Pinto Pete

Real Name: Peter Webster

Identity/Class: Normal Human

Occupation: School boy

Affiliations: Red (ranch foreman, his sidekick), Swifty (his horse)

Enemies: Gangsters

Known Relatives: Unnamed mother

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Webster Ranch, Arizona

First Appearance: Kid Komics #1 (Timely Comics, February 1943)

Powers/Abilities: Excellent rider, skilled marksman and quick-draw gunslinger. Expert with a lasso.

History: Pinto Pete was a young boy who lived in Arizona on his mother's ranch in the early 1940s. When gangsters tried to take over his home, the pre-pubescent Pete rescued his mother from them, then organised the local townspeople to drive the hoods out of the area.

Comments: Unlike most of the kid heroes of the era, Pete was not the sidekick of an adult hero. Instead he had the ranch foreman, Red, as his sidekick!

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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