Pinto Pete

First Appearance: Kid Komics #1 (February 1943).
Golden Age Appearances: Kid Komics #1-2.
Modern Appearances: None.
Years Active: 1943-?

"Pinto Pete" Webster is a young lad living on his mother's ranch somewhere in Arizona during the 1940s. When a group of gangsters decide to take over the Webster Ranch, as a way to control all of the ranches in the area, Pinto Pete appears and rescues his mother from the enforcers. Then, with the help of his sidekick, Red, the grown-up foreman of the Webster Ranch, Pete rides into town and organizes the citizenry into running the varmints out of town.

Pete has no superpowers (his pinto Swifty is pretty smart, though) but is very good with his lasso and with his twin six-shooters--yes, he's only nine or ten but he's packing heat and is quite willing to use it. He draws "with the speed of greased lighning" (sic). He wears an orange ten-gallon hat, a yellow shirt, and orange chaps.

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