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Curry, Jim. Jim Curry was created by “Max Brand,” the pseudonym of Frederick Faust (Dan Barry, Blackie & Red, Border Bandit, Angus Campbell, Dave Clovelly, Ronicky Doone, Firebrand (I), James Geraldi, Anthony Hamilton, Bull Hunter, Kid Montana, Doctor Kildare, King Charlie, Reata, Red Hawk, Silvertip (II), Thunder Moon), and appeared in three stories in Western Story Magazine in 1922, beginning with “Jim Curry’s Compromise” (Western Story Magazine, Apr. 2, 1922).

Jim Curry is a Costumed Avenger Wanted Man. Jim Curry’s father (also named Jim Curry) was a giant of enormous enthusiasms and tempers, “one of those fellows who had never grown up.” His wife died and he let his son raise himself, with the result that the son grew to be as indolent and careless as his father, and as skillful with the gun. When the father accidentally kills a man, the Curry home is attacked by a posse. Curry Senior is killed, but Curry Junior escapes and goes on the run. He becomes the Robin Hood-like Red Devil to avenge his father’s death by stealing from those who did Curry Senior wrong.

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