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Cobra Kid

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Cobra Kid

Real Name

Bob Hornsby

First Appearance

Captain Flight Comics #6 (1945)

Original Publisher

Four Star/ Ajax-Farrell

Created by

L.B. Cole

Golden Age Origin

Bob Hornsby puts on a costume and teams up with his older brother Jim, a.k.a. the Black Cobra (Chesler), to fight crime as his sidekick "The Cobra Kid".

In the Ajax version of the story, he is an office boy that teams up with Steve Drake, Black Cobra (Ajax-Farrell). He has no superpowers.


  • In 2010, Vito Delsante & Ricardo Vinancio created several open source versions of the Black Cobra. Black Cobra (5) was based on the idea of Cobra Kid taking the mantle as an adult.

Golden Age Appearances

  • Captain Flight Comics #6, 8, 11
  • Black Cobra 1-3

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