The Marvel Comics Western Archive

ALL-WESTERN WINNERS

Continued from All-Winners Comics; continues as Western Winners

Two (Winter, 1948)
"Introducing the Black Rider!"
Notes: Retold as "The Legend of the Black Rider" in Black Rider#10 and Black Rider Rides Again#1.
"Burning Brands Of Doom!"
"Riddle Of The Star Cross!"

Three (February, 1949)
"Blast the Black Rider Down!"
"Big Bend Badmen Ride Again!"
"The Town Ruled by Killer Colts!"

Four (April, 1949)
"The Black Rider Unmasked"
"Reward for Death"
"The Kid Bluffs a Killer"

APACHE KID

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One

Title: untitled
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Apache Kid
Villains: Gregar [thief, dies], Bulge Lister and his gang [thieves], Old Toad [Comanche chief]
Others: Nightwind ["Black Phantom," Apache Kid's wild stallion]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#3
Synopsis: Lister and his gang are fleeing Apache Kid and kill his pony so he can't pursue; discovering a wild stallion, Apache Kid calls the horse Nightwind and makes it his new steed. However, while away from the horse Nightwind is stolen by Lister's gang. Later, Old Toad's Comanches take the horse from Lister as repayment for stealing their ponies. Gregar steals Nightwind back, hoping to sell him, but is shot by Lister. Finally, Apache Kid arrives and reclaims Nightwind, using the horse's help to capture the gang.

Title: "The Rails of Death!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Apache Kid
Villains: Red Rain [renegade Apache, dies], Luke Roseby [gun runner, dies] and his men [Jeb, Joe]
Others: Nightwind, Larkin [railroad construction team leader]
Genre: Western
Setting: Bowler City, USA
Reprinted In: Apache Kid#11; Western Gunfighters#8
Synopsis: Apache Kid finds Red Rain leading his people in attacks on Larkin's railroad. Investigating as Kare, he finds Red Rain is being supplied by Luke Roseby, who wants to halt the railroad. The Kid prevents Roseby from destroying the tracks with dynamite and seizes guns meant for Red Rain; Red Rain shows up demanding his ammo and opens fire on Roseby, killing them both when hits the dynamite.

Title: "The Wild Beast"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Red Hawkins, Tall Feather
Villains: Joe and his partner [horse thieves, both die]
Others: Silver Queen [white mare], Lightning, Cloud
Genre: Western
Setting: Mogollon mountain range
Reprinted In: Apache Kid#11; Rawhide Kid#98
Synopsis: Tall Feather sets up a corral to capture Silver Queen but Joe and his ally try to capture Silver Queen from him; Tall Feather and Silver Queen kill the thieves, then Tall Feather sets the horse free after seeing she has a colt to tend for.

Title: "The Comanches Strike!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Apache Kid
Villains: D.T. Goodrich [corrupt lawyer, dies] and his men [disguised as Comanches]
Others: Nightwind, Danny Liggett [orphaned son of a rancher], Little Snake [Comanche chief]
Genre: Western
Setting: Licktown, USA
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#8
Synopsis: Kare drives fake Comanches away from a stage transporting Danny; Danny is supposed to be cared for by Goodrich, but Kare quickly realizes Goodrich is behind the attempt on Danny's life, hoping to claim his family fortune. Kare brings in real Comanches and kills Goodrich when he makes another attempt on Danny's life.

Two

Title: "Red Hawk's Revenge"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Apache Kid [origin retold]
Villains: The Wolf [Corporal Harry Snedly, white man selling firearms to Indians, dies]
Others: Nightwind, White Swan [Red Hawk's niece], Red Hawk, Captain Bill Gregory [Cavalry leader of Fort Madison]
Genre: Western
Setting: Fort Madison
Synopsis: The Apache Kid seeks to unmask the Wolf, but when he thinks White Swan is the smuggler he refrains from revealing this, causing Red Hawk to think Apache Kid is the Wolf. White Swan gets Apache Kid to reveal his innocence and he catches the true Wolf, Corporal Snedly, who is shot and killed by Red Hawk.

Title: "The Deadly Deed"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Ross Martin [roaming gunfighter]
Villains: Mayor Chris Gowdy [mayor of Nugget City, dies]
Others: Half-Hitch Halliday [gold prospector, dies], the sheriff
Genre: Western
Setting: Nugget City, USA
Synopsis: Ross' friend Half-Hitch is killed. Gowdy claims Halliday wrote him a deed to his gold mine but Ross knows Halliday couldn't write his own name and exposes the mayor, killing him.

Title: "Grey Wolf Strikes!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Apache Kid
Villains: Grey Wolf [Comanche chief]
Others: Nightwind, Red Hawk, White Swan
Genre: Western
Setting: Fort Madison
Reprinted In: Apache Kid#12; Western Gunfighters#5
Synopsis: Grey Wolf wants an alliance with Red Hawk and kidnaps White Swan to force his compliance; Apache Kid enters Grey Wolf's camp as Aloysius Kare and rescues White Swan, then as Apache Kid defeats Grey Wolf in hand-to-hand combat, demanding the Comanches call off their planned attack.

Three (March, 1951)

Title: "The Indian Killer"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Apache Kid
Villains: Weasel Dolan [would-be assassin], Wolf Craig [Indian fighter, performer], Silas [Wolf's assistant]
Others: White Swan, Nightwind
Genre: Western
Setting: Dead Man's Falls, Fort Madison area; Canyon City, USA
Synopsis: Weasel tries to kill the Apache Kid on behalf of Wolf. The Kid confronts Wolf as Aloysius Kare and forces him to publicly confess his show was a sham and he feared the Apache Kid would expose the truth.

Title: "The Vengeance of Running Moose!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Apache Kid
Villains: Running Moose [disgruntled Apache warrior], Mogowa [mountain lion, dies]
Genre: Western
Setting: Fort Madison area
Synopsis: Running Moose resents Apache Kid and lures him on a hunt for Mogowa so he can kill the Kid but they run into the actual Mogowa and the Kid saves Moose's life by wrestling the lion to death.

Title: "All Must Die"
Story:
Art:
Villains: Three robbers [all die]
Others: Green Arrow [native man]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Three men rob a bank but when the stolen goods go missing they turn on each other and kill one another, not realizing the goods had fallen through a hole in the bag.

Title: "Murder in the Hidden Mine!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Apache Kid
Villains: Mr. Royce [ranch stealer, dies] and his gang
Others: Mr. Grant [rancher, dies], Tod Grant [Grant's son], Sheriff Dix [somewhat corrupt lawman], Nightwind
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Royce kills Grant so he can claim his property and the hidden gold mine on it but the Apache Kid fights Royce in the mine and a mine collapse kills Royce.

Four (April, 1951)

Title: "The Stagecoach Massacre"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Apache Kid
Villains: Blackie Acard [impersonates Apaches, dies] and his gang [Clem, Pecos, Charlie]
Others: Captain Bill Gregory, Nightwind, Red Hawk, Slim [townsperson]
Genre: Western
Setting: March 24, Fort Madison
Synopsis: Seeming Apaches rob the U.S. Cavalry payroll and the Apache Kid exposes Blackie and his gang as the culprits; Captain Gregory helps the Kid defeat Blackie's gang in a shoot-out.

Title: "The Eagle Shrieks!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Apache Kid
Villains: An Apache medicine man [dies], the medicine man's pet panther [dies], a giant eagle [dies]
Others: Nightwind
Genre: Western
Setting: Fort Madison area
Synopsis: An immense eagle has been killing Apaches. The Apache Kid goes after the eagle but the local medicine man resents the Kid taking the glory and tries to kill the Kid with his panther. The medicine man is killed by the eagle and the Kid kills the eagle and panther.

Title: "Shotgun Guard"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Buck Blake [sheriff's son]
Villains: Chinookan [native warrior], Blackie [gunman]
Others: Sheriff Blake [old lawman], Lucy Parks [stage traveler]
Genre: Western
Setting: Sonora
Synopsis: Buck is seemingly a coward, but while helping his father defend a stage from Chinookan, Buck rises to the challenge when his father is knocked out and Buck's efforts allow the stage to finish its ride safely.

Title: "Claws of Death!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Apache Kid
Villains: Running Moose, Big Claws [killer grizzly bear, dies]
Others: Red Hawk, Timbersnake [Apache hunter]
Genre: Western
Setting: Fort Madison area
Synopsis: Running Moose again tries to kill the Apache Kid, this time by luring him on a hunt for Big Claws, intending for the Kid to die at the hands of the bear's mate, but the Kid outfights both bears and wins the contest.

Five

Title: "The Uprising"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Apache Kid
Villains: Larson Meads [vigilante, dies]
Others: Nightwind, Apaches, Red Hawk, Long Bow [medicine man], US Cavalry
Genre: Western
Setting: Fort Madison
Synopsis: Meads gives the Apaches documents claiming Gregory is about to wage war on them; they prepare for battle, but when the Kid realizes Meads has tricked them he halts the battle and exposes Meads' deceit; the Apaches put him to death and make peace.

Title: "The Trail of the Arrow!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Apache Kid
Villains: A cowboy
Others: Nightwind, Captain Bill Gregory, Apaches, US Cavalry
Genre: Western
Setting: Fort Madison, Death Canyon, Laredo
Synopsis: The Kid helps investigate the passage to Laredo, where each scout has been killed by an archer. He finds a cowboy is responsible, having discovered a fortune in Spanish gold he wanted to keep for himself.

Title: "The Defeat of Ace Waco"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Alkali Evans [prospector]
Villains: Ace Waco [gunman, dies]
Genre: Western
Setting: Oxbow
Synopsis: Waco runs Oxbow like a tyrant, killing whoever he wishes. When he hears about Evans' gold strike he forces Evans to lead him to the mine. Once they're inside, Evans causes a pillar to give way, burying them. Waco panics and dies, just as Evans hoped; there was a second exit he planned to use all along.

Title: "Running Moose Strikes"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Apache Kid
Villains: Running Moose [dies]
Others: Nightwind, Red Hawk, Apaches [Tall Eagle], White Swan [Apache woman]
Genre: Western
Setting: Coral Canyon
Synopsis: Running Moose wants to destroy the Apache Kid and tries to trample him in a stampede of horses but the Kid escapes and Running Moose winds up being crushed instead.

Six (June, 1951)

Title: "War Drums on the Red River!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Apache Kid
Villains: Coyoes [Native tribe], Yellow Feather [Coyoe chief], Long Arrow [chief's son]
Others: Nightwind, Red Hawk, Captain Bill Gregory, White Swan, Apaches, US Cavalry
Genre: Western
Setting: Fort Madison
Reprinted In: Apache Kid#12; Western Gunfighters#7
Synopsis: Long Arrow wants White Swan for himself and to conquer both the Apaches and the Cavalry. He captures the Apache Kid to set his plans in motion, attacking the Apaches knowing without the Apache Kid, the Cavalry won't respond. However, White Swan feigns an attraction to Long Arrow just to rescue the Apache Kid and the Kid summons the Cavalry to help rout the Coyoes; as Aloysius Kare, the Kid forces Long Arrow to surrender and lead his tribe far from the area.

Title: "The Trail of the Coyote!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Apache Kid
Villains: Langley [Pony Express rider]
Others: Nightwind
Genre: Western
Setting: Twin Rivers
Reprinted In: Apache Kid#12; Western Gunfighters#6
Synopsis: Langley arrives in Twin Rivers wounded and claims the Apache Kid robbed him. A posse forms to catch the Kid, but the Kid finds Langley and forces him to confess his crimes to the authorities, clearing his name.

Title: "Kid Barrat 'the Kid Who Downed the Killer King!'"
Story:
Art: Paul Reinman
Heroes: Kid Barrat [19 year old gunfighter]
Villains: King Cantrell [infamous gunfighter, dies]
Others: Jeb [townsperson]
Genre: Western
Setting: Buckhorn, Wyoming
Reprinted In: Apache Kid#12; Outlaw Kid#5
Synopsis: To prove how accomplished he is, Kid Barrat challenges King Cantrell and kills him in a gunfight, but finds old friends are now afraid of him, giving him a reputation he never wanted.

Title: "Flaming Frontier!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Apache Kid
Villains: James Calhoun [prejudiced soldier]
Others: Nightwind, Captain Bill Gregory, Red Hawk, White Swan, US Cavalry, Apaches, Halsey [governor's aide], the governor
Genre: Western
Setting: Fort Madison
Synopsis: Calhoun hates all "Indians" so he sneaks into the Apache camp and steals one of the Apache Kid's feathers. When the governor comes to help write a peace treaty with the Apaches, Calhoun sets off dynamite on the governor's coach and leaves the Kid's feather behind to incriminate him. However, the dynamite causes a fire and Calhoun is caught under a fiery tree. The Kid saves him and he tells the truth to the governor, restoring the Kid's name and allowing the treaty to proceed.

Seven

Title: "Tough Hombre!"
Story:
Art: Russ Heath
Heroes: An old man [Bosco's father]
Villains: Bosco Blake [town bully]
Others: Buck Hawkins [cowboy], Dollie [woman]
Genre: Western
Setting: 1897, Shawnee City
Synopsis: Bosco runs Shawnee City as though it were his, but an old man arrives and forces him to shape up; Bosco obeys because the old man is his father.

Title: "The Golden Kid"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Doc [old man]
Villains: Golden Kid [outlaw with golden bullets, dies]
Others: Glen [Doc's son, dead]
Genre: Western
Setting: April 17, 1887, Nugget, Arizona, USA
Synopsis: Doc's son is killed and the Golden Kid's bullets are found. Doc realizes the Kid took the place of the new marshal, Tom Courage and exposes the Kid's identity, then kills him in a shootout.
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Eight

"The Challenge"
"Half-Breed's Treachery"
"The Man Who Wouldn't Die"
"The Cougar Strikes"

Nine

"The Flaming Border"
"The Hunting of Running Moose"
"The Yellow Feather"
"The Sacrifice of White Swan"

Ten

"The Raid of the Renegades"
"Red Arrow Strikes"

Title: "Where Danger Dwells"
Story:
Art: Allen Bellman
Heroes: Black Panther [Kit Burke, masked outlaw, dies]
Villains: Jake Lanning [outlaw, dies] and his gang
Others: Hank [townsman], Pete Burke [U.S. Marshal, Kit's brother]
Genre: Western
Setting: Gun Creek
Synopsis: Pete is after Jake Lanning, the outlaw he blames for his brother's death, but the Black Panther takes on the assignment and kills Lanning; fatally wounded in the gunfight, the Black Panther dies, revealing himself to be Pete's believed-dead brother.
"The Winning of White Swan"

Eleven
"Spurs West!" from Two-Gun Western#13
"The Wild Beast" from Apache Kid#1
"The Human Sacrifice!" from Two-Gun Western#7
"The Rails of Death!" from Apache Kid#1

Twelve

"War Drums on the Red River!" from Apache Kid#6
"The Trail of the Coyote!" from Apache Kid#6
"Grey Wolf Strikes" from Apache Kid#2
"Kid Barrat 'the Kid Who Downed the Killer King!'" from Apache Kid#6

Thirteen (April, 1955)

Title: "The Fury of Red Stallion!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Apache Kid
Villains: Mike, Jud and Pete [rustlers, Mike dies]
Others: Nightwind, Red Stallion [horse being broken by Apache Kid], Apaches
Genre: Western
Setting: The area of Fort Madison
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#2
Synopsis: Rustlers try to steal the horses Apache Kid has broken for the Apaches, but Apache Kid stops them and one is killed by the Red Stallion. For fighting for its freedom, Apache Kid lets the Red Stallion run free.

Title: "Poison Arrow!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Apache Kid
Villains: Wampu [Powwow medicine man], Poison Arrow
Others: Nightwind
Genre: Western
Setting: The area of Fort Madison
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#4
Synopsis: Apache Kid discovers the Powwows are preparing for war and Wampu declares Apache Kid their enemy, ordering him to climb atop a mountain to be feasted on by eagles. However, the Kid climbs down the mountain as Aloysius Kare then defeats Wampu's champion Poison Arrow; because Apache Kid survives the eagles on the mountain, the Powwow decide the gods are on his side, rather than Poison Arrow.

Title: "Pony Express"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Jim Clay [Pony Express rider]
Villains: Yates Brothers [thieves], Natives
Genre: Western
Setting: Abilene
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#2
Synopsis: On his first day as a rider, Jim evades Natives and bests the Yates Brothers, delivering them to the sheriff before completing his delivery.

Title: "Uprising!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Apache Kid
Villains: Cayugas, Flying Cloud [leader of Cayugas, believed dead, dies]
Others: Nightwind
Genre: Western
Setting: Fort Madison
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#2
Synopsis: The Apache Kid learns the Cayugas are planning an uprising against both Apaches and white men and tries to warn others as Kare, but no one will listen, because Flying Cloud is believed dead; he finally battles the Cayugas himself and slays Flying Cloud in combat.

Fourteen (June, 1955)

Title: "Guns at Outlaw Canyon!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Apache Kid
Villains: Hank Bower [outlaw] and his gang
Others: Nightwind, Sheriff [uncle of Bower]
Genre: Western
Setting: Outlaw Canyon
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#15
Synopsis: The Apache Kid accepts the challenge of a bank robber and defeats him in Outlaw Canyon.

Title: "Law of the Totem!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Apache Kid
Villains: Slade [outlaw] and his gang
Others: Nightwind, Captain Bill Gregory, Apaches, Red Horse [Apache Kid's brother]
Genre: Western
Setting: Fort Madison
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#14
Synopsis: Slade tricks Red Horse into thinking their totems are advocating war; the Apache Kid exposes Slade's deception and prevents his people from starting a war.

Title: "The Mystery of Ghost Town!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Apache Kid
Villains: Ben, Matt, Monk [thieves]
Others: Nightwind, Tumbleweed [old hermit]
Genre: Western
Setting: Last Chance, USA
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#11
Synopsis: Apache Kid finds a ghost town where Tumbleweed lives, hiding his map to an oil claim. Tumbelweed thinks the Kid is a ghost and chases him away, but when the Kid discovers a gang of thieves preparing to steal the map he helps Tumbleweed defeat them and becomes Tumbleweed's friend.

Title: "Covered Wagon"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Clay Gilson [wagon train master]
Villains: Apaches
Others: Jones family, McGillicudy family, Smith family, Cohen family, Kowalski family, Sue, Werner, Joe, Caleb Swenson, Mrs. Jameson, Tom Harper, Shorty Lee, Sum Crawford, Seth [pioneers]
Genre: Western
Setting: California, USA
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#11
Synopsis: Clay guides his wagon train through many perils, even combat with Apaches; eventually they reach California and settle there.

Fifteen (August, 1955)

Title: "Six-Guns and Tomahawks!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Apache Kid
Villains: Rod Barron [gun dealer] and his men [disguised as Apaches]
Others: Nightwind, Skinner [wagon driver], Captain Bill Gregory, Red Hawk, Apaches, US Cavalry
Genre: Western
Setting: Fort Madison
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#32
Synopsis: Men disguised as Apaches steal a shipment of guns meant for Fort Madison; Apache Kid exposes the culprit as Rod Barron, who stole his own merchandise back from the army. The Cavalry and Apaches join forces to rout Barron's men.

Title: "Flaming Arrows!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Apache Kid
Villains: Yellow Feather [Coyoe chief], Coyoes [enemies of Apaches]
Others: Red Hawk, Nightwind, Apaches
Genre: Western
Setting: The area of Fort Madison
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#22
Synopsis: The Coyoes fire flaming arrows, calling for war on white men; Apache Kid confronts Yellow Feather and faces him in unarmed combat; unable to best him, Yellow Feather calls off his plans for war.
"The Eagles Canyon"
"The Impostor"

Sixteen (October, 1955)

Title: "The Flaming Tomahawk!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Apache Kid
Villains: Swift Buffalo [Little White Pine's father, dislikes white men]
Others: Nightwind, Little White Pine [young Apache], Apaches, Red Hawk, Captain Bill Gregory
Genre: Western
Setting: Fort Madison
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#28
Synopsis: Swift Buffalo wants war with the white men and leads them to battle, but his son follows him and is nearly killed; when Apache Kid saves Little White Pine's life, Swift Buffalo calls off the fight.

Title: "Range war on the Panhandle!"
Story:
Art: Bob Forgione, Jack Abel
Heroes: Chad [sheriff]
Others: Big Mike Hunter, Todd Valentine [rival ranchers], Whitey [Chad's horse], Roger, Jim [settlers]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#19
Synopsis: Hunter and Valentine begin a range war, but Chad forces them to confront each other face to face and after a fistfight, the two resolve to settle their differences peacefully.

Title: "Brand of the Outlaw!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Apache Kid
Villains: Warner Grant [paranoid property owner]
Others: Nightwind, Red Hawk, Apaches
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#20
Synopsis: Warner seals off his land, right in the middle of Apache territory. Apache Kid tries to reason with Warner, but Warner is deeply paranoid of Apaches; however, Grant's electric fences wind up causing a fire and Apache Kid saves Warner's life; touched by Apache Kid's behaviour, Warner opens his lands to the Apaches.

Title: "Beyond the Bad Lands!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Apache Kid
Villains: Buzz and his gang [outlaws]
Others: Red Hawk, Apaches, Nightwind
Genre: Western
Setting: Fort Madison area; Cougar Pass
Synopsis: Buzz and his men attempt to trick the Apaches into going on the warpath, but Apache Kid lures them into an ambush while guised as Kare, then leads his fellow Apaches to capture Buzz and his gang.

Seventeen (December, 1955)

Title: "Dangerous Heritage!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Apache Kid
Villains: Flaming Wolf [Cohoe chief], the Cohoes
Others: Running Stag [young Apache], Swift Spear [Running Stag's father], Red Hawk, Nightwind, US Cavalry
Genre: Western
Setting: Fort Madison area
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#27
Synopsis: Swift Spear narrates to Running Stag how Flaming Wolf once waged war on the Apaches, but bought his guns from Aloysius Kare; Kare gave the Cohoes useless ammunition and then defeated Flaming Wolf as the Apache Kid; in the present, Apache Kid helps save Running Stag and Swift Spear from unseen enemies.

Title: "Wild Horse Mesa!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Apache Kid
Villains: Barlow, Hank [horse thieves]
Others: Nightwind, Red Hawk, Apaches [Long Trail]
Genre: Western
Setting: Quamki Canyon; Wild Horse Mesa, USA
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#30
Synopsis: The Apaches round up wild horses, but Barlow and his men steal them; Apache Kid confronts the gang and claims angry spirits will have revenge on them; the gang tie up the Kid, but he secretly switches to Aloysius Kare; the gang think Kare's appearance is the result of the spirits and flee; Apache Kid returns the horses to his people.

Title: "The Man!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Ted Desmond [16 year old cowboy]
Villains: Yancy [escaped convict]
Others: Mrs. Desmond [Ted's mother], Trailblaze [Ted's horse]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Kid Colt, Outlaw#190
Synopsis: Yancy steals Trailblaze to evade the authorities but Ted personally pursues and recaptures him.

Title: "The Last of the Tomahawks!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Apache Kid
Villains: Yellow Wolf [Sioux warrior]
Others: Nightwind, Captain Bill Gregory, Connie Kinkaid [settler], Tall Pine [Sioux chief], Great Bear [Tall Pine's son], Billy Kinkaid [Connie's son], the Sioux
Genre: Western
Setting: Fort Madison
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#22
Synopsis: The Sioux are preparing to attack settlers, so Fort Madison receives locals for protection; Apache Kid investigates the Kinkaid family as they travel en route to the fort and then goes to see the Sioux, trying to convince Tall Pine not to wage war; Billy follows Apache Kid and presents himself as a representative of the white men to battle the Sioux's champion; Great Bear responds and the two youths fight, ultimately reaching a stalemate. Tall Pine declares all men are equals: there will be no war.

