Real Name: William Talltrees
Identity/Class: Normal human (Native American, Cheyenne)
Occupation: Native American tribal chief
Group Membership: Cheyenne Nation
Affiliations: Cheyenne Nation, Goliath (Clint Barton), Red Wolf (Will Talltrees), Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff), Vision
Enemies: Cornelius Van Lunt
Known Relatives: Thomas (brother, deceased), William (Red Wolf, nephew), Rebecca (sister-in-law, deceased), Wildrun (Red Wolf, ancestor, deceased), Johnny Wakeley (Red Wolf, ancestor, deceased), Thomas Thunderhead (Red Wolf, alleged common ancestor)
Base of Operations: Wolf Point, Montana, USA
First Appearance: Avengers I#81 (October, 1970)
Powers/Abilities: William Talltrees had no superhuman powers but was brave enough to aid the other Cheyenne against Cornelius Van Lunt.
(Avengers I#81) – After the Avengers Quinjet was attacked by Jason Birch and a Zodiac attack craft filled with robots, Goliath and Red Wolf made their way to the ground and shortly after found their way to Red Wolf’s old Cheyenne reserve. Once there, Red Wolf attempted to rally the Cheyenne to fight against the corrupt tycoon Cornelius Van Lunt, who had been pressured them all to sell their land. William Talltrees stepped forward and questioned whether Red Wolf was the true champion of legend and reminded him of the death of his brother Thomas from months earlier. William was interrupted by the arrival of some of Van Lunt’s gunmen, who intended to kill the Cheyenne. After Goliath and Red Wolf fought off the gunmen, William revealed that the Cheyenne were convinced of Red Wolf’s heroism and agreed to accompany him to Van Lunt’s mansion. William and the Cheyenne Nation then made their way to Van Lunt’s mansion and prepared to confront the tycoon, only to be warned away by the Vision.
Comments: Created by Roy Thomas, John Buscema and Tom Palmer.
William’s first name was first revealed in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe#9 (September, 1983).
Profile by Proto-Man.
William Talltrees has no known connections to
images: (without ads)
Avengers I#81, p11, pan4 (William Talltrees, main image)
Avengers I#81, p11, pan5 (William Talltrees headshot)
Avengers I#81 (October, 1970) – Roy Thomas (writer), John Buscema (art), Tom Palmer (inks), Stan Lee (editor)
Last updated: 03/29/13
Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.
Non-Marvel Copyright info
All other characters mentioned or pictured are ™ and © 1941-2099 Marvel Characters, Inc. All Rights Reserved. If you like this stuff, you should check out the real thing!
Please visit The Marvel Official Site at: http://www.marvel.com