Public Domain Super Heroes
Purple Rider

Real Name

Purple Rider

First Appearance

Three Aces Comics vol. 3 #8 (September 1944)

Original Publisher

Anglo American Publishing

Created by



Respected by public and lawmen alike, Purple Rider rode the "Great Wide West" aiding those who needed help and bringing criminals and desperados to justice. His rallying cry was, "Scramble, Pard. Tally Ho-o-o-o!" He was a skilled gunfighter (equally good with both hands), brawler, and rider.

He briefly teamed up with the Purple Kid.

Powers and Abilities

Although non-powered, he was extremely fit and strong for a man of his build.

Public Domain Appearances

  • Grand Slam Three Aces Comics #44-46, 50
  • Three Aces Comics
    • vol. 3 #8
    • vol. 4 #2-3
    • vol. 5 #51-54


  • Along with other Golden Age public domain Canadian characters, the character was revived in 2010 for Moonstone Books' Johnny Canuck and the Guardians of the North by Ty Templeton.
  • The character was ranked ninth in Den of Geek's list of the 11 Greatest Canadian Superheroes.

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