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TOMAHAWK

Real Name: Tomahawk

Identity/Class: Normal human (Native American) (Old West Era (early 1800s))

Occupation: Fugitive, serial killer

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Everyone, notably Col. Lewis Borden

Known Relatives: father, mother (names unrevealed, deceased)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile, notably around Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

First Appearance: Two Gun Western#5/4 (November, 1950)

Powers/Abilities: Tomahawk had been brought up in an environment that fostered a resounding hatred of people and he became murderous. He was a skilled and opportunistic murderer, and had very good survival skills. He was skilled in stealth, archery and horse-riding.

Height: 5'8" (by approximation)
Weight: 155 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black

History:

(Two Gun Western#5/4 (fb)) - When still a very young boy, a Native American settlement (tribe unrevealed) was attacked by white raiders. Gravely injured, the boy's father renamed him Tomahawk and ordered the mother to teach him to hate white men. The widowed mother and son moved away and she taught him of the villainy of white settlers. But a war party from another Native American tribe attacked and killed the new settlement, leaving only Tomahawk hidden. Seeing the devastation, he swore vengeance against whites and Native Americans.

(Two Gun Western#5/4) - Fourteen years passed and his murderous hatred had not diminished. It was 1832 and he attacked a small white settlement, killing all he could. Later, finding five sleeping Native Americans, he tied them up and dragged them to death in a one-man war. The renegade continued his destructive strikes. In 1835, A US Government-sanctioned hunter of Native Americans, Col. Lewis Borden, monitored Tomahawk's attacks, and organized troops and mercenaries to trap Tomahawk in Hidden Valley near Tulsa. Meanwhile, Tomahawk poisoned all but one of the watering holes in a gulch, targeting white ranchers, but he found himself trapped by Borden's men. He became frantic and injured, and forgot the location of the one safe drinking water hole. He died of thirst next to the safe water well, his body found by Borden and a scout, Lassiter.

(Two Gun Western#5/4 (fb) - BTS) - Borden filed a report for Washington, DC, that the threat of Tomahawk the renegade had ended.

Comments: Created by uncredited writer, John Buscema (likely pencils - see comments), uncredited inks.

It's unrevealed which Native American tribe he came from; we only know that he died around Tulsa, but he roamed for many years striking at "soft" targets.

Penciler credits may be John Buscema or Syd Shores, as per comics.org.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Tomahawk has no known connections to:


Col. Lewis Borden

Col. Lewis Borden was a US Government-sanctioned hunter of Native Americans. He was assigned to track down and eliminate the renegade Tomahawk. His group of troops, white ranchers, trackers and loyal Native Americans trapped him in a gulch in Hidden Valley. Tomahawk had poisoned the local water holes, but died of thirst hoping to escape. Borden later filed a report for the US Government detailing Tomahawk's death.

 

 

 

--Two Gun Western#5/4


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Two Gun Western#5/4, p3, pan3 (main image)
   p1, pan1 (headshot)
   p4, pan2 (Borden)


Appearances:
Two Gun Western#5/4 (November, 1950) - uncredited writer, John Buscema (likely pencils), uncredited inks, Stan Lee (editor)


Last updated: 04/15/2019

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