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DAKOTA KID

Real Name: Frank Yarrow

Identity/Class: Normal human (Old West Era)

Occupation: Deputy sheriff;
   formerly prisoner;
   formerly troublemaker

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Local sheriff (name unrevealed)

Enemies: Pete Denbrow and his gang (Yerby, others)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: 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.

Height: 6'2" (by approximation)
Weight: 165 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Black
Hair: Blond

History:

(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 "harmless" gunfights.

(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. He 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 gang at gunpoint. The sheriff soon arrived and the truth was revealed. The sheriff still made Yarrow his deputy, his law work overriding the probation condition.

(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.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Dakota Kid (Frank Yarrow) has no known connections to:


Pete Denbrow

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 arrested.

 

 

 

 

 

 

--Quick Trigger Western#15/1


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Quick Trigger Western#15/1, p6, pan1 (main image)
   p7, pan3 (headshot)
   p4, pan3 (Denbrow)


Appearances:
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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