Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Normal human (Old West Era)
Occupation: Outlaw, fugitive
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Marshal Wade
Garrett, townsfolk of Desert's End, his many victims
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Mobile in the western
frontier around Texas, USA, notably Desert's End
First Appearance: Two-Gun Kid II#37/5 (June,
Powers/Abilities: Mango Kid is a ruthless
roving outlaw with excellent handgun fighting skills with deadly
accuracy, and is focused on killing those who know him so as to
maintain anonymity. He also has very good equestrian skills. He is
usually clean-shaven and very presentable as part of his duplicity.
Weight: 170 lbs. (by approximation)
(Two-Gun Kid II#37/5 (fb) - BTS) - The Mango Kid had
established a murderous reputation of killing those who had met him to
maintain his anonymity, ensuring that no one knew his appearance.
However, Marshal Wade Garrett had managed to pick up the Mango Kid's
trail and pursued the outlaw. Elsewhere, with the passing of their
sheriff Job Wyant, the townsfolk of Desert's End sought a new sheriff
to protect them from outlaws. The governor dispatched a marshal until a
new sheriff could be found, but word had spread that the nefarious
Mango Kid was in the area.
(Two-Gun Kid II#37/5) - The Mango Kid rode in as a
stranger into Desert's End. With his clean-shaven good looks, the
townsfolk assumed he was the marshal and told him of the Mango Kid. The
outlaw maintained the ruse and led a posse to meet the one who the
Mango Kid knew was a lawman following him. But quick reflexes saved the
unshaven and rough-looking marshal, and he shot back at the Mango Kid,
killing him. This taught the townsfolk not to judge by appearances.
Comments: Created by Stan Lee & George Tuska.
"Mango" sure is a curious name for a western frontier
Kid. Was it for his smooth-skinned complexion like the mango fruit?
It's apparently a slang Spanish term in Central America denoting
attractive (but this seems more recent and based on the sweet fruit).
Likely it's derived from the Latin meaning dealer or trader. (Unless
this one's for "man, go!").
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Mango Kid has no known connections to:
Marshal Wade Garrett pursued the nefarious Mango Kid
through the Texan hinterland. When the outlaw had been mistaken for a
marshal by the townsfolk of Desert's End because of his clean shaven
looks, he led a posse to kill the hunting lawman. Marshal Garrett's
rough and unshaven appearance led the townsfolk to assume he was the
outlaw, but Garrett's quick reflexes saved him from gunfire. He shot
back and killed the Mango Kid. Garrett's marshal's star proved his identity
and the townsfolk learned not to judge by appearances.
--Two-Gun Kid II#37/5
Two-Gun Kid II#37/5, p4, pan1 (main image)
p3, pan1 (headshot)
p3, pan5 (Garrett)
Two-Gun Kid II#37/5 (June, 1957) - Stan Lee (writer & editor), George Tuska (pencils & inks)
First posted: 03/02/2021
Last updated: 03/02/2021
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