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HOWLING WOLF

Real Name: Howling Wolf

Identity/Class: Normal human (Old West Era) Native American (Pawnee)

Occupation: Renegade, fugitive, leader of his group of murderers

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Members of his group of fellow Pawnee renegades

Enemies: Gunhawk (Red Larabee (Preston Hardwick)), US soldiers, especially those stationed at Fort Stag

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: 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)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black

History:

(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.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Howling Wolf has no known connections to:


images: (without ads)
Gunhawk#13/2, p2, pan1 (main image as warrior)
   p2, pan5 (headshot as trader)


Appearances:
Gunhawk#13/2 (February, 1951) - uncredited writer, Joe Maneely (pencils & inks), Stan Lee (editor)


Last updated: 03/25/19

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