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Golden Age of Comics




Kid Colt Outlaw

Kid Colt is the longest-running cowboy star in American comic-book publishing, featured in stories for a 31-year stretch from 19481979 in 229 issues.

Kid Colt and his horse Steel first appeared in Kid Colt #1 (August 1948), from Marvel predecessor Timely Comics. Originally his cover logo was subtitled "Hero of the West" but by issue three this was changed to "Outlaw". Blaine 'Kid' Colt was forced to become an outlaw after being framed for a crime he didn't commit. Although a fugitive from the law, a common theme in the comic-books have him engaging in heroic good acts in an effort to restore his reputation.

Western comics became popular in the years immediately following World War II. Marvel Comics and its forerunners Timely Comics and Atlas Comics was the most prolific publisher of Western comics. As well as Kid Colt other notable long-running titles, included Rawhide Kid, Two-Gun Kid, and Wild Western.



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