Title: "The Sunset Trail!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Apache Kid
Others: Nightwind, Red Hawk, Apaches
Genre: Western
Setting: Fort Madison area
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#29
Synopsis: Red Hawk falters during a buffalo hunt and decides to leave the tribe because of his age. However, Aloysius Kare declares he's bet the tribe's hunting grounds on a fight between Red Hawk and the Apache Kid. Red Hawk answers the challenge and defeats his son fairly in combat, regaining his people's respect.

Eighteen (February, 1956)

Title: "The River of No Return!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Apache Kid
Villains: Laki the Hyena [madman]
Others: Nightwind, Red Hawk, Apaches
Genre: Western
Setting: Fort Madison area
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#25
Synopsis: Apache Kid travels down the supposed "river of no return" and meets Laki, who was driven mad by the ordeal of traveling there; the Kid brings Laki back up the river with him, helping Laki regain his sanity.

Title: "The Painted Peril"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Apache Kid
Villains: Swift Buffalo [Sioux chieftain]
Others: Captain Bill Gregory, Nightwind, Apaches, Red Hawk
Genre: Western
Setting: Fort Madison
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#2
Synopsis: When the Sioux ride upon Fort Madison, the Apache Kid mobilizes the Apaches against them, but soon the Apaches turn on the Apache Kid and Red Hawk to follow Swift Buffalo; the Apache Kid ultimately defeats Swift Buffalo in personal combat and by sparing his life, convinces him to become peaceful.

Title: "Heritage!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Apache Kid
Villains: Peters [bear hunter]
Others: Captain Bill Gregory, Nightwind, Apaches, US Cavalry
Genre: Western
Setting: Fort Madison area
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#24
Synopsis: Apache Kid pretends to be against white men to draw out Peters' intent to drive out the Apaches and corner the bear hunting grounds; once the Kid has his confession, Captain Gregory arrests Peters.

Title: "Cry of the Coyote"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Apache Kid
Villains: Big Wolf [Pohanto tribe, thief]
Others: Nightwind
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#21
Synopsis: Apache Kid discovers Big Wolf hiding amongst totem poles, trying to frighten people away by manipulating the totems to attack people and making the sound of coyotes. The Kid discovers Big Wolf has a cache of goods he stole from Native graves; he captures Big Wolf and retrieves the stolen items.

Title: "The Swindler"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Jay Scott Pike
Heroes: Charlie Duff [gold prospector]
Villains: Clem Yates [con man]
Others: Hank [Clem's friend]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#21
Synopsis: When Charlie announces he found gold, Clem decides to swindle him, claiming his land has oil. They trade, but it turns out Charlie found fool's gold and there really is oil on Clem's old land.

Nineteen (April, 1956)

Title: "The Flaming Totem!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Apache Kid
Villains: Flying Eagle [rogue Apache], Bruce Jennings [conspirator]
Others: Red Hawk, Captain Bill Gregory, Nightwind, Apaches
Genre: Western
Setting: Fort Madison
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#13; Western Gunfighters#16
Synopsis: The Apaches are driven to war by Flying Eagle, but the Apache Kid routs him and the conspirator Jennings out, ending the conflict.

Title: "The Man Who Came Back!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Apache Kid
Villains: Ben Hobson and Blayne [rustlers]
Others: Nightwind, Sheriff Kim, Pat Kim [sheriff's daughter]
Genre: Western
Setting: The area of Fort Madison
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#18; Western Gunfighters#12
Synopsis: As Kare, the Apache Kid is framed for rustling; when the true rustlers come after the local sheriff's ranch, the Apache Kid defends it and reveals the true rustlers' identities.

Title: "The Call of the Wilderness!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Apache Kid
Others: Nightwind, Apaches
Genre: Western
Setting: Area of Fort Madison
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#19; Western Gunfighters#12
Synopsis: When Nightwind helps other horses escape an avalanche, he does not return to the Apache Kid; the Apache Kid must break his spirit once more to reclaim him as his mount.

Title: "The Gunman"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Vic Carrabotta
Heroes: Joel Craven [21 year old gunman]
Others: Nevada Joe [gunfighter], Jim [bartender]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Kid Colt, Outlaw#166
Synopsis: Joel trains himself to be a gunfighter, but finds now people fear him and he has no friends.

Title: "Bayonets and Spears!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Apache Kid
Villains: Joe Moss and his gang [Carl]
Others: Nightwind, Captain Bill Gregory, US Cavalry, Red Hawk
Genre: Western
Setting: Fort Madison
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#17; Western Gunfighters#33
Synopsis: Aloysius Kare joins Joe Moss' gang as they masquerade as Apaches to rile people against Red Hawk's tribe; Kare alerts the Cavalry and Apaches to the truth and Moss' gang are rounded up.


APACHE SKIES

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One (September, 2002)

Title: "Warpath"
Story: John Ostrander
Art: Leonard Manco
Heroes: Rawhide Kid, Apache Kid [Aloysius Kare, dies in flashback], Apache Kid [Rosa, Kare's lover]
Villains: Cole Williams, McGee [two of Apache Kid's killers, die], William Tyler [Santa Fe railroad president], Richard Trask [ex-soldier], Billy Tyler [son of William Tyler, dies], Sheriff Wilson
Others: Eustace Grimes [porter]
Genre: Western
Setting: November, 1886; Sagoro, New Mexico-Arizona territory
Synopsis: The Rawhide Kid and the new Apache Kid both track the first Apache Kid's killers, while William Tyler hires Richard Trask to find and stop them.

Two (October, 2002)

Title: "Hard Ride"
Story: John Ostrander
Art: Leonard Manco
Heroes: Rawhide Kid, Apache Kid
Villains: Sheriff Wilson [dies], Richard Trask
Others: The first Apache Kid [flashback only], Geronimo [flashback only]
Genre: Western
Setting: November, 1886; Sagoro, New Mexico-Arizona territory
Synopsis: Rawhide Kid and Apache Kid escape from Sagoro and she relates to him how she met and wed the first Apache Kid; Trask arrives in Sagoro and burns the town to the ground.

Three (November, 2002)

Title: "Trust"
Story: John Ostrander
Art: Leonard Manco
Heroes: Rawhide Kid, Apache Kid
Villains: Richard Trask, William Tyler, Mulchahy [one of Trask's men]
Others: Eustace Grimes, Lozen [follower of Geronimo], Reverend Phillips, Migdalia [Apache youth]
Genre: Western
Setting: November, 1886; Sagoro, New Mexico-Arizona territory; the Alamo, Texas; San Antonio, Texas
Synopsis: Rawhide Kid and Apache Kid takeover the train transporting Apache youths to be schooled by white men, with Trask close behind them.

Four (December, 2002)

Title: "Straight to Hell"
Story: John Ostrander
Art: Leonard Manco
Heroes: Rawhide Kid, Apache Kid
Villains: Richard Trask [dies], William Tyler [dies]
Others: Billy Tyler [as a corpse], Eustace Grimes, Reverend Phillips [dies], Migdalia
Genre: Western
Setting: November, 1886; Sagoro, New Mexico-Arizona territory
Synopsis: Rawhide Kid destroys Tyler's train, killing him and Trask and leaves the Apache Kid and Grimes to bring the young Apaches to safety.


ARIZONA KID

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One

"The Bushwacker Strikes!"
"Redman's Justice!"
"The Last Chance"
"Terror! South of the Border!"

Two

"The Red Men Attack!"
"Code of the Gunfighter!"
"Warrior's Revenge!"
"The Golden Squaw"
"The Coward's Boast"

Three

"Redskins' Revolt"
"The Dead Man Ride!"

Title: "Left for Dead!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Marshal "Big" Jim Martin [lawman]
Villains: Slash Coyote [outlaw, dies] and his gang [Steve named, all die]
Others: Doc Walker [local physician], a prospector [Slash's father]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: An old prospector saves Martin's life when Slash leaves him for dead. Martin winds up killing Slash and his gang with the prospector's help and only then learns the prospector was Slash's father.

Title: "The Strange Saga of Russian Bill!"
Story:
Art:
Villains: Lt. William Tattenbaum ["Russian Bill," outlaw, dies], Johnny Ringo [outlaw]
Genre: Western
Setting: 1872, Tombstone, Texas
Synopsis: Russian Bill talks big about his career as an outlaw, but never partakes in real action. After being caught stealing a horse, Bill is sentenced to death. The lawmen decide not to let Bill's mother learn how he died.
"The Vanishing Stranger!"

Four

"Nuggets Of Death"
"Cactus City Showdown"
"Bank-Bustin' Brothers"
"Decision Of Death"
"The Kill Crazy Caballero"

Five

Title: "Cloven Hoofs of Death!"
Story:
Art: Pete Morisi
Heroes: Arizona Kid
Villains: Bull Corbin [buffalo hide trader, dies]
Others: Major Cullen, Arrow, Nan, Cliff, Happy Hicks, Senator Talley Wing [Texas senator], Roy Wing [Talley's son, dies], Captain Macklin [Texas Ranger], Sub-chief Tomacha [Sioux, dies], Sioux warriors
Genre: Western
Setting: Chapaqua Springs, Texas
Synopsis: Senator Wing endorses buffalo hide trading in Texas, bringing Corbin into the territory. The rangers refuse to aid Corbin in his hunt, irritating Senator Wing. The Arizona Kid, Happy and Wing's son Roy set out to find Corbin, discovering an immense buffalo slaughter on the plains. The Kid tries to make peace with sub-chief Tomacha, but Corbin murders Tomacha, threatening to bring war to the territory. The Kid and the others try to intervene and Roy is killed fighting Corbin. The Kid kills Corbin in revenge. Senator Wing is distraught by his son's death and reveals he's really a Native raised by white people who hated his own kind. Ashamed of himself, he gives up his old life and joins the Sioux tribe.
"Killers Three"
"The Posse Rides"
"The Sheriff of San Saba!"
"He Taught Him to Kill!"

Six

Title: "The Raiders of Balancing Rock!"
Story:
Art: Pete Morisi
Heroes: Arizona Kid
Villains: Job Creech [outlaw], Ox Creech [Job's brother, dies] and their gang [Crooked Wolf, Chili Charlie, die]
Others: Major Cullen, Nan, Happy Hicks, Cliff, Arrow
Genre: Western
Setting: Bannock City, Balancing Rock, Sioux Falls, Texas
Synopsis: Job and Ox's men raid across Texas until the rangers intervene; the Kid helps capture Job, but Ox is at large and takes Nan hostage to force his brother's release. Cliff turns vigilante to save his daughter and the Kid aids him, battling through Ox's men until they find Nan's location and save her. Escaping up a cliff they cause an avalanche, burying Ox and his men.

Title: "The Avenger"
Story:
Art: George Tuska
Heroes: Ross Hunt [outlaw, dies]
Villains: Bret Holcomb, Chan Destry, Rick Talen, Harve Bell [all outlaws, all die]
Genre: Western
Setting: Calico Wells, Texas
Synopsis: Ross enters town and quickly murders four of the men who lynched Curly Brande; finally, he lets the town sheriff kill him as punishment for his participation in the lynching.

Title: "Mystery Mesa!"
Story:
Art: Pete Morisi
Heroes: Arizona Kid
Villains: The Hawk [Carl Sandstrom, cattle rustler] and his gang
Others: Happy Hicks, Arrow, Ham Coley [accused cowboy]
Genre: Western
Setting: Bearspaw Basin
Synopsis: The Kid and Hicks find Sandstorm about to lynch Coley for rustling cattle, believing him to be the masked raider the Hawk. The Kid and Hicks start a search for the Hawk and discover his mask in a lair. Finding one of Sandstrom's blond hairs in the mask, the Kid realizes Sandstrom is the Hawk and arrests him.
"Gun Whipped"
"Powder Smoke Pay-Off!"


ARROWHEAD

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One (April, 1954)

"Sequoya"

Title: untitled
Story:
Art: Joe Sinnott
Heroes: Arrowhead [Pawnee warrior]
Villains: Snake Fang [Pawnee medicine man, dies], Pete Frame [trader, dies], Crow tribe [some die]
Others: Bear-That-Walks [Arrowhead's father, dies], Sliding Otter [Arrowhead's brother, dies], Doe Eyes [Arrowhead's love interest], other Pawnee [Running Wolf named], Andy Crockett [Pawnee sympathizer]
Genre: Western
Setting: Sutter's Fort, USA
Synopsis: Arrowhead's family are killed by whites. Caught by white people who mistake him for a Crow, Arrowhead is sent to prison but Crockett sets him free, knowing the Pawnee couldn't be responsible for the recent Crow attacks. Arrowhead returns home to find his family's deaths were arranged by Snake Fang and Pete Frame. Arrowhead kills them both, but can't explain his actions to his own people, forcing him to become an outcast. Arrowhead vows revenge on all whites and intends to drive them from his people's lands.

Title: untitled
Story:
Art: Joe Sinnott
Heroes: Arrowhead
Villains: Britt Fargo [army scout], US Army
Others: Eagle [Arrowhead's pinto]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Arrowhead finds the wild pinto Eagle and saves it from a puma. Eagle returns the favour by aiding Arrowhead against Fargo, so thereafter he becomes Arrowhead's steed.

Title: untitled
Story:
Art: Joe Sinnott
Heroes: Arrowhead
Villains: Snively [US Army], Red Wolf [Arapaho scout], Blackfoot warriors [some die]
Others: Eagle, Jeff [farmer], Sarah [Jeff's wife], their son
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Arrowhead saves Sarah, Jeff and their son from a Blackfoot attack. Wounded in the process, Arrowhead is brought into their cabin and hidden from the soldiers pursuing him. When Snively and Red Wolf try to expose Arrowhead's location he defeats them and then parts ways with Jeff's family. Although Arrowhead tells Jeff they may meet next as enemies, Jeff doubts it.

Two (June, 1954)

"Dream Eye"
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Three (August, 1954)

"The Saga of Chief Little Wolf"
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Four (November, 1954)

Title: "Tecumseh!"
Story:
Art: John Forte
Heroes: Tecumseh [Shawnee chief, dies]
Villains: W.H. Harrison [Governor of Indiana]
Others: Puckshinwa [Tecumseh's father]
Genre: Western, War
Setting: 1768-1813, Ohio; Indiana, USA; War of 1812
Synopsis: Recounts the life of Tecumseh as he attempted to unite the First Nations, allied with the British and ultimately died in battle against the USA.
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BEST WESTERN

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Continued in Western Outlaws and Sheriffs

Fifty-Eight

Title: "The Million Dollar-Train Robbery!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Two-Gun Kid [also as "Pistol Kid"], Rusty Randolph
Villains: Loco [robber leader, dies], his gang [Weasel, Torpy, Kansas, all die; Jeb], Marshal Burt Stockton [corrupt lawman, dies], Lem Kinsey [town clerk, dies]
Others: Colonel Thomlin [railroad owner], Jim Canfield [mine owner], Valerie [singer], Cyclone
Genre: Western
Setting: Robbers Roost, the Badlands; Mud Flats
Synopsis: Burt asks the Kid to help him against Loco's spree of robberies. Posing as "the Pistol Kid," the Kid infiltrates Loco's gang as they rob a train; Loco is killed while the gang get away, but the Marshal aids the Kid in catching the rest of the gang and killing them. The Kid knows someone was aiding the gang and Lem is exposed as a collaborator, only to be run off a cliff. The Kid exposes Burt as the real power behind Loco and while Rusty surprises Burt, the Kid shoots the lawman dead.

Title: "Blood on the Range!"
Story:
Art: John Severin
Heroes: Black Rider
Villains: Red John [gunhawk, impersonates Black Rider, dies], Grant DuMont [rancher, dies], Sash Grale [sheep herder, dies]
Others: Satan/Ichabod, Bobby Lathrop, Jim Lathrop, Marie Lathrop, Baldy, Frank, Simmons, Cactus Joe [posse]
Genre: Western
Setting: Leadville, Texas, USA
Synopsis: Ranchers and sheep herders turn on each other and both sides try to take over the lands of their competitors, using Red John as a hired gun disguised as the Black Rider so no one suspects who's behind him. The Black Rider kills Red John then kills Sash and Grant, breaking up the land grabbers and leaving their former properties open to new ranchers and sheep herders.
"The Wicked Wedding!"

Fifty-Nine

Title: "The Mystery of the Mad Monk!"
Story:
Art: Russ Heath
Heroes: Kid Colt
Villains: Hook Creech [sheriff, the Monk, dies], Frank Jepson [Wells Fargo agent, the Monk, dies]
Others: Steel, Jake Dawson [prospector, dies]
Genre: Western
Setting: Hatter's Gap
Synopsis: Kid Colt finds Dawson dead and clashes with Jepson. Colt discovers a killer named the Monk is loose in the area; he wonders if Hook could be the Monk, but sees the Monk and Hook active at the same time. Colt finally discovers Jepson and Hook are both the Monk and they die in battle with Kid Colt.
"Siege of the Alamo"
"The Black Rider Strikes!"
"The Secret of the Valley of Fear!"


BILLY BUCKSKIN

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Continued in 2-Gun Kid

One (November, 1955)

Title: untitled
Story:
Art: Joe Maneely
Heroes: Billy Buckskin [son of an Indian agent]
Villains: Nocona [renegade Kiowa] and his followers
Others: Sheltowee and other Kiowas, Billy's father [dies], Soapy [Billy's sidekick]
Genre: Western
Setting: Fort Ironside
Synopsis: Billy's father is trying to keep the peace between the Kiowas and white men, but Nocona kills him, framing the Osages in the hopes the white men will kill his enemies. Billy sees through Nocona's trick and, with Soapy, tracks Nocona down. Billy wounds Nocona, but Nocona escapes; Billy vows revenge.
"Assault!"
"Attack in Eagle County"
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Two (January, 1956)
"Ambush!"
"Treachery at Dawn!"
"Fateful Decision!"
"Street Fight"
"Trapped"

Three (March, 1956)
"Thieves In The Night"
"War Party!"
"Desperate Mission!"

Title: "The Mob!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Al Williamson
Heroes: Jeb Hawkins [wrongly-accused man]
Genre: Western
Setting: Rio County, USA
Synopsis: Jeb is suspected of murder and arrested. A mob forms wanting to kill him but they finally learn the dead man was killed by his own gun while cleaning it; the mob disperses.
"Shadow of Defeat!"


BLACK RIDER

Continued from Western Winners; continues in Gunsmoke Western

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Eight (March, 1950)

Title: "The Mystery of the Valley of Giants!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Black Rider
Villains: Wolf Cariff and his gang [cattle rustlers, all die], Professor Chalis [mad scientist with growth ray, dies], Zugg [giant], a giant wolf [dies], giant rattlesnakes
Others: Satan/Ichabod, Jim Lathrop, Marie Lathrop, Bobby Lathrop, Jim [Lathrop's foreman, becomes giant]
Genre: Western, Science Fiction
Setting: Leadville, Texas, USA; Chicago, Illinois, USA
Synopsis: Chalis comes to Leadville to continue his experiments with a growth ray and begins transforming men into an army of giants, but the Black Rider cures the afflicted men and Chalis perishes when a fire destroys his ranch, taking the growth ray with it.
"The Spotted Invader"

Nine (June, 1950)

"Wrath of the Redskins"
"On the Trail of the Fox"
"The Silent Killer"
"The Impossible Problem"
"Menace From the Sky"
"The Secret of the Human Cargo"

Ten (September, 1950)

Title: "The Legend of the Black Rider"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Black Rider [also as the Cactus Kid]
Villains: A gang of cattle rustlers, Luke Davis and his gang [flashback, all die], Blast Burrows and his gang [flashback, land grabbers, all die]
Others: Satan/Ichabod, Jim Lathrop, Bobby Lathrop, Masters' parents [dead, flashback], Marie Lathrop, Charlie Maddock [flashback, Lathrop's foreman, dies]
Genre: Western
Setting: Leadville, Texas, USA; Jezebel, Jefferson County, Texas, USA
Synopsis: After helping the Lathrops defeat cattle rustlers, Black Rider tells his origin to Bobby: after his parents were killed by Luke Davis, Matthew Masters grew up to become the Cactus Kid and killed Davis. The law were pleased with Masters for ridding them of Davis and helped him begin training as a doctor, Masters hoping to leave gunfighting in his past. After finishing his training and opening an office in Leadville, Masters met the Lathrops and learned how Blast Burrows was after their land and murdering their help. Marie considered Masters a coward for refusing to aid them; to keep his life as Masters pure but still find justice, Masters became the Black Rider and saved the Lathrops from Burrows, killing Burrows himself.
Notes: Retold from "Introducing the Black Rider" in All-Western Winners#2.
"The Silent Killer"
"Six-Gun Lesson!"

Title: "Death in the Cards!"
Story:
Art: Joe Maneely
Heroes: Black Rider
Villains: Flush Dawson [gambler, dies], Dawson's gang [includes Fallon, all die]
Others: Ichabod, Marie Lathrop, Sheriff Hickey
Genre: Western
Setting: Leadville, Texas
Synopsis: Dawson comes to Leadville and starts a gambling house. Marie takes Masters to see it and they swindle him out of his money. Returning as the Black Rider, he cuts cards with Dawson. When Dawson cheats at this too, the Black Rider kills him and all of his men.

Eleven (November, 1950)

"Massacre at Fort McVey"
"Black Rider Unmasked"
"Yellow"
"Wanted for Murder"
"The Bully"
"Betrayed"

Title: "Greed!"
Story:
Art: Gene Colan
Heroes: Billy the Kid [outlaw]
Villains: Clem, Jeb and another robber [all die]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Clem, Jeb and their partner rob a bank but run into Billy the Kid as they escape; Billy kills them and leaves behind a note asking the authorities if there's a reward for their lives.

Twelve (January, 1951)

"The Town That Vanished"
"Marked for Murder"
"Torture"
"Trek of Terror"
"Hot Lead Reunion"

Thirteen (March, 1951)

"Terrified Tribe"
"The Deadly Double-Cross"
"The Waiting Death"
"The Secret in the Sand"
"The Tough Hombre"
"The Strange Man"

Fourteen (May, 1951)

"The Horror Castle"
"The Tree Pirates Strike"
"The Old Man"
"Close Shave"
"Custer's Last Stand"
"The Victim"
"The Metal Menace"

Fifteen (July, 1951)

"The Poisoned Bottles"
"The Silent Scream"
"Bowie-Knife Ben"
"The Sign of the Wolf"
"Returns From the Dead"

Sixteen (September, 1951)

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"Three-Cornered Feud"
"Draw or Die"
"Mass Murder in Montana

Seventeen (November, 1951)

"Black Rider's Vengeance"
"Mirror of Death"
"The Biggest Liar in Tombstone"
"With Gun in Hand"
"The Ghost on Four Legs"

Eighteen (January, 1952)

"The Indian With Two Hearts"
"Tombstone Termites"
"The Fork in the Road"
"The Ferry at Killer's Creek"

Nineteen (November, 1953)

Title: untitled
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Black Rider
Villains: Hatchet Haines [dies] and his gang
Others: Chuck Norman [tailor, makes Black Rider costume, dies], Molly Norman [his wife], Satan/Ichabod, Marie Lathrop, Jim Lathrop, Bobby Lathrop
Genre: Western
Setting: Leadville
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#9
Synopsis: Haines impersonates the Black Rider, killing the man who makes the costume for him; when he kidnaps Marie Lathrop, the real Black Rider takes after him and throws him from a cliff.

