If you have been following along here, you know I really tortured myself and ended up way out in the weeds on the recent Billy the Kid cover.
So, forgive me, in advance, for perhaps overreacting to this email we got yesterday.
To the editor:
Though I sure understand America's push toward 'political correctness,' 'inclusion' and 'diversity' I'm puzzled, perplexed and bewildered as to why Billy the Kid is portrayed as African American on your July cover.
—Dan Katz, Westport, Connecticut
This irritated me to no end and I quickly wrote this reply:
A much better likeness and the vest is much better. However, it was too late in the game—Dan The Man did 24 covers!—for me to torture him anymore, and so that's how we ended up with Shaft on the cover.
Perhaps old Charlie said it best: