Rainger, Tex. In the Old West Tex Rainger is the teenaged son of Ace Rainger, former chief of the Texas Rangers. But Ace is shot by an old enemy, and dies after telling his son never to shoot to kill, only to wound. Tex avenges his father’s death (though only wounding, never killing) and then goes after other ordinary frontier guys. Tex is aided by his spirited, intelligent horse Calico. Tex Rainger appears in stories with titles like “The Black Jack Gang!”
First Appearance: Rangers of Freedom Comics #4 (Fiction House), Apr 1942. 8 appearances, 1942-1952. Created by Sam Savitt.
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