his early tenure with the company — stuff like the gay Rawhide Kid comic, the black Captain America and a Comic Code-killing X-Force. He also talks about the possibility of revisiting a couple of them:
JM: It’s been several years. Would you like to revisit a Truth, a Rawhide Kid, or an X-Force? And itch you’d like to scratch for a sequel?
AA: In a heartbeat. [Writer] Peter Milligan, [artist] Mike Allred and I have discussed the idea of revisiting X-Force/X-Statix—who, you’ll recall, were last seen getting blasted to bits by a Blackhawk helicopter. I mean, how could they survive that one? And Ron [Zimmerman]‘s got an idea for a story that would feature Rawhide Kid in an adventure that would include all the Western characters—Kid Colt, Ghost Rider, Two-Gun Kid, and etc. It’s like the “Magnificent Seven” only there’s, like, six of ‘em. Or eight. I forget. Anyway, Kid Colt’s the ringleader, Rawhide plays the Steve McQueen role, and Two-Gun Kid proves to be the Most Overrated Gun in the West. Guy can’t hit the side of a barn, but, man, can he negotiate his way out of any scrape.
More X-Force? Yes, please. And as much as I love a Western, I’ll have to take a pass on any more Ron Zimmerman comics in this lifetime.