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Real Name: Chance Drake

Identity/Class: Normal human (Old West Era)

Occupation: Saloon owner

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Navajos

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Vulture Valley, USA

First Appearance: Cowboy Action#11/1 (March, 1956)

Powers/Abilities: Chance Drake was a reasonably savvy saloon operator who could handle a gun, but was fiercely racist against Native Americans, particularly Navajos.

Height: 5'10" (by approximation)
Weight: 155 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Gray
Hair: Black


(Cowboy Action#11/1 (fb) - BTS) - Chance Drake set up a saloon in the tiny town of Vulture Valley, but hated the local Navajos with irrational intensity, banning them from his saloon.

(Cowboy Action#11/1) - The chief of a local Navajo tribe sent his son into the town to warn of an impending flood, but he was chased out at gunpoint by the maddened Drake. The saloon patrons kept mostly silent during Drake's rage. But the Navajo people refused to give up on the townsfolk and rode in just as the broken dam waters flooded, with Navajo riders carrying those they could. Chance Drake was the only casualty. The townsfolk resolved to build a stronger dam with help from the Navajos.



Comments: Created by Stan Lee (writer), George Tuska (pencils & inks).

The Navajo people are a Native American people of the southwestern USA, including modern-day New Mexico.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

Chance Drake has no known connections to:

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Cowboy Action#11/1, p2, pan5 (main image)
   p1, pan2 (headshot)

Cowboy Action#11/1 (March, 1956) - Stan Lee (writer & editor), George Tuska (pencils & inks)

First posted: 09/11/2019
Last updated: 09/11/2019

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