Real Name: Red Wolf
Identity/Class: Normal human (Native American, Old West Era)
Group Membership: His tribe (Native American
Affiliations: Fellow tribe members
Enemies: Daniel Trappen,
US military, encroaching white settlers
Known Relatives: Chief Blue
Base of Operations: Mid-west frontier, USA
First Appearance: Western Outlaws and
Sheriffs#69/5 (October, 1951)
Powers/Abilities: Red Wolf was considered the
bravest, strongest and most skillful warrior of his tribe. He was an
rider and good hand-to-hand fighter.
Weight: 170 lbs. (by approximation)
(Western Outlaws and Sheriffs#69/5 (fb) - BTS) - Red
Wolf, like his father Chief Blue Eagle, was appalled at the
encroachment of white settlers on traditional Native American lands.
They were pushed further back and felt the time had come to halt the
invaders. Red Wolf soon led raids on small settlements and wagon trains as a
prelude to war.
(Western Outlaws and Sheriffs#69/5) - At a stagecoach
way station, white cowboys alerted frontier scout Daniel Trappen and
turned to him for help. Using a Native American hostage, Trappen safely
reached the Native American settlement and invoked the tribal rite of
single combat to the death to determine whose people should stay on the
local lands. Chief Blue Eagle chose Red Wolf to go against Trappen and
the two fought on a traditional exposed mesa. Although Red Wolf was
stronger, Trappen was able to stab him and clung onto the edge of the
mesa. Red Wolf's death meant peace and the departure of Blue Eagle's
tribe from the vicinity.
Comments: Created by uncredited writer, Dick Rockwell (pencils & inks).
Oddly, he's the title character ("Red Wolf and the
Indian Massacres!"), yet also the only
main character without a clear face shot and is usually shown from
This might be the first Red Wolf to appear in Marvel.
However, given his Native American nation was not identified, he could
be the Apache Red Wolf
who encountered Rawhide Kid.
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Red Wolf has no known connections to:
Blue Eagle was the father of Red Wolf and chief of his tribe. He did not like the continuing encroachment of white settlers on
traditional Native American lands that kept forcing his tribe back. He did
not recognize the new laws imposed on them by the USA and did not stop
his son from initiating raiding parties as a prelude to war. White
settlers involved the scout Daniel Trappen, who used a Native American
as a hostage to gain unharmed passage to speak to Blue Eagle. He
recognized Trappen as neutral in the feud and as a friend to the Native
American people. When Trappen invoked the rite of duel to the death to
determine whose people could stay on the land, Blue Eagle accepted and
put Red Wolf as his tribe's representative. The exposed mesa
traditionally used to settle disputes was the battleground and he
watched as his son was narrowly beaten. Blue Eagle smoked a peace pipe
with Trappen and he promised no more war.
--Western Outlaws and Sheriffs#69/5
Daniel Trappen was a pioneer scout of the west and a
soldier of fortune. He tried hard to remain neutral in fights between
Native Americans and encroaching white settlers, seeking peaceful solutions. When Chief Blue Eagle
and his son Red Wolf began war rumblings, local white cowboys turned to
Trappen for help. Not wanting to escalate bloodshed by involving the US Army, he rode to Blue Eagle's settlement, capturing a
Native American guard and using him as a hostage to gain unharmed
access to Blue Eagle for peaceful parley. To settle the land ownership
dispute, he invoked Blue Eagle's tribe's rite of battle to the death
and fought Red Wolf on a mesa. Although Red Wolf was stronger, Trappen
was able to narrowly defeat him by stabbing him and clung onto the
mesa. Blue Eagle smoked a peace pipe with Trappen and the frontier
scout returned a hero to the grateful citizens of nearby Outpost City.
--Western Outlaws and Sheriffs#69/5
Western Outlaws and Sheriffs, p2, pan1 (on horseback)
p8, pan5 (headshot)
p5 pan4 (Blue Eagle)
p2, pan4 (Trappen)
Western Outlaws and Sheriffs#69/5 (October, 1951) - uncredited writer, Dick Rockwell (pencils & inks), Stan Lee (editor)
First posted: 09/19/2019
Last updated: 09/19/2019
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