Ron Zimmerman

May 10, 2010 by Post Team 

Ron ZimmermanRon Zimmerman:Wild West gets wilder far, far this June when the writer Ron Zimmerman and artist Howard Chaykin assemble a squad of both Marvel and real-life cowboys and girls from the limited series of four numbers “The Rawhide Kid. ”

The Rawhide Kid, also known as Johnny Bart, is emerging as one of the most prolific Western heroes in the Marvel Universe. The character appeared on a course title for almost 20 years from 1960 to the rise of the Marvel Comics superhero eventually led to the classic characters of the company west holstering their weapons and retreat to his ranch. Johnny and his fellow gunmen saw a resurgence of the limited series “Blaze of Glory” and the boy even won their own self-titled limited series in 2003 by Zimmerman and artist John Severin. Zimmerman’s new book serves as a semi-sequel to the previous series, the Rawhide Kid, teaming with several others outside the law in a “Magnificent Seven” adventure style.

Zimmerman told CBR News he wanted to take the new series in a different direction than before. As such, the author decided to approach the title more in book form of the computer that a solitary adventure. “The goal was to see if I could create what would be the first hero team of Marvel. Therefore, it is one of those ‘before the Avengers were avenging, and all that,” Zimmerman said CBR. “The] [series is actually called the" Sensational Seven. I'm still fighting for the 'fabulously Sensational Seven. Originally it was the "Magnificent Seven Sensational fabulously."

The title of the famous film homaging both honors and recognizes Zimmerman's love for film and TV western. The author said he had received in writing comedy because he loved the genre and wanted to write his Western tales, but with a humorous slant. With the new limited series, Zimmerman believes that it has reached its mark. "Basically it's still tongue in cheek and much for fun and not something big, serious," he said. "This book also has a lot more about fame. It is much more a satirical look at fame and how famous people are treated. In the West, indeed, the brothers James and that sort of thing, were the celebrities of the day . Wild Bill Hickok, Buffalo Bill and those guys, who were the stars of the tabloid. The idea was to make the Rawhide Kid the biggest star in the world. He's Brad Pitt. It is not uptight about it or weird about it. Just is. So, that's part of who I am sure - no pun intended - to deal with. "

The adventure begins when the Earp brothers, Wyatt and Morgan, kidnapped and Rawhide Kid get into action immediately. After all, as Zimmerman says, is only in the nature of celebrity hero. "He's very aware that his job is to be a hero. I certainly do not take it too seriously, but it does. Discover the Earps are being held hostage somewhere, and it's a no brainer." Oh. Well. I guess I have to go to get them out. "It is completely without fear, which I like," said the writer. "Whereas some of the other kids in mind," What if we lose, what happens if getting there is an army waiting for us, "and all that, the attitude of Rawhide is much" Yes. But I I am the Rawhide Kid. Why is everyone so worried? you with me. What do you think will happen? "Nobody is going to get hurt. If you start fighting and you're in trouble, just scream and I come over and to kill you.

"It's very, very relaxed and unconcerned about the whole thing. It is vain that he wears the best clothes and has the best stuff, but do not have the vanity as regards what he is capable of," Zimmerman continued. "Even the ego in question is not a Bragger - it's just a fact. It is so sure that nobody can win. And he's not getting late. I think it's funny and great that there is a character who just does not even sweat nothing. He is more relaxed gunman in the West. "

One of the heroes join Johnny on his mission is another classic Marvel western hero, Kid Colt. "He is in every way the opposite of Rawhide", said Zimmerman. "They are something like the odd couple. Children Colt just wants to have sex and he is super cowboy. It is much a man's man, and the Rawhide Kid makes it a little uncomfortable. It's sort of representative of each boy who is surprised about hmosxls. He just does not understand. For him, it's like, 'What do you mean, you do not like chicks? He is not another way of life that his is possible. And are not that smart or educated as is Johnny, but he has his reasons for going forward in this. But the reasons are basically boosted libido. "

