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Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Normal human (Old West Era)

Occupation: Prisoner, gang leader;
   formerly outlaw

Group Membership: His gang

Affiliations: His gang (approximately nine, names unrevealed)

Enemies: Sheriff Cal Tilburn, citizens of Hawk's Nest (Seth, others)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile in Arizona, USA, notably Hawk's Nest

First Appearance: 2-Gun Western#4/3 (May, 1956)

Powers/Abilities: The Gun-Barrel Kid was a violent and ruthless leader of thieving, murderous outlaws. He could ride a horse and shoot handguns.

Height: 5'10" (by approximation)
Weight: 170 lbs. (by approximation)
Hair: Black


(2-Gun Western#4/3 (fb) - BTS) - The Gun-Barrel Kid's gang had a bad reputation. They were wanted in Wade County for rustling. One day, the Gun-Barrel Kid went into the small town of Hawk's Nest, Arizona, by himself while his gang stayed in the nearby hills. The local sheriff, Cal Tilburn, who had great reverence for the law, yet had no deputies as support, promptly arrested the Kid.

(2-Gun Western#4/3) - Tilburn marched the Kid to the sheriff's office's jail to the astonishment and warnings of the townsfolk. Nightfall came and the Kid's gang surrounded the sheriff's office, firing wildly with Tilburn severely outgunned. But the townsfolk defended their sheriff, firing over the outlaws' heads until they surrendered and were also marched into the jail to join the Gun-Barrel Kid.



Comments: Created by Stan Lee (writer), Joe Sinnott (pencils & inks).

Profile by Grendel Prime.

The Gun-Barrel Kid has no known connections to:

Cal Tilburn

Cal Tilburn was the sheriff of the small town of Hawk's Nest in Arizona and he had great respect for the law, but had no deputies as support. He arrested notorious outlaw the Gun-Barrel Kid when he entered the town, despite knowing the gunslinger's gang in the nearby hills would come for him. Tilburn locked the Kid in the sheriff's office's jail and told his helper, Seth, to leave before trouble started. The Kid's gang attacked at nightfall and Tilburn was greatly outgunned, but the townsfolk came out in support of their sheriff, shooting over the heads of the gang members and marching the outlaws into the jail to join the Kid as well. Tilburn proudly declared that no man is bigger than the law and that the law is the people.






--2-Gun Western#4/3

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2-Gun Western#4/3, p1, pan1 (main image)
   p5, pan5 (headshot)
   p3, pan2 (Tilburn)

2-Gun Western#4/3 (May, 1956) - Stan Lee (writer & editor), Joe Sinnott (pencils & inks)

First posted: 09/14/2019
Last updated: 09/14/2019

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