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Tasker, Jim. Jim Tasker was created by Guy Maynard (Billy the Kid (I), Señor Red Mask) and appeared in a number of stories in Short Stories, beginning with “Aikley’s Alibi” (Short Stories, May 25, 1930).

Jim Tasker is the Sheriff of Sierra County, in the mountains of the American southwest. He has an “extraordinary length of frame, gaunt almost to the point of emaciation, yet beyond a doubt possessed of a wiry strength and endurance beyond that of most men. His cold blue eyes glinted fiercely above a great beak of a nose. A bristly iron-gray mustache half concealed a mouth like a steel trap.” He is relentless and knows the mountains completely.

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