Real Name: Duan Harris
Identity/Class: Normal human
Occupation: Cowboy, crimefighter
Affiliations: Ace (his horse)
Known Relatives: Unnamed father (deceased); unnamed mother (deceased)
Aliases: The Phantom Rider of the Crimson Sage
Base of Operations: The Old West
First Appearance: Wow Comics #16 (Bell Features, Aug/Sept 1943)
Powers/Abilities: Skilled horseman and marksman.
History: One evening Duan Harris returns home from riding the range to witness a group of masked men about to lynch his father. As he rides to the rescue, his father shouts out that they have already killed his mother, and begs him to flee, but Duan is shot from his horse before he can respond. Left for dead by the outlaws, Duan revives hours later and swears vengeance. The injured man manages to ride to a nearby ranch, where he encounters Lil, who lets him stay there until he heals and regains his strength. Then, spurred on by reports of more criminal activities from the same gang, Duan rides off to gain revenge...as the Phantom Rider.
Comments: Created by Jerry Lazare and Rene Kulbach.
Thanks to Mac Murdock for information and images of this character.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
any of Marvel's Phantom Riders, spectral gunslingers
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
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