Real Name: Frank Yarrow
Identity/Class: Normal human (Old West Era)
Occupation: Deputy sheriff;
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Local sheriff (name unrevealed)
Enemies: Pete Denbrow
and his gang (Yerby, others)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Dakota County, USA
First Appearance: Quick Trigger
Western#15/1 (December, 1956)
Powers/Abilities: Slim Frank Yarrow is very
proficient at using handguns and has excellent aim, being fast on the
draw. He also has excellent horse-riding skills. A reformed minor
criminal, he has a strong moral code of right and wrong, especially
obeying the law.
Weight: 165 lbs. (by approximation)
(Quick Trigger Western#15/1 (fb) - BTS) - In Dakota
County, young Frank Yarrow terrified the local communities with his
trouble-making and bullying ways. A loner, he called himself the Dakota
Kid, but made sure never to kill or rob anyone, only engaging in
(Quick Trigger Western#15/1) - Eventually, the Dakota
Kid was arrested after shooting in a saloon. He was sentenced to five
years in the state penitentiary for his trouble-making ways, but
released on parole after serving three provided he never pick up a gun.
returned to his hometown a reformed man, but his reputation remained
and gang leader Pete Denbrow wanted Yarrow to join in his criminal
activities as the Dakota Kid. Yarrow refused and was watched by the
same sheriff who had arrested him. Denbrow's continued criminal
activities stretched the sheriff's resources thin and he asked Yarrow
to become deputy, partly to prove he wasn't part of the crimes. But
Yarrow stuck to his parole condition to not handle a gun and declined.
That night, Denbrow and his gang visited Yarrow and ordered him to take
the deputyship and kill the sheriff. Instead, Yarrow swiftly disarmed
Denbrow with the anger he once had as the Dakota Kid and held Denbrow's
at gunpoint. The sheriff soon arrived and the truth was revealed. The
sheriff still made Yarrow his deputy, his law work overriding the
(Marvel Westerns: Outlaw Files (fb) - BTS) - Years later, another man called Cliff Morgan grew up and loved hearing about shooters like the Dakota Kid (Frank Yarrow) and took on the moniker himself.
Comments: Created by Stan Lee & Joe Maneely.
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Dakota Kid (Frank Yarrow) has no known connections to:
Pete Denbrow was the leader of a local gang in Dakota
County. Denbrow was keen to have the Dakota Kid (Frank Yarrow) join
when he was released from prison and was angered
when the reformed Yarrow declined. Denbrow caused chaos and engaged in
much criminal activities, including rustling and looting. Hearing
Yarrow had been offered the deputy sheriff role, he ordered Yarrow
to take it and murder the sheriff as Denbrow was determined to have the
sheriff killed. Again Yarrow refused; instead he disarmed Denbrow and
held them at gunpoint until the sheriff arrived and the gang were
--Quick Trigger Western#15/1
Quick Trigger Western#15/1, p6, pan1 (main image)
p7, pan3 (headshot)
p4, pan3 (Denbrow)
Quick Trigger Western#15/1 (December, 1956) - Stan Lee (writer & editor), Joe Maneely (pencils & inks)
Marvel Westerns: Outlaw Files (2006) - Michael Hoskin (head writer), Jeff Youngquist (editor)
First posted: 10/16/2020
Last updated: 10/16/2020
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