This was really the end of an era, folks. Westerns were a dying breed and this issue represents one of the final nails in the coffin. While the Rawhide Kid had certainly had a good run, the final 6 or 7 years were all reprints. According to the Statement of Ownership, it has been selling at a clip of 89,000 per issue. Could you imagine those numbers today? This is a decent issue, reprinting a story from Rawhide Kid #99, one of the last original stories of the series. It is just a typical 'Johnny Clay trying to get a legitimate job' tale, which never seems to work out. He ends up with two broken hands. The good news is that the back-up here is a nice Outlaw Kid story with gorgeous Doug Wildey art. It's great to see Dave Cockrum doing a western cover. Man, could that guy ever draw! Overall, it is a pretty bittersweet farewell.
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