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RED WOLF

Real Name: Red Wolf

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

Occupation: Warrior

Group Membership: His tribe (Native American nation unrevealed)

Affiliations: Fellow tribe members

Enemies: Daniel Trappen, US military, encroaching white settlers

Known Relatives: Chief Blue Eagle (father)

Aliases: None

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 excellent horse rider and good hand-to-hand fighter.

Height: 5'10" (by approximation)
Weight: 170 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black

History:

(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 behind.

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.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Red Wolf has no known connections to:


Blue Eagle

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

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


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Western Outlaws and Sheriffs, p2, pan1 (on horseback)
   p8, pan5 (headshot)
   p5 pan4 (Blue Eagle)
   p2, pan4 (Trappen)


Appearances:
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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