Title: "The Fangs of the Mad Wolf"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Black Rider
Villains: A rabid wolf [dies]
Others: An unnamed Comanche, Little Fox [his son], Satan/Ichabod
Genre: Western
Setting: Leadville, Texas, USA
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#9
Synopsis: As Dr. Masters, the Black Rider treats a young Comanche with rabies; when his vaccine is destroyed, he takes after the rabid wolf as the Black Rider and kills it, to make a vaccine from its brains. The boy is saved.

Title: untitled
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Black Rider
Villains: Lola Montace and her gang of robbers
Others: Satan/Ichabod, Marie Lathrop, Zeb [stage company]
Genre: Western
Setting: Thunder Valley; Leadville, Texas, USA
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#8
Synopsis: Arriving late to a stage robbery, Black Rider finds Lola and brings her to his office as Doc Masters; Marie is jealous to see the attention Lola gets from Masters. Later, Masters rides in a stage with Marie when they're robbed by the same bandits, whose leader turns out to be Lola. Lola lets Masters go, but he returns as Black Rider and saves Marie, capturing Lola.

Title: untitled
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Two-Gun Kid [uses alias "Sandy"]
Villains: Cat Harper and his gang [cattle rustlers, all die], Stacey Fennel [Bill's brother, hired Cat]
Others: Cyclone, Bill Fennel [rancher], Bill's son
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: The Kid befriends Bill Fennel and saves him from Cat Harper's gang, burying them in an avalanche; the Kid exposes Stacey as the gang's boss and drives Stacey off the ranch.

Twenty (January, 1954)

"You Die at Dawn"
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Twenty-One (March, 1954)

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Twenty-Two (May, 1954)

"Wanted Dead or Alive: Dan Royal"
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Twenty-Three (July, 1954)

Title: "The Black Gauntlet!"
Story:
Art: Syd Shores
Heroes: Black Rider
Villains: Maynard Murrel [supposedly dead outlaw, dies]
Others: Ben Owen [dead man], Lowry, Sloan [civilians], Satan/Ichabod, Mrs. Owen [Ben's wife], Judge Elmer Higgins [dies], Jim Lathrop, Yancy [cowboy at Lathrop ranch], Charlie Yates [grave digger]
Genre: Western, Horror
Setting: Leadville, Texas, USA
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#3
Synopsis: Ben is killed after serving on jury duty against Maynard Murrel, who was hung; after the judge is killed Black Rider realizes Murrel survived his hanging and is after vengeance; he finally catches Murrel and kills him, this time for certain.

Title: untitled
Story:
Art: Syd Shores
Heroes: Black Rider
Villains: Ormond [outlaw, reforms], Marson [outlaw, dies], Drummond [stage robber, dies]
Others: Satan/Ichabod, Juddy Ormond [child, Ormond's son]
Genre: Western
Setting: Leadville, Texas, USA
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#6
Synopsis: Ormond's companions try to ambush Black Rider but Ormond refuses to help them; Black Rider kills the other outlaws and lets Ormond go. After meeting Juddy, who hasn't seen his father in years, Black Rider convinces Ormond to return to his son and refuse his upcoming stage robbery with Drummond. Ormond helps Black Rider stop Drummond, then Ormond goes home to Juddy.

Title: untitled
Story:
Art: Syd Shores
Heroes: Black Rider
Villains: Bulldog Barnes [stage robber, dies] and his gang [Reed Morro]
Others: Lanny Kimball [former member of Barnes' gang], Marie Lathrop, Jim Lathrop, Satan/Ichabod
Genre: Western
Setting: Leadville, Texas, USA
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#4
Synopsis: When Barnes robs a stage, Kimball has second thoughts and Barnes shoots him; Doc Masters saves Kimball's life, but Kimball loses his left arm. Barnes offers Kimball a chance to rejoin the gang but instead Kimball tells the Black Rider where to capture them; in a gunfight, the Rider kills Barnes. For his help, Kimball is released from the law.

Title: untitled
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Two-Gun Kid
Villains: Thet Simms and his gang [rodeo competitors, all die]
Others: Cyclone, Billy Lawson [boy horseman], Billy's grandfather, Blackie [Billy's stallion]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: The Kid defends Blackie from Thet, preventing him from stealing or destroying the horse and ultimately slays Thet and his gang.

Twenty-Four (September, 1954)

"These Guns for Hire"
"The Legion of Death"
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"Trail of the Killer"

Twenty-Five (November, 1954)

"Gun Duel in Sonora"
"A River of Death"
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"Renegade Raid"

Twenty-Six (January, 1955)

Title: "The Hunters!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Black Rider
Villains: A gruff murderer [dies]
Others: Satan, Red Fang [Native American], Sheriff Ben Yarby
Genre: Western
Setting: Leadville, Texas, USA
Synopsis: The Black Rider finds Red Fang suffering from a bullet wound. He treats him as Doc Masters but a gruff man shows up claiming Red Fang killed his friend. The Black Riders chases Red Fang down again and finds out the man murdered his own friend and tried to kill Red Fang as a witness; the man dies in a shoot-out with Black Rider and gives a full confession before dying.

Title: "Gambler's Folly"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Black Rider
Villains: Travers [crooked casino owner], various gunslingers
Others: Satan
Genre: Western
Setting: Leadville
Synopsis: The Black Rider threatens Travers to leave Leadville. Travers responds by bringing in gunslingers to help him beat the Black Rider. Doc Masters tries to reason with Travers, to no avail, so the Black Rider faces the gunslingers, bests them all and drags Travers out for justice.

Title: untitled
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Kid Colt
Villains: Brand, Melody [gunmen, die]
Others: Steel, "Old-Timer" [befriends Colt, dies], Cass Bender [female member of Brand's gang]
Genre: Western
Setting: Ringtown
Synopsis: Colt befriends "Old-Timer," which is naturally a death sentence. Colt chases down the killers Brand and Melody and kills them, but the third member of the party Cass Bender turns out to be a woman who betrayed her partners and pointed Colt to Melody's location. Colt lets her live.

Title: "Gun Justice!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Black Rider
Villains: Stanton [corrupt lawyer, dies], Adams [dies] and his gunmen
Others: Satan, Marie Lathrop, Jim Lathrop, Bobby Lathrop
Genre: Western
Setting: Leadville, Texas, USA
Synopsis: Stanton has Adams' men kidnap Marie to keep Jim from testifying against Adams in court to ensure her safety. The Black Rider saves Marie and when Jim appears at the trial Stanton and Adams turn on each other and murder one another.

Twenty-Seven (March, 1955)

Title: "The Spider Strikes!"
Story:
Art: Syd Shores, Christopher Rule
Heroes: Black Rider
Villains: The Spider [outlaw] and his gang
Others: Satan, Marie Lathrop, Jim Lathrop, Jodie Haines [ranch hand serving the Lathrops], Captain Garcia [military leader]
Genre: Western
Setting: Leadville, Texas; San Pedro; Los Pintos, USA
Synopsis: The Black Rider witnesses the Spider's death by firing squad, but the crook survives, having bribed the shooters to fake his death. The Spider raises a band of outlaws to terrorize the Lathrops and others, but the Black Rider chases him down and shoots him; the Spider falls into a fire, seemingly dead.
"Rustler's Moon"
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"The Sheriff's Secret"

Twenty-Eight (May, 1955)

Title: "The Return of the Spider!"
Story:
Art: Syd Shores
Heroes: Black Rider
Villains: The Spider [from #27, dies], Cappy, Nate, Whitey Cain, Lefty Sanchez, Nugget Drake [all five members of Spider's gang, all die]
Others: Bobby Lathrop, Satan, Marie Lathrop
Genre: Western
Setting: Leadville, Texas; Fiesta
Synopsis: The Spider turns out to have survived being burned and regroups his gang, but the Black Rider leads the town against the Spider, killing the gang. In a hand-to-hand fight over a cliff, the Black Rider knocks the Spider over the edge, killing him.
"The Spoilers"
"Death Leaves a Card"

Title: "The Brothers!"
Story:
Art: John Severin
Heroes: Jed Strane [sheriff's son]
Villains: Jess Strane, Jr. [sheriff's son, gunman, dies], Spade Lester [outlaw leader, dies]
Others: Sheriff Jess Strane [lawman, dies], Mrs. Strane [Jess' wife]
Genre: Western
Setting: August 23, 1853, Larado
Synopsis: Sheriff Strane dies battling outlaws on the same day his twin sons are born; Jess Jr. becomes a gunman. Thinking Jed a coward, Jess joins Spade's gang and becomes a wanted man, but after abandoning Spade on a hold-up Spade wants him dead. Just as Spade finds Jess and is about to kill him, Jed chances by and tries to save his brother; Jess dies killing Spade and admits Jed was a strong man all along.

Twenty-Nine (July, 1955)

"Ambush Signal"
"Makunda"
"He Rides for Revenge"
"The Blasters"

Thirty (September, 1955)

Title: "No Law in Chisholm!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Black Rider
Villains: Rowan, the Shagg Gang, Lobo
Others: Satan/Ichabod, Chet Robie [old sheriff], Linda Robie [young sheriff, also "Matt Drummond"]
Genre: Western
Setting: Chisholm, Texas, USA
Synopsis: Chet has become too old to be sheriff in Chisholm and outlaws have run rampant. Matt Drummond asks to be the new sheriff and with Black Rider's help cleans up the town. "Matt" turns out to be Chet's own daughter Linda in disguise.

Title: "The Vanishing Herd!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Black Rider
Villains: Nate Olin [ranch raider] and his men [Gormley]
Others: Satan/Ichabod, Jim Lathrop
Genre: Western
Setting: Leadville, Texas, USA
Synopsis: The Black Rider discovers Olin has been buying up pieces of land so that he can rustle cattle from between them. Olin is arrested.

Title: "The Desperado!"
Story:
Art: Mort Lawrence
Villains: Jeb Howard [bank robber]
Others: Sam [posse member]
Genre: Western
Setting: Mesa City, Nevada, USA; Cactus City, Nevada, USA
Synopsis: Jeb robs Mesa City but although he gets away clear a run-in with a posse who mistake him for a rustler shatters his nerve until he finally turns himself in.

Title: "The Hostage!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Black Rider
Villains: Crusher Cabel [rustler]
Others: Satan/Ichabod, Sheriff Ben Yarby, Brad Ralston [rancher], Kip Ralston [Brad's son], Mary Ralston [Brad's wife]
Genre: Western
Setting: Leadville, Texas, USA
Synopsis: The Black Rider catches Crusher rustling cattle. Crusher hides on the Ralston ranch but when Doc Masters is brought in to treat injuries inflicted on Kip, Masters realizes what's really going on and returns as the Black Rider to catch Crusher.

Thirty-One (November, 1955)

Title: "The Crisis"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Black Rider
Villains: Cameron [water poisoner]
Others: Satan/Ichabod, Burt Wyatt [drinks poisoned water, dies], Sheriff Ben Yarby, Jim Lathrop, Marie Lathrop, Bobby Lathrop
Genre: Western
Setting: Leadville, Texas, USA
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#15
Synopsis: As Dr. Masters, one of the Black Rider's patients die and he must take the blame, losing his license; to prove his innocence, he tracks down the man who poisoned the water and receives a confession.

Title: "Unmask the Black Rider!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Black Rider
Villains: Slasher Slade [escaped criminal] and his gang [Desmond, Ginger Spade]
Others: Satan/Ichabod, Marie Lathrop, Jim Lathrop
Genre: Western
Setting: Showdown; Bighorn Gulch; Leadville, Texas, USA
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#16
Synopsis: Slade breaks out of prison but finds Black Rider trailing him; he and his men monitor Black Rider and believe he's Doc Masters; they kidnap Masters and Marie, but Masters denies being Black Rider. They set Masters free to bring Black Rider to them, but Black Rider catches them unawares and captures Slade's gang, setting Marie free.

Title: "The Fastest Draw!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Slim Warner [fast-draw gunman, rancher]
Villains: Paul [Slim's rival rancher], Miggens, Kip, Ron [Paul's henchmen]
Others: Sally [townsperson]
Genre: Western
Setting: Texas, USA
Synopsis: Slim usually gets out of trouble by using his fast-draw, but when Paul invades his land with gunmen and he's outnumbered he relies on smart tactics, playing dead so he can catch them unaware.

Title: "The Silver Bullet!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Black Rider
Villains: Tappan, Paso Jack, Hewitt, Landy [bank robbers]
Others: Satan/Ichabod, Sheriff Ben Yarby.
Genre: Western
Setting: Leadville, Texas, USA
Synopsis: A gang of men try to rob the Leadville bank, but their leader Paso Jack escapes. When Jack turns up at Doc Masters to have a bullet removed, Masters recognizes his own bullet and helps arrest him.

Black Rider Rides Again (September, 1957)

Title: "The Legend of the Black Rider"
Story:
Art: Jack Kirby
Heroes: Black Rider
Villains: A gang of cattle rustlers, Luke Davis [gunman, dies], Blast Burrows and his gang [outlaws]
Others: Satan/Ichabod, Bobby Lathrop, Jim Lathrop, Marie Lathrop, Charlie Maddock [Lathrop's foreman, dies]
Genre: Western
Setting: Leadville, Texas; Jezebel, Jefferson County, USA
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#10
Synopsis: After saving Lathrop's ranch from cattle rustlers, Black Rider tells Bobby his origin - how Luke Davis killed his father, he became a physician in Leadville and first donned his costume to protect the Lathrops from Blast Burrows and his gang.
Notes: Retold from "Introducing the Black Rider" in All-Western Winners#2.

Title: "Duel at Dawn!"
Story:
Art: Jack Kirby
Heroes: Black Rider
Villains: Barnett [robber], Durand [Barnett's employer, gambler]
Others: Satan/Ichabod, Marie Lathrop
Genre: Western
Setting: Leadville, Texas, USA
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#11
Synopsis: Black Rider is in a shootout with an unseen man; later, Doc Masters receives Barnett with a bullet wound and realizes he was the man he fought. Barnett refuses to say who he was working for, even when a figure tries to kill him. Eventually, the employer reveals himself as Durand and tries to kill Barnett in Masters' office, but Black Rider saves him and captures Durand.

Title: "Treachery At Hangman's Bridge!"
Story:
Art: Jack Kirby
Heroes: Black Rider
Villains: Parrish and his gang
Others: Satan/Ichabod, sheriff
Genre: Western
Setting: Leadville
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#12
Synopsis: The Black Rider sees a stage blown up and the gold aboard is missing; he suspects some riders found nearby, but cannot prove it; he follows them around for awhile, finally learning they threw the gold into a lake; he brings them to justice.


BLAZE OF GLORY

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One (February, 2000)

Title: untitled
Story: John Ostrander
Art: Leonard Manco
Heroes: Reno Jones [Gunhawks], Rawhide Kid, Kid Colt
Villains: Kid Cassidy [Gunhawks, leader of Nightriders], Nightriders [mercenaries], Marcel Fournier [Sunset Riders], Gunhawk
Others: Cass Jones [Reno's son], Mary Jones [Reno's wife], Flaming Star [Ghost Rider's outfitter], Buffalo Bill Cody
Genre: Western
Setting: 1885; Wonderment, Montana [town founded by Exodusters]
Reprinted In: Blaze of Glory [TPB]
Synopsis: When Nightriders descend upon Wonderment, Reno sets off to enlist the Rawhide Kid and Kid Colt to save the town-- but the Gunhawk is on Colt's trail.

Two (February, 2000)

Title: untitled
Story: John Ostrander
Art: Leonard Manco
Heroes: Two-Gun Kid [Matt Hawk, using "Clay Harder" alias], Red Wolf [Johnny Wakely], Rawhide Kid, Kid Colt, Outlaw Kid, Caleb Hammer [from Marvel Premiere#54], Reno Jones
Villains: Marcel Fournier [Sunset Riders], Clay Riley [formerly Tarantula, backer of the Nightriders], Nightriders
Others: Ghost Wind Rider [Flaming Star's aide], Flaming Star
Genre: Western
Setting: 1885; Anaconda, Montana
Reprinted In: Blaze of Glory [TPB]
Synopsis: With the Two-Gun Kid and Outlaw Kid-- now schizophrenic since his father's death-- at their side, the heroes return to Wonderment, but are traced by Caleb Hammer-- and ambushed by the Nightriders.

Three (March, 2000)

Title: untitled
Story: John Ostrander
Art: Leonard Manco
Heroes: Kid Colt, Rawhide Kid, Two-Gun Kid, Red Wolf, Outlaw Kid, Caleb Hammer, Reno Jones [as Ghost Rider]
Villains: Nightriders, Marcel Fournier, Kid Cassidy, Gunhawk
Others: Mary Jones, Cass Jones
Genre: Western
Setting: 1885; Wonderment, Montana
Reprinted In: Blaze of Glory [TPB]
Synopsis: The heroes arrive in Wonderment and drive out the Nightriders, but they prepare to regroup for another assault.

Four (March, 2000)

Title: untitled
Story: John Ostrander
Art: Leonard Manco
Heroes: Caleb Hammer, Two-Gun Kid [dies], Kid Colt [dies], Rawhide Kid, Outlaw Kid [dies], Red Wolf, Reno Jones [as Ghost Rider]
Villains: Gunhawk [dies], Clay Riley [dies], Marcel Fournier [dies], Kid Cassidy [dies], Nightriders
Others: Cass Jones, Flaming Star, Ghost Wind Rider, Mary Jones
Genre: Western
Setting: 1885; Wonderment, Montana
Reprinted In: Blaze of Glory [TPB]
Synopsis: As they prepare for a final confrontation, joined by Gunhawk and Hammer, Marcel Fournier is unmasked as a traitor and killed by Two-Gun Kid; in the final battle, Two-Gun Kid, Outlaw Kid, Kid Cassidy and Mr. Riley die; Gunhawk then kills Kid Colt to collect the bounty, but is shot by Hammer. Hammer and the Rawhide Kid ride off together.


COWBOY ACTION

Continued from Western Thrillers; continues in Quick-Trigger Western

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Five (March, 1955)

"Mission of Murder!" from Wild Western#14
"Tex Waco Rides" from Texas Kid#7
"Growler Joe Meets the Stranger" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#14
"Kill the Sheep-Men!" from Western Outlaws and Sheriffs#61

Six

"The Posse Strikes"
"No Law in Durado"
"End of the Gun-Dance Kid"
"Sam Scragg the Betrayer"

Seven (July, 1955)

Title: "Yakima Yates Indian Agent"
Story:
Art: Syd Shores
Heroes: Yakima Yates [Indian Agent]
Villains: Hunk Malone [smuggler]
Others: Laura Rogers [daughter of deceased major], Cochise [Apache chief], Captain Derrick [fort commander]
Genre: Western
Setting: Wagon Mound, New Mexico
Synopsis: Yakima arrives at Wagon Mound to find Cochise on the verge of warfare, but cannot convince Derrick the Apaches want peace. After exposing Hunk Malone as having smuggled weapons to the Apaches and killed the former fort commander, Yates is able to prevent a conflict.

Title: "Wanted Dead or Alive"
Story:
Art:
Villains: Craig Saunders [escaped criminal]
Others: Bill Carter [outlaw in hiding]
Genre: Western
Setting: Gopher Gulch
Synopsis: Saunders escapes from prison but finds people pursuing him everywhere he goes, townspeople chasing him away and even fellow outlaws refusing to harbour him. He goes back to the law to face his sentence.

Title: "Hoss Thief"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Frank [horse owner]
Villains: Brady [horse thief]
Others: Walt [Frank's friend], Billy Boy/Champ [Brady/Frank's horse]
Genre: Western
Setting: Pablo City
Synopsis: Brady's horse Billy Boy is stolen by Frank and Walt helps track him down, but Billy Boy is actually Champ, Frank's horse and he engineered the escapade with Frank to catch Brady.

Title: "The Last Stage From Abilene!"
Story:
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Baldwin [railroad owner]
Villains: Black Lobo [Hackett, stage owner/stage robber]
Others: Jed [sheriff]
Genre: Western
Setting: Abilene
Synopsis: Hackett's stages are robbed by the Black Lobo and he accuses Baldwin of being the crook. However, Baldwin takes photos which prove Hackett is the Black Lobo and Hackett is captured.

Eight

"The Iron Monster"
"Silent Colts"
"Thundering Herd"

Title: "Trouble in Sagebrush!"
Story:
Art: Joe Maneely
Heroes: "Quiet" Smith [soft-spoken dude]
Villains: Moose Orby [bully]
Others: Slim, Jess Peters [townsfolk]
Genre: Western
Setting: Sagebrush
Synopsis: Moose bullies everyone in town until "Quiet" Smith comes around looking for a drink of milk. Moose picks a fight with Smith but Smith handily bests him. After this, Moose changes his outlook and opens a milk bar as "Quiet" Orby.

Nine

"Law Comes to Laredo"
"This Brand is Mine"
"The Coward"
"Warpath"

Ten

"Shotgun Guard"
"He Wore a Tin Star"
"Four-Legs and Six-Guns"
"The Get-Away"
"Quick on the Draw!"

Eleven

"The Manhunter"
"Gun-Fight at Cody's Landing"
"The Man Who Hated Navajos"
"The Cheat"
"The Last Laugh"
"Billy the Kid"

FRONTIER WESTERN

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One (February, 1956)

Title: "War in Chicamaw Territory"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Bob Forgione, Jack Abel
Heroes: Don Grannock [son of Wayne]
Villains: Wayne Grannock [rancher]
Others: Warren Wilcox [rival rancher], Nancy Wilcox [his daughter]
Genre: Western
Setting: Chicamaw Territory
Reprinted In: Rawhide Kid#104
Synopsis: Grannock greedily launches a range war to take Wilcox's ranch, but his son Don runs away with Wilcox's daughter and marries her, neither wanting any more to do with the range war. Injured fighting Wilcox and having lost his ranch, Grannock becomes Wilcox's bookkeeper and regrets all he had done.

Title: "The Badge of the Deputy"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Paul Reinman
Heroes: Wyatt Earp [sheriff], Joe Blake [deputy]
Villains: Luke [bank robber]
Genre: Western
Setting: Trail's End, USA
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#6
Synopsis: Luke sends Joe to become Earp's new deputy to help him stage their bank robbery, but Joe comes to admire Earp after Earp saves him from being arrested for earlier crimes; when Luke stages his robbery, Joe helps Earp arrest him.

Title: "The Pecos Kid!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Ross Andru, Mike Esposito
Heroes: Pecos Kid [black-clad outlaw, dies]
Villains: Juke [gunman]
Others: An old sheriff
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Rawhide Kid#91
Synopsis: The Pecos Kid helps the sheriff force Juke to stand down, but when the sheriff learns Pecos Kid is an outlaw, he demands his surrender; the Kid refuses and the sheriff kills him; the sheriff doesn't realize the Pecos Kid was his long-missing son.
"The Gunfighter"
"When the Wagons Roll"
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#15

Two

Title: "The Rustler!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Gene Colan
Heroes: Joe Dawson [cattle rancher]
Villains: Dirk Yaege [Dawson's foreman, cattle rustler]
Others: Clay Harper [Dawson's best friend], Slim [Dawson's ranch hand]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Gunhawks#5
Synopsis: Dirk claims Clay has been rustling Joe's cattle, but Joe trusts his friendship with Clay and they expose Dirk as the true culprit.

