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Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Normal human (Old West Era)

Occupation: Thief, fugitive

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: US marshals, his victims

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile in frontier USA (see comments)

First Appearance: Gunsmoke Western I#46/3 (May, 1958)

Powers/Abilities: The Dakota Kid is an arrogant, violent and greedy gunslinger who is very fast and accurate at handling his two Colt handguns. He is also a very good equestrian.

Height: 5'9" (by approximation)
Weight: 160 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Blond


(Gunsmoke Western I#46/3) - The armed criminal who came to be known as the Dakota Kid started small-scale with a shop hold-up, but had grander plans to secure a reputation as a mean thieving outlaw. But even that small-time robbery made him a wanted man and justice began to steer toward him. Six months later, he held up a stagecoach, stealing all the money, heartlessly laughing away that the money was intended for an orphanage. Months continued as did his armed hold-ups, along with the mounting bounty on his head.

   By the end of the Dakota Kid's year of robbery, a steely-eyed marshal followed the outlaw's trail. The Kid soon realized he was being tracked, arrogantly happy with his reputation, and shot at the lawman from afar before riding off. Weeks passed and the slow pursuit continued until the opportunity for an ambush presented itself to the Dakota Kid at a ravine. But the marshal instinctively expected it and sent his riderless horse ahead while he circled behind the outlaw. The marshal gave the Dakota Kid a chance to surrender, but the outlaw drew his guns instead and was gunned down. The Dakota Kid was buried in a basic grave with only his moniker on a timber marker.



Comments: Created by uncredited writer and Joe Sinnott.

Presumably he wandered around Dakota County, which is how he received that name. It's unclear if he took that name or it was applied to him.

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.

Dakota Kid has no known connections to:

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Gunsmoke Western I#46/3, p1, pan1 (main image)
   p3, pan2 (headshot)

Gunsmoke Western I#46/3 (May, 1958) - uncredited writer, Joe Sinnott (pencils & inks), Stan Lee (editor)

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

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