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Real Name: Jim Clay

Identity/Class: Normal human (Old West Era)

Occupation: Pony Express courier

Group Membership: Pony Express riders

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Occasional rogue Native Americans, outlaws (Yates brothers, others)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile in the Midwest frontier, USA

First Appearance: Apache Kid#13/4 (April, 1955)

Powers/Abilities: Slim Jim Clay is an exceptional equestrian and quick thinker. He is brave, resourceful, task-focused and hard working. He is armed with a large knife and handguns for his task as frontier courier, and has excellent aim.

Height: 5'9" (by approximation)
Weight: 150 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black


(Apache Kid#13/4) - Young Jim Clay's first day as a Pony Express rider saw him tasked with a courier ride from Abilene for 57 miles to a remote town, which he needed to cover by nightfall. The ride took him off established tracks into Native American territory. A group of six aggressive Native Americans gave chase, seeking to kill him with arrows and he was hit in the arm. He fired his gun back but was soon trapped on a cliff face. He chose to jump with his horse into the river and landed safely. His pursuers respected his courage. He later used a fire-sterilized knife to extract the arrowhead and put his arm in a sling. Clay rode on but at nightfall, the outlaw Yates brothers demanded his courier package. Thinking quickly but with only one good hand, he distracted them and whipped out his gun, forcing their surrender. He took them into town, as well as his delivery. The old sheriff was glad for the outlaws' capture; chuckling to his friend, he dismissed the Pony Express rider's youth as the sheriff unrealistically considered it an easy-going job with few demands





Comments: Created by uncredited writer & Joe Kubert.

This profile was completed 8/07/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

Jim Clay has no known connections to:

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Apache Kid#13/4, p4, pan2 (main image)
   p2, pan3 (headshot)

Apache Kid#13/4 (April, 1955) - uncredited writer, Joe Kubert (pencils & inks), Stan Lee (editor)

First posted: 09/10/2021
Last updated: 09/07/2021

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