Introduction On Racism Epigraphs A History of the Pulps A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Glossary and Character Taxonomy Breakdown by Country of Origin Bibliography Table of Contents The Best of the Encyclopedia
Taylor, Twist. Twist Taylor was created by Francis Verzani and appeared in twenty-five stories in Western Trails from 1931 to 1936, beginning with “Twist Taylor–Marshal” (Western Trails, July 1931).
Twist Taylor is the Sheriff of Bitter Root County. He is the “gun-wizard lawman” and carries his right pistol hung butt-forward at his hip, with his other pistol in a shoulder holster under his left arm. “Those oddly hung weapons held the secret of Twist Taylor’s peculiar whirling draw, a draw that had outmatched the best efforts of more than one Colt-fast badman. Although his lazily indifferent body could explode in a cyclone of action at the drop of a hat….” Taylor is a “boyish-looking fellow.”
Table of Contents / Annotations / Blog / Books / Patreon / Twitter / Contact me