Real Name: César de Echagüe
Identity/Class: Normal human.
Occupation: Bored rich man
Known Relatives: César de Echagüe (father)
Base of Operations: Unknown
First Appearance: El Coyote (novel, 1949)
Powers/Abilities: skilled rider and gunfighter
History: Cesar de Echagüe fought crime in Baja California (Mexico) during the second half of the nineteenth century and defended the Spanish/Mexican locals against American interference and colonialism.
Comments: El Coyote was created by José Mallorquí who was the first translator in Spain of Lovecraft, Doc Savage and The Shadow during 1930's, and who was the writer of thousand of novels and short tales, as well as being the director of "narraciones terrorificas" (the Spanish version of "Weird Tales")
El Coyote appeared in more than 192 pulp-like novels from 1944 to 1953 (western novels were very popular in Spain) and later in comics. El Coyote was inspired by Zorro but it's a very enjoyable reading and it is not a copy, being original in his development, environment and personality.
He made it to the big screen in 1998, in the movie "La Vuelta de El Coyote" (a.k.a. The Return of El Coyote), where he was played by José Coronado.
Thanks to Jose Ramon Vidal for providing much of the above information.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
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