Title: "Man With a Star"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: George Tuska
Heroes: Wade Thompson [sheriff]
Villains: Utah Kid [outlaw[
Others: Mr. Porter [mayor]
Genre: Western
Setting: 1870s Carson County, USA
Reprinted In: Rawhide Kid#113
Synopsis: Some people think Wade is too diligent in enforcing the law; when the Utah Kid gets the drop on Wade, Wade tells the townsfolk to shoot at the Kid even if the Kid kills him; seeing Wade's resolve, the Kid surrenders.
"No Place To Turn"
"The Battle"
"A Coward In Town"

Three

"Lightning Strikes Twice"
"Lawman"
"Indian Attack"
"Rampage"
"Desperado"

Four (August, 1956)

"Man Trap!"
"Gun-Fight In Tombstone"
"The Man Who Hated Soldiers!"
"Battle For Survival!"
"The Holdup!"

Five

Title: "A Man With a Gun"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Matt Baker
Heroes: Matt Andrews [pioneer]
Villains: Natives
Others: Nancy Andrews [Matt's wife], Tim Andrews [Matt's son]
Genre: Western
Setting: Gila Country, Nevada
Synopsis: Matt settles a home in the wilderness, taking a wife, fighting off Native attackers and other troubles such as a flood. When his problems are over, Matt decides he and his family have to move on because he needs new challenges.
Note: Retold as "Man of the West" in Rawhide Kid#34.

Title: "Shooting Match!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Doug Wildey
Heroes: Sheriff Bart Taylor [55 year old lawman]
Villains: Yeager and his gang [outlaws]
Others: Sam, Joe, Slim [townspeople]
Genre: Western
Setting: Dade County, Texas, 1873-May, 1885
Synopsis: Sheriff Taylor is an excellent shot and keeps the peace in his town for decades before retiring at age 55. Lawlessness comes to town in the form of Yeager and his gang. Hearing the townsfolk constantly speak of Taylor's prowess, Yeager hunts him down and challenges him to a gunfight, but Taylor beats him. Taylor arrests Yeager and comes out of retirement.

Title: "To the Last Man"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Reed Crandall
Heroes: Lt. Mathers [US Cavalry]
Villains: Bill Barstow, Barstow Gang [Rawhide named, dies]
Others: Hank [shotgun stage driver], Cavalry troops
Genre: Western
Setting: Fort Baker, Texas
Synopsis: The Barstow Gang rob a stage but nearby Fort Baker sees smoke from a distress fire made by the passengers. The Cavalry find the cabin where the Barstow Gang are holed up and begin a siege. When Rawhide panics and runs, Barstow shoots him in the back. Soon the gang turn on each other and Barstow, allowing the Cavalry to easily rout and capture them.

Title: "Luke Barker He Was Bad Clean Thru
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Davis
Heroes: Luke Barker [outlaw]
Villains: Sam Jenkins [store owner], Native Americans
Others: Smokey [Luke's horse], Sheriff Ben Morse, Mary, Seth, other townsfolk of Lathrop
Genre: Western
Setting: Lathrop, Wyoming
Synopsis: Luke robs Jenkins for cheating his mother but Jenkins shoots him as he escapes. Luke goes to prison, during which time his mother dies. Returning to Lathrop, Luke finds Jenkins is gone, leaving him without a means of revenge. The townsfolk want Luke to leave, but a party of Natives raid the town. Luke chases the Natives off by dressing up spare horses with army uniforms, making it seems as though the Cavalry has arrived. The townsfolk are impressed with Luke and decide to make him their new mayor.

Six

"Ambush in Coyote County!"
"Man From Owlhoot City"
"They Raid at Night!"
"The Last Ride"
"Pearl-Handled Colts!"

Seven

"Dead or Alive"
"Gun Shy"
"The Deputy"
"Hoofs of Doom"
"Return of the Gunfighter"

Eight

Title: "Indian Attack!"
Story:
Art:
Villains: Tod Morgan [trouble maker], Running Deer [renegade Comanche leader] and his men
Others: Captain Dick [US Cavalry]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#28
Synopsis: Morgan tries to set the Cavalry and a peaceful tribe against each other, but neither side believes Morgan's stories. When Morgan sees Running Deer's men he tries to warn the two sides, but neither believes him; Morgan winds up being the only person killed by Running Deer's renegades.

Title: "Shoot-Out at Noon!"
Story:
Art: Gray Morrow
Heroes: Sheriff Vic [old lawman]
Villains: Jake Holloway [greedy rancher]
Others: Bill Bower [rancher], Kim [rancher]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#29
Synopsis: Bill and Kim quarrel when the fence bordering their ranches is torn down. Jake convinces them to have a gunfight, hoping they'll both die so can have their lands, but the sheriff exposes Jake as the one who cut open the fences, ending the gunfight.

Title: "My Gun is Fastest!"
Story:
Art: Syd Shores
Villains: Art Tulane [alias Utah Smith, gunfighter, dies]
Others: Ferris [rancher], a U.S. marshal
Genre: Western
Setting: Boonetown, Wyoming, USA
Synopsis: Art carries a fearsome reputation because of all the men he's killed, but eventually he encounters a marshal who's a quicker draw and the marshal kills him.
"Captured"
"The Missing Herd"

Nine

"The Life and Death of the Abilene Kid"
"The Bushwhacker"
"His Guns Hang Low"
"Mystery on Calamity Trail"

Title: "I Dare Yuh to Draw"
Story:
Art: Jay Scott Pike
Heroes: Utah Kid [Clay Sanders, hired gunman]
Villains: Hank Jelks [Utah Kid's boss, robber]; Mason Gang
Others: Frank Forbes [rancher]; Molly Forbes [Frank's daughter]; Denny [townsman]
Genre: Western
Setting: Carson County, USA
Synopsis: The Utah Kid quits working for Jelks, moves away and starts a new life as a rancher; when he meets Jelks again Jelks challenges him to a fight. The Utah Kid wins but thinks now people will despise him; however, Molly still loves him.

Ten (August, 1957)

Title: "Dangerous Game"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Sam Kane
Villains: Ferris
Others: Joey Kane [Sam's son]; Mrs. Kane [Sam's wife]
Genre: Western
Setting: An unnamed western town
Reprinted In: Gunhawks#7
Synopsis: Kane is stalked by Ferris, whom he helped put in jail with his testimony years earlier; in the course of their fight, an avalanche buries Ferris. Kane nearly leaves him, but turns back and pulls him free. Afterwards, they make up and become friends.

Title: "The Life and Death of the Phoenix Kid!"
Story:
Art: Jay Scott Pike
Villains: Phoenix Kid [Bannock, young outlaw, dies]
Others: Joe Peterson [general store owner], Natives
Genre: Western
Setting: Tombstone, Arizona, USA
Reprinted In: Rawhide Kid#115
Synopsis: The Phoenix Kid becomes an outlaw at a young age, but after murdering a Native for his horse he runs into other Natives who recognize the horse and kill Phoenix Kid in revenge.
"The Cooley Gang Strikes"
"Medicine Man"
"Empty Holsters"


GHOST RIDER

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51

One

Title: "The Origin of the Ghost Rider"
Story: Gary Friedrich, Roy Thomas
Art: Dick Ayers, Vince Colletta
Heroes: Ghost Rider [Carter Slade, schoolteacher]
Villains: Blackie and his posse [disguised as Natives, working for Bartholomew], Jason Bartholomew [rancher]
Others: Banshee, Flaming Star [medicine man], Flaming Star's tribe, Jamie Jacobs [orphaned schoolboy, Ghost Rider's confidant], Ben Brooks, Natalie Brooks [brother and sister]
Genre: Western, Super-Hero
Setting: Bison Bend
Reprinted In: Night Rider#1
Synopsis: Carter sees Blackie's gang destroying settlers' homes and tries to stop them, but is knocked out. Jamie survives the attack and carries Carter away until they're found by Flaming Star's tribe. Flaming Star seemingly raises Carter from the dead and shows him dust from the stars granted to him by the Great Spirit; spread over a cloak and other clothing they cause them to glow in the dark. Flaming Star gifts Carter with these and he becomes the Ghost Rider, first using his powers to round up Blackie's gang, who are working for Bartholomew to increase his property. During the events, the Ghost Rider saves Natalie's life; afterward, Carter decides to stay in Bison Bend as the new schoolteacher with only Jamie knowing his double identity.
"The Menace of the Mask Maker" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#105

Two

Title: "The Macabre Menace of the Tarantula!"
Story: Gary Friedrich, Dick Ayers
Art: Dick Ayers, Vince Colletta
Heroes: Ghost Rider
Villains: Tarantula [Clay Riley, masked man with whip, Natalie's fiance], cattle rustlers
Others: Cattle ranchers [Zeb, Jake], Jamie Jacobs, Natalie Brooks, Ben Brooks [becomes sheriff], Mabel [civilian]
Genre: Western, Super-Hero
Setting: Bison Bend
Reprinted In: Night Rider#2
Synopsis: After Ghost Rider chases out some rustlers, Tarantula recruits them as his gang. Carter and Jamie set up a cave hideout to conceal Banshee and the Ghost Rider's equipment, which now includes a lantern which projects images of Ghost Rider's body. In town, Carter meets Natalie's fiance, Clay Riley. At night, Tarantula and his gang attack and threaten Bison Bend to turn over their valuables to him. Only Ben refuses to capitulate to Tarantula; Ghost Rider intervenes and frightens Tarantula into fleeing; Ben decides to become town sheriff to protect his home.
"When a Man's Afraid" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#99

Three (June, 1967)

Title: "Circus of Fear!"
Story: Gary Friedrich, Dick Ayers
Art: Dick Ayers, Vince Colletta
Heroes: Ghost Rider
Villains: Spike Cooley [robber], Phillip [Cougar's brother-in-law]
Others: Barton [circus owner], Cougar [Adano Andriani, costumed cat tamer], Clay Riley, Ben Brooks, Natalie Brooks, Jamie Jacobs, Banshee
Genre: Western, Super-Hero
Setting: Bison Bend
Reprinted In: Night Rider#3
Synopsis: When the circus comes to town bearing the former Cougar amongst their ranks he is suspected for robberies, but the culprit turns out to be his own brother-in-law, as the Ghost Rider proves.
"Gunman's Quest" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#116

Four

Title: "...And Men Shall Call Him Sting-Ray!"
Story: Gary Friedrich, Dick Ayers
Art: Dick Ayers, Vince Colletta
Heroes: Ghost Rider
Villains: Sting-Ray [formerly Scorpion from Rawhide Kid#57], Tarantula
Others: Banshee, Jamie Jacobs, Natalie Brooks, Ben Brooks
Genre: Western, Super-Hero
Setting: Bison Bend, Devil's Canyon
Reprinted In: Night Rider#4
Synopsis: Sting-Ray robs a dance at Bison Bend, using his paralysis pellets to slow people down. When the Ghost Rider tries to help catch him, Sheriff Brooks accuses him of working with Sting-Ray. Finally, Sting-Ray takes Natalie hostage to collect a ransom, but the Ghost Rider saves her and Sting-Ray is caught by Ben; the Tarantula suddenly arrives and saves Ghost Rider from being caught by Brooks for mysterious reasons of his own.
"Six-Gun Showdown in Sundance" from Two-Gun Kid#69

Five (September, 1967)

Title: "The Tarantula Strikes Back!"
Story: Stan Lee, Gary Friedrich
Art: Dick Ayers, Vince Colletta
Heroes: Ghost Rider
Villains: Tarantula
Others: Marshal Lance Sterling, Ben Brooks, Natalie Brooks, Banshee
Genre: Western, Super-Hero
Setting: Bison Bend
Reprinted In: Night Rider#5
Synopsis: The Tarantula returns and in the course of his battle with Ghost Rider, Brooks accidentally shoots his own sister, Natalie, paralyzing her.

Six

Title: "Behold, a Flaming Star!"
Story: Gary Friedrich, Dick Ayers
Art: Dick Ayers, George Bell
Heroes: Ghost Rider
Villains: Towering Oak [Flaming Star's son, rogue Sioux, dies]
Others: Banshee, Flaming Star, Jamie Jacobs, Flaming Star's tribe, Clay Riley, Ben Brooks, Natalie Brooks
Genre: Western, Super-Hero
Setting: Bison Bend
Reprinted In: Night Rider#6
Synopsis: Flaming Star gives Ghost Rider a Spirit Stone which increases his strength, but Towering Oak steals it then tries to claim mastery of the tribe. Ghost Rider battles Towering Oak and he finally dies because he cannot cope with the Spirit Stone's power.

Seven (November, 1967)

Title: "The Macabre Mystery of Massacre Mountain!"
Story: Gary Friedrich
Art: Dick Ayers, Herb Trimpe
Heroes: Ghost Rider
Villains: Mountain Man [Zebediah, insane hermit, dies]
Others: Natalie Brooks, Ben Brooks, Clay Riley, Banshee
Genre: Western, Super-Hero
Setting: Rocky Mountains, USA
Synopsis: Ghost Rider follows Ben and Clay as they transport Natalie via wagon to receive medical aid. They encounter Mountain Man, who mistakes Natalie for his dead wife and kidnaps her, but during a fight with Ghost Rider, a beam from Mountain Man's cabin collapses and he shields Natalie from harm, dying from the beam's impact.

Title: "The Tough Ones!"
Story: Denny O'Neil, Herb Trimpe
Art: Herb Trimpe
Heroes: A ranch foreman
Villains: Patch Elder and three ranch hands
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#25
Synopsis: Patch and his friends head into town to pick some fights, but their foreman follows them and forces them to adjust their behaviours.


Fifty-One (December, 1980)

"Graveyard of the Plundered Dead"

GUNHAWK

Continued from Whip Wilson

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Twelve

"Comanche Vengeance"
"Devil Horse"
"The Debt"
"The Gal Who Hated the West"

Thirteen

Title: "Gun-Fight in Grey Gulch!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Peter Morisi
Heroes: Wild Bill Hickok
Villains: Two gunfighters
Genre: Western
Setting: Grey Gulch
Reprinted In: Two-Gun Kid#111
Synopsis: Two men are about to hold a gunfight when a third man tries to talk them out of it; they refuse and try to draw on him, but he beats them both-- he's Wild Bill Hickok.
"The Useless Guns"
"The Vengeance of Howling Wolf"
"The Lawman Who Wore no Guns"
"The Man Who Murdered Gunhawk"

Fourteen (April, 1951)

Title: "Guns of Doom!"
Story:
Art: Joe Maneely
Heroes: Red Larabee
Villains: Notch Cannon and his gang [Yancey]
Others: Blaze, Mudflat Jones [old man], Bobby and Gwenn [siblings]
Genre: Western
Setting: Paige City, USA
Synopsis: Red prevents Notch's gang from robbing a stage, but when Red falls off Blaze, Notch steals his guns and Blaze, claiming he killed Red. Red revives with Mudflat's help, but has lost his memory. When he happens across Notch again, Red's memory returns and he reclaims his horse and guns, capturing the gang.

Title: "Duel on the Rio Grande!"
Story:
Art: Joe Maneely
Heroes: Red Larabee
Villains: Manuel Ramon Juarez del Oro [bandit], Pancho Morales [member of Manuel's gang, dies], Gomez [member of Manuel's gang]
Others: Blaze
Genre: Western
Setting: San Juan Del Rio, Mexico; Rio Grande River
Synopsis: Finding San Juan Del Rio besieged by Manuel's forces, Red challenges Manuel to a duel, wins and convinces Manuel to give up crime.

Title: "Outlaw's Code"
Story:
Art:
Heroes:
Villains: Luke Slater, Bart, Morgan [bank robbers]
Others: Ben [bartender], Charlie [civilian], Sam [deputy]
Genre: Western
Setting: April 14, 1877, Triggerville, Wyoming, USA; Johnson County, Wyoming; Cane City
Synopsis: Luke, Bart and Morgan go their separate ways after robbing Triggerville's bank, but when Luke is caught he gives up Bart to save himself and Bart gives up Morgan, rounding up the entire gang.

Title: "Vengeance in Death Valley!"
Story:
Art: Joe Maneely
Heroes: Red Larabee
Villains: Bear Claw, two other Native Americans [all die]
Others: Blaze, Pete Goodwin [rancher]
Genre: Western
Setting: Death Valley
Synopsis: Red finds Pete left for dead by Bear Claw's men. Freeing Pete, he learns they killed Pete's father and fled into Death Valley. Pete and Red ride after them, but the desert wears them out until they're too weak to fight Bear Claw's men. However, Bear Claw and his men are slain by poisoned water from a drinking hole.

Fifteen

"Death Valley"
"The Man Who Faced the Ghost of Murder"
"The Train That Never Arrived"
"Revolt in Cartridge City"
"Escape from Torture"
"Gold!"

Sixteen (August, 1951)

"Riot at the Rodeo!"
"Terror Trail!"
"Wild Bill Hickok" from Two-Gun Kid#10
"Billy's One Shot"
"The Guns that Built a Schoolhouse!"

Seventeen (October, 1951)

Title: "Blood on the Plains!"
Story:
Art: Joe Maneely
Heroes: Red Larabee
Villains: Fuller [buffalo poacher] and his gang
Others: Long Feather, Running Fox [Crow braves], Blaze
Genre: Western
Setting: Bald Mesa, Arizona, USA
Synopsis: Fuller's men hunt buffalo on Crow land and shoot a Crow brave; Red is mistaken for one of the gang but one of the Crow sets him free so he can tell the truth to the law in Bald Mesa; Red helps capture the gang.

Title: "The Girl Who Hated the West!"
Story:
Art: Joe Maneely
Heroes: Red Larabee
Villains: Earl Sinclair [kidnapper, dies]
Others: Blaze, Saddlesoap [ranch hand], Kitty Random [niece of rancher]
Genre: Western
Setting: White Boulder, USA
Synopsis: Kitty dislikes the west and the cowboys in it, but when she accepts a ride from the good-looking Earl he turns out to be a kidnapper; Red kills Earl and Kitty changes her mind about cowboys.

Title: "The Revenge of Cody Wilson!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Cody Wilson [gunman, suffers from t.b., dies]
Villains: Jim Dancer [Cody's old partner]
Genre: Western
Setting: Deer Creek Lodge; Chanceville, Utah, USA
Synopsis: Cody gets out of prison and goes after Jim for betraying him. Although he has t.b. and is no longer a fast draw, Cody confronts Jim and Jim is so scared he shoots him without realizing Cody has no gun; Jim is arrested for murder.

Title: "As Ye Sow, So Ye Shall Reap!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Red Larabee
Villains: Judas Pasco [mountain man, dies], Ishmael Pasco, Simon Pasco [Judas' sons, both die]
Others: Mrs. Pasco [Judas' wife, dies]
Genre: Western
Setting: 1868, Old West
Synopsis: After his wife dies, Judas leads his sons in a series of robberies until they cross Red; Red hunts them down in the mountains and kills them all.

Eighteen (December, 1951)

"The Rope of Casa Del Oro"
"Problem in Bedlam"
"The Gunman"
"The Feather of Death"

GUNHAWKS

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

One (October, 1972)

Title: "The Thundering Herd!"
Story: Gary Friedrich
Art: Syd Shores, Sol Brodsky
Heroes: Reno Jones [former slave and Confederate soldier], Kid Cassidy [former owner of Reno, former Confederate soldier]
Villains: Union soldiers, Dawson gang [buffalo hunters]
Others: Mr. Cassidy [Kid Cassidy's father, dies], Rachel Brown [slave girl, Reno's sweetheart], Jed [buffalo hunter]
Genre: Western
Setting: Kansas, USA; Civil War, Georgia, USA
Reprinted In: Marvel Firsts: the 1970s
Synopsis: Reno was raised almost like a son to the Cassidy family; when the Civil War began, Reno refused to fight for the Union and remained on the plantation. However, the plantation was raided by the Union, Mr. Cassidy killed and Reno's lover Rachel kidnapped. Reno joined the Confederacy for revenge. When the war ended, Reno was reunited with Cassidy's son and they decided to roam for Rachel together. First, the duo meets Jed and explore the idea of hunting buffalo to make a living. Jed teaches Reno how to fire a buffalo gun and he uses it to defend Jed's territory from the Dawson gang. The Dawson gang's leader has a locket Rachel wore. Jed gives Reno the gun as a present as they continue their search for Rachel.

Two (December, 1972)

Title: "The Night They Rode Old Dixie Down!"
Story: Gary Friedrich
Art: Syd Shores, Jack Abel
Heroes: Reno Jones, Kid Cassidy
Villains: A member of the Dawson gang, Colonel Johnson [former Confederate officer, now plantation owner, dies]
Genre: Western
Setting: River City, Kansas, USA
Synopsis: Reno and Cassidy catch up to the last member of the Dawson gang and learn they once hired Rachel as a cook but sold her to a plantation. To enter the plantation, the duo pose Cassidy as a bounty hunter and Reno as a criminal. Cassidy turns Reno over to the authorities in River City, drawing the attention of men from Colonel Johnson's plantation; Johnson agrees to pay Cassidy for Reno and breaks Reno out of prison to add him to his slaves. Once mixed in with the other slaves, Reno bands them together to bring down the plantation, killing the Colonel; Cassidy learns Rachel was on the plantation, but was kidnapped during a raid by Natives; the duo continues their search.

Three (February, 1973)

Title: "Massacre at Medicine Creek!"
Story: Gary Friedrich
Art: Dick Ayers, Jack Abel
Heroes: Reno Jones, Kid Cassidy
Villains: Captain Warren Worth [US Cavalry officer], US Cavalry troops [Stone], Grey Fox [Cheyenne chief, Rachel's husband]
Others: Lone Beaver [Cheyenne warrior], Rachel Brown, Red Squirrel [Cheyenne prisoner]
Genre: Western
Setting: Medicine Creek, USA
Synopsis: Reno and Cassidy's quest for Rachel brings them near a Cheyenne village just as Captain Worth's Cavalry attack and massacre the populace; Reno is taken prisoner by the Cavalry for interfering while Cassidy discovers Rachel is now mated to Grey Fox; Grey Fox challenges Cassidy to a fight and Cassidy must agree to perform the rites to become a brave.
"This is a Stickup" from Rawhide Kid#38

Four (April, 1973)

Title: "Trial by Ordeal!"
Story: Gary Friedrich
Art: Syd Shores, Jack Abel
Heroes: Reno Jones, Kid Cassidy
Villains: Grey Fox, Captain Warren Worth, US Cavalry
Others: Rachel Brown, Red Squirrel
Genre: Western
Setting: Medicine Creek, USA
Synopsis: Cassidy continues his trials to become a brave while Captain Worth sets Reno free. Reno goes back toward the village and arrives in time to see Cassidy being forced to fight a grizzly bear; when Cassidy is wounded, Reno intervenes and kills the grizzly.
"The Mystery of Waco Mesa!" From Western Kid#6

Five (June, 1973)

Title: "The Reverend Mister Graves"
Story: Gary Friedrich
Art: Syd Shores, Jack Abel
Heroes: Reno Jones, Kid Cassidy
Villains: Grey Fox, Mr. Graves [preacher, gun runner, dies], Captain Warren Worth, US Cavalry [Jake, Jed]
Others: Rachel Brown
Genre: Western
Setting: Medicine Creek, USA
Synopsis: The Cheyenne send Reno away with Mr. Graves, their gun supplier. Graves intends to put Reno to work as a labourer, but also informs on the Cheyenne's movements to the Cavalry as he actually hates Natives. Reno escapes and returns to the village just as the Cavalry attack. Reno meets up with Cassidy and Cassidy kills Mr. Graves, but Grey Fox escapes with Rachel; Cassidy knows Rachel wants to stay with Grey Fox so he hits Reno over the head to keep from chasing Rachel.
"The Rustler" from Frontier Western#2

Six (August, 1973)

Title: "Death of a Gunhawk!"
Story: Gary Friedrich
Art: Dick Ayers, Vince Colletta
Heroes: Reno Jones, Kid Cassidy [dies]
Villains: Captain Warren Worth, US Cavalry, Grey Fox [dies]
Others: Rachel Brown, Ruby [prostitute]
Genre: Western
Setting: Medicine Creek, USA
Synopsis: Reno and Cassidy confront each other angrily after Cassidy helped Rachel get away with Grey Fox. However, Grey Fox turns back and shoots Cassidy just as Reno fires off an angry round; Cassidy dies and both Reno and the Cavalry think Reno is the killer. Reno escapes the Cavalry and pursues Grey Fox, ultimately killing him in battle, but Rachel meets up with Ruby and her troupe of prostitutes bound for San Francisco. Reno visits Cassidy's grave but the Cavalry attack him and he flees.
"Empty Holsters" from Western Outlaws#12

Seven (October, 1973)

Title: "Rodeo Doom-Day!"
Story: Gardner F. Fox
Art: Dick Ayers, Frank Giacoia
Heroes: Reno Jones
Villains: Native Americans, San Francisco Slade [rodeo man], Durango [gunman, dies]
Others: Rachel Brown
Genre: Western
Setting: Cayuse, New Mexico, USA
Synopsis: Jones journeys to Cayuse to earn some money in a rodeo, but Slade sends men to beat him for doing well; when Reno shoots the hired gun Durango dead, he winds up in the local prison where Slade gloats over him. At the same time, Rachel journeys on with the prostitutes, with Reno unable to follow her trail.
Notes: A letterbox at the end claimed Reno would return in Western Team-Up, where he would meet the Rawhide Kid. This story never materialized. Reno appears next in Blaze of Glory#1.
"Dangerous Game" from Frontier Western#10


GUNSLINGERS (February, 2000)

"Trapped By Grizzly Grogan" from Two-Gun Kid#64
"Beware the Terrible Totem" from Rawhide Kid#22
"The Eyes of Orville Jones" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#102
"I Hate the Two-Gun Kid" from Two-Gun Kid#60
"The Devil's Starry Anvil" from Marvel Premiere#54

GUNSMOKE WESTERN

Continued from Black Rider

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Thirty-Two

Title: "Barbed Wire!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Gig Harper [cattle rancher], Red Bartoe [sheep herder]
Others: Scotty [Gig's employee]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#3
Synopsis: Gig and Red are opposed to each other; Gig puts up barbed wire to stop Red from moving on his lands; Red and Gig's men fight but Gig is nearly killed by his own cattle when they stampede; Red saves Gig and they decide to make peace.

