Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class:Normal human (Old West Era)
Occupation: Opportunist, thief
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Jack (last name unrevealed), Shivvy
Enemies: Kid Colt (Blaine Cole),
"tenderfoot" gold miner (name unrevealed)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Roaring Gulch, Midwest USA
First Appearance: Kid Colt Outlaw I#3/3
Powers/Abilities: Gouger was a violent brawler
and appeared stronger than an average man. He could use a handgun but
preferred close hand-to-hand combat, having grown his thumbnails long to use
as weapons to gouge his opponent's eyes. He was also a good horse rider.
Weight: 190 lbs.
Hair: Bald (black beard)
(Kid Colt Outlaw I#3/3 (fb) - BTS) - Gouger teamed up
with knife-wielding Shivvy and the smart Jack. The murderous thieves
stayed around the mining outpost of Roaring Gulch, seeking easy
(Kid Colt Outlaw I#3/3) - At the local saloon, the
trio overheard an ill "tenderfoot" prospector tell of being unable to mine
his gold claim and they planned to illegally steal the claim. Realizing
their nefarious plans, Kid Colt infiltrated their group, his outlaw
reputation securing him a spot, and he intended to thwart their scheme.
The four rode out to the "tenderfoot's" mine where the three thieves
dug up the gold while Kid Colt played lookout, making sure no one
pocketed any extra. With the gold collected, Kid Colt stampeded the
others' horses to leave the trio stranded. The thieves realized the
double cross and a quick gunfight saw Jack and Shivvy fall to bullets.
Empty guns left Kid Colt in a tight brawl with Gouger, the Kid breaking
Gouger's thumb disoriented the thug and he fell to his death off a
cliff. Soon after, Kid Colt passed the mined gold to the ill
"tenderfoot" so he could get medical aid.
Comments: Created by Ernie Hart & Russ Heath.
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Gouger name has no known connections to:
Shivvy made up the trio of violent thieves alongside
partners Gouger and Jack. The three planned to steal an ill gold
prospector's gold mine for themselves. Kid Colt sought to infiltrate the
group to secretly thwart them; Shivvy slashed at him so that he would
back off but was punched out cold instead. Kid Colt ended up joining
the trio and they mined the sick man's gold claim. The thieves realized
too late Kid Colt's double-cross and a quick gunfight saw Kid Colt
emerge victorious, with all three violent foes dead.
Shivvy used an oversized knife in his attacks, most
likely where he drew his nickname from, suggesting it was a home-made
(or prison-made) weapon ("shiv").
--Kid Colt Outlaw I#3/3
Kid Colt Outlaw I#3/3, p4, pan7 (main image)
p1, pan1 (headshot)
p3, pan1 (Shivvy)
Kid Colt Outlaw I#3/3 (December, 1948) - Ernie Hart (writer), Russ Heath (pencils), uncredited inker, possibly Stan Lee (editor)
First posted: 10/31/2020
Last updated: 10/31/2020
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