Real Name: Silent Wolf
Identity/Class: (Old West Era)
Group Membership: None;
formerly Cherokee reservation in Oklahoma, USA
Affiliations: Lt. Boxer, Col. David (first
Enemies: Spider Jenkins
and his gang of killers
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Mobile in the USA, notably
First Appearance: Wild Western#31/5 (December,
Powers/Abilities: Silent Wolf was a teen-aged
Cherokee brave with an unerring sense of justice against his tribe's
killers. He was mute, potentially since soon after birth (given his
name), and knew native sign language to communicate.
Weight: 140 lbs. (by approximation)
(Wild Western#31/5) - Silent Wolf was a mute teenager
residing on a Cherokee reservation in Oklahoma. But on August 29, 1889,
the land-stealing bandit opportunist Spider Jenkins led his murderous
gun-wielding gang in a merciless slaughter of all on the reservation so
that the thieves could claim it and sell it. The last Cherokee there
alive was Silent Wolf, who lunged at Jenkins with his ax, but was shot
down. The Cherokee brave grabbed at Jenkins' holster as he fell,
clasping an ornamental silver spider that Jenkins used as decoration.
The brave was left for dead as the US Cavalry charged in pursuit of
Jenkins and his crew. Lt. Boxer and other soldiers found only Silent
Wolf (barely) alive and nursed him back to health. Silent Wolf
communicated a description and Wanted posters were circulated.
Western#31/5 (fb) - BTS) - Silent Wolf recovered and swore he would
only leave when the killers were found. Meanwhile Jenkins wore
disguises and evaded capture, but Silent Wolf persisted in searching,
wearing the holster's silver spider on his neck.
(Wild Western#31/5) - Months passed and Silent Wolf stumbled across Jenkins in town and alerted Lt. Boxer. Jenkins was arrested and marched to a cell.
(Wild Western#31/5 (fb) - BTS) - Keen to find the rest of Jenkins' hidden gang, Silent Wolf devised a plan with Lt. Boxer.
(Wild Western#31/5) - Disguised, Silent Wolf knocked
out the guard and freed Jenkins at night, who thought the helper was
one of his men. But Silent Wolf had left dynamite with a damp fuse (to
delay the explosion) in the saddle bag of the escape horse. later, at
the nearby fort, Silent Wolf and Boxer saw the large explosion in the
distance. Signing "friends forever", Silent Wolf rode off toward the
sunrise, satisfied he had avenged his people.
Comments: Created by uncredited writer, Sam Kweskin (pencils & inks).
Unfortunately, there's no good clear shot of him for
the main image. The closest are the supplementary images.
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Silent Wolf has no known connections to:
Spider Jenkins had a distinctive facial scar. Loyal
to no one, he was a racially motivated greedy murderer and led a gang
of killer bandits. He had no qualms about killing Native Americans,
regardless of age or gender, in an effort to steal their land. One such
raid in August 1889 saw him lead his gang against a Cherokee
reservation and he ordered every Cherokee there killed. One young
Silent Wolf, came close to hitting him with a tomahawk ax, but was
shot. Spider and most of his gang fled before the US Cavalry could stop
them. Although mute, the surviving brave helped identify the killer.
Spider and his gang continued to rob and murder, including white
settlers. Spider used wigs and make-up to significantly alter his
facial appearance, so he evaded capture for a while. But Silent Wolf
noticed the distinctive spider emblem on the bandit's holster one day
and Spider was quickly jailed. In an effort to stop his gang and gain
vengeance, Silent Wolf secretly helped Spider escape, but placed
dynamite in the escape horse's saddle bag with a damp fuse to delay the
explosion, which occurred when Spider reached his gang's hiding cave,
likely killing all of the bandits.
Wild Western#31/5, p3, pan7-12 (main image)
p2, pan3 (with ax)
p5, pan6 (crouching)
p1, pan1 (Jenkins)
Wild Western#31/5 (December, 1953) - uncredited writer, Sam Kweskin (pencils & inks), Stan Lee (editor)
Last updated: 03/25/19
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