Real Name: Jack Cloud;
former native name unrevealed
Identity/Class: Normal human (Native American - Cheyenne) (Old West Era)
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Gen. Cruikshank (first name
Clay Johnson, Capt. Peters (first name
Enemies: Racists, warring Cheyenne
Known Relatives: mother, father (names
unrevealed, deceased), Capt. Peters (foster father), Nan Peters (foster
Base of Operations: Mobile in South Dakota, USA;
briefly east coast USA
First Appearance: Two Gun Western#6/5
Powers/Abilities: Jack Cloud was of Cheyenne
heritage, but raised and educated in white American culture. Brave and
faithful to his foster family, he hoped for peace between Native
Americans and white settlers, despite many from both sides considering
him an outcast.
Weight: 160 lbs. (by approximation)
(Two Gun Western#6/5 (fb)) - In October 1868 in South
Dakota, war between the plains-dwelling Cheyenne and US military headed by
General Cruikshank led to the Cheyenne retreating and abandoning their
settlement. A lone small boy was found by Captain Peters; seeing the
boy was a similar age as his own daughter, Peters asked the General if he
could take in the boy to keep his daughter company, rather than pass
the boy to a friendly tribe.
(Two Gun Western#6/5 (fb) - BTS) - The boy was named
Jack Cloud and raised in the Peters household in Fort Harris on the
frontier; Cloud admired and silently fell in love with his foster sister Nan. He
adopted white American concepts and speech.
(Two Gun Western#6/5) - Despite Cloud growing up in a
household, it was felt that there would be trouble from racist white
so Peters sent Cloud eastward to gain an education. Accepted by many in
the east, Cloud had ambition to bring peace between Native Americans
and white settlers as equals. He returned to Fort Harris an adult and
was introduced to Nan's fiance, Capt. Clay Johnson. Skirmishes between
defending Cheyenne and greedy white settlers led to a town meeting, and
Peters invited Cloud to attend. Cloud sought peace and understanding,
but was derided and belittled by the white frontier folk hungry for
land, gold and blood. The racists threw him roughly out, so he sought
his Cheyenne people, but they no longer recognized him as he had been
brought up learning the white settlers' ways. He camped alone in the
wilderness, feeling an outcast. But tensions had escalated and Nan rode
out to find him as he understood both sides' views. They returned and
Cloud devised a plan to trap the Cheyenne in their alley where there
was only one exit and force them to parley. Cloud volunteered for the
risky mission to dynamite the only access, but was overruled in favor
of Clay Johnson. However, knowing Nan loved Johnson most, Cloud knocked
him out so he could risk his life. Injured from Cheyenne fire, Cloud
set the dynamite but was unable to escape and died in the blast. Both
sides acknowledged Cloud's brave self-sacrifice and Cheyenne leaders
honored him by re-embracing his Cheyenne heritage.
Comments: Created by uncredited writer, Mike Becker (pencils & inks).
Different, delusional and ethnocentric times, when
kidnapping children was seen as benevolent.
Art credits taken from comics.org.
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Jack Cloud has no known connections to:
Capt. Clay Johnson
Capt. Clay Johnson became engaged to Nan Peters. With
a little tension apparent, he met Nan's foster-brother, the Cheyenne
Jack Cloud, who was secretly in love with Nan. Later, Johnson was asked
to force a peace talk between Cheyenne and belligerent white traders,
but the mission was risky. Knowing that Nan loved Johnson, Jack Cloud
knocked out Johnson and took on the mission himself, but died in the
process. Johnson recognized Cloud's sacrifice.
--Two Gun Western#6/5
Under Gen. Cruikshank in 1868, Capt. Peters (first
name unrevealed) engaged in the attack on a Cheyenne settlement in
South Dakota. The Cheyenne retreated and
abandoned their tipis. Peters found a lone Cheyenne young boy and
rather than follow Cruikshank's advice to pass him on to a friendly
tribe, Peters chose to take the boy in (effectively kidnapping him) to
keep his daughter, Nan,
company. Peters sent the growing boy, now known as Jack Cloud, to the
gain an education while Peters stayed in the US military. Increased
skirmishes with Cheyenne prompted Peters to invite Cloud, now
considered an outcast by both sides, to help with truce talks, but Cloud
instead sacrificed himself on a dangerous mission to ensure peaceful
settlement. Peters admired Cloud and witnessed Cheyenne leaders re-embrace
his foster son as a fellow Cheyenne posthumously.
--Two Gun Western#6/5
Nan was the daughter of Capt. Peters, who "rescued"
an orphaned Cheyenne boy, later known as Jack Cloud, and chose to raise
him to keep his daughter company. Cloud felt deep and enduring love and
admiration for Nan, but this seemed unrequited. When Cloud was sent
eastward for education, Nan became engaged to Capt. Clay Johnson and
she gave an awkward introduction between the two men who loved her.
Skirmishes between greedy white traders and Cheyenne prompted Nan
to look for Cloud, who had since been made to feel an outcast. He
urging to seek peace and he sacrificed himself on a dangerous mission
so that she could be
with the man she loved.
--Two Gun Western#6/5
Two Gun Western#6/5, p4, pan5 (main image)
p3, pan2 (headshot)
p5, pan1 (Johnson)
p2, pan4 (Capt. Peters)
p4, pan6 (Nan Peters)
Two Gun Western#6/5 (February, 1951) - uncredited writer, Mike Becker (pencils & inks), Stan Lee (editor)
Last updated: 04/16/2019
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