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Arizona Thunderbolt. The Arizona Thunderbolt was created by Walker A. Tompkins (Border Eagle, Deo Daley, Desert Phantom, Firebrand (II), Kroom, Ozar the Aztec, Rio Rand, Tommy Rockford) and appeared in six stories in Wild West Weekly in 1938, beginning with “The Arizona Thunderbolt” (Wild West Weekly, Nov. 5, 1938).

Thunderbolt Burke, of Bootstrap, Arizona, is a well-liked, hijinks-loving rancher who is known as the “Arizona Thunderbolt” because of his speed with guns.

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