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Real Name: Grimes (first name unrevealed)

Identity/Class: Normal human (Old West Era)

Occupation: Outlaw, fugitive

Group Membership: Leader of his small gang

Affiliations: Two henchmen (names unrevealed)

Enemies: Arizona Annie, Slim Smith, local sheriff and law enforcement

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile in Midwest USA

First Appearance: Wild Western I#3/3 (September, 1948)

Powers/Abilities: Pretty Face was a master of disguise, notably cross-dressing. He could accurately shoot a handgun and rode a horse well, but lived a life of crime.

Height: 5'4" (by approximation)
Weight: 120 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Unrevealed
Hair: Black (strawberry blond wig)


(Wild Western I#3/3 (fb) - BTS) - Pretty Face and his small gang committed various robberies at gunpoint, remaining fugitives for almost a year. At some point, he used his slight frame to disguise himself as a woman with an eyemask and further evade the law. However, the highly unusual nature of a female outlaw brought suspicion upon the roving gunslinger Arizona Annie, who was imprisoned along with her partner Slim Smith in the jail of the town being plagued by the incognito Pretty Face.

(Wild Western I#3/3) - Pretty Face and his two henchmen again struck and rode off into the hills, intending to separate to evade the search posse, with the sheriff unwilling to shoot a woman. But Arizona Annie had freed herself and gave pursuit. She found Pretty Face in his female guise and feigned interest in joining. Annie asked for a cigarette and Pretty face lit it for her, yielding the clue that the would-be female outlaw was a man. Annie quickly overpowered the gang just as the search posse arrived. Annie revealed the outlaw's true nature to the relieved sheriff and the outlaws were arrested.

Comments: Created by Bill Woolfolk & Lin Streeter.

Many of Arizona Annie's early adventures were allegedly fictionalized and embellished in dime novels, so it's unclear just how accurate this story may be.

Writer & artist credits taken from

Profile by Grendel Prime.

Pretty Face name has no known connections to:

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Wild Western I#3/3, p5, pan3 (main image)
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Wild Western I#3/3 (September, 1948) - Bill Woolfolk (writer), Lin Streeter (pencils), uncredited inker, Stan Lee (editor)

First posted: 11/25/2020
Last updated: 11/25/2020

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