The Cisco Kid was given life in literature long before he came to the small screen. In 1907, O Henry published a short story “The Caballero’s Way” which introduced The Cisco Kid to the world.
The Cisco Kid Was Originally a Bad Guy
That Cisco Kid was a desperate 25-year-old criminal who engages in some cruel trickery which convinces the local lawman to shoot and kill his own girlfriend, believing her to be The Cisco Kid.
The transformation to being a good guy took place when The Cisco Kid was picked up for movies, radio, and television. After all, it’s rare that the star of a show is an evil villain.