Character Overview

Gender: Male

Orientation: Gay

Publisher: Marvel

Character Type: Primary

Alignment: Good

AKA: Jonathan "Johnny" Clay, Johnny Bart, Jeb Kent

Character Details

Summary: Although the Rawhide Kid was first created in 1955, he was never portrayed as a gay man until Marvel published the MAX imprint Rawhide Kid: Slap Leather in 2003. This short series was labeled "Parental Advisory Explicit Content" and a large portion of the dialogue was dedicated to innuendos about the Rawhide Kid's sexuality. The Rawhide Kid appeared again in 2010 in Rawhide Kid: The Sensational Seven, but his depiction wasn't made much better. The new series was written by the same author, Ron Zimmerman, and continued to use euphemisms and gay double-entendres for humor's sake.

Database Links: Wikipedia, Comic Vine, Marvel Wiki

Important Issues: In 2003, the Rawhide Kid was revealed to be gay in the Rawhide Kid: Slap Leather limited series, which was labeled "Parental Advisory Explicit Content."

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