Billy the Kid, born Henry McCarty, also known as William H. Bonney (September 17, 1859 - July 14, 1881) was an American Old West gunfighter. He is known to have killed eight men. He died from a gunshot wound inflicted by Sheriff Pat Garrett. He was just 21 years old.
A comic strip loosely based on his exploits appeared in the 'Sun' (published by Amalgamated Press Ltd.) between 1952 and 1959, and dominated the cover for the majority of this period.
The characterisation was based on the portrayal by the actor Robert Taylor, in 'Billy the Kid' (1941).