- Full Description
Volume 1 begins at the very beginning on January 15, 1951 to January 31, 1953. Based on the Western character created by short story writer O. Henry! The Cisco Kid starred in his own comic strip for over 15 years, bringing unparalleled authenticity and realism to "western" adventure. Loaded with amazing artwork by Salinas, whose fine-line work rivals that of Frank Godwin and even Frazetta's own work at the same time on Johnny Comet.
Featuring a new introduction written by Mad Magazine contributor Sergio Aragones, this is an amazing collection of Golden Age Western action!
""A true regret is that Cisco Kid never made it to the Sunday funnies (an early proposal was later abandoned). One can imagine José Luis Salinas' rendering of covered wagons, cattle drives, galloping cowboys or even barroom brawls in full color would have been spectacular. And there would have been breath-taking views of rolling plains, snow-capped mountains and tall forests. Not to mention a goodly galaxy of beautiful school marms." --Cisco writer, Rod Reed.
Well, here you get everything Rod is going on about, just in highly detailed black and white. Cisco is from the Cary Grant school of cowboy...easy going, optimistic, blazingly handsome and a magnet for lovely ladies. But the action is dynamite, the setting as good as any film storyboard, like Howard Hawks in a strip format. Nice, nice work.
- Additional Information
Item Code CIS01 Publisher Classic Comics Press Publish Date 2011 ISBN 9781450780636 Binding Soft Cover Dimensions 8x11 # Pages 240pg Color b&w