Apparently, this cover was one of Gil Kane's personal favourites. I can't disagree with him. Marvel kept many of its western titles alive throughout the 70s, and dressed them up with flashy new covers by the likes of Kane and Gene Colan. This one is wonderfully designed, and the reflections in the water help give it a real spaghetti western vibe. The blazing sun brings to mind Berni Krigstein cover to Piracy #6. I really love the concept, but it may have been borrowed from the cover to Kid Colt, Outlaw #55 by John Severin. It's a shame that Marvel polluted these covers with so many logos and cover blurbs.
Cross-Hatchings for May 2013
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