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WHITE BIRD

Real Name: White Bird

Identity/Class: Normal human (Native American (Sioux)) (Old West Era)

Occupation: Villager, vigilante

Group Membership: Her Sioux tribe

Affiliations: Kid Colt, Running Fox, other members of her Sioux tribe

Enemies: Jeb Toohey and his lackeys (Pete, others)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Montana, USA

First Appearance: Kid Colt Outlaw#135/2 (July 1967)

Powers/Abilities: The slim White Bird has the skills and knowledge of a young woman brought up in Sioux traditions and customs. She can handle a rifle.

Height: 5'2" (by approximation)
Weight: 115 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black

History:

(Kid Colt Outlaw#135/2 (fb) - BTS) - Part of the Sioux village in Montana led by Running Fox, White Bird became suspicious of corrupt local white settler Jeb Toohey and took a rifle, secretly watching his activities one night. She saw Toohey's lackey Pete fire an arrow at the nomadic vigilante Kid Colt in an effort to frame the Sioux, who were at peace with white settlers. She saw Pete knock out Kid Colt from behind.

(Kid Colt Outlaw#135/2) - White Bird rushed in with her rifle ready to stop Toohey and Pete murdering Kid Colt to further frame the Sioux, but Toohey escaped while Pete confessed Toohey's plan to kill the local Sioux tribe using a lethal rapid-fire Gatling gun so as to reach the gold buried underneath their village. White Bird, Kid Colt and Pete rushed to where Toohey and a mob were readying the gun; the trio destroyed the gun with a lucky dislodged rolling boulder. With Pete's loud confession, the mob stopped their aggression and peace was restored. But Toohey was desperate to escape and tried to take White Bird hostage; unsuccessful, White Bird watched as he clambered up a mountain pursued by Kid Colt with Toohey tripping and falling to his death in a brawl. White Bird later asked Kid Colt why he risked his life to save his enemies, but Kid Colt emphasized that only character defined a person as an enemy, not ethnicity.

Comments: Created by Denny O'Neil & Herb Trimpe.

This story was later reprinted in Kid Colt Outlaw#200 (November, 1975).

Profile by Grendel Prime.

CLARIFICATIONS :
White Bird has no known connections to:


Running Fox

Running Fox was the local Sioux chief of the tribe that White Bird belonged to. He maintained the uneasy truce between the local Sioux in Montana and white settlers, but became a target when corrupt settler Jeb Toohey wanted to kill the Sioux who had set up their village on a site containing gold. Toohey set up a lethal rapid-fire Gatling gun to use against Running Fox and the Sioux, but was stopped by Kid Colt.

 

 

 

 

 

--Kid Colt Outlaw#135/2


Jeb Toohey

Jeb Toohey was a trigger-happy and greedy Montana local who found out there was gold under the nearby Sioux village. With lackey Pete, he staged an attack on roving Kid Colt to make it appear that the Sioux had broken the peace, thereby justifying his use of a lethal rapid-fire Gatling gun. However, the intervention of the young Sioux woman White Bird saved Kid Colt and Pete revealed Toohey's plan. White Bird, Kid Colt and Pete rushed to where Toohey was about to open fire on the unsuspecting Sioux village and destroyed the gun. Pete revealed Toohey's corrupt plan to the mob of settlers, restoring the peace. The desperate Toohey tried to take White Bird hostage but was forced to flee. During a clifftop brawl with the pursuing Kid Colt, Toohey lunged at his foe, but tripped and fell to his death.

 

 

 

 

 

--Kid Colt Outlaw#135/2


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Kid Colt Outlaw I#135/, p3, pan2 (main image)
   p8, pan4 (headshot)
   p6, pan1 (Running Fox)
   p2, pan2 (Toohey)


Appearances:
Kid Colt Outlaw#135/2 (July 1967) - Denny O'Neil (writer), Herb Trimpe (artist), Stan Lee (editor)


First posted: 11/20/2021
Last updated: 11/20/2021

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