el Gaucho

Real Name: Unknown

Identity/Class: Unknown - presumably normal human

Occupation: Unknown

Affiliations: Unknown

Enemies: Unknown

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Argentina, c.early 19th century

First Appearance: mentioned U.S.A. Comics #5 (Timely, Summer 1942); never actually seen

Powers/Abilities: Unknown - presumably skilled horseman, good with bolo and lasso.

History: El Gaucho was a hero who fought for the Argentine people at some point in the 19th century (the exact date isn't given, but an elderly man in 1942 mentions his grandfather fought alongside el Gaucho, so anywhere between 50 to 150 years before seems plausible). Afterwards, a statue was erected in his honour. In 1942, the same statue inspired U.S. citizen Don Caldwell to adopt a similar identity, that of the American Avenger.

Comments: Thanks to Jess Nevins for allowing me to use information from his excellent Golden Age Heroes Directory and his Guide to Golden Age Marvel Characters. Thanks also to Richard Boucher & Darrin Wiltshire @ PR-Publications for permission to use information from their equally brilliant collection of Golden Age Sites, PR Publications. Their knowledge of Golden Age characters far outstrips my own.


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