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James Butler Hickok

Alias: Wild Bill Hickok

Date of birth: May 27, 1837
Place of birth: Troy Grove, Illinois, USA
Date of death: August 2, 1876
Place of death: Abilene, Texas, USA

Eyes: Blue
Hair: Auburn
Race: Human

Occupation: U.S. Marshal
Legal status: U.S. citizen
Marital Status: Single
Identity: Publicly known
Known relatives: Abner Hickok (father, deceased)
Eunice Hickok (mother, deceased)
Group affiliation: U.S. Marshals
The League of Infinity
Base of operations: Abilene, Texas, USA

Story: When Bill was 12 he joined the League of Infinity [2]. He was in on a lot of missions including helping Supreme against Darius Dax [1].

In 1871 he became marshal of Abilene. While being a marshal, he met the southern belle Jesse Hazel, which he became infatuated with. Unfortunately he had a rival. The rival was killed in a fight after a card game in 1873. Having killed his rival did not get him Jesse Hazel. She spurned all his advances calling him a damn Yankee who had helped humiliating her people in the recent, bitter war. In the following four years he courted her growing more desperate and unbalanced until the day in 1877 he got the idea that he would prove to Jesse Hazel that he loved the south as much as her by letting the south win the civil war. He went up to 1977 and got some documents that would give the south an advantage in the war and then went back to 1863 to give the documents to general Lee. The plans included how to build a nuclear bomb, which was going to be detonated in Washington, letting the confederate army win. The explosion ruined the Infinity League's tower and the future forcing the League to kill Hickok in 1876 before he changed the future. Zayla Zarn, disguised as Jesse Hazel, went into the saloon where Hickok was sitting. In the moment when Hickok was distracted by the sight of the woman he loved, he was shot down by Achilles, returning the future to normal [2].

Skills & abilities: Bill Hickok was an excellent gunman.

Continuity: Rob Liefeld's revised Universe
Publisher(s): Image
Extreme Studios
Maximum Press
Awesome Entertainment
First app.: Supreme (vol. 2) #42 (1996)
Creator(s): Alan Moore
Rick Veitch
Country of origin: USA USA

Background notes: When Alan Moore revised Supreme and shortly after the rest of Rob Liefeld's part of the Image Universe, he introduced the League of Infinity. One of the characters to appear was Bill Hickok, a historical character, making it possible to have a western element in the stories.

Related links/characters:
- Liefeld Characters
- Achilles
- Ethan Crane/Kid Supreme/Supreme
- Giganthro
- League of Infinity
- Witch Wench
- Zayla Zarn/Futuregirl

References: 1: Supreme (vol. 2) #42
2: Supreme (vol. 3) #55