Marvel Comics are to introduce their first gay title character, The Rawhide Kid. Does he ride bareback, I wonder? This blurb from Marvel's site suggests it may get a bit raunchy [ranchy?]: "Get ready to slap leather! That loveable red-headed scamp is back! And no one handles a hot rod like the Rawhide Kid!" In a bubble in the first edition of the series, Rawhide Kid comments about the Lone Ranger: "I think that mask and the powder blue outfit are fantastic. I can certainly see why the Indian follows him around."