Real Name: Dr. Hal Dent
Identity/Class: Normal human (Old West Era)
Occupation: Medical doctor;
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Jesse Kincaid, Doc Stewart
Enemies: Corbin gang
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: Wyoming Kid
Base of Operations: Big Bend, Utah, USA;
formerly Wyoming, USA
First Appearance: Frontier Western#10/4
Powers/Abilities: Hal Dent is a fast draw with
the handgun, but is very reluctant to use them anymore. He is also a
trained medical doctor.
Weight: 175 lbs. (by approximation)
(Frontier Western#10/4 (fb) - BTS) - As the Wyoming
Kid, Hal Dent was a gunslinger. One day, he saved the life of
millionaire rancher Jesse Kincaid, who then paid for Dent's general
education and medical schooling. Unaware of Dent's past, Doc Stewart
found Dent and convinced him to become the doctor serving the small
town of Big Bend in Utah.
(Frontier Western#10/4 (fb)) - Doc Stewart was very
popular with the townsfolk, who only wanted to be treated by him,
despite his age and arthritis forcing his retirement. But two months
passed and Dent found himself still with barely any patients as they
lacked confidence in his abilities, despite Stewart's public
endorsement. However, peace in the area was broken with the arrival of
the villainous Corbin gang, who shot several townsfolk. The wounded
were taken to the doctors' clinic and Dent, already feeling useless and
preparing to leave, returned to his guns to end the bloodshed. Watched
by several astonished townsfolk, including Stewart, Dent confronted the
Corbins in the saloon; his speed outmatched his foes and, victorious,
he ordered the gang to leave, never to return. The doctors returned to
the clinic, Dent stating he would leave, expecting distrust.
(Frontier Western#10/4) - Back at the clinic, the
doctors were surprised to see the waiting room full with people now
confident in Dent's skillful hands and courage.
Comments: Created by Stan Lee & George Tuska.
There was another Wyoming Kid
outlaw set around this time from Marvel. I'd consider this
coincidental, rather than a case of Dakota
Kid, where one was influenced by another.
Interestingly, DC had a character called the Wyoming Kid published around this time. So I guess Stan Lee kinda retired him!
Creator credits from comics.org, via
initials carved into the overturned table in the opening image.
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Hal Dent (formerly the Wyoming Kig Kid) has no known connections to:
Frontier Western#10/4, p1, pan1 (main image)
p3, pan1 (headshot)
Frontier Western#10/4 (August, 1957) - Stan Lee (writer & editor), George Tuska (pencils & inks)
First posted: 10/20/2020
Last updated: 10/20/2020
Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.
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