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GOLDEN KID

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Normal human (Old West Era)

Occupation: Outlaw, fugitive

Group Membership: None;
   formerly leader of his gang

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Clem Hayden, Sheriff Kip Riggs, Dr. Ed Wilson, lawmen

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Sheriff Kip Riggs

Base of Operations: Ponca Flats, frontier USA

First Appearance: Western Outlaws and Sheriffs#66/3 (April, 1951)

Powers/Abilities: Lanky in build and an extremely fast gunfighter, the Golden Kid was a ruthless and vengeful outlaw who flamboyantly used gold-tipped bullets to murder opponents and mark his kills. Presumably he also had good equestrian skills.

Height: Unrevealed
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: Unrevealed
Hair: Blond (?)

History:

(Western Outlaws and Sheriffs#66/3 (fb) - BTS) - The Golden Kid established a fearsome outlaw's reputation with his signature gold-tipped bullets targeting his victims' hearts. But Marshal Clem Hayden and four other lawmen confronted and shot up the Golden Kid and his gang. The Kid survived the two bullets in his chest and was imprisoned, but swore revenge. Seven years later, the Golden Kid escaped  and eliminated Sheriff Kip Riggs, journeying to Ponca Flats, and took on his identity as the new sombrero-wearing sheriff; he targeted Hayden as his first target, killing him in a gunfight ambush.

(Western Outlaws and Sheriffs#66/3) - Dr. Ed Wilson (Hayden's father-in-law) and "Riggs" determined the cause of  death. "Riggs" covered the corpse with his jacket in faked respect. Wilson discovered the gold slug that had killed Hayden, identifying the killer as the Golden Kid. The next day, "Riggs" daringly revealed the Golden Kid's history to Wilson, who had since found the gold bullets "Riggs" had foolishly hidden in his jacket. Wilson also ripped open the shirt of "Riggs", revealing the twin bullet scars. Exposed, the Golden Kid fired at Wilson, who could only kick a table back, but this caused the Kid to fire wildly. That bullet ricocheted off a cell bar and hit his heart, ending the menace of the Golden Kid.

Comments: Created by uncredited writer and Russ Heath.

This was a text story with only one fairly generic image of a young cowboy drawing against a sheriff (possibly harking back to the Golden Kid's younger days), so not much can be determined for his stats other than he might have been blond.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Golden Kid has no known connections to:


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Western Outlaws and Sheriffs#66/3, p2 (main image)


Appearances:
Western Outlaws and Sheriffs#66/3 (April, 1951) - uncredited writer, Russ Heath (pencils & inks), Stan Lee (editor)


First posted: 03/05/2021
Last updated: 03/05/2021

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