Real Name: Growling Bear
Identity/Class: Normal human (Native American) (Old West Era)
Group Membership: His tribe (first nation
Affiliations: His fellow tribe members
Enemies: Bud, Hank, Yancey
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unrevealed lands within
First Appearance: Quick Trigger Western#16/6
Powers/Abilities: Growling Bear is a very
capable and honorable leader; the threat of his wrath deeply frightens
people. He has athlete-level stamina and fitness, and has remarkable
Weight: 165 lbs.
(Quick Trigger Western#16/6 (fb) - BTS) - Chief
Growling Bear established a reputation of deeply held honor and
fearsome wrath if crossed.
(Quick Trigger Western#16/6) - Growling Bear signed a
peace accord with US military, ending conflict in the region. The
gunrunner Yancey looked on unimpressed with his two henchmen, Bud and
Hank. Nightfall came, and Yancey and his men dressed as Native
Americans and attacked white settlers, shooting wildly and burning
houses. Word reached the US military fort and forces set out the next
day. Chief Growling Bear stopped his council going to a war footing,
instead moving his tribe into the hills, while he stripped himself of
his regalia to prove the word of the Native American was to be trusted.
He stealthily bypassed the fort forces and followed the tracks,
reaching the town at night and found the three marauders. His shadow
and face spooked Hank and Bud, who ran away; he then leapt on the
overconfident Yancey. Having apprehended the two accomplices, who
confessed, the US military arrested Yancey. Growling Bear and the
military fort leader later reinforced their commitment to peace.
Comments: Created by Jack Kirby and others uncredited.
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Growling Brear has no known connections to:
Yancey and his two henchmen, Hank and Bud, were
gunrunners who sold weapons to Native Americans and sought to foment
strife between them and encroaching white settlers to continue their
gun sales. The peace accord signed by Growling Bear threatened to end
Yancey's illicit gunrunning trade, so Yancey and his men dressed as
Americans and attacked local white settlers at night to sow discord,
almost inciting full war. But Chief Growling Bear uncovered the truth
and he pinned Yancey down until local US military came to arrest the
--Quick Trigger Western#16/6
Quick Trigger Western#16/6, p5, pan3 (main image)
p3, pan3 (headshot)
p4, pan3 (Yancey)
Quick Trigger Western#16/6 (February, 1957) - uncredited writer, Jack Kirby (pencils), uncredited inker, Stan Lee (editor)
First posted: 09/25/2020
Last updated: 09/25/2020
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