Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Normal human (Old West era)
Occupation: Fugitive, outcast
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Roland Taggert
and his henchmen
(Boone, Leary, Mace, others)
Known Relatives: Native American mother (name
unrevealed, deceased), unrevealed father (deceased), foster mother (name unrevealed), foster father (name
Aliases: Halfbreed (name given by opponents)
Base of Operations: Mobile on the western
First Appearance: Western Gunfighters II#4/5
Powers/Abilities: Outcast has athlete-level
strength, fitness and dexterity. He thinks quickly and strategically
when under attack. He is an accomplished hand-to-hand fighter and has
excellent aim with a rifle and handgun. He has exceptional aim with
projectiles, notably twin knives which he keeps hidden in the heels of
his boots. He has outstanding equestrian skills. Of note is that he is
left-handed with his handgun mounted on his left thigh.
Weight: 180 lbs. (by approximation)
(Western Gunfighters II#4/5 (fb) - BTS) - The boy who
would later be known as Outcast and Halfbreed was born to a Native
American mother and a white father, but left to be nurtured and raised
with foster parents in a Native American tribe. He was told his parents
(Western Gunfighters II#4/5 (fb)) - White gunmen
attacked a food-hunting party from the boy's tribe and almost all were
killed, especially the strongest braves, imperiling the future of the
tribe, and they later set off on a war footing. Several years later,
having reached the age of manhood, he left rather than raise further
conflict within his tribe. His foster mother passed to him a medallion with
a picture of a boy that his dying mother had clutched; the inscription
read: "To Uncle Roland with love Billy."
(Western Gunfighters II#4/5
(fb) - BTS) - Nameless,
Outcast traveled from town to town to find his identity. At one point,
he rode near the lands of rancher Roland Taggert, who
set a bounty for his henchmen to kill him.
(Western Gunfighters II#4/5)
- Two hidden henchman fired upon Outcast and he pretended to have
fallen, but instead waited for his foes to come nearer. He shot one
with his rifle and threw his gun with unerring accuracy at the other,
who unwillingly told him that Taggert had sent them to kill him. Seeking
reasons, Outcast rode to the ranch, but the henchman rode the faster
short route and warned Taggert. More men were sent and they roped him,
dragging him along the ground, but Outcast freed himself, striking at them
with his knives, before craftily tying them up on their horses so that
he could reach the ranch safely. He shot and knocked out more henchmen
to reach Taggert, but a blazing gunfight left the rancher dead. Inside
Taggert's office, he found the same picture of the boy named Billy in
the medallion from his mother. Frustrated at his impetuous nature and
the vague clue, Outcast rode off into the sunset to continue his search.
Comments: Created by Roy Thomas, Steve Parkhouse, Barry Windsor-Smith.
I guess the implication is that Roland Taggert was
his uncle? Despite Barry
Windsor-Smith's dynamic artwork, Outcast doesn't seem to have
A special note at the end of the story states: "This strip was conceived by Roy Thomas and executed by Smith and Parkhouse nearly two years ago!"
The style of Outcast was more in keeping with fashion of the era with the hair, heeled boots and slightly flared pants.
This profile was completed 8/27/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Outcast has no known connections to:
Roland Taggert was the rancher who, for unrevealed
reasons, sought to have Outcast killed by his henchmen. However, he had
the same picture in his office as Outcast had in his medallion from his
mother that read "To Uncle Roland with love Billy." Several henchmen
failed in killing Outcast and he made it to the ranch seeking answers.
Instead, Taggert expected violence and he opened fire from his office.
Shooting back, Outcast killed Taggert, only to find that Taggert had
answers to his past that were now lost.
--Western Gunfighters II#4/5
Western Gunfighters II#4/5, p10, pan4 (main image)
p3, pan7 (headshot)
p6, pan7 (throwing knives)
p8, pan4 (Taggert)
Western Gunfighters II#4/5 (February, 1971) - Roy Thomas (concept), Steve Parkhouse (writer), Barry Windsor-Smith (as Barry Smith, pencils), Sam Grainger (inks), Stan Lee (editor)
First posted: 09/10/2021
Last updated: 09/07/2021
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