Real Name: Jim Breck
Identity/Class: Normal human (Old West Era)
Occupation: Gunslinger, fugitive
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Billy the Kid (William Bonney),
"Greaser" (real name
unrevealed), Sam (last name unrevealed), other gunfighting opponents
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: Killer Jim Breck
Base of Operations: New Mexico, USA;
formerly Texas, USA;
First Appearance: Wild Western#30/4 (October,
Powers/Abilities: Jim Breck was a fan of
gunfighters and was himself skilled in gunslinging, but relied on
well-balanced handguns to enhance his aim. His reputation and
experience as a gunslinging murderer left him cruel and arrogant.
Weight: 155 lbs. (by approximation)
(Wild Western#30/4 (fb) - BTS) - The young cowboy Jim
Breck admired various local gunfighters.
(Wild Western#30/4) - One day, Breck watched the grim
gunfighter Kingfisher shoot down an opponent in Abilene, Texas. Breck
overheard a local man, who had witnessed many of the great gunfighters,
assert that well-balanced guns could give a gunfighter an edge in a
duel. Ruminating on this, Breck saw two matching handguns in a store
window, advertised as having belonged to the notorious gunfighter Billy
the Kid. Desiring the guns, Breck shot Sam the store owner with the
weapons and stole them, riding away. He fled to Mexico, reveling in the
improved accuracy of his guns, and killed a local (he unkindly called
"Greaser"), who unintentionally bumped into him. His newfound
confidence with improved guns fueled his arrogance, and he crossed back
into the USA, shooting several more in deadly duels in Texas. Having
garnered a fierce reputation, Breck rode to Lincoln County, New Mexico.
Walking brashly into a saloon, he unknowingly knocked into Billy the
Kid, who challenged him to a duel. Billy the Kid outdrew his opponent
and shot Breck down, then walked away.
Comments: Created by uncredited writer and Jack Katz (pencils & inks).
The experienced gunslinger Kingfisher
victorious here in Wild Western#30/4) admired by Jim Breck sure looks
sounds like King
Fisher, a gunslinger who outdrew Jeb Collins in Wild Western#19/4.
sounds like a
unique moniker for a fast, experienced gunslinger, dropped in as a
cameo in the same comic series. And yet there's that annoying space in
the other's name, no author credits, and lack of detailed artwork for
Fisher, so I can't say for sure that it's meant to be
the same guy.
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Jim Breck has no known connections to:
Kingfisher (real/full name unrevealed) was a feared
but renown gunfighter who dueled in Abilene, Texas. Aspiring
gunfighter Jim Breck watched with many others as Kingfisher killed
another in a street duel. Later, a local man, Cass, said Kingfisher's
skill was "tolerable" compared to Wyatt Earp and other deadly gunmen,
implying that a well-balanced gun could elevate a gunman's hit rate.
There was a
real-life gun-slinging King Fisher active in the 1870s.
Wild Western#30/4, p4, pan7 (main image)
p3, pan5 (headshot)
p1, pan1 (Kingfisher)
Wild Western#30/4 (October, 1953) - uncredited writer, Jack Katz (pencils & inks), Stan Lee (editor)
First posted: 03/12/2019
Last updated: 10/23/2020
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