Zimmerman found that the indigenous character of Red Wolf and Lobo canine companion will get a bit of a reinvention of the series. The author also pointed enthusiastically to Red Wolf as their favorite character in the book, along with Rawhide., Expressing an interest in writing a title derived starring the character. "Red Wolf is probably the only equipment that is the intellectual equivalent of Rawhide Kid," said the writer. "I would compare with a bit of Hank McCoy. It's incredibly well educated and very explicit. This is not Tonto. This kind of waiting to read as funny, because he is nothing like any other Native American that day - besides the fact that he is not crazy about the white people. It's a bit of a racist. But still, is a hero. "

The latest Marvel character to join the mix is the Two-Gun Kid, a lawyer and renowned gunslinger by the time he spent with Earth's Mightiest Heroes today. "I do a lot with that. I do a lot with him talking about his adventures travel time," said Zimmerman. "He brings it very often, and not necessarily in a way that no one is excited to hear. He is a lawyer, too, so I take advantage of that. There are some legal problems that arise with some of these characters when the Rawhide Children will find them. Having a lawyer with him turns out to be a good deal. I like the idea that the Rawhide Kid is so famous that travels with a lawyer. "

However, Marvel's characters represent only half of the bullets in the chamber with the rest of the crew assembled from real-life characters of the old Western history. Zimmerman said that included the famous cowgirl Annie Oakley for a very specific reason: unlike the vast majority of the gunmen, who really knew how to achieve the objective. "Annie Oakley in real life was questionable after Hickok, John Wesley Hardin, one of the few people in the Old West that actually could shoot," said Zimmerman. "It's a great myth that these characters famous Old West gunslingers were great. It was not. The weapons were terrible then. The world was always off and they were very, very difficult to control. Very often, shootings individuals were only just blasting each other, hoping that God gave me something. But Annie Oakley was really a great shot, incredible. Therefore, I thought it would be fun to have a woman who was really handsome and was also real formidable. In real terms, life, she ended up a star of Buffalo Bill Wild West Show, he was a great trick shot. She really did those who seek the mirror over his shoulder things. She is the type of paper Rawhide, no doubt from the beginning. I have a pretty good time with it. "

Given the main thrust of the story involves the kidnapping of Wyatt Earp, Zimmerman seemed natural to include John Henry Holliday. But Zimmerman also admitted to a secondary reason to include the famous gunfighter. "I loved him for two reasons. One because it was the best friend of Wyatt Earp. And two, because like most people, if you've seen" Tombstone, "how you do not like Doc Holliday," he said. "Val Kilmer made such an incredible part. I tried to write with that tone. It is also very, very intelligent, but is a little harder. In a sense, with Doc Holliday know that this guy is incredibly dangerous."

The last member of Zimmerman super seven is probably the best known, however, is also the most vile and ruthless. "I would say Billy the Kid is the one with no sense of humor. I kind of de-romance, because in real life, William Bonney was not such a romantic character. It was a nasty, dirty sht, lies what little that was not known for being a good shooter, but was known to shoot people in the back, stabbing people - any way he could win a fight, he "said Zimmerman. "He was a psychopath with a bad temper that was dangerous ... because it was a little evil genius psychopath. Therefore, it is not exactly loved. Nobody wants everything except the Rawhide Kid, who loves someone who is a Livewire can just go outside. He feels that having Billy the Kid is not a good idea, although it is difficult to walk with. You know that goes against a lot of tough guys and he wants a little crazy bstrd as this with him. Yes, no one wants, but he is here to serve a purpose. One member of the team is given the task of making it performs well. I will not say who but someone who has the obligation is on the way to make sure Billy is kept cool. "

Zimmerman said the idea behind the title itself leaves it open for a whole series of stories about the heroes of the Old West, and the author alludes to some stories he'd love to tell a day if given the chance. "Ideally, if people take this opportunity once, I'd love to have these western heroes and make a book that is computer equipment of the first Marvel hero. There is a [pair of characters] I have not used it would. Theoretically, Thor was live in those days. In a perfect Marvel Universe, which could allow someone like to bring someone or contemporary Marvel back to Old West would be fun. Or even bring my kids forward, although it was only the Rawhide Kid. To me, that is a character who is great at any place. “

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