Lance Larrow #1
When I was a kid, I used to love Western comics, which was odd since I wasn’t really partial to Westerns in any other format (the occasional TV show, really). And while I loved the DC ones like Jonah Hex, etc, for some reason, I was really entranced by the Marvel reprint titles like Kid Colt and Rawhide Kid, Two Gun Kid, all those. So this is influenced by those, but transported into the present day a la The Vigilante, a superhero that fascinated me without actually having been read much by me. In fact, I think once I did have the opportunity to read comics of The Vigilante, I didn’t much like them. So perhaps Lance Larrow is my answer to all that. His name is a variation of the old Western hero Lash LaRue. Meanwhile, the Bare Hand Kid is my answer to the Two Gun Kid. The Bare Hand Kid is not the worst idea - the name differentiating him from gunslingers, obviously. Gorilla Grogan … well, what else would a criminal be called? It’s a pretty simple story, and I think the main point of it is the two cowboy heroes becoming aware of each other’s existence and having to tolerate each other, as well as setting up some future drama with Gorilla Grogan that no doubt never came to fruition.