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Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Normal human (Old West Era)

Occupation: Drifter;
   formerly gunfighter

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Blackie Greer, other gunfighters (names unrevealed)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile in the American West

First Appearance: Rawhide Kid  I#43/2 (December, 1964)

Powers/Abilities: The Brass Button Kid was an experienced gunfighter with excellent aim, but his high kill rate left him meek. Nevertheless proud of his reputation, he kept his distinctive outfit that incorporated large brass buttons.

Height: Unrevealed
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown


(Rawhide Kid  I#43/2 (fb) - BTS) - The Brass Button Kid was an experienced gunfighter with a fearsome reputation for accuracy, but the high number of kills weighed on his conscience and he retired. He drifted for several years between frontier towns, hoping to forget the past, and no longer carried weapons; his speed at drawing a gun was impacted. Proud of his reputation, he maintained his outfit with its distinctive polished brass buttons.

(Rawhide Kid  I#43/2) - Aggressive new gunfighter Blackie Greer chanced upon the Brass Button Kid in a bar, tripping him up and sought a duel, but the Kid hoped to meekly move on. Greer punched him outside. Challenging his reputation fired up the Kid and Greer threw him a gun to defend himself as Greer knew his opponent was out of practice. Fortunately for the Kid, sunlight reflected from his brass buttons dazzled Greer's sight and he missed. The Kid fired back, his shot grazing Greer, who fell. Townsfolk rushed to Greer's aid, sure he would recover in a few days, but the Brass Button Kid had already discarded the gun and resolved to move on to another territory.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee (writer), Jack Kirby (pencils) and George Roussos (inks).

The Kid had a simplistic gimmick that relied a bit too much on sunlight and reflection. If he seriously wanted to hide, then don't wear the bright brass buttons!

This is a nicely compiled four-pager with great expressive art by Jack Kirby.

The Grand Comics Database lists George Roussos for inking (originally uncredited).

This story was later reprinted in Rawhide Kid I#122 wherein his outfit was gaudily recolored to all bright pink.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

The Brass Button Kid has no known connections to:

Blackie Greer

Blackie Greer

Blackie Greer was a bullying gunfighter, keen to make a name for himself. By chance, he picked on retired gunfighter, the Brass Button Kid, and challenged him to a duel outside, throwing the weak and unarmed opponent a spare gun. But the Kid's big brass buttons dazzled and distracted Greer's aim and his shot missed, allowing the Kid to fire back in defense. Greer was injured and fell, but the wound was superficial and he was quickly attended to by several townsfolk.




--Rawhide Kid  I#43/2

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Rawhide Kid  I#43/2, p3, pan4 (main image)
   p2, pan3 (headshot)
   p2, pan2 (Greer)

Rawhide Kid  I#43/2 (December, 1964) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby (pencils) and George Roussos (inks)

Last updated: 01/26/18

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