Title: "Last Roundup!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Dean Hammer [cowboy]
Others: Jamison [ranch owner], Pete Meadows, Corky [cowboys]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#3
Synopsis: Dean decides to retire from being a cowboy; Jamison is disappointed because he wanted to make Dean his heir. Pete picks a fight with Dean and lets him win so Dean will regain his confidence; Pete nearly dies from the wounds Dean inflicts but Dean saves him and both men become Jamison's heirs.

Title: "Siege!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Billy Buckskin
Villains: Mexican soldiers [Chico]
Others: Soapy
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#3
Synopsis: Billy and Soapy help defend a fort against Mexican forces; Billy spies on their camp, obtaining intelligence on where they'll attack and they successfully repel the Mexicans.

Title: "Showdown at Sunup"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Cal Noonan [old wanted man]
Villains: Cal Noonan, Jr. [son of outlaw]
Others: Esmeralda Noonan [Cal's wife]
Genre: Western
Setting: Little Creek, USA
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#3
Synopsis: Cal returns to his hometown, still wanted by the law, to discover his supposed old wanted posters actually refer to his son, whom has followed in his footsteps. Cal brings his son to the authorities alive, promising to reform just as his father has.

Title: "The Plunderers!"
Story:
Art: Jack Keller
Heroes: Kid Colt
Villains: Sloane [Calvin's foreman]
Others: Steel, Calvin J. Mapes [rancher], Crandell [cattleman], Anne Mapes [Calvin's daughter]
Genre: Western
Setting: Twin Forks, USA
Reprinted In: Kid Colt, Outlaw#154
Synopsis: Mapes' ranch is damming up water other ranches need, but he refuses to change. When Anne overhears Sloane plotting a takeover of the ranch, she brings in Kid Colt and others to save her father; Calvin is set free and he orders the dam destroyed, making friends at last with his fellow ranchers.

Thirty-Three

Title: "Never Say Die!"
Story:
Art: Jack Keller
Heroes: Kid Colt
Villains: Flagg and his gang [Keyes]
Others: Steel
Genre: Western
Setting: Mesa City, USA
Synopsis: Flagg gradually turns on his gang so he won't have to split his loot with them; this just makes it easier for Kid Colt to defeat the gang.

Title: "The Silver Star!"
Story:
Art: Al Williamson
Heroes: Doc Holliday
Villains: Jooks Brothers [Clem, robbers]
Genre: Western
Setting: Timberlane, Texas, USA
Reprinted In: Al Williamson: Hidden Lands
Synopsis: Doc is robbed by the Jooks Brothers; finding Timberlane has no sheriff, Doc spends 6 months training until he's fit to claim the sheriff's star and captures the Jooks Brothers as his first piece of business.
Notes: Retold as "the Sheriff's Star" in Rawhide Kid#35.

Title: "The Gunman"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Tom Nesbitt [18 year old gunman]
Villains: .44 Kid [outlaw]
Others: Clay Nesbitt [Tom's father], Mrs. Nesbitt [Clay's wife]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Tom practices with his gun, hoping to be as good as the .44 Kid; when the .44 Kid takes Tom's family hostage, Tom angrily defeats him, then gives up guns.

Title: "Trouble in Tombstone"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Sam White [old cattle rancher]
Villains: Hired gunfighters
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Sam wants to get rid of local sheep herders, but the gunmen he hires steal his own cattle; when the sheep herders oppose the gunmen, Sam bands the ranchers together to assist them; the cattle and sheep men make peace.

Title: "Scourge of the Frontier!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Billy Buckskin, Soapy
Villains: Chuck Farley and his gang
Others: Mr. Nelson [gold dealer], Mr. Ferris [stage company owner]
Genre: Western
Setting: Starkville, USA
Synopsis: Billy and Soapy discover Farley's gang is preparing to steal a gold shipment so they hide in the undercarriage of the stage and ambush the robbers.

Thirty-Four

"Bad Man's Bluff"
"Two-Gun Drifter"
"The Dude"
"Across the Badlands"
"Forbidden Soil"

Thirty-Five

"Date With Destiny"
"Manhunter"
"What'll It Be, Gents?"
"Lawman from Larramee"

Title: "The Terror of Tombstone!"
Story:
Art: John Severin, Carl Burgos
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: Rawhide, Forty-Five [thieves] and their gang
Others: Justice, Fargo [stage driver]
Genre: Western
Setting: Tombstone, Texas, USA; Chaparral Corners, Texas, USA
Synopsis: When Wyatt is supposed to guard a shipment of silver, two prisoners in his jail overpower him and Rawhide dresses up as Wyatt so he can lead the silver into the arms of his gang, but Justice frees Wyatt from his bonds and he catches up in time to arrest the entire gang.

Thirty-Six (August, 1956)

Title: "When Drago Came to Town!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Al Williamson
Villains: Drago [notorious outlaw]
Others: Slim Lawson, Sam, Tex [townspeople], Tommy [child]
Genre: Western
Setting: Thunder Mesa, Doredo Territory
Reprinted In: Kid Colt, Outlaw#172
Synopsis: As Drago nears Thunder Mesa a posse forms and children fantasize about Drago's notoriety, but when Drago arrives he surrenders to the law, tired of being a hunted man.
"Clean-Up in Buckhorn"
"Two-Gun Showdown"
"Tension in Leadville"
"Apaches on the Warpath"

Thirty-Seven

"On the Trail of the Rustlers"
"Double-Cross Trail"
"Redskin"
"The Gunslinger"
"Surrender or Perish"

Thirty-Eight

"The Phantom of Caribou Flats"
"The Rangers Strike Back"
"The Man Who Wouldn't Fight"
"Showdown"
"Rustler at Large"

Thirty-Nine

"No Place to Turn"
"Posse on my Trail"
"Hired Gun"
"Last Stage from Abilene"
"New Lawman in Town"

Forty (August, 1957)

"Showdown Street"
"The Mystery of Dead Man's Mesa"
"The Rustlers Strike"

Title: "Six-Gun Justice"
Story:
Art: Al Williamson
Heroes: Red Thompson [loudmouthed gambler]
Villains: Luke, Joe [criminals]
Others: Mandy [John's wife], John [sheriff]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Red is jailed for turning to violence when his opponents cheat at cards. Joe and Luke want Red's property so they help him escape jail so they can kill him legally, but John witnesses the jailbreak and takes Red's side, allowing Red to defeat the criminals.
"Trouble in Tombstone"

Forty-One

"Two Guns for Freedom"
"Brand of the Rustler"
"Stay Off That Stagecoach"
"The Owlhoot Wore a Mask"
"The Day of the Gun Duel"

Forty-Two (August, 1957)

Title: "The Gunhawks of Terror Street!"
Story:
Art: Jack Keller
Heroes: Kid Colt
Villains: Claw Dembro and his gang [Cantrell, Jake]
Others: Steel, Gridley [wire operator], Sam Lowry [townsperson]
Genre: Western
Setting: Longhorn
Synopsis: Colt drives Dembro's gang from Longhorn, but in retaliation they begin striking stagecoaches to starve out the town. Colt leads the citizens out of the town and bests Dembro's gang in the field; Colt is given a chance to stay in Longhorn, but he declines.

Title: "I Dare Yuh to Draw!"
Story:
Art: Doug Wildey
Heroes: Rex Carter [US marshal]
Villains: Blackie Fallon [outlaw]
Others: Toby Davis [loudmouthed young man]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Toby hates strangers and seemingly drives Rex out of town. When Blackie shows up, Toby tries to intimidate him too, only to find himself in a fight; Rex returns and saves him, arresting Blackie.

Title: "Last Stop: Boot-Hill!"
Story:
Art: Frank Bolle
Villains: Dag Cullens [outlaw, dies]
Genre: Western
Setting: Baker County
Synopsis: Cullens becomes so notorious he becomes paranoid and tries to avoid people while running for the border. Desperately hungry, he goes to a farmhouse but the farmer's son recognizes him and shoots him.

Title: "Five-Pointed Star!"
Story:
Art: Jimmy Infantino
Heroes: The sheriff
Villains: Slater [troublemaker], a robber
Others: Mr. Webster [cantankerous old man], Billy [child], Dave [townsperson]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Webster isn't happy with the sheriff's work, but the sheriff saves him from a robber, changing his mind.

Title: "The Night the Bartons Rode!"
Story:
Art: Gene Colan
Heroes: Greg Barton [businessman], Sam Barton [lawyer], Dave Barton, Ely Barton [ranchers]
Villains: Vince Regan [outlaw, enemy of Sheriff Barton, dies] and his gang
Others: Sheriff Barton [father of the Barton brothers, dies], Charlie [townsperson]
Genre: Western
Setting: El Durando
Synopsis: Sheriff Barton is ambushed by Regan; dying, he makes his four sons deputies and they pursue Regan, defeating his gang; Regan tries to kill them with dynamite but they shoot him and the dynamite kills him; their father is avenged.

Forty-Three

untitled

Title: "Bandit"
Story:
Art: Marvin Stein
Heroes: Sheriff Nolan
Villains: Masked Bandit [Tom Powers Jr., heir and thief]
Others: Mike [sheriff's deputy], Tom Powers [wealthy rancher]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: A Masked Bandit has been robbing Nolan's town and it turns out to be the son of their wealthiest rancher, having been brought up to believe he should be tough on others.
"Lawman"
"All Quiet in Wichita"
"Ambush at Red River"

Forty-Four

"Gunhawk's Mecca"
"The Fastest Gun in Tombstone"
"The Revenge of Will Larrame"
"Tenderfoot Trap"
untitled

Forty-Five

"No Place to Turn"
"The Brimstone Raiders Strike"
"The Gun Proud"
"Hide-Out"
"The Man I Must Not Shoot"

Forty-Six

Title: "Wrangler"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Jeb Bancroft [ranch hand]
Villains: Bull McLeod [ranch hand]
Others: Jake Dixon [ranch foreman], Shorty Benson [ranch hand]
Genre: Western
Setting: Big Triangle-K Ranch, USA
Reprinted In: Two-Gun Kid#118
Synopsis: Bull is insolent to newly-hired Jeb, but Jeb wins his respect by saving him from a stampede.
"His Back to the Wall!"
Reprinted In: Rawhide Kid#120

Title: "The Hawkins Gang Strikes!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Kid Colt
Villains: Hawkins Gang [Jeb Hawkins, Clay]
Others: Steel
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#24
Synopsis: Colt is woken up by a posse searching for the Hawkins Gang; Colt tries to escape, but the posse shoot him. Suddenly, the Hawkins Gang appear and decide to make Colt part of their gang, abandoning the posse in the wild without horses, weapons, food or water. Colt refuses to aid the gang and fights them, but blacks out from his wound; when Colt comes to, he finds a note from the posse explaining they arrested only the Hawkins Gang.

Title: "The End of the Dakota Kid!"
Story:
Art: Joe Sinnott
Heroes: A US marshal
Villains: Dakota Kid [outlaw, dies]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Outlaw Kid#21
Synopsis: The Dakota Kid's crimes gradually rise in their scope, as does the reward on his head; finally, a US marshal methodically trails and ambushes the Kid, killing him.

Title: "The Man Who Outsmarted Earp!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art:
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: Crickett Webb [outlaw], a robber
Others: Justice, Sam, Clarence [Dodge City residents]
Genre: Western
Setting: Dodge City
Reprinted In: Outlaw Kid#20
Synopsis: Earp catches Crickett Webb, recognizing him despite his shaven beard. A stranger alerts Earp to Apaches attacking a stage and Earp rounds up a posse to investigate. The stranger robs the town blind while Earp is gone, but Earp quickly realizes he's been deceived and catches the stranger before he can escape.

Forty-Seven

Title: "Trouble in Leadville!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Black Rider
Villains: Dan Basset and his gang [robbers]
Others: Satan/Ichabod, Jim Lathrop, Marie Lathrop
Genre: Western
Setting: Leadville, Texas, USA
Reprinted In: Two-Gun Kid#117
Synopsis: Black Rider saves the Lathrops from the Basset gang's raid and then defends Leadville from the same.

Title: "The Sheriff Says: Draw!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Keller
Heroes: Kid Colt
Villains: Crow Yancy [gunman]
Others: Steel, a sheriff
Genre: Western
Setting: Near Abilene; Clay City, USA
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#22
Synopsis: Colt escapes a posse and rides to Clay City, where the sheriff demands visitors surrender their guns; when Colt sees Yancy enter town, he realizes the sheriff would be killed trying to force Yancy to surrender his weapons so he challenges the sheriff himself and lets the sheriff beat him; Yancy is afraid of the sheriff and leaves town with Colt.
"Guns Roar on Main Street"
"Apache"
"Outlaw Brand"

Forty-Eight (September, 1958)

Title: "Shoot-Out in Silver City!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Keller
Heroes: Kid Colt
Villains: Jess Harper [teenage thief]
Others: Steel
Genre: Western
Setting: Silver City, Texas, USA
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#16
Synopsis: Colt is asked to aid a posse chasing Jess, who just robbed the Silver City general store. Colt finds Jess first; seeing how young Jess is, Colt presents himself as the real thief and claims Jess was trying to capture him. Jess surrenders to the posse and admits the truth of what he did and how Colt helped him.

Title: "The Long Night!"
Story:
Art: George Woodbridge
Heroes: Doc Marsden [physician]
Villains: Gunmen
Others: Martha, her husband and son [frontier family]
Genre: Western
Setting: Anvil Ridge, USA
Reprinted In: Kid Colt, Outlaw#171
Synopsis: Men try to prevent Marsden from treating sick homesteaders; Marsden flees them and winds up helping Martha's family with their son, who has a broken leg; by the time the son is well, the gunmen have been dealt with by the sheriff.

Title: "Apache!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Frank Hull [Indian agent]
Villains: Lou, Jed, two other robbers
Others: Grey Cloud [Apache chief], Arunico [Grey Cloud's son], Apaches, Colonel Henry Rogers, Sgt. Flynn, Olson [US soldiers]
Genre: Western
Setting: Fort Clermont
Synopsis: Robbers dress up as Apaches to rob stages, bringing the Army to the verge of war. Hull exposes the culprits just in time.

Title: "The Last Bullet"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: A deputy [brother of an outlaw]
Villains: An outlaw [brother of a deputy]
Genre: Western
Setting: Boulder Mountain
Synopsis: A deputy hunts an outlaw into the mountains, where the outlaw spends his last bullet to save the deputy from a mountain lion. The deputy understands and would've done the same, since they're brothers.

Title: "The Challenge of Big Bill Borden"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: Big Bill Borden [Eastern boxer]
Others: Grizzly Grant, Spade Harrow [gunman]
Genre: Western
Setting: Dodge City, Cactus Ridge
Synopsis: Borden looks down on Westerners and goes around picking fights, until Earp saves him from certain death in a gunfight with Spade. When Earp beats Borden in a fistfight, Borden becomes a booster for the West.

Forty-Nine (November, 1958)

Title: "Pursuit in the Desert!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Keller
Heroes: Kid Colt
Others: Steel, a sheriff, Cayute [deputy]
Genre: Western
Setting: Rocky Landing, USA
Reprinted In: Kid Colt, Outlaw#167; Western Gunfighters#17
Synopsis: The sheriff and Cayute pursue Kid Colt into the desert but the sheriff breaks a leg and they lose their water; Colt rescues the lawmen and they agree to let Colt escape.

Title: "The Harpers Ride Again!"
Story:
Art: Joe Maneely
Heroes: Captain Marsh [ex-Confederate officer, now sheriff]
Villains: Lafe Harper, Jed Harper, third Harper [brothers, thieves, ex-Confederate soldiers]
Genre: Western
Setting: Cactus Junction, USA
Synopsis: After the US Civil War the Harpers become robbers; eventually they're pitted against their former captain and he defeats the three at once in a gunfight.

Title: untitled
Story:
Art: Joe Sinnott
Heroes: Kid From Texas
Villains: A stage robber
Others: Cactus
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Kid Colt, Outlaw#187
Synopsis: The Kid and Cactus save a bear from a wolf; later, the same bear saves them from the ambush of a stage robber.

Title: "Stampede!"
Story:
Art: Carl Burgos
Heroes: Rip Craig [deputy]
Villains: Lefty Ballou [dies] and his gang [Clag]
Others: Brad Daniels [sheriff], Chappy [civilian]
Genre: Western
Setting: Prairie Junction, USA
Reprinted In: Kid Colt, Outlaw#174
Synopsis: Lefty and his gang cause a cattle stampede to cover for their bank robbery, but Craig turns the cattle around and Lefty is trampled to death.

Title: "Lawman Without Guns"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: Bat Nesbitt, Red, Sam [gunmen]
Others: Grizzly Grant
Genre: Western
Setting: Dodge City, Kansas, USA
Synopsis: Wyatt arrests Bat for carrying guns in Dodge; Red and Sam ambush Grizzly and release Bat, but when they attack Wyatt he switches out the lights and beats the three men in the dark.

Fifty (January, 1959)

Title: "The Moonlight Rustlers"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Roy Crosby [ranch hand]
Villains: Wes Crosby [Roy's brother, dies], Quantrill and his gang
Others: Beth Canby [Roy's girlfriend], Mr. Canby [rancher]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Kid Colt, Outlaw#167
Synopsis: Roy and Wes walk separate paths as Roy works on a ranch while Wes joins Quantrill's gang. When the Quantrill gang try rustling Canby's cattle they run into Roy; one of Wes' allies tries to shoot Roy, causing Wes to break ranks and defend his brother; Wes is fatally wounded, tells Roy he's proud of him, then dies.

Title: "The Man Who Drew Against Drago!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Keller
Heroes: Kid Colt
Villains: Don Drago [fast gunfighter]
Others: Jeb Smathers [civilian], the sheriff, the sheriff's wife, Steel
Genre: Western
Setting: Pecos Pass, Texas, USA
Reprinted In: Kid Colt, Outlaw#169
Synopsis: Kid Colt sees how fast Drago is and the sheriff's wife fears what will happen when Drago faces her husband; Colt agrees to help by knocking out the sheriff and facing Drago himself; even though Drago is a faster draw, he shoots wild and Colt defeats him.

Title: "The Apache"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: Bull Norbett
Others: Red Hawk [Apache warrior], Stacey Dunn [townsman, dies], Grizzly Grant
Genre: Western
Setting: Dodge City
Reprinted In: Wyatt Earp#32
Synopsis: Bull murders Stacey and tries to frame Red Hawk, but Wyatt was with Red Hawk and knows he's innocent, so arrests Bull.

Title: "The Stranger From Red River"
Story:
Art: John Forte
Heroes: A schoolteacher [formerly Bannion]
Villains: Matt Bannion [teacher's son, gunman]
Others: Tim Shaw [student]
Genre: Western
Setting: Piute Center, USA
Synopsis: Matt comes to Piute, using his connection with the schoolteacher to run amock, but the teacher stands up to him and, finding he can't shoot his own father, Matt leaves town.

Fifty-One

Title: "Trapped in the Haunted Mine!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Keller
Heroes: Kid Colt
Villains: Hunk Hammond Gang
Others: Sam, Dave Bell [Haunted Mine workers], Steel
Genre: Western
Setting: Haunted Mine, USA
Reprinted In: Kid Colt, outlaw#167
Synopsis: A posse chases Kid Colt so he hides in the Haunted Mine, where he finds the Hunk Hammond Gang hiding out; Colt turns the gang over to the posse and the posse lets him go.
"The Man With the Gun"
"The Raiders Strike"
"The Guns of the Laredo Kid"

Fifty-Two

"The Day the Kid Gave Up"
"Wyatt Earp Badman"
"Range War"

Title: "Return of the Boise Kid!"
Story:
Art: Jack Davis
Heroes: Justin Caine [rancher]
Villains: Boise Kid [outlaw]
Others: Burr [stage driver], Martha Caine [Justin's wife], Bill Caine [Justin's brother, dead]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West, Idaho, USA
Synopsis: Justin hears the Boise Kid has escaped and tells his wife how the Kid killed his brother. Justin testified against the Kid, sending him to prison. Since the Kid is out he fears he'll want to settle their score, but Justin has been afraid of the Kid since his childhood. When the Kid finally finds Justin, Justin is surprised to find the Kid is now old, gray and short; he easily defeats him.

Fifty-Three

Title: "The Mark of the Coward!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Keller
Heroes: Kid Colt
Villains: Yarbo Smith [gunfighter]
Others: Steel, a sheriff
Genre: Western
Setting: Abilene, USA
Reprinted In: Kid Colt, Outlaw#209
Synopsis: Kid Colt refuses to fight Yarbo when challenged, but after Yarbo wounds the town sheriff, Colt steps up and easily beats Yarbo with his fists.

Title: "Doc Holliday, Most Dangerous Gunman in the West!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: Ben Crafton [robber]
Others: Doc Holliday, Mr. Grant [banker]
Genre: Western
Setting: Dodge City
Reprinted In: Kid Colt, Outlaw#179
Synopsis: When the bank in Dodge is robbed Crafton accuses Doc Holliday, but Wyatt finds a bullet which matches Crafton's gun and arrests him.
"One Bullet Left"
"Desperado"

Fifty-Four

"Men Who Vanish"
"When Gunslingers Meet"
"Jailbreak in Dodge City!"
"The Sheriff!"

