Real Name: Jim Clay
Identity/Class: Normal human (Old West Era)
Occupation: Pony Express courier
Group Membership: Pony Express riders
Enemies: Occasional rogue Native Americans,
outlaws (Yates brothers, others)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Mobile in the Midwest
First Appearance: Apache Kid#13/4 (April, 1955)
Powers/Abilities: Slim Jim Clay is an
equestrian and quick thinker. He is brave, resourceful, task-focused
working. He is armed with a large knife and handguns for his task as
frontier courier, and
has excellent aim.
Weight: 150 lbs. (by approximation)
(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:
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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