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WYOMING KID

Real Name: Bond (first name unrevealed)

Identity/Class: Normal human (Old West Era)

Occupation: Outlaw, fugitive;
   briefly prisoner

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Law enforcement, notably Deputy Sheriff Jack Masters

Known Relatives: Curly Bond (brother), Moss Bond (brother)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Denton City, Midwest USA

First Appearance: Wild Western#45/4 (September, 1955)

Powers/Abilities: The Wyoming Kid is a violent outlaw and an aggressive bully. He is a fast draw with a handgun and can ride a horse.

Height: 5'10" (by approximation)
Weight: 175 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Black
Hair: Dark brown

History:

(Wild Western#45/4 (fb) - BTS) - Along with his Bond brothers Curly and Moss, the Wyoming Kid established a violent career of crime, including in Denton City. The town's sheriff stopped them and  the Wyoming Kid was sent to jail. The Kid swore revenge and escaped four years later. He rode with his two brothers to Denton City to kill the sheriff; however, the sheriff was away on business elsewhere and was due back hours away, leaving the much more civil Deputy Sheriff Jack Masters in charge.

(Wild Western#45/4) - News reached Masters that the Bond brothers were about to reach the town. Masters found no townsfolk who would accept being deputized. The Wyoming Kid wanted to shoot the acting sheriff himself and the Bond brothers walked up to the lone Masters, bemused at his call for arrest and his holding back at drawing, despite getting closer and closer. At around a meter apart, Masters quickly outdrew and disarmed the Wyoming Kid before punching him out. The Bond brothers quickly surrendered and they were arrested once more.

 

 

Comments: Created by uncredited writer, Ross Andru & Mike Esposito.

There was another Wyoming Kid outlaw (Hal Dent, reformed) set around this time from Marvel. I'd consider this coincidental, rather than a case of the Dakota Kid, where one was influenced by another.

Interestingly, DC had a character called the Wyoming Kid published around this time.

Curly moss (the names of his brothers) is a type of plant that can be herbal or dried and decorative!

Profile by Grendel Prime.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Wyoming Kid has no known connections to:


Jack Masters

Married to Nora and highly knowledgeable in the law, Jack Masters hailed from the east coast and moved westward to take on the job as deputy sheriff of the peaceful town of Denton City. While well liked by the locals, they still referred to him as "Tenderfoot" because of his metropolitan upbringing. Jack and Nora Masters were about to leave Denton City as his term was up, but the nefarious Wyoming Kid and his two Bond brothers came riding into town, seeking revenge on the sheriff (who was yet to return from business elsewhere). Dedicated to the law, the Deputy Sheriff tried to deputize townsfolk to stop the outlaws, but they ran away afraid, so he confronted the foes (against his wife's pleas). Masters knew his accuracy was bad but his draw was quick. The bemused bandits approached Masters until they were a meter apart, but the Wyoming Kid was outdrawn, then punched out by Masters. The other brothers quickly surrendered and arrested. Having seen him prove himself, the townsfolk embraced him as a local, and Jack and Nora Masters decided to stay in Denton City.

 

 

 

 

--Wild Western#45/4


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Wild Western#45/4, p1, pan1 (main image)
   p2, pan5 (headshot)
   p5, pan1 (Masters)


Appearances:
Wild Western#45/4 (September, 1955) - uncredited writer, Ross Andru (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks), Stan Lee (editor)


First posted: 10/24/2020
Last updated: 10/24/2020

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