Real Name: Howling Wolf
Identity/Class: Normal human (Old West Era)
Occupation: Renegade, fugitive, leader of his
group of murderers
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Members of his group of fellow
Enemies: Gunhawk (Red Larabee (Preston
Hardwick)), US soldiers, especially those stationed at Fort Stag
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Mobile in Wyoming, USA
First Appearance: Gunhawk#13/2 (February, 1951)
Powers/Abilities: Howling Wolf was a
physically fit warrior of the Pawnee people, but had a murderous streak
that targeted outsiders. He demonstrated leadership and
stealth capabilities, and could throw a tomahawk ax with accuracy.
Height: 5'8" (by approximation)
Weight: 150 lbs. (by approximation)
(Gunhawk#13/2 (fb) - BTS) - In unrevealed
circumstances, Howling Wolf became a renegade to his Pawnee tribe and
was detained in Butte Stockade, but escaped. The US Government put up
Wanted posters in Wyoming, declaring Howling Wolf to be responsible for
robbery and murder. Despite being considered a renegade, he still
commanded a small group of Pawnee warriors loyal to him.
(Gunhawk#13/2) - Howling Wolf helped kill a soldier
hammering up a poster seeking his capture. Calling for vengeance, he
targeted the small US base, Fort Stag. He and his secretly armed men entered
the fort, posing as traders seeking shelter for the night. The Pawnee warriors made
camp on the parade ground as requested by the fort commander, but at
nightfall, with many US soldiers asleep, the Pawnee attacked, daubed in
warpaint, targeting those soldiers at the gate first before going to
the barracks. Meanwhile, Gunhawk (Red Larabee) coincidentally passed
by and called out, as was his personal custom, to the guard. Larabee
investigated the sentry's lack of response and discovered several
soldiers' corpses. Jumping to the US soldiers' defense, he shot at the
Pawnee warriors and called to the surviving soldiers to wake up. The
Pawnee attack was thwarted, with Larabee shooting many Pawnee before
they could escape. Larabee saw Howling Wolf running away and, having
recognized his face from Wanted posters, shot the Pawnee renegade in the back
as he fell from the fort wall.
Comments: Created by uncredited writer, Joe Maneely (pencils & inks).
No motive was given for Howling Wolf's murderous spree other than "vengeance"; one can only speculate why he chose a military fort over a "softer" target like a homestead..
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Howling Wolf has no known connections to:
Gunhawk#13/2, p2, pan1 (main image as warrior)
p2, pan5 (headshot as trader)
Gunhawk#13/2 (February, 1951) - uncredited writer, Joe Maneely (pencils & inks), Stan Lee (editor)
Last updated: 03/25/19
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