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Spectacular Kid. The Spectacular Kid was created by Robert J. Horton (Cactus Kid, Two Gun Kid) and appeared in three stories in Western Story Magazine in 1923, beginning with “The Spectacular Kid” (Western Story Magazine, Jan. 6, 1923).

The Spectacular Kid is a young, clean-cut, handsome cowboy adventurer who robs and steals to avenge his swindled friends. He is boastful, grandiloquent–he calls himself “the Spectacular Kid”–and flashy, wearing fancy dress and silver rings and spurs.

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