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MATT ROSS

Real Name: Matt Ross

Identity/Class: Normal human (Old West Era)

Occupation: Sheriff

Group Membership: None 

Affiliations: Citizens of Twin Rivers, notably Pop Peter, Johnny White

Enemies: Blackie Harper, probably Tex Murdock

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Twin Rivers, USA

First Appearance: Kid from Texas#2/5 (August, 1957)

Powers/Abilities: Matt Ross was a fast gunfighter and upstanding sheriff, but lacked self-confidence.

Height: 6'2" (by approximation)
Weight: 130 lbs (by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black

History:

(Kid from Texas#2/5 (fb) - BTS) - Aged 28, Matt Ross was elected sheriff of the peaceful small town of Twin Rivers, its youngest ever, due partly to the low wage offered. However, news of a brutal outlaw, Blackie Harper, in the region raised concern amongst the townsfolk that a more experienced sheriff with a much higher salary would have been a better option.

(Kid from Texas#2/5) - Ross' response during a public meeting to news of Harper in the region showed his lack of confidence in fulfilling the job. Shopkeeper Pop Peter reassured Ross when he overheard citizens openly voicing discontent. Admitting to Pop he was scared, Ross returned to his office and was alerted by boy Johnny White that Harper was robbing Pop. The sheriff immediately took up his gunbelt to tackle Harper and rode to the shop. Ross shot the gun out of Harper's hand when he refused arrest, dodging a thrown barrel before punching Harper out. As Ross led Harper away to a cell, the citizens were impressed with Ross' skill and bravery, quickly agreeing to Pop's suggestion that Ross receive a big wage raise. When several townsfolk saw a Wanted poster for another fierce outlaw, they voiced confidence that Ross could protect them.

 

 

Comments: Created by unnamed writer, Alfonso Greene (pencils & inks).

Tex Murdock was seen only on a Wanted poster.

I can't see any credit in the story. The artist's name is taken from the Grand Comics Database.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Matt Ross has no known connections to:


Blackie Harper

Blackie Harper was a brutal criminal with a $1,500 dead-or-alive bounty on his head. The townsfolk of Twin Rivers openly stated that their inexperienced lawman Matt Ross was no match for the outlaw and Harper himself felt the high bounty deterred people from chasing him. Harper rode into the quiet town and stopped to rob the provision shop of Pop Peter, almost taking child Johnny White hostage, but the boy escaped to inform Ross. The sheriff quickly arrived; Harper drew his gun on him, but Ross shot the gun out of his hand. Harper then threw a barrel at Ross, who then punched him down. Harper was led away to a cell by Ross.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

--Kid from Texas#2/5


Tex Murdock

Tex Murdock was a fugitive outlaw with a price on his head, wanted dead or alive with a reward of $750 for stage holdup. He was in the area of Twin Rivers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

--Kid from Texas#2/5


images: (with ads)
Kid from Texas#2, p20, pan1 (main image)
    p21, pan1 (headshot)
    p23, pan2 (Harper)
    p23, pan7 (Murdock)


Appearances:
Kid from Texas#2/5 (August, 1957) - unnamed author, Alfonso Greene (pencils, inks), Stan Lee (editor)


Last updated: 09/21/16

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