Western Kid

Real Name: Tex Dawson

Identity/Class: Normal human

Occupation: Cowboy

Affiliations: Whirlwind (horse), Lightning (dog)

Enemies: Unknown

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile across the Wild West, c.1870s

First Appearance: Western Kid I #1 (Atlas, December 1954)

Powers/Abilities: Skilled gunslinger and horseman.

History: (Western Kid I #1-17, II #1-5, Tex Dawson, Gun-Slinger #1, Gunslinger #2-3, Rawhide Kid #105, Gunsmoke Western #51, Western Gunfighters #3-6, 17-33, ga) Tex Dawson was a wandering cowboy who would often lend his skills to the cause of justice. Well respected by local law enforcers and idolised by the public, the Western Kid was known for his refusal to kill, and reluctance to use a gun to capture criminals.

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

Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.

Back to US Independents Page


All images and characters depicted on this site are copyright their respective holders, and are used for informational purposes only. No infringement is intended and copyrights remain at source.