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Real Name: Wade Carter

Identity/Class: Normal human (Old West Era)

Occupation: Mercenary

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None;
   briefly Mr. Jenkins

Enemies: Mr. Jenkins and his lackeys, his targets (John Grant, briefly Martin Gray, others)

Known Relatives: Nancy Gray (sister), Martin Gray (brother-in-law)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Frontier towns, west of Mississippi River, USA

First Appearance: Quick Trigger Western#17/1 (April, 1957)

Powers/Abilities: Wade Carter was a ruthless mercenary and was very quick on the draw with his handguns. He was also a very good horse rider.

Height: 5'10" (by approximation)
Weight: 170 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black


(Quick Trigger Western#17/1 (fb) - BTS) - Wade Carter established himself a reputation as a ruthless gun-for-hire, fast on the draw, and ready to kill. He loved his sister Nancy, with whom he hoped to operate a ranch using the money from his villainous trade, but unbeknown to him, she had married ranch owner Martin Gray.

(Quick Trigger Western#17/1) - Wade Carter confronted another target, John Grant, who he threatened to murder if he didn't leave town immediately. Successful, he happily rode to the next town, Cactus Patch. He threw a coin to an unarmed passing townsman (actually Martin Gray), demanding he spread word that the mercenary was in town, but Martin refused and left disgusted. Wade was disgruntled, so greedy land owner Mr. Jenkins seized the opportunity to hire Wade to kill the stubborn Martin as Jenkins wanted to buy Martin's ranch. Wade and Jenkins led a posse and attacked Martin's ranch until Wade recognized his sister Nancy, who revealed that Martin was her husband. Finding a family connection, Wade spun and fired on Jenkins, thinking it a deliberate set-up, and shot up Jenkins and his men, but fell to their bullets. Comforted by his sister, Wade regretted his mercenary life with his dying breath.


Comments: Created by Stan Lee & Joe Maneely.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

Wade Carter has no known connections to:

Martin Gray

Martin Gray married Nancy Carter, the beloved sister of mercenary Wade Carter. He ran a ranch near the town of Cactus Patch and refused to be bought out by the greedy Mr. Jenkins. When Wade rode into town, Martin refused to be bullied by him as he was disgusted by mercenaries. But Jenkins hired Wade to kill Martin, with none of the three realizing that Martin had become Wade's brother-in-law. Jenkins led a posse with Wade against Martin's ranch until Wade realized the family connection with Martin. Wade then joined Martin's fight against Jenkins, but died in the victory, comforted by Nancy and Martin.





--Quick Trigger Western#17/1

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Quick Trigger Western#17/1, p1, pan2 (main image)
   p7, pan2 (headshot)
   p7, pan5 (Martin)

Quick Trigger Western#17/1 (April, 1957) - Stan Lee (writer & editor), Joe Maneely (pencils & inks)

First posted: 11/25/2020
Last updated: 11/25/2020

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