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Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-57780) normal human (Old West era)

Occupation: Unrevealed

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: blacksmith (name unrevealed), Electric Company film crew (names unrevealed), Lockjaw, Rita the Director, Spider-Man (Peter Parker), indirectly John Vain (all Earth-57780)

Enemies: Big Bart (Earth-57780)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: American Midwest (Earth-57780)

First Appearance: Spidey Super Stories#16/2 (April, 1976)

Powers/Abilities: Kid Colt is an excellent horse rider and is very adept at using the lasso. He is armed with two handguns.

Height: 5'10"
Weight: 180 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Blond


(Spidey Super Stories#16/2 (fb) - BTS) - Outlaw Big Bart, disguised as Kid Colt, robbed the Dry Gulch Bank and a reward for Kid Colt's capture was soon posted. Big Bart was keen to capture Kid Colt for the reward.

(Spidey Super Stories#16/2) - An old blacksmith warned Kid Colt of Big Bart's intentions, but the gunslinger was defiant. Meanwhile, in the modern era, keen to make amends for ruining Rita the Director's latest movie shoot, Spider-Man used Lockjaw, the time-traveling giant dog, to transport himself, Rita and members of her film crew back to the Old West era (ca. 1873) to film genuine cowboys. The group arrived just as Kid Colt mounted his horse, with the gunslinger ending up on Lockjaw instead. Surprised, Kid Colt explained how he had been unjustly targeted, so Rita and Spider-Man used Lockjaw to travel back in time to the day of the bank crime. They saw the bank robber dressed like Kid Colt run away, but Spidey and Kid Colt stopped the thief, revealing Big Bart under the disguise. Kid Colt tied Bart to a tree, thanking Spidey and his team as he rode off. Soon after, Rita, having filmed the event, returned to her own time with her crew, Spider-Man and Lockjaw. Rita intended to release the footage as a film.

    Many decades later, actor John Vain portrayed Kid Colt in a film shoot.

Comments: Created by Jim Salicrup (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito & Tony Mortellaro (inks).

So it seems a small time paradox developed from this - unless maybe Big Bart, who was left alone after Kid Colt, Spider-Man and friends quickly left, later protested his innocence and Kid Colt remained a wanted fugitive.

Physical stats are taken from the Earth-616 version, as they look very much alike.

John Vain's name is an obvious reference to popular western actor John Wayne.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

Kid Colt of Earth-57780 has no known connections to:

Big Bart

Big Bart

The duplicitous Big Bart, disguised as Kid Colt, robbed a bank. A reward was posted for Kid Colt's capture and Big Bart aimed to collect. However, aided by Spider-Man and his friends, Kid Colt traveled back in time and nabbed Big Bart fleeing the robbery. Kid Colt tied Big Bart to a tree and rode off.





--Spidey Super Stories#16/2

John Vain

John Vain

John Vain was an actor playing the role of Kid Colt in a film by Rita the Director. However, Spider-Man stumbled across the open-air film shooting and mistook Vain for a criminal, punching the actor before webbing him up. Concerned about the violence, Vain quit the role.




--Spidey Super Stories#16/2

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Spidey Super Stories#16, p7, pan1 (main image)
   p5, pan4 (headshot)
   p7, pan2 (Big Bart)
   p3, pan1 (Vain)

Spidey Super Stories#16/2 (April, 1976) - Jim Salicrup (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito & Tony Mortellaro (inks), A.J. Hays (editor)

First posted: 04/03/18

Last updated: 04/03/18

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