Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human (Old West Era)
Occupation: Whiskey dealer
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: His Cheyenne followers
Enemies: Arrowhead, Alice Harvey, Frank Harvey, Yellow Hand
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Mobile in the western USA
First Appearance: Wild Western I#35 (August, 1954)
Powers/Abilities: The Hook's left hand was replaced with a sharp steel hook. He carried a knife and was skilled at riding a mule.
Height: Unrevealed (approximately 5'9")
Weight: Unrevealed (approximately 161 lbs.)
(Wild Western I#35/2) - Dealing in whiskey, the Hook earned the loyalty of a band of Cheyenne warriors who followed his orders in exchange for his alcohol. The Hook led his Cheyenne warriors to hunt down Arrowhead so that he could claim the bounty on him. The Cheyenne forced Arrowhead over the edge of a cliff and into a pool. The Hook sent them to find Arrowhead; although the Cheyenne Yellow Hand saw where Arrowhead was hiding under the roots of a tree, he let him remain hidden due to their past friendship.
The Hook later launched an attack on a wagon train whose members included Alice and Frank Harvey. When Yellow Hand refused to participate, he was killed. Arrowhead had befriended the Harveys and killed the man who killed Alice then buried her next to Yellow Hand.
Arrowhead rode to the Hook's camp and told the eldest Cheyenne that he was challenging the Hook to a duel. The Cheyenne agreed to the competition and the Hook had to face Arrowhead armed with a knife. The Hook believed he had the advantage over Arrowhead because of his hook hand but Arrowhead dodged his first slash then drove his own knife into the Hook's chest. The Hook was killed. The Cheyenne who followed him took no action against Arrowhead because they recognized his bravery.
Comments: Created by an unidentified writer and Joe Sinnott.
Although the Hook was the primary antagonist of this story, he wasn't on panel very much, making it a wee bit difficult to show you what he looked like.
Profile by Prime Eternal.
The Hook should not be confused with:
Alice was Frank Harvey's sister. Her mother was a Sioux "princess." They were part of a wagon train headed to California. Discovering Arrowhead wounded after his battle with the Hook's Cheyenne warriors, she helped nurse him back to health. Alice recognized Arrowhead and told him of her Sioux heritage then invited him to join her in California. They shared a mutual attraction and Arrowhead was tempted but refused because he was determined to never leave his land while white men occupied it. Tragically, Alice's wagon train was attacked by the Hook's men and she was killed by a Cheyenne warrior. Arrowhead killed the man who killed her then retrieved her body. He buried her next to his friend Yellow Hand, who also died during the attack.
--Wild Western I#35/2
Frank was Alice Harvey's brother. His mother was a Sioux "princess." They were part of a wagon train headed to California. Discovering Arrowhead wounded after his battle with the Hook's Cheyenne warriors, Frank retrieved Arrowhead's pony Eagle for him. Frank's wagon train was later attacked by the Hook but it was not revealed whether Frank survived.
--Wild Western I#35/2
Yellow Hand was a Cheyenne warrior. He was a friend to Arrowhead and had gone hunting with him in the past. He later went to work for the Hook but when the Hook pitted him against Arrowhead, his old friendship won out, as he helped conceal Arrowhead from the Hook. Later, when the Hook assaulted a wagon train, Yellow Hand refused to participate in the attack. The Hook had Yellow Hand killed. Arrowhead found his friend's body and buried Yellow Hand next to Alice Harvey.
--Wild Western I#35/2
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Wild Western I#35/2, page 1, panel 2 (Hook, main)
Wild Western I#35/2, page 6, panel 4 (Hook, head)
Wild Western I#35/2, page 3, panel 5 (Alice)
Wild Western I#35/2, page 3, panel 5 (Frank)
Wild Western I#35/2, page 2, panel 6 (Yellow Hand)
Wild Western I#35/2 (August, 1954) - unidentified writer, Joe Sinnott (artist), Stan Lee (editor)
First posted: 01/06/2023
Last updated: 01/06/2023
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