Real Name: Crazy Wolf
Identity/Class: Normal human (Native American, possibly Sioux - see comments) (Old West Era)
Occupation: Would-be leader, serial killer
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Outlaw Kid (Lance Temple), Red Hawk,
his victims (Thompson, others), US Cavalry
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Area near Caliber City, USA
First Appearance: Outlaw Kid I#1/2 (September, 1954)
Powers/Abilities: Crazy Wolf is an athletic
and muscular man, ambitious for leadership and murderous against
non-Native Americans. An excellent hand-to-hand combatant, he uses his
strength and muscular bulk to overwhelm opponents, and a large knife
to kill. He has a trained timber wolf that responds to his
command and which attacks humans by jumping at the neck and head. Crazy
Wolf is slightly vision-impaired with a patch over his left eye.
Weight: 160 lbs. (by approximation)
(Outlaw Kid I#1/2 (fb) - BTS) - The renegade Crazy
Wolf roamed the plains near Caliber City with his trained timber wolf
Manitou. He targeted white ranchers and settlers, murdering them in a
pattern of wolf mauling followed by killer knife thrust. His trained
wolf was to show his spiritual leadership as he sought a following to
continue killing white people. But his kills brought in the US Cavalry
to apprehend the renegade.
(Outlaw Kid I#1/2) - Crazy Wolf killed local rancher
Thompson. The next day, cavalry leader enlisted Lance Temple's aid for
his local land knowledge to help track Crazy Wolf. Temple's Native
American friend Red Hawk had tracked Crazy Wolf and helped Temple
change into his heroic identity of Outlaw Kid. Together they found
Crazy Wolf inciting local Native Americans to follow him, despite their
desire to remain peaceful. Crazy Wolf told those assembled that he had
killed many whites and none could stand against him. Incensed, the
Outlaw Kid jumped in and challenged him to a traditional knife fight.
The Outlaw Kid narrowly avoided defeat by kicking his foe away, but
Crazy Horse called in Manitou to attack. The Outlaw Kid stabbed the
wolf and while the Kid was dazed, Crazy Horse lunged from behind, but
Red Hawk saved the Kid with an arrow that killed the renegade. The
assembled Native Americans considered Crazy Horse a coward and left.
Comments: Created by uncredited writer & Doug Wildey.
he wears is apparently distinctive of northern plains Native Americans,
particularly the Sioux. Given Outlaw Kid encountered renegade Sioux in
issue #3, he may well be a rogue Sioux.
Many of the early adventures of the Outlaw Kid were retconned as dime-store adventure stories, but where this one sits is unrevealed.
This profile was completed 5/29/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Crazy Wolf has no known connections to:
Manitou the wolf has no known connections to:
Manitou was a grey timber wolf obedient only to Crazy
Wolf. Manitou had been trained by Crazy Wolf to leap and viciously
attack humans on command, although Crazy Wolf would call off the wolf
so that he could deliver the killing blow with his knife. Crazy Wolf
used his control over the wolf to demonstrate that he had power over
wild beasts, thinking this a reason that fellow Native Americans should
grant him leadership.
In Crazy Wolf's confrontation with
the Outlaw Kid, when Crazy Wolf was kicked away in a ritual knife fight
with his foe, Crazy Wolf cheated and called on Manitou to attack the
Outlaw Kid, but the Kid stabbed the wolf in the neck and the beast died
--Outlaw Kid I#1/2
Outlaw Kid I#1/2, p1, pan1 (main image)
p2, pan3 (headshot)
p5, pan7 (Manitou leaping)
p5, pan6 (Manitou headshot)
Outlaw Kid I#1/2 (September, 1954) - uncredited writer, Doug Wildey (pencils & inks), Stan Lee (editor)
First posted: 09/10/2021
Last updated: 09/07/2021
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