Real Name: Unrevealed (Silvio Silverman?)
Identity/Class: Human (Old West Era)
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: None (silver was his best and only friend)
Enemies: Two-Gun Kid, sheriff Brett Barton
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Mobile across the
Old West (later half of 19th Century);
specifically seen in Tombstone, Texas
First Appearance: Two-Gun Kid#91 (January, 1968)
Powers/Abilities: He was a skilled
hypnotist and used a shiny silver dollar to mesmerize others.
Those under his control would obey his every order, unless pushed
to do something dramatically against their nature, such as murder.
His ability may have been natural, or he may have had low level
He had quick reflexes and also possessed a pair of six-shooters, with which he was reasonably proficient.
He was utterly obsessed with silver and wanted to possess as much of it as he possibly could.
(Two-Gun Kid#91/2) - As part of his continuing quest to amass silver, the Silver Sidewinder used his hypnotic skills to rob the Tombstone Territorial Bank. Rhe Two-Gun Kid discovered this and burst in to stop him, but the Sidewinder dodged his attack and then mesmerized him with his silver coin. Making the Two-Gun Kid his servant, the Sidewinder then sent him on a robbing spree in the surrounding towns for several days.
Brett Barton, the sheriff of Tombstone, set out to investigate the sudden change in the Two-Gun Kid, who ambushed the stagecoach on which he was traveling. Correctly suspecting that the glassy-eyed Kid was hypnotized, Barton knocked over a chest full of silver. The large treasure drew the Silver Sidewinder out of hiding, but he quickly acknowledged that he had no further use for his victims and ordered the Kid to kill them. Being ordered to murder was too much for the Kid and he began to buck the Sidewinder's control. Silver shot the gun out of the still-dazed Kid's hand, but before he could kill any of his victims, he was blinded by a glare from sunlight reflecting off the pile of silver coins. This allowed the Kid the opportunity to move on him, and with two punches, the Sidewinder, began begging for mercy like a sissy.
Comments: Created by Gary Friedrich, Ron Whyte, and Ogden Whitney.
No known connection to:
Two-Gun Kid#91 (January, 1968) - Gary Friedrich & Ron Whyte (writers), Ogden Whitney (artist), Stan Lee (editor)
Last updated: 09/21/03
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