Real Name: Tex
Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (Scarvix) robot (see comments)
Occupation: Former farmer
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Formerly his livestock
Enemies: Death's Head (Freelance Peacekeeping Agent)
Known Relatives: Unnamed brother (deceased)
Base of Operations: Formerly a farm on the planet Scarvix (see comments)
First Appearance: "High Noon Tex," a one page strip appearing on the back cover of September, 1988 Marvel UK comics, such as Dragon's Claws#3
Powers/Abilities: Tex was apparently a robot with unspecified abilities. He was armed with a pistol and was strong enough to kick down a door. He was not strong enough to survive an explosion at close range. His sense of humor was judged to be inadequate by Death's Head.
("High Noon Tex" (fb) - BTS) - Death's Head accepted a contract to kill Tex's brother, burn his farm, and massacre his livestock.
("High Noon Tex" (fb) - BTS) - Death's Head fulfilled his contract.
("High Noon Tex" (fb) - BTS) - Tex's brother took Death's Heads actions personally, despite Death's Head's assurance that it was just business. Tex vowed to kill Death's Head.
("High Noon Tex" (fb) - BTS) - Figuring that if he couldn't kill for a profit, he could at least have a laugh; Death's Head set a trap for Tex, placing a replica of himself in his office and placing a remote-detonation bomb on its back.
("High Noon Tex") - Tex kicked in the door of Death's Head's office, calling him a "dirty, low-down, stinkin' bounty hunter." Death's Head projected his voice through the bomb, telling Tex it was "High Noon!" Death's Head gave Tex a moment before he detonated the explosives in the dummy. Tex didn't laugh. No sense of humor, yes?
Comments: Created by Simon Furman and Geoff Senior?
Incomplete Death's Head#1 places the
events of High Noon Tex on the mechanoid populated planet Scarvix. However,
Incomplete Death's Head#1 conflicts a little with other accounts as to which
universe Scarvix was in. It seems to imply that Death's Head's adventures on
Scarvix took place in a different universe than that of Earth-Transformers UK.
However, I think Scarvix was mentioned in those British Transformers stories Death's Head appeared in, so it is either in the universe of Earth-Transformers UK or had a counterpart there. Hob's Death's Head Interactive Archive was a little scratchy due to temporal static and so forth.
(Ah, to think simple-and less enjoyable-things would have been had they only stuck to that throwaway line in Death's Head I#1 that Death's Head was created as a play thing for a rich man. Incidentally, this rich man could have been the one who stole him from Lupex and Pyra, and upsized him to 30 feet.)
My guess was that Scarvix was in Earth-5555, @ 8162 A.D., or possibly in Earth-8410 @ 2020 A.D., as Death's Head had offices set up there. The possibility of a cattle farm seemed much more likely @ 8162 then in the techno-world of 2020.
I'm sure John (Per Degaton) will sort this
out for me, but I'm fairly certain that this one page strip was done to assure
the Death's Head would not become the specific property of whoever owns the
Yep, single page strip used to © Death's Head as a character as I recall.
Profile by Snood.
No known connection to:
"High Noon Tex", panel 2 (body) + 4 (face)
Last updated: 04/29/05
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