Kid from Texas
Real Name: Dan Hawk
Identity/Class: Normal human
Affiliations: Cactus (sidekick)
Known Relatives: Jim Hawk (father, deceased)
Base of Operations: Texas, c.1840s
First Appearance: Kid from Texas #1 (Atlas, June 1957)
Powers/Abilities: Skilled gunslinger and horse rider.
History: (Kid from Texas #1-2, Wyatt Earp #23, Rawhide Kid #89, Gunsmoke Western #49, 52, Kid Colt Outlaw #85, 187, Kid from Dodge City #1) After his Texas Ranger father was killed at the Alamo, young Dan Hawk was raised by Cactus, his deceased parent's best friend. Cactus taught the boy to ride, shoot and survive in the wild, and as soon as Dan felt he was old enough, he tried to follow in his father's footsteps and join the Rangers. Rejected because they felt he was still only a boy, Dan nonetheless proved his worth when he intervened in a battle between a group of Rangers and renegade Indians, rescuing the lawmen from certain death. In gratitude for his bravery, Dan was made an honorary Ranger, but he declined to join full time, deciding instead to ride the land and see more of America, lending aid where it might be needed.
Comments: 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
Texas Kid, Golden Age Western hero
Texas Kid, another Golden Age Western hero
anyone else who is either from Texas or a Kid
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
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