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Wilton of the West

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Wilton of the West

Real Name

Wilton (possibly Wiley Wilton)

First Appearance

Jumbo Comics #1 (1938)

Original Publisher

Fiction House

Created by

Jack Kirby as "Fred Sande"

Golden Age Origin

Wilton of the West, "Wiley" to his friends, was a cowboy in the American west who with his sidekick, the whiskered Snorty, and ally Mary Bennon, aka the Crimson Rider, tried to bring justice to the untamed west. He usually rode his white horse Ace.

Golden Age Appearances

  • Jumbo Comics #1-24


  • Some online sources list Wilton of the West as the Crimson Rider but they are separate characters.
  • The house pen name Fred Sande, which Wilton of the West strip originator Jack Kirby used in previous issues,was used by Lou Fine starting with issue #4 of Jumbo Comics.

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