Real Name: Alan Krandal
Identity/Class: Normal human
Occupation: Saddle tramp and scout
Affiliations: Nightwind (his horse. a.k.a. Careless), White Swan (his sweetheart, Red Hawk's neice), Bill Gregory (Captain of local fort)
Enemies: Anyone who threatens the peace of the west
Known Relatives: Red Hawk (foster father), Rosa (wife)
Aliases: Aloysius Kane, Dazii
Base of Operations: Western United States, c.1870
First Appearance: Two-Gun Western I #5 (Timely Comics, November 1950)
Powers/Abilities: Skilled fighter and tracker. Good horseman.
History: (Two-Gun Western I #5-14, Apache Kid #1-19, Wild Western #15-22, #39, Western Gunfighters #2-33, g.a.) Raised by the Apache chief Red Hawk as if he was his own son, Alan Krandal grew up skilled in the ways of his adopted people. As an adult, he left the Apache and assumed the identity of Aloysius Kare, an itinerant cowboy. Whenever anything threatened his homeland, be it white men, Apaches, or anyone else, Alan would put on war paint and assume the identity of the Apache Kid, bringing peace back to the west.
(Apache Skies #1, 2) The Apache Kid was finally killed by a man called Billy Tyler. Rosa, his widow, became the new Apache Kid in order to avenge him.
Comments: After vanishing into comics obscurity for over fifty years, the Apache Kid's fate was finally recounted in Apache Skies, a 2004 Marvel mini-series.
Thanks to Jess Nevins for allowing me to use information from his excellent Golden Age Heroes Directory and his Guide to Golden Age Marvel Characters. Thanks also to Richard Boucher & Darrin Wiltshire @ PR-Publications for permission to use information from their equally brilliant collection of Golden Age Sites, PR Publications. Their knowledge of Golden Age characters far outstrips my own.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Apache Kid, his widow
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
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