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BANSHEE

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Normal human (Old West Era)

Occupation: Sheriff

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Two-Gun Kid (Matthew Hawk), doctor at Sawmill Gap (name unrevealed)

Enemies: Satterlee and his gang

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile in Midwest USA, notably Riata

First Appearance: Wild Western#39/2 (December, 1954)

Powers/Abilities: The slim Banshee was an incredibly fast and unforgiving gunslinger, feared and respected in the region. A later injury to both hands prevented him from wielding his guns, but he remained fearless to opposition.

Height: 6' (by approximation)
Weight: 160 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Gray
Hair: Black

History:

(Wild Western#39/2 (fb) - BTS) - A fierce gunslinger came to be known as the Banshee for the dead victims he left wailing across the plains. He brought law and order down hard to stop criminals, and was respected by some and feared by others for his gun skills and fearless demeanor.

   He was later assigned to replace Kurt Keaton as sheriff of the town of Riata, which had since come under control by outlaw Satterlee and his gang of hidden killers. On his way to Riata, the Banshee was set upon by Satterlee's men and tied to a rack, his hands severely injured, and left to die out in the open.

(Wild Western#39/2) - The Two-Gun Kid chanced upon the near-lifeless body of the Banshee and scared away the vultures. He freed and revived the Banshee with water and medicinal herbs. The Banshee asked that his injuries not be revealed and he was taken to a doctor at Sawmill Gap, who patched him up, using white gauntlets to partially heal his now-stiffened hands, although he would never be able to wield a gun again. Meanwhile, the Two-Gun Kid rode to Riata and discovered that the Banshee was to be the new sheriff up against Satterlee, who had now vowed to kill the Banshee before he could reach Riata. Barely able to control his horse with his injured hands, he rode fearlessly to Riata, expecting attacks from Satterlee's marauders, but the Two-Gun Kid watched over him and stopped successive attempts on the Banshee's life. The Banshee reached Riata and, watched by the awed townsfolk, entered the saloon, knowing that Satterlee and his remaining men waited there to gun him down. However, again the Two-Gun Kid jumped in and saved him, gunning down his cowardly foes. The Banshee strode out of the saloon and the townsfolk were happy that Satterlee's murderous control had been ended by the Banshee.

 

 

 

Comments: Created by uncredited writer & Chuck Miller.

The Banshee may also have had a fearsome reputation from his killer fashion sense.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Banshee has no known connections to:


Satterlee

Satterlee was an outlaw crimelord who had taken control of the town of Riata. He used his men to hide and gun down opponents. Sheriff Kurt Keaton barely escaped with just an injured arm thanks to the Two-Gun Kid's intervention, but this drew the ire of Satterlee. Hearing that the Banshee was still on his way to Riata to become the next sheriff, Satterlee had his men try to kill him on the horse ride there, but the Two-Gun Kid stopped every attempt. Satterlee waited in Riata's saloon for the Banshee (whose hands were too badly injured to ever wield a gun again due to an earlier attack by Satterlee's men) and drew his gun on him, but again the Two-Gun Kid intervened, killing Satterlee and his men, ending the outlaw's lethal menace.

 

 

 

 

--Wild Western#39/2


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Wild Western#39/2, p6, pan1 (main image)
   p5, pan3 (headshot)
   p4, pan4 (Satterlee)


Appearances:
Wild Western#39/2 (December, 1954) - uncredited writer, Chuck Miller (pencils & inks), Stan Lee (editor)


First posted: 11/02/2020
Last updated: 11/02/2020

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