Fifty-Five (November, 1959)

Title: "Durk Drago, the Man Who Beat Kid Colt!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Keller
Heroes: Kid Colt
Villains: Durk Drago [strongman outlaw] and his gang
Others: Steel
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Kid Colt, Outlaw#168
Synopsis: Kid Colt is caught by Durk Drago, who enjoys showing off his strength; Colt faces him in a fistfight and ultimately wins by being a smarter fighter.

Title: "Hired Gun!"
Story:
Art: Jack Davis
Heroes: Gunsmoke Kid
Villains: Frank Lance [aka Mort Judson, Circle B ranch owner, rustler]
Others: Walt Case [Double Loop ranch owner]
Genre: Western
Setting: Whipsnake, USA
Reprinted In: Kid Colt, Outlaw#176
Synopsis: Gunsmoke Kid learns Case is accusing Lance of rustling his cattle; the Kid investigates and proves Lance is the rustler, further he's really an outlaw named Mort Judson.

Title: "The Man From Morgan Mesa"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: Sky Smith [Nellie's manager], Nellie Normand [singer]
Others: Grizzly Grant, Sally Clark, Red [saloon staff]
Genre: Western
Setting: Dodge City
Synopsis: Wyatt seems taken with Nellie when she comes to town, but he recognizes her tour locations as the scenes of reported robberies and halts she and Sky's robbery of the Silver Dollar, capturing both of them.

Title: "Gun-Fight at Grogan's Gap!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Matt Baker
Heroes: Jess Sharpe [gunfighter]
Villains: Emery Grogan [runs Grogan's Gap], Blackjack Kirby [gunfighter]
Others: Slim [townsperson], Carter [hotel owner]
Genre: Western
Setting: Grogan's Gap
Synopsis: Grogan tries to hire Sharpe to start a gun battle, but Sharpe wants to settle down quietly. Grogan hires Kirby to attack him, but Sharpe wounds Kirby in the shoulder, spoiling his gun prowess and the ricochet of Kirby's gun cripples Grogan. Sharpe settles down to a quiet farm life.

Fifty-Six (January, 1960)

Title: "The Outlaw Strikes Back!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Keller
Heroes: Kid Colt
Villains: Bret Corbett [outlaw, disguised as Bill Cooper]
Others: Steel, Marshal Bill Cooper [marshal of Los Rios], US Army
Genre: Western
Setting: Los Rios
Synopsis: Colt finds a wounded man and heads to Los Rios, where he shoots Marshal Bill Cooper, revealing the wounded man he rescued is the real marshal and exposes the imposter as Bret Corbett.

Title: "Montana Mike, the Man Who Captured the Marshal!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Wyatt Earp, Grizzly Grant
Villains: Montana Mike [outlaw, dies] and his three comrades [Ben named]
Genre: Western
Setting: Dodge City
Synopsis: Earp suffers a muscle injury and Montana Mike sees this as an opportunity to get rid of him. He and his men attack and capture Earp, but when he tries to kill Earp by making him jump off a cliff, Earp turns the tables and Montana Mike falls to his death.

Title: "Final Judgement!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Doug Wildey
Heroes: Nathan "Merciless" Harper [Judge]
Villains: Clem Plunkett [cattle rustler], Utah Kid [stage robber, Harper's son]
Genre: Western
Setting: Western USA, 1800s
Synopsis: Harper is called "merciless" because he shows no leniency to people in court. After sentencing the Utah Kid to three years many think he must have wished he could hang him, but the town sheriff knows better - the Utah Kid is Harper's own son.

Title: "The Fastest Gun!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art:
Heroes: The Lightning Kid [deputized female gunslinger]
Villains: Lathrup [corrupt rancher], Rusty and four other gunmen
Others: John [Lightning Kid's husband]
Genre: Western
Setting: Western USA, 1800s
Synopsis: When word reaches town the Lightning Kid is coming, Lathrup prepares his men to ambush him. They decide to use what they think is the Kid's wife as a hostage, but she is the Lightning Kid and captures the entire gang.

Fifty-Seven

"Outlaw at Bay"
"Ambush on the Trail"

Title: "The Threat of the Laredo Kid!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Carl Burgos
Heroes: Marshal Cook [US lawman]
Villains: Yancy, Spade and other outlaws
Genre: Western
Setting: Ten-Notch, USA
Synopsis: Cook is mistaken for the infamous Laredo Kid and the outlaws of Ten-Notch flee in terror. Cook is actually the man who killed the Laredo Kid.
"Showdown at Sun-Up"
"His Gun is Faster"

Fifty-Eight (May, 1960)

Title: "The Winner!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Ross Andru, Mike Esposito
Villains: Ace [gambler]
Others: Grubstake [prospector], Carson [marshal]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Two-Gun Kid#115
Synopsis: Ace beats Grubstake at cards but Grubstake doesn't have enough money, offering his claim instead. Ace rejects the offer and shoots Grubstake in the arm; the marshal arrests Ace, revealing the claim was actually worth $20,000.

Title: "Shoot-Out!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Don Heck
Heroes: Jim Northrup [cattle rancher]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Kid Colt, Outlaw#183
Synopsis: Northrup's cattle are being rustled; he finds a broken spur and accuses a man in town who's missing a spur, eventually killing him; to his horror, Northrup learns the real rustler has been caught - the man with the broken spur was innocent.

Title: "When Storm Smith Strikes!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: John Severin
Heroes: Two-Gun Kid
Villains: Storm Smith and his gang
Others: Nancy [poses as Storm's sister], Cyclone
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Mighty Marvel Western#32
Synopsis: When Two-Gun Kid requests milk in a bar, Storm picks a fight with him; Nancy tries to stop the Kid from answering the challenge, claiming Storm is her brother, but the Kid sees through the deception and easily bests Storm, shooting his gun from his hand then beating him with his fists.

Title: "A Bullet for a Badman!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Keller
Heroes: Kid Colt
Villains: Mule, Red, Slug [thieves]
Others: Steel
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#20
Synopsis: Mule, Red and Slug claim Colt is nearby so a posse will form and chase him; with the townsfolk gone, the trio begin a mass robbery, but Colt obviously sees through their deception and captures the trio.

Title: "Beyond the Call of Duty!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: Simon Dragg [loner]
Others: Justice, Tommy Dragg [Simon's son], Mrs. Dragg [Simon's wife]
Genre: Western
Setting: Dodge City
Synopsis: Simon Dragg lives outside of Dodge because he hates following the laws. When he brings guns to town, Earp beats him in a fistfight to enforce the law. Simon lures Wyatt out at night to supposedly save his son Tommy from a mountain lion. Simon tries to ambush Wyatt, but there's a real mountain lion threatening father and son; Wyatt shoots the great cat and Simon apologizes, offering himself up for arrest; Wyatt declines and instead receives Simon's promise he'll follow the law from now on.

Fifty-Nine

"Ambush at Arrowhead Creek"
"When the Kid Crawled Away"
"The Stallion's Revenge"
"Only One May Live"
"The Guns of Don Drago"

Sixty (September, 1960)

Title: "When Sam Hawk Strikes!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Keller
Heroes: Kid Colt
Others: Sam Hawk and his allies [Red, Hiram], Steel, Howling Wolf [Apache chief] and his Apache tribe
Genre: Western
Setting: Boulder Bluff
Reprinted In: Kid Colt, Outlaw#174
Synopsis: Colt is pursued by Hawk into a cavern and forced to surrender, but Howling Wolf's Apaches recognize Colt as an ally and rescue him, taking Hawk and his men prisoner. Colt helps Hawk and his men escape and in return, Hawk lets Colt get away.

Title: "They Called Him the Judge!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Judge Norman [formerly Grey Rider]
Villains: Hunk Reardon [outlaw]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Norman sentences Reardon to prison and Reardon vows revenge. Three years later, Reardon is released and attacks Norman, but Norman defeats him in hand-to-hand; Reardon learns Norman used to be the masked Grey Rider, but vowed to hang up his guns when he became a judge; seeing how Norman changed his ways inspires Hunk to do the same.

Title: "Slap Leather, Yella Belly!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: John Severin
Heroes: Two-Gun Kid
Villains: Waco Pete [gunfighter]
Genre: Western
Setting: Dadesville
Synopsis: Waco Pete challenges the Kid to a gunfight, thinking the Kid is afraid, but the Kid handily beats him, explaining his only fear was he might kill Waco Pete.

Sixty-One

"Gunfight at Gila Pass"
"Beware the Barker Brothers"
"When the Apaches Attack"
"The Man Called Kincaid"

Sixty-Two

"The Other Kid Colt"
"Six-Gun Showdown"
"The Perfect Crime"
"The Gunman"

Sixty-Three (March, 1961)

"A Trap For Kid Colt"
"The Hands of the Hulk"
"Gunduel in Boulder Bluff!"
"The Fastest Gun Alive!"

Sixty-Four (May, 1961)

Title: "The Day The Kid Was Captured!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Keller
Heroes: Kid Colt
Villains: Sandy "Baby-Face" Smith [outlaw from Montana]
Others: Steel
Genre: Western
Setting: Abilene, Wyoming
Reprinted In: Kid Colt, Outlaw#197
Synopsis: Colt throws away his vest and hat which are taken up by Smith, who is arrested on the belief he is Kid Colt. Colt appears to clear him, only to learn Smith is a wanted man himself, so Colt turns him back to the authorities.

Title: "He Wore a Tin Star!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers
Heroes: Joe Blake [deputy], Wyatt Earp
Villains: Luke [robber]
Genre: Western
Setting: Trail's End
Reprinted In: Kid Colt, Outlaw#197
Synopsis: Joe and Luke plot to rob the bank at Trail's End by Joe becoming the town deputy, but after Wyatt Earp saves Joe from former enemies, he ultimately turns against Luke.
"Man on the Run"

Title: "Man on the Run!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Paul Reinman
Villains: Hank York [stage robber]
Others: Apaches
Genre: Western
Setting: Near Tombstone, USA
Synopsis: Hank robs a stage only to run first into Apaches, then a posse; he surrenders to the posse and only then learns he'd stolen a crate of horseshoes.

Sixty-Five

"Guns Talk in Tombstone"
"The Vengeance of Sam Turner"
"Gunfighter's Return"
"The Hawkers Ride Again"

Sixty-Six (September, 1961)

"The Man with the Blazing Guns"
"The Enemies!"
"Rango's Last Ride"

Title: "The Escape of Yancy Younger!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Heroes: A sheriff
Villains: Yancy Younger and his gang [outlaws]
Others: Ben [old man]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: The sheriff captures Yancy Younger but Younger vows his gang will set him free; however, the townspeople come to the sheriff's aid and ultimately capture the entire gang.

Sixty-Seven

"The Hunted"
"Montana Brown, Gunslinger without Fear"
"They Called Him Wolf"
"Somewhere Wait the Rustlers"

Sixty-Eight

"Anatomy of a Gunfight"
"To the Last Man"
"The Cowboy and the Soldier"
"Rustler"

Sixty-Nine

"I'm Callin' Yuh Yellow Kid Colt"
"The Betrayer"
"The Toledo Kid"
"The Gunslinger"

Seventy

"When an Outlaw Escapes"
"The Return of Darrow, the Gunfighter"
"Moose Magnum, the Ambusher"
"The Montana Kid"

Seventy-One

"The Rage of Billy the Kid"
"The Life and Death of Ape Cantrell"
"The Night Raiders"
"A Hiding Place for Hondo"

Seventy-Two

"How Kid Colt Became an Outlaw"
"The Nevada Jailbirds"
"Yellabelly"
"Slap Leather at Sundown"

Seventy-Three

"I Can Outdraw Kid Colt"
"Red-Beard's Raiders"
"The Little Fella"
"Who Murdered Morgan?"

Seventy-Four (January, 1963)

Title: "The Other Kid Colt!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Keller
Heroes: Kid Colt
Villains: The three Butler Brothers
Others: Steel
Genre: Western
Setting: Clay City
Synopsis: Kid Colt disguises himself as "Colt Kidder," discarding his vest and hat and changing his hair colour. After defeating the Butler Brothers, "Kidder" is invited to become sheriff. He does a fine job at Clay City until someone sights Kid Colt nearby. Realizing an innocent man has found the vest and hat, Colt leads a posse after him and regains his clothing, revealing his duplicity and discarding his badge.

Title: "The Peddler!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Paul Reinman
Heroes: Ben Brown [quick draw artist]
Villains: Crow, Waco [bandits]
Genre: Western
Setting: Western USA
Synopsis: Crow and Waco stick up a man leading a peddler's cart, but he outdraws them, revealing himself to be rodeo winner Ben Brown, who was given the peddler's cart as a prize.

Title: "Gamblin' Man!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Sam Carter [US Marshal in disguise]
Villains: Spade Black [crooked gambler]
Genre: Western
Setting: Western USA
Synopsis: Spade cheats at cards until he plays against Carter and Carter exposes him then arrests him.

Seventy-Five

"When the Dragon Gang Strikes"

Title: "The Deputy and the Desperado!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Wild Bill Hickok [deputy]
Villains: Ten-Notch Morgan [cattle rustler] and his men [Hank, Curly]
Genre: Western
Setting: Mesa Grande; Thunder Valley, USA
Synopsis: Ten-Notch and his men steal cattle but deputy Wild Bill defeats them and returns the steers.
"The Saga of the Sycamore Kid"
"The Hunter"

Seventy-Six (May, 1963)

Title: "The Capture of Kid Colt!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Keller
Heroes: Kid Colt
Villains: Jethro Scrubb [businessman], Blade Simms [gunman]
Others: Steel, Cal Nesbitt [sheriff]
Genre: Western
Setting: Boontown, Nevada, USA
Synopsis: Colt is injured escaping a posse but Nesbitt helps him recover in Boontown. Learning Scrubb intends to forces Nesbitt out of office, Colt tries to make Nesbitt seem greater by surrendering to him. When Scrubb and Blade try to break Colt out of jail to make Nesbitt look bad, Colt defeats them and locks up both men.

Title: "The Life and Death of Blast Larkin!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Bill "Blast" Larkin [young, embittered gunman]
Villains: Hoot Durstine [outlaw leader], Yancy [Hoot's gunman]
Others: Sheriff Larkin [Bill's father, dies]
Genre: Western
Setting: Durango; Morgan's Creek, Texas, USA
Synopsis: After his father dies battling outlaws, Bill resolves to turn against the law and become a great gunfighter. Eventually taking the alias "Blast" he goes to work for Hoot, but when the gang attempts to rustle cattle Bill turns on them and helps the posse; based on his performance, the posse ask Bill to become a deputy and he accepts.

Title: "The Rustlers of Red Gap!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Don Heck
Heroes: Tall Bear [Native American rancher]
Villains: Gila Gang [rustlers]
Genre: Western
Setting: Red Gap
Synopsis: The Gila Gang steal Tall Bear's cattle so he performs a rain dance; a rainstorm forms, causes a rockslide and traps the rustleres for the law.

Title: "The Sheriff's Secret!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Gene Colan
Heroes: Sheriff Brand Dixon [Sackville sheriff], Nevada Nesbitt [Dixon's deputy]
Others: Shorty [bartender]
Genre: Western
Setting: Sackville, the Old West
Synopsis: Dixon always seem to let Nevada take the lead against troublemakers, convincing people the sheriff has become soft, but in reality Nevada has been temporarily blinded and the sheriff is helping to distract people from noticing.

Seventy-Seven

"Don't Draw against Drago"

Title: "Guns Bark in the Badlands"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Al Hartley
Heroes: Hank Porter [stage driver]
Villains: Natives, a gang of hijackers [Clem]
Others: Mr. Carter [cowardly traveling actor], a doctor, doctor's son, cattle rancher's wife
Genre: Western
Setting: Cheyenne, USA
Synopsis: Hank ferries his passengers through the Badlands and fights through hostile Natives and a gang of hijackers. When they arrive in Cheyenne, Mr. Carter claims all the credit for Hank's heroics.
"Gunman"
"They Call Him Dude"


AL WILLIAMSON: HIDDEN LANDS (October, 2004)

"The Tin Star" from Western Outlaws#11
"The Unknown Ones" from Astonishing#57
"Outnumbered!" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#57
"The Silver Star!" from Gunsmoke Western#33
"A Stranger in Tombstone!" from Western Kid#9
"The City That Time Forgot!" from Marvel Tales#144
"The Fake" from Mystery Tales#46
"The Green Man!" from World of Suspense#3
"Gambling House!" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#58
"The Death of Dallas Dawson" from Two-Gun Western#11
"The Man Who Lost the Fight" from Wyatt Earp#7
"The Sheriff Strikes Back!" from Wild Western#55
"Helpless!" from Battle#55
"Ghost Town!" from Six-Gun Western#2
"Fangs of the Black Orchid!" from Jann of the Jungle#16

Title: "Beast at Bay!"
Story:
Art: Al Williamson
Heroes: Jann
Others: Luke [pilot], Jason [Luke's brother]
Genre: Jungle
Setting: Jann's jungle
Synopsis: Jann meets Luke who's looking for Jason in the jungle; Luke hates "jungle beasts," but Jann shows him how she can repel a lion without killing it; Jason turns out to be alive and the two are reunited.
Notes: Originally written in 1957.

Title: "A Savage is in the Streets!"
Story:
Art: Al Williamson
Heroes: Jann
Villains: Otis Taylor [businessman]
Others: Mike Hannon [zoo owner], Mokko [elephant]
Genre: Jungle
Setting: Jann's jungle
Synopsis: Otis tries to ruin Mike's zoo by stinging Mokko with a Congo spider, but Jann removes the spider and exposes Otis' scheme.
Notes: Originally written in 1957.

Title: "Totem's Curse!"
Story:
Art: Al Williamson
Heroes: Jann
Villains: A hypnotist
Others: Pat Mahoney, Mugo [lion, dies]
Genre: Jungle
Setting: Jann's jungle
Synopsis: Jann and Pat explore the site of a forbidden totem and find it's been broken open to reveal gems; a hypnotist tries to control them to avoid bringing the curse of the totem on himself, but Mugo attacks the hypnotist and a pillar falls on them both, killing Mugo and halting the hypnotist.
Notes: Originally written in 1957.
"And Then I Found You!" from My Own Romance#71
"The Vengeance of Spade Corbell!" from Two-Gun Kid#51
"I Was the Changing Man!" from Strange Worlds#4
"The Strangers From Space!" from Tales of Suspense#1


THE KID FROM DODGE CITY

1 2

One

"Strap on Your Guns!"
"You're Yella, Lawman!"
"The Coward!"
"The Reno Gang Rides!"

Two (September, 1957)

Title: "The Lawless Town"
Story:
Art: Don Heck
Heroes: Kid From Dodge City
Villains: Sam, Dinero [outlaws]
Genre: Western
Setting: Deadwood
Synopsis: The Kid is caught by a gang of outlaws who engage in crimes where they plant evidence pointing to the Kid. However, the Kid escapes by getting rats to gnaw through his ropes and alerts the authorities, who catch the gang.

Title: "Shoot or Shut Up!"
Story:
Art: Don Heck
Heroes: Kid From Dodge City
Villains: Stud, Dandy Desmond [outlaws]
Others: Jeff Long [rodeo rider], Judy Long [Jeff's wife]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West USA
Synopsis: The Kid tries to help the Longs save their ranch by winning a rodeo contest for them and despite the attempts by Dandy to fix the events, the Kid bests him and wins; the Longs vow to name their firstborn Jess after the Kid.

Title: "Hounded!"
Story:
Art: Don Heck
Heroes: Kid From Dodge City
Villains: Coyote [rustler], Mr. B [rancher]
Genre: Western
Setting: Back-to-Back B Ranch
Synopsis: The Kid goes to work for a ranch, but the rancher is actually a rustler; the Kid escapes an attempt on his life and turns his boss over to the law.

Title: "Marked Man!"
Story:
Art: Stan Campbell
Heroes: Tim Bolton [sheriff]
Villains: Jade [outlaw], Hank [Mayor's son]
Others: Mayor of Pine Corners
Genre: Western
Setting: Pine Corners
Synopsis: Bolton shoots a bank robber, scarring his face. The mayor demands Bolton bring him in to save his job. The robber turns out to be the mayor's son Hank, but Hank helps Bolton catch the outlaw Jade and Bolton helps Hank with the law.

Title: "There's Always a Faster Gun..."
Story:
Art: Don Heck
Heroes: Kid From Dodge City
Others: An old gunfighter
Genre: Western
Setting: Laredo, USA
Synopsis: The Kid meets an old man who beats him in a gunfight but although this would clear Jess' reputation, the old man refuses to let him share word; he explains how he was once a gunfighter like Jess and has only now found peace; the Kid agrees to keep his secrets.


THE KID FROM TEXAS

1 2

One (June, 1957)

"The Guns of Dan Hawk!"
"One Must Die!"
"Mark of the Outlaw"
"Showdown at Dawn!"

Two (August, 1957)

"Six-Gun Showdown in Laredo!"

Title: "Stampede at Boot Canyon!"
Story:
Art: Joe Sinnott
Heroes: Kid From Texas
Villains: Carter [banker], Ace Boyle and his gang [hold-up men]
Others: Cactus, Jim Nolan [rancher]
Genre: Western
Setting: Bedrock City; Boot Canyon; Copper City, USA
Synopsis: Nolan has been robbed by Boyle, leaving him unable to pay his debts to Carter; the Kid and Cactus help Nolan deliver his cattle safely, then expose Carter as the one who hired Boyle.
"Red Claw's Revenge!"
"Wanted: Dead or Alive!"


KID COLT, OUTLAW

KID SLADE, GUNFIGHTER

Continued from Matt Slade, Gunfighter
5 6 7 8

Five (January, 1957)

Title: untitled
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Matt Slade
Villains: Black Jack Cave [Ben Starr, train robber], Frank Starr [Ben's brother]
Others: Eagle, Anson Clinton, Emmet Coyle [former ally of Black Jack Cave]
Genre: Western
Setting: Bear Canyon, USA
Reprinted In: Mighty Marvel Western#31
Synopsis: Frank asks Slade to capture Emmet Coyle, who supposedly slew Black Jack Cave and took his money; however, Slade eventually realizes Frank was the killer and thief and exposes him.

Title: untitled
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Matt Slade
Villains: Maze [bank robber]
Others: Eagle, Sam Garr [wanted man, former partner of Maze], Billy Garr [Sam's son]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Mighty Marvel Western#30
Synopsis: Slade ventures into the desert to find Sam Garr but Maze ambushes Slade and leaves him for dead; Garr saves Slade, but fears Slade means to arrest him for aiding Maze in a robbery 10 years earlier. After Slade captures Maze he reveals he was after Garr to present a pardon from the governor.

Title: "The Winner!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: John Severin
Heroes: Sam Maxton [small man]
Villains: Bull Wyatt [tough man]
Others: Sally Brown [schoolteacher]
Genre: Western
Setting: Oak Trail, USA
Reprinted In: Mighty Marvel Western#30
Synopsis: Bull throws his weight around Oak Trail but when Sam stands up and fights him, even though Sam can't win, the townsfolk are inspired to band together against Bull and drive him out of town.

Title: untitled
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Matt Slade
Villains: Hole-in-the-Wall Gang [Hawk Talon, Simms]
Others: Joey Scofield [claims to be Utah Smith], Eagle
Genre: Western
Setting: Dentown, Montana, USA
Reprinted In: Mighty Marvel Western#42
Synopsis: Joey claims to be Utah Smith and proposes an alliance with Matt so they can join the Hole-in-the-Wall gang together; Matt agrees and they find the gang hide behind a waterfall. Realizing Joey isn't meant to be an outlaw, Matt helps him destroy the waterfall entrance.

