Real Name: Red Warrior
Identity/Class: Human, possibly mystically enhanced
Affiliations: member of the Red Dogs; rode White Wing (his horse), empowered by Manitou
Known Relatives: Grey Eagle (father), Nakomah (mother)
Base of Operations: Wild West, c.1870s
First Appearance: Red Warrior #1 (Atlas, January 1951)
Powers/Abilities: Skilled hunter and fighter. Extremely knowledgeable in the ways of the wilderness.
History: (Red Warrior #1-6, ga) Red Warrior was the son of Comanche chief who had prayed to Manitou prior to the birth of his child, asking that the boy be special. His prayer was answered by a bolt of lightning, and sure enough, Red Warrior grew up knowledgeable in all things, from hunting and fighting, to "women's skills" such as tanning and scraping, from understanding the healing powers of herbs and roots, to comprehending the ways of birds and animals. When times were hard, Red Warrior could be guaranteed to find food for his people, but he never killed more than they could eat, showing mercy too where appropriate.
However, as his name suggested, Red Warrior was also more than ready to fight when needed. He never backed away from a challenge, and would take down renegade Comanche and renegade white men with equal alacrity. He belonged to the secret order of Red Dogs, who seemed to be a warrior's society.
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
anyone else who is either Red or a Warrior
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