Title: untitled
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Matt Slade
Villains: Blackie Barret and his gang [thieves], Ace McCoy [wanted man]
Others: Eagle, the Sioux, Lily [Ace's girlfriend]
Genre: Western
Setting: Bonanza; Fort Yuma
Synopsis: Matt goes to Bonanza to find Ace but the town is gripped by a terrible fever; Matt helps guide medicine to town and although Ace had planned to help Blackie rob the wagons, he sides with Matt instead because Lily is one of those afflicted; the medicine reaches Bonanza safely and Matt sees that Ace has a fair trial and chance for a pardon.

Six

Title: untitled
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Matt Slade
Villains: Bull [Docktown casino owner], Art Mace, Doone [Docktown saloon owners]
Others: Sheriff Beham [Docktown lawman]
Genre: Western
Setting: Docktown, USA
Reprinted In: Mighty Marvel Western#36
Synopsis: Slade is sent to bring law to Docktown; Bull, Mace and Doone all believe they can handle any challenger, but Slade defeats the trio in a fistfight.

Title: "Beware the Wyoming Kid!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Sheriff Tom McGraw [wounded lawman]
Others: Matt, Ned Jones, Clem Tracy [civilians], Matilda McGraw [Tom's wife]
Genre: Western
Setting: Trail's End, USA
Reprinted In: Mighty Marvel Western#36
Synopsis: The sheriff's arm is wounded and his wife just gave birth when he hears the Wyoming Kid is coming to town for revenge; against advice, McGraw intends to face the Kid, but he later learns some Natives killed the Kid outside of town.

Title: untitled
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Matt Slade
Villains: Grat Cosmo, Ute Cosmo [outlaws, brothers] and their gang [Baldy, Maze]
Others: Eagle, a sheriff, a young woman
Genre: Western
Setting: Dry Wells, USA
Reprinted In: Mighty Marvel Western#37
Synopsis: Matt Slade captures Grat Cosmo and brings him to Dry Wells, where he meets a young woman upset by her brother Danny's death and in denial about Danny's outlaw history; seeing Grat, the woman assumes he's innocent as she assumed her brother was. When Ute comes to rescue Grat from the jail, Slade escorts Grat out, but the woman tries to set Grat free; Slade stops Grat and the woman finally sees Grat for the criminal he was.

Title: untitled
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Matt Slade
Villains: Apaches [led by Pinto], Buff Benton [wicked wagon master]
Others: Eagle, Ken Forde [son of railroad magnate], Apaches [Chief Cochise, Fontana]
Genre: Western
Setting: Near Fort Benteen
Reprinted In: Mighty Marvel Western#38
Synopsis: Benton refuses Slade's help against Pinto's renegade Apache, but Slade finds it's because Benton is selling Pinto guns; Slade captures Benton, while the rogue Apaches face Apache justice.

Seven

Title: untitled
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Matt Slade
Villains: Jim Tully [Fenn's president], Barney Mulloy [tough guy], King Cabot [bar owner]
Others: Eagle, Governor Anson Clinton, Parker Fenn [railroad president]
Genre: Western
Setting: Cheyenne, USA
Reprinted In: Mighty Marvel Western#34
Synopsis: Matt Slade is sent to help ensure the railroad Fenn is building finishes, or else Fenn will lose $500,000. Slade discovers King Cabot is planning to raid the train when Cabot asks Slade to join his gang, but someone alerts Cabot to Slade's true purpose and he ties Slade up; Slade gets free and captures Cabot and his gang, then exposes Fenn's secretary as the person feeding information to the crooks.

Title: untitled
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Matt Slade [briefly impersonates Vance Morton]
Villains: Judson [lawyer], Judd Corse and his men [Twitch, Rannihan]
Others: Eagle, Vance Morton [heir apparent, resembles Slade], Helen Morton [Vance's sister], Doc Saunders [physician]
Genre: Western
Setting: Elkville, USA
Reprinted In: Mighty Marvel Western#35
Synopsis: Matt defends a stage conveying the Mortons to Elkville; finding Vance was wounded, Helen asks Matt to impersonate Vance at the reading of their uncle's will; however, Judd and other men bar Matt access to the lawyer. When Vance revives he joins Matt and they reveal Judson was trying to secure the inheritance for himself; Matt drives Judson and his allies from town and the Mortons win their inheritance.

Title: untitled
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Matt Slade
Villains: Baron Ulrich von Wolfgang [German land baron, dies] and his ward
Others: Anson Clinton, Barney [Clinton's security guard], Eagle
Genre: Western
Setting: Near Cheyenne
Reprinted In: Mighty Marvel Western#33
Synopsis: Governor Clinton tells Slade to investigate Wolfgang's estate, which has become a virtual fiefdom; Slade rallies Wolfgang's abused servants to rise against their master; during a battle with Wolfgang's forces, Wolfgang's ward accidentally shoots and kills Wolfgang.

Title: "Duel in the Night!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Matt Slade
Villains: Trigger Jones and his gang [outlaws], Bear Claw and his warriors [renegade Natives]
Others: Eagle
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West, Indian Territory
Reprinted In: Mighty Marvel Western#32
Synopsis: Matt Slade is about to arrest Trigger Jones when Bear Claw and his men capture Jones for human sacrifice. Slade pursues Jones and defeats Bear Claw in a wrestling match to win Jones back, determined to see Jones faces justice in a courtroom.

Title: "The Gun-Slinger!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Al Williamson
Heroes: Ned Johnson [US marshal]
Villains: Hank Barton [gun-slinger]
Others: Sam Nelson [store owner], Tom [bartender]
Genre: Western
Setting: Pecos Gap, USA
Reprinted In: Mighty Marvel Western#32; the Art of Al Williamson
Synopsis: No one will stand up to Hank because of his gun prowess, but eventually Johnson is sent to be the town marshal and Hank pulls out of town, mistaking the marshal for the infamous Dakota Kid.

Eight (July, 1957)

Title: untitled
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Matt Slade
Villains: Black Perry [outlaw, flashback], Wolf Perry [Black Perry's son] and his gang
Others: Tom Sloane [sheriff], Cal Sloane [retired sheriff, Tom's father], Molly Sloane [Cal's wife], Eagle
Genre: Western
Setting: Cottonwood, USA
Reprinted In: Mighty Marvel Western#39
Synopsis: Cal relates to Matt how he gave up being sheriff when Black Perry humiliated him in a gunfight, upsetting his nerves. When Wolf Perry comes to Cottonwood, Cal comes out of retirement and helps his son and Matt rout the criminals.

Title: "Guns of Greed!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Matt Slade
Villains: Miles Anders [reform committee chairman] and his men [Sandy, Cass Bork]
Others: Anson Clinton, Sam [stage driver]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Mighty Marvel Western#40
Synopsis: During Clinton's meetings with the reform committee, someone tries to kill him; Slade begins hunting the responsible parties and the trail leads him back to Anders, who was trying to delay reform until he had bought up all the property he wanted.

Title: "Gun Feud!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Matt Slade
Villains: Shark [gunman], Abel Coy, Ben Barton [feuding families]
Others: Eagle, Seth Barton [son of Ben], Kitty Coy [daughter of Abel]
Genre: Western
Setting: Black Hills, Montana, USA
Reprinted In: Mighty Marvel Western#41
Synopsis: Matt Slade stops Shark from killing Seth; he learns Seth and Kitty are in love, but their fathers are feuding. Posing as an outlaw, Matt uses his reputation to force the two fathers to accept their children's intent to marry. The Coys and Bartons then join forces to drive Matt out of town, which he happily does.

Title: untitled
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Matt Slade
Villains: Scar Cantrell [outlaw], Rory Hearn [professional gunfighter]
Genre: Western
Setting: Pine Creek, USA
Reprinted In: Mighty Marvel Western#44
Synopsis: When Matt Slade pursues Cantrell, Scar hires Hearn to kill Slade; however, Hearn helps Slade save a child from a stampeding wagon, only to suffer a finger injury leaving him unable to use his right hand. Hearn admits Cantrell hates him and Slade convinces Hearn to switch sides and help him capture Cantrell.

Title: "The Final Shot!"
Story:
Art: Bob Forgione
Heroes: Mitch Carlson [gunman]
Villains: Dorado Kid [gunfighter]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: The Dorado Kid is confident until he hears Mitch is coming; he becomes so terrified, Mitch easily bests him in combat, turning him over to the law.


MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS

116

One Hundred Sixteen (1992)

Title: "Just Deserts"
Story: Dan Slott
Art: Gil Kane
Heroes: Two-Gun Kid
Villains: John Baker, the Unlucky Thirteen Gang [Krebbs, all die]
Others: Thunder
Genre: Western
Setting: Devil's Cauldron; Tombstone, Texas
Synopsis: The Two-Gun Kid chases down the Unlucky Thirteen Gang in Devil's Cauldron and kills all of them except John Baker; he marches Baker back to Tombstone and only reveals then he had only 12 bullets-- his guns were empty the entire trip back.


MARVEL FANFARE

49

Forty-Nine (February, 1990)

"Two Guns Against the Gang"

MARVEL HOLIDAY SPECIAL

5

Five (1996)

"Ambush at Angel Rock"

MARVEL MILESTONES

Rawhide Kid/Two-Gun Kid (August, 2006)

"The Beginning of the Two-Gun Kid" from Two-Gun Kid#60
"The Outcast!" from Two-Gun Kid#60
"I Hate the Two-Gun Kid!" from Two-Gun Kid#60
"Beware! The Rawhide Kid" from Rawhide Kid#17
"Stagecoach to Shotgun Gap" from Rawhide Kid#17
"With Gun in Hand!" from Rawhide Kid#17
"When the Rawhide Kid Turned Outlaw!" from Rawhide Kid#17

MARVEL PREMIERE

54

Fifty-Four (June, 1980)

Title: "The Devil's Starry Anvil"
Story: Peter B. Gillis
Art: Gene Day, Tony DeZuniga
Heroes: Caleb Hammer [Pinkerton, former priest]
Villains: Crawford McKie, Jake Lovelace [robbers, two of the men who helped capture Geronimo]
Others: The Hammer [Caleb's wife, dies in 1885 flashback], Issak Hammer [Caleb's brother, dies in 1886 flashback]
Genre: Western
Setting: 1890; Manacle, Wyoming
Reprinted In: Gunslingers
Synopsis: Hammer pursues McKie and Lovelace, but cannot prevent the death of a young boy with epilepsy, shot by the duo.


MARVEL SPOTLIGHT

1

One (November, 1971)

"Red Wolf"

MARVEL WESTERNS: STRANGE WESTERNS STARRING THE BLACK RIDER (October, 2006)

Title: "Black Homecoming"
Story: Steve Englehart
Art: Marshall Rogers, Al Vey
Heroes: Black Rider
Villains: Helen Morris [Black Rider's aunt, dies], George Morris [Helen's husband, runs prostitution ring]
Others: Satan/Ichabod, Desiree Holloway [party guest], Wu [Chinese man], Ancient One [aka Yao], Dr. Strange, Clea
Genre: Western
Setting: 19th century New York City, USA; 20th century New York City, USA
Synopsis: Dr. Morris visits his relatives in New York City while searching the source of a prostitution ring trading in Chinese women; after receiving aid from Yao, Black Rider realizes his own aunt and uncle are responsible; after knocking out George, Black Rider reveals his identity to Helen and claims his parents' death drove him crazy; he kills Helen. 100 years later, the Ancient One, formerly Yao, mentions the Black Rider to Dr. Strange and Clea.

Title: "The Midnight Gun"
Story: Joe R. Lansdale
Art: Rafa Garres
Heroes: Gunhawk
Villains: Buck [gunman, dies], a young gunfighter [dies], a supernatural being
Genre: Western, Horror
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: A young man trades his soul to be the fastest gun in the west; however, he's not the best aim so Gunhawk easily kills him.
"The Bat Strikes!" from Rawhide Kid#25
"The Bullet-Proof Man!" from Rawhide Kid#26

MARVEL WESTERNS: WESTERN LEGENDS (September, 2006)

Title: "The Man Called Hurricane"
Story: Jeff Parker
Art: Tomm Coker
Heroes: Hurricane
Villains: A posse
Others: Little Cloud [Apache woman], Chipper [Hurricane's horse]
Genre: Western
Setting: 1876, Colorado, USA
Synopsis: Hurricane is hired to escort Little Cloud to Canada, but a posse of Hurricane's enemies pursue him; he unleashes his superhuman speed on the posse, killing one hundred men within just seconds.

Title: "The Man From Fort Rango!"
Story: Fred Van Lente
Art: Homs, Kris Justice
Heroes: Major Brett Sabre
Villains: Captain Jack [renegade Acoma, dies], Heart-Like-Fire [Kisani, puma man]
Others: US Cavalry
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Ordered to send Acoma and Kisani to the same reservation despite them being enemies, Major Sabre winds up being captured by Captain Jack, but causes a canon to misfire and blast a hole into underground caverns; in the caves, Sabre and Jack encounter a Kisani puma man who kills Jack; Sabre escapes the caves and doesn't tell about Heart-Like-Fire.

Title: "The Legend of Red Wolf"
Story: Karl Kesel
Art: Carmine Di Giandomenico, Karl Kesel
Heroes: Red Wolf [dies, new Red Wolf takes his place]
Villains: Horse thieves [Fincher, Sully, Luka]
Others: Lobo
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Red Wolf dies saving a Cheyenne man from Fincher's horse thieves; the Cheyenne decides he must carry on as the new Red Wolf.
"The Origin of the Rawhide Kid!" from Rawhide Kid#23
"The Gunslinger!" from Rawhide Kid#21
"They Called Him Outlaw!" from Rawhide Kid#23


MATT SLADE

Continues in Kid Slade, Gunfighter

1 2 3 4

One (May, 1956)

Title: untitled
Story:
Art: Joe Maneely
Heroes: Matt Slade
Villains: Po Jelks [bank robber], Hole-In-The-Wall Gang [Po's new gang]
Others: Eagle, Judy Clinton [daughter of Anson], Anson Clinton [Governor], Bill Slade [Matt's father, dies in flashback]
Genre: Western
Setting: Cottonwood Gulch [flashback]; Carson City
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#12
Synopsis: As a boy, Matt and his father were tricked into aiding Jelks in a bank robbery, during which Matt's father died; Matt gained a reputation as a gunslinger, although he had never committed any crimes; after saving Judy Clinton from a fire, her father enlists Matt as a secret US Marshal and for his first mission, sends him to break up the Hole-In-The-Wall gang-- which turns out to be run by Jelks. Matt brings Jelks back to the law.

Title: "Outlaw Town"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Matt Slade
Villains: Brad Ferris [mayor of Bucktown], Cobra Cain [saloon owner], Frenchy [gunman]
Genre: Western
Setting: Bucktown
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#10
Synopsis: Slade cleans up Bucktown, humiliating Cobra and exposing Ferris as the leader of the outlaws based there.

Title: "When Kelly Came to Town"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Al Williamson
Heroes: Kelly [supposedly dangerous gunman]
Others: Hawk Murdock [gunfighter], Jack [townsperson]
Genre: Western
Setting: Coyote Gap
Reprinted In: Two-Gun Kid#110
Synopsis: Everyone in Coyote Gap is terrified to hear Kelly is coming to town, hearing he has 18 notches on his guns. However, Kelly has never used his guns and simply avoids trouble by frightening people.

Title: untitled
Story:
Art: Joe Maneely
Heroes: Matt Slade
Villains: Kisco Graves [outlaw]
Others: Mort Riley [agent of Governor Clinton], Jim Tilden [townsperson]
Genre: Western
Setting: Last Draw
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#10
Synopsis: Slade goes to Last Draw and drives out Graves, one of the men who drove Matt and his father from their homestead.

Title: untitled
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Matt Slade
Villains: Cass [would-be gunfighter], bounty hunters
Others: Mary [Cass' sister], Ben Trumbull [wanted man, lover of Mary]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#11
Synopsis: Cass keeps challenging Matt to a gunfight but Matt beats him. Matt locates Ben but learns he isn't guilty of the crimes he's accused of and defeats a band of bounty hunters who have come for Ben. Matt decides to leave Ben in peace.

Two (July, 1956)

Title: untitled
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Matt Slade
Villains: Utah Kid [outlaw] and his gang
Others: Eagle [Slade's horse, a wild stallion]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Mighty Marvel Western#28
Synopsis: Matt pursues Utah Kid into the desert; he finds a wild stallion which helps him capture the outlaw and names it "Eagle."

Title: "The Rip-Snorter"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Al Williamson
Heroes: Lew Cory, Bull Gila [Texas Rangers]
Genre: Western
Setting: El Paso, Texas
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#18
Synopsis: The large Bull is always boasting of his prowess while Lew remains silent. Lew finally decides he's had enough of Bull's bluster and challenges him to a gunfight, but Bull outdraws him. The two friends agree to keep practicing together as they work for the Rangers.

Title: "Mark of the Gunman!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Matt Slade
Villains: Flash Kellog [dies], Macklin [Kellog's foreman], Bard Forst [Macklin's boss]
Others: Eagle, Helen Kellog [Flash's sister], Mr. Kellog [ranch owner, dies]
Genre: Western
Setting: Mongollon Mountains; Mineral Wells
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#13
Synopsis: Slade is mistaken for Flash Kellog, an outlaw who had died while being pursued by him; he learns Forst had forged a deed to the Kellog ranch and brings him to justice. Mr. Kellog dies happy, believing his son had come home, while Helen knew the truth all along. Slade is just happy to have had a family for the first time in his life, if briefly.

Title: untitled
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Matt Slade
Villains: Clooney [circus manager], an express clerk [dies]
Others: Eagle
Genre: Western
Setting: Elktown, USA
Reprinted In: Mighty Marvel Western#29
Synopsis: Slade sees a man dressed as a Native escape with express office money; he eventualy pieces together the thief is really Clooney in disguise, working with an express clerk in the robbery; Slade kills the express clerk when he attacks him and Clooney is arrested.

Title: untitled
Story:
Art: Werner Roth
Heroes: Matt Slade
Villains: Hawk Moseby [bank robber] and his gang [Burgo]
Others: Eagle, Anson Clinton, Don Sebastian [hacienda owner], Maria [Don Sebastian's daughter], Del [former member of Hawk's gang]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#14
Synopsis: Slade fails at capturing Hawk and then takes an assignment from Governor Clinton to visit Don Sebastian, only to find Sebastian's hacienda has been taken over by Hawk, who arranged a trap for Slade. However, Del betrays Hawk, helps free Slade and Slade rounds up Hawk and his entire gang, letting Del go to be with Maria.

Three (September, 1956)

Title: untitled
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Matt Slade
Villains: Braddock Gang [Spider Braddock], Luke Mason [outlaw]
Others: Eagle
Genre: Western
Setting: Jacktown, Wyoming
Synopsis: Matt rides into Jacktown to help against the Braddock Gang but the citizens take him for an outlaw and imprison him; Luke Mason gets him out of prison but he escapes Luke and informs the town of Braddock and Mason's feud; he pretends to ally himself with Braddock and then lures the gangs into the townspeople's clutches.

Title: untitled
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Matt Slade
Villains: Flash Morgan [gunman]
Others: Eagle, Dinny Bell [son of man Morgan killed]
Genre: Western
Setting: Tejano
Synopsis: Slade befriends Flash Morgan but gradually learns he's a cold-blooded killer; when Flash threatens a young man, Matt turns on him and beats him in a gunfight.

Title: "Ambush!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Matt Slade
Villains: Bar Maitland [wagon boss], the Sioux
Others: Eagle, Tory Ford [wagon traveler], Stella Ford [Tory's daughter]
Genre: Western
Setting: Sioux Territory
Synopsis: Matt hooks up with a wagon train and helps serve them as a scout, discovering Maitland is aiding the Sioux who are making war against the party. Slade arrests Maitland and the wagon train complete their journey through Sioux territory safely.

Title: "The Blacksmith"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Sheriff Hawk Clay
Villains: Luke and Caleb Hammond [brother outlaws]
Genre: Western
Setting: Sand Dune
Synopsis: The Hammonds ride into Sand Dune and try to rob the blacksmith, but the smith is actually the town sheriff visiting the shop; he beats the Hammonds.

Title: untitled
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Matt Slade
Villains: Stewart Brad [lawyer, vigilante mob leader]
Others: Eagle, Cliff Dunn [jailbird]
Genre: Western
Setting: Bonanza
Synopsis: Matt saves Dunn from being lynched by a mob and helps arrange a fair trial for him, eventually unmasking the mob leader as the killer being searched for.

Four

Title: "Shoot-Out at Noon!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Matt Slade
Villains: Trigger Clay and his gang [Killer Maher]
Others: Jess, Mack [civilians], Eagle
Genre: Western
Setting: Spanish Peaks; Crescent, USA
Reprinted In: Mighty Marvel Western#27
Synopsis: Slade learns Trigger will be raiding Crescent, the town where Slade first became an outlaw. The people of Crescent only reluctantly accept Slade's aid as he helps repel the attackers.

Title: untitled
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Matt Slade
Villains: Apaches [Todecka], Eric Bard [gun runner]
Others: Eagle, Colonel Ramsey [Fort Moseby commander], US Cavalry [Sgt. McQueen], Mrs. Bard and her son
Genre: Western
Setting: Fort Moseby
Reprinted In: Mighty Marvel Western#26
Synopsis: Slade escapes from Apaches and tries to convince Mrs. Bard to vacate the area, but she refuses; Slade discovers her husband is running guns to the Apaches; Slade halts Bard's shipments and captures both Bard and the Apache leader Todecka.

Title: "Gunsmoke Showdown!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Matt Slade
Villains: Bull the Schemer and his gang [Fogg, Utah]
Others: Eagle
Genre: Western
Setting: Steertown, USA
Reprinted In: Mighty Marvel Western#25
Synopsis: Bull has his men capture Eagle so Slade will spend time getting his horse back while they rob Steertown; however, Slade gets Eagle and returns to town in time to stop the robbery.

Title: untitled
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Matt Slade
Villains: Mort [stage-robber]
Others: Eagle, Sheriff Alec Dobbs [old man]
Genre: Western
Setting: Dobbs Wells
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#15
Synopsis: Sheriff Dobbs is losing the confidence of his town by not catching a stage-robber, so when he brings in Matt Slade, everyone assumes Slade is the robber in question; Slade clears himself by catching the true robber, who had hoped to become the new sheriff.
"Outlaw in Hiding"


MIGHTY MARVEL WESTERN

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46

One (October, 1968)

"The Man Who Changed" from Two-Gun Kid#62
"The Prisoner of Outlaw Town" from Rawhide Kid#36
"A Place to Hide" from Rawhide Kid#23
"The Killer and the Kid" from Two-Gun Kid#61
"When the Witch Doctor Strikes!" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#100

Two (December, 1968)

"Nothing Can Save Fort Henry" from Two-Gun Kid#65
"Circus of Crime" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#106
"Shoot-out in Scragg's Saloon" from Rawhide Kid#26
"When the Apaches Strike" from Two-Gun Kid#61
"Beware of the Barker Brothers" from Rawhide Kid#32

Three

"Trapped By Grizzly Grogan" from Two-Gun Kid#64
"Beware the Terrible Totem" from Rawhide Kid#22
"The Eyes of Orville Jones" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#102
"I Hate the Two-Gun Kid" from Two-Gun Kid#60
"The Giant Monster of Midnight Valley" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#107

Four (April, 1969)

"The River Boat Raiders!" from Rawhide Kid#47
"Tombstone Target" from Two-Gun Kid#79
"The Kid Goes East!" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#108
"Gunman's Gamble" from Two-Gun Kid#64

Five (June, 1969)

"The Masked Maverick" from Rawhide Kid#44
"The Guns of the Galloway Gang" from Two-Gun Kid#73
"The Guns of Wes Hardin!" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#126

Six (November, 1969)

"Shoot-Out With Rock Rorick" from Rawhide Kid#31
"Trapped By Ringo's Raiders" from Two-Gun Kid#66
"Doom in the Desert" from Rawhide Kid#28
"The Saga of Sam Hawk, Manhunter!" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#111

Seven

"The Menacing Masquerader Strikes Again" from Rawhide Kid#50
"The Unbeatable Mr. Brown" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#112
"Draw on Sight" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#72
"Showdown With Billy The Kid" from Two-Gun Kid#80

Eight (May, 1970)

"Revenge at Rustler's Roost" from Rawhide Kid#52
"The Fearsome Fat Man!" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#117
"The Hidden Gun" from Two-Gun Kid#81

Nine (July, 1970)

"Moose Morgan, Gunman at Large!" from Two-Gun Kid#62
"The Last Showdown" from Rawhide Kid#54
"The Wild One" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#78
"The Chain Gang of Pecos Pass" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#118

Ten (September, 1970)

"The Plunderers" from Rawhide Kid#55
"On the Trail of... the Border Hawk!" from Two-Gun Kid#91
"The Passenger!" from Rawhide Kid#54
"The Saga of Bassett the Badman" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#119

Eleven (November, 1970)

"When a Gunfighter Faces the Enforcers" from Rawhide Kid#58
"The Fastest Gun in the West" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#80
"The Trail to Tombstone!" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#80
"The Return of Sam Hawk, Manhunter" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#80
"Two Guns Against Geronimo" from Two-Gun Kid#72

Twelve

"Shoot-out With Blackjack Bordon" from Rawhide Kid#20
"The Defeat of the Rawhide Kid" from Rawhide Kid#20
"Mission: Find El Lopo" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#86
"They Call Him Durango" from Two-Gun Kid#83

Thirteen (May, 1971)

"The Gunmen of Sundown City" from Rawhide Kid#21
"Gunslammer!" from Two-Gun Kid#84
untitled from Kid Colt, Outlaw#48
untitled from Kid Colt, Outlaw#48
untitled from Kid Colt, Outlaw#48

Fourteen (September, 1971)

"When the Kid Went Wild" from Rawhide Kid#30
"Riot in Railtown!" from Rawhide Kid#30
"Return of the Outlaw!" from Rawhide Kid#31
"Showdown with the Crow Magnum Gang" from Rawhide Kid#30
"The Snake Tattoo!" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#67
"The Plundered Stage" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#67
"The Dude" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#67
"Dance, or Draw, Tenderfoot!" from Two-Gun Kid#54
"Be Outta Town Before Noon, Kid" from Two-Gun Kid#54
"The Two-Gun Kid, Murderer" from Two-Gun Kid#54

Fifteen (December, 1971)

"Massacre at Medicine Bend" from Rawhide Kid#60
"Six-Gun Roadblock" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#64
"The Guns of Sam Savage" from Two-Gun Kid#54
"The Fury of Ox Miller" from Two-Gun Kid#55 Mistakenly reprints pages 1-2 of "When the Kid Was Marked For Murder" from Two-Gun Kid#55
"The Stranger" from Ringo Kid#14

Sixteen (March, 1972)

"The Ghost of Bull Run" from Rawhide Kid#10
untitled from Kid Colt, Outlaw#47
"The Lost Mine" from Rawhide Kid#7
"Gold Strike" from Rawhide Kid#7
untitled from Kid Colt, Outlaw#47
"The Monster of Hidden Valley" from Two-Gun Kid#58

Seventeen (June, 1972)

"The Man in the Black Stetson" from Rawhide Kid#10
"Trapped!" from Rawhide Kid#7
untitled from Kid Colt, Outlaw#44
"Lightnin' Lawson" from Two-Gun Kid#52

Eighteen (July, 1972)

"Six-Gun Thunder!" from Rawhide Kid#11
untitled from Rawhide Kid#11
untitled from Kid Colt, Outlaw#44
"Shootout in the Silver Mine" from Two-Gun Kid#50

Nineteen (September, 1972)

"Wanted: Dead or Alive" from Rawhide Kid#11
"A Dude There Was" from Two-Gun Kid#50
untitled from Kid Colt, Outlaw#45
"Retribution" from Rawhide Kid#11

Twenty (October, 1972)

"Showdown in Shadow Gap" from Rawhide Kid#10
"The Man-Hunter" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#88
"At the Count of Three-- Draw!" from Two-Gun Kid#50
"Showdown" from Rawhide Kid#7

Twenty-One (November, 1972)

"Duel in the Desert" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#88
"The Deadly Draw of Mr. Lightning" from Rawhide Kid#34
"The Apaches Strike" from Two-Gun Kid#52

Twenty-Two (January, 1973)

"Prisoner of the Apaches" from Rawhide Kid#34
"Guns Roar on the Last Train From Yuma" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#92
"Prisoner of the Apaches" from Two-Gun Kid#43
"No Turning Back" from Outlaw Kid#8

Twenty-Three (March, 1973)

"Vow of Vengeance!" from Rawhide Kid#15
"Gunsmoke in Calico" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#75
untitled from Wyatt Earp#25
"Colts Blaze in Boomtown" from Two-Gun Kid#56

Twenty-Four (May, 1973)

"The Gunfighter and the Girl" from Rawhide Kid#33
"The Meanest Man in Town" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#62
"Gunfight at Midnight" from Two-Gun Kid#45
"Outlaw In Hiding!" from Western Outlaws#19

Twenty-Five (July, 1973)

"Trapped by the Bounty Hunter" from Rawhide Kid#26
"Gunsmoke Showdown!" from Matt Slade#4
"The Fastest Draw" from Rawhide Kid#40
"Sacrifice For the Sioux" from Two-Gun Kid#49

Twenty-Six (September, 1973)

"Trapped By Dead-Eye Dawson" from Rawhide Kid#31
untitled from Matt Slade#4
"The Looter Strikes" from Two-Gun Kid#86

Twenty-Seven (October, 1973)

"The Bat Strikes" from Rawhide Kid#25
"Shoot-out at Noon" from Matt Slade#4
"Five Guns Against the Kid" from Two-Gun Kid#51

Twenty-Eight (November, 1973)

"The Bullet-Proof Man" from Rawhide Kid#26
untitled from Matt Slade#2
"When Rustlers Ride" from Western Outlaws#14
"The Wrath of the Two-Gun Kid" from Two-Gun Kid#65

Twenty-Nine (January, 1974)

"A Place To Hide" from Rawhide Kid#23
untitled from Matt Slade#2
"The Kid Gets Gun-Shy" from Two-Gun Kid#51

Thirty (March, 1974)

untitled from Rawhide Kid#12
untitled from Kid Slade#5
"The Winner" from Kid Slade#5
"The Fox Strikes" from Two-Gun Kid#49

Thirty-One (May, 1974)

"The Scourge of the Plains" from Rawhide Kid#15
untitled from Kid Slade#5
"Bullets or Ballots" from Rawhide Kid#15
"The Deadly Dude" from Two-Gun Kid#55

Thirty-Two

"The Origin of the Rawhide Kid" from Rawhide Kid#23
"Duel in the Night" from Kid Slade#7
"When Storm Smith Strikes" from Gunsmoke Western#58
"The Gun-Slinger" from Kid Slade#7

Thirty-Three (August, 1974)

"Those Who Live By the Gun" from Rawhide Kid#25
untitled from Kid Slade#7
untitled from Two-Gun Kid#11
"Tex Waco Rides" from Texas Kid#7

Thirty-Four (September, 1974)

"The Little Man Laughs Last" from Rawhide Kid#29
untitled from Kid Slade#7
untitled from Two-Gun Kid#11

Thirty-Five (October, 1974)

"I Hate the Two-Gun Kid" from Two-Gun Kid#60
"The Twister!" from Rawhide Kid#25
untitled from Kid Slade#7
"The Storm" from Western Kid#15

Thirty-Six (December, 1974)

"Trail of Apache Joe" from Rawhide Kid#29
untitled from Kid Slade#6
"Beware the Wyoming Kid" from Kid Slade#6
untitled from Two-Gun Kid#11

Thirty-Seven (February, 1975)

"Fallen Hero" from Rawhide Kid#29
"The Vengeance of Spade Corbell" from Two-Gun Kid#51
untitled from Kid Slade#6
"Mystery in Mustang Mesa" from Two-Gun Kid#42

Thirty-Eight (April, 1975)

"Fight or Crawl, Kid!" from Rawhide Kid#19
"Gunman's Gamble" from Two-Gun Kid#64
untitled from Kid Slade#6
"Too Frightened to Fight" from Two-Gun Kid#65

Thirty-Nine (June, 1975)

"Shoot-Out in Scragg's Saloon" from Rawhide Kid#26
untitled from Kid Slade#8
"My Gun For Hire" from Two-Gun Kid#51

Forty (August, 1975)

"When a Gunslinger Gets Mad" from Rawhide Kid#28
"Guns of Greed" from Kid Slade#8
"Wanted: The Two-Gun Kid" from Two-Gun Kid#91

Forty-One (September, 1975)

"Guns of Jasker Jelko" from Rawhide Kid#28
"Gun Feud!" from Kid Slade#8
"The Gun-Fighter" from Two-Gun Kid#42
"Six-Shooter" from Western Outlaws and Sheriffs#70

Forty-Two (October, 1975)

"When Six-Guns Roar" from Rawhide Kid#27
untitled from Kid Slade#5
untitled from Two-Gun Kid#41

Forty-Three (December, 1975)

"Showdown With the Crow Magnum Gang" from Rawhide Kid#30
"The Outlaw and the Lady" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#91
"Gun-fight in Crow Town" from Two-Gun Kid#41

Forty-Four (March, 1976)

"Doom in the Desert" from Rawhide Kid#28
untitled from Kid Slade#8
"Origin of the Two-Gun Kid" from Two-Gun Kid#41

Forty-Five (June, 1976)

"Riot in Railtown" from Rawhide Kid#30
"Dixie Or Die" from Rawhide Kid#67
"When the Apaches Strike" from Two-Gun Kid#61

Forty-Six (September, 1976)

"Beware! The Rawhide Kid" from Rawhide Kid#17
"Counter-Ambush" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#63
"Roaring Forty-Fives" from Two-Gun Kid#38

NIGHT RIDER

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One

"Origin of the Night Rider" from Ghost Rider#1
"The Walking Target" from Quick-Trigger Western#18

Two (December, 1974)

"The Macabre Menace of the Tarantula" from Ghost Rider#2
"Gunmanship" from Wyatt Earp#26

Three

"Circus of Fear" from Ghost Rider#3
"The Gun" from Wyatt Earp#10

Four (April, 1975)

"...And Men Shall Call Him Sting-Ray" from Ghost Rider#4
"Hide-Out!" from Outlaw Kid#19

Five (June, 1975)

"The Tarantula Strikes Back!" from Ghost Rider#5

Six (August, 1975)

"Behold a Flaming Star" from Ghost Rider#6

ORIGINAL GHOST RIDER

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Three (September, 1992)

"Secrets From Beyond the Dead"

Four (October, 1992)

Title: "End of the Line"
Story: Dan Slott
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Phantom Rider
Villains: Angus O'Donnell and his gang [Red, Floyd, outlaws]
Others: Banshee, William [member of Angus' gang]
Genre: Western, Super-Hero
Setting: Bison Bend, Colorado
Synopsis: O'Donnell is robbing a train when the Phantom Rider steals aboard; in desperation, Angus takes William hostage.

Five (November, 1992)

Title: "End of the Line"
Story: Dan Slott
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Phantom Rider
Villains: Angus O'Donnell and his gang [Red, Floyd]
Others: Sheriff Ben Brooks, Hollis [deputy], William
Genre: Western, Super-Hero
Setting: Bison Bend, Colorado
Synopsis: The Phantom Rider saves William from Angus and causes Angus to hallucinate, thinking a man he shot was still alive.

Six (December, 1992)

Title: "The Hangin' of Angus O'Donnel!"
Story: Dan Slott
Art: Dick Ayers
Villains: Angus O'Donnell and his gang [Red, Floyd]
Others: Jamie Jacobs, Sheriff Ben Brooks, William, Hollis [Sheriff's aide]
Genre: Western, Super-Hero
Setting: Bison Bend, Colorado
Synopsis: Angus is sentenced to be hung, but Red and Floyd break him free at the hanging.

Seven (January, 1993)

Title: "The Hangin' of Angus O'Donnel!" Chapter Two
Story: Dan Slott
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Phantom Rider
Villains: Angus O'Donnell [dies] and his gang [Red, Floyd]
Others: Sheriff Ben Brooks, Hollis, Jamie Jacobs, William
Genre: Western, Super-Hero
Setting: Bison Bend, Colorado
Synopsis: Angus escapes, but the Phantom Rider catches up to him and hangs him from a telephone pole, completing the death sentence.

Eight (February, 1993)

Title: "Who is the...Phantom Rider?"
Story: Dan Slott
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Phantom Rider
Others: Banshee, Sheriff Ben Brooks, Hollis, Jamie Jacobs, William, Father Fulton
Genre: Western, Super-Hero
Setting: Bison Bend, Colorado
Synopsis: The Phantom Rider feels remorse for his actions and goes to speak with Father Fulton, while the Sheriff begins to suspect the Phantom Rider's seeming powers are all an illusion.

Nine (March, 1993)

Title: "Who is the Phantom Rider?" Part 2
Story: Dan Slott
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Phantom Rider
Others: Banshee, Father Fulton, Sheriff Ben Brooks, Jamie Jacobs, William, Dr. Peters
Genre: Western, Super-Hero
Setting: Bison Bend, Colorado, USA
Synopsis: Carter Slade abandons the Phantom Rider costume. Jamie takes William to the Phantom Rider's cave to reveal his secrets, but then Banshee returns to the cave, sans Phantom Rider.

Ten (April, 1993)

Title: "Who is the Phantom Rider" Chapter 3
Story: Dan Slott
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Phantom Rider
Villains:
Others: Sheriff Ben Brooks, Nick Rivers [bartender], Andy Jackson [blacksmith], Dusty, Earl, Karl [ranch hands], Gruber, Banshee, Jamie Jacobs, William
Genre: Western, Super-Hero
Setting: Bison Bend, Colorado, USA
Synopsis: Ben goes through Bison Bend trying to guess who the Phantom Rider could be; he settles on Carter, but Jamie and William pretend to be the Phantom Rider to throw Ben off the scent.

Eleven (May, 1993)

Title: "Ghost Story"
Story: Dan Slott
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Phantom Rider
Genre: Western, Super-Hero
Setting: Native village
Synopsis: Carter recounts his origins as the Phantom Rider.

Twelve (June, 1993)

Title: "Ghost Story" Part II
Story: Dan Slott
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Phantom Rider
Genre: Western, Super-Hero
Setting: Native village
Synopsis: Carter completes his recount of his origins as the Phantom Rider.

Thirteen (July, 1993)

Title: "Chasing Phantoms"
Story: Dan Slott
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Phantom Rider [Jamie Jacobs]
Villains: Red, Floyd [both die]
Others: William, Sheriff Ben Brooks, Hollis
Genre: Western, Super-Hero
Setting: Bison Bend, Colorado
Synopsis: With William's help, Jamie masquerades as the Phantom Rider and hunts down Red and Floyd, tricking them into killing each other.

Fifteen (September, 1993)

Title: "The Curse of Quetzacotal Chapter 1: Head First"
Story: Dan Slott
Art: Dick Ayers, Rich Ayers
Heroes: Phantom Rider, el Aguila [Paco Montoya, masked Mexican swordsman]
Villains: El Ojo [one-eyed Mexican bandit] and his gang
Others: Banshee, Enrique Montoya [Paco's cousin, archaeologist]
Genre: Western, Super-Hero
Setting: Boca Del Dios
Synopsis: Carter heads to Boca Del Dios to help Enrique and Paco on a quest for Quetzalcoatl's gold, but their hired men led by El Ojo are less than trustworthy.

Sixteen (October, 1993)

Title: "The Curse of Quetzalcoatl Bad Company"
Story: Dan Slott
Art: Dick Ayers, Rich Ayers
Heroes: Phantom Rider, el Aguila
Villains: El Ojo and his gang
Others: Enrique Montoya
Genre: Western, Super-Hero
Setting: Boca Del Dios
Synopsis: Carter and the Montoyas begin to explore the pyramid supposedly containing the treasure, but el Ojo turns on them just as booby traps in the pyramid start opening.

Seventeen (November, 1993)

Title: "It's Always Darkest..."
Story: Tom Brevoort, Mike Khanterovich, Dan Slott
Art: Dick Ayers, Rich Ayers
Heroes: Phantom Rider, el Aguila
Villains: El Ojo and his gang
Others: Enrique Montoya
Genre: Western, Super-Hero
Setting: Boca Del Dios
Synopsis: Carter becomes Phantom Rider and battles el Ojo's men, but they soon overwhelm him.

Eighteen (December, 1993)

Title: "Ghost of a Chance"
Story: Tom Brevoort, Mike Kanterovich, Dan Slott
Art: Dick Ayers, Rich Ayers
Heroes: Phantom Rider, el Aguila
Villains: El Ojo and his gang
Others: Enrique Montoya
Genre: Western, Super-Hero
Setting: La Boca Del Dios
Synopsis: Paco becomes El Aguila to aid Phantom Rider against El Ojo, who barely escapes from a firing squad.

Nineteen (January, 1994)

Title: "Showdown"
Story: Tom Brevoort, Mike Kanterovich, Dan Slott
Art: Dick Ayers, Rich Ayers
Heroes: Phantom Rider, el Aguila
Villains: El Ojo and his gang
Others: Banshee
Genre: Western, Super-Hero
Setting: Boca Del Dios
Synopsis: The fight with el Ojo continues as explosives accidentally set off nearby Mount Diablo.

Twenty (February, 1994)

Title: "The Final Curtain"
Story: Tom Brevoort, Mike Kanterovich, Dan Slott
Art: Dick Ayers, Rich Ayers
Heroes: Phantom Rider, el Aguila
Villains: El Ojo [dies]
Others: Enrique Montoya, Banshee
Genre: Western, Super-Hero
Setting: Boca Del Dios
Synopsis: El Ojo commits suicide, fearful of Phantom Rider; the volcano destroys the pyramid. Phantom Rider and el Aguila resume their civilian identities and go their separate ways.


OUTLAW FIGHTERS

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One (August, 1954)

Title: "Sheriffs Die Young!"
Story:
Art: George Tuska
Heroes: Hannibal Paley [Deadhorn sheriff]
Villains: Blackjack Boyce [Deadhorn casino owner, dies], Luke Desmond, Alf Campbell, Jack Evans, Roy Bates [Boyce's men, all die], Joe Dodge [criminal]
Others: Dan Hopkins [Deadhorn sheriff for 3 days], Tad Tremont [Deadhorn sheriff for 6 days, dies], Al Hurley [Deadhorn sheriff for 1 day, dies]
Genre: Western
Setting: Deadhorn
Synopsis: Deadhorn is unable to keep a sheriff because Boyce kills or drives them all away. Hannibal Paley becomes sheriff and with a smile on his face, dispenses justice, kills the outlaw and makes the town safe.

Title: "Blood on the Sand"
Story:
Art: Syd Shores
Heroes: Rick Desmond [young man]
Villains: Nero Morgan [outlaw, dies], Nick Murdock, Tippy Chandler, Skinny Bates [Nero's men, all die]
Others: Pete Desmond [gold prospector, dies], Joe Dory [raised Rick Desmond, dies]
Genre: Western
Setting: Saddle Ridge, Eagle Rock
Synopsis: Rick sees his father die at the hands of Nero Morgan and grows up to learn how to use guns. As an adult, he tracks down Nero's gang and kills them and then battles Nero, killing him in a battle on a waterfall.

Title: "He Killed Luke Vance"
Story:
Art: Paul Hodge
Heroes: Homer Drake [ranch hand]
Villains: Luke Vance [outlaw, poses as deputy, dies]
Others: Charlie Driscoll [ranch hand, dies], Jeff Bolton [rancher], Bob Townsend [Square Dot sheriff]
Genre: Western
Setting: Square Dot Spread
Synopsis: Homer sees his friend Charlie killed by an outlaw and brands the outlaw, but the killer escapes. His boss fires him but he soon befriends the sheriff and agrees to escort two outlaws to Dodge City with deputy Luke Vance. However, Homer recognizes Luke as the man who killed Charlie. When Luke tries to spring the outlaws Homer turns on him and kills him; he is saved from execution when the sheriff finds a mark on Luke from where Homer branded him.

Title: "Badge of Valor!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Kip Yarby [US Marshal]
Villains: Pasco [Mexican outlaw, dies], Mesa Miller, Sam Tripp [Pasco's men, die]
Others: Sam Cahill, Dan Lennox, Don Ratcliff [outlaws]
Genre: Western
Setting: Cristobal, Rio Moro
Synopsis: Yarby is a marshal who gives men a fair chance; when he helps clear Lennox of a murder charge in time to save his life, the real killer Pasco sends his men to kill Yarby. Outlaws who have been aided by Yarby before come to his aid and help him beat Pasco.

Two (October, 1954)

Title: "The Peacemaker!"
Story:
Art: George Tuska
Heroes: Davey Dance [sheriff]
Villains: Boots Baxter [gunman, dies] and his gang
Others: Jim Dance [Davey and Billy's father], Sawyer, Barton [townspeople], Billy Dance [Davey's brother, deputy]
Genre: Western
Setting: Pan Creek, 1870s
Synopsis: Davey grows up to become an excellent gunman, but when Billy accidentally shoots himself with Davey's gun, Davey runs away, thinking his brother dead. Davey shuns all guns and eventually becomes Pan Creek's sheriff, defeating lawbreakers with his fists. When Boots Baxter's gang rides into town, Davey is stunned to see Billy alive and part of the gang. Billy switches sides and helps his brother best Baxter; Davey names Billy his new deputy.

Title: "The Man From Durango!"
Story:
Art: Mac Pakula
Heroes: Durango [outlaw]
Villains: Skull Gang [stage robbers, die], Steve Lorimer [stage owner, dies]
Others: Bill Horner, Dave Tomkins [stage crew, both die], Sheriff Ben Baldwin [Wild Horse sheriff], Drake, Evans, Donner, Jake [Wild Horse townspeople]
Genre: Western
Setting: Dumas, Wild Horse, Mustard River
Synopsis: The Skull Gang keeps robbing the Wild Horse stage, which advertises unsuccessfully for protection. Durango finally answers the call and he exposes Lormier as the employer of the Skull Gang, killing Lormier and his men.

Title: "The Vulture"
Story:
Art: Tony DiPreta
Heroes: "Bulldog" Dexter [US Marshal]
Villains: The Vulture [Gordon P. Craig, robber, dies] and his gang: Prentice, Fraser [dies]
Others: Starr [bank manager], Hewett [townsperson]
Genre: Western
Setting: Twin City, Shawnee 1816
Synopsis: Banks are being expertly robbed by the Vulture, who turns out to be a gentleman who cases each bank while making giant deposits for his gang's robberies; Marshal Dexter catches on to the Vulture's trick and lays a trap at a bank, catching the Vulture inside and killing him.

Title: "The Avenger"
Story:
Art: Paul Reinman
Heroes: Jim Kimball [judge]
Villains: Deuce Dalton [outlaw, dies] and his gang [Hall, Foley, Lopez, Warren "Piggy" James, all die]
Others: Amos Carter [judge, dies], Bob Tate [sheriff], Mary Kimball [Jim's wife], Gifford [rancher], Jeffries [rustler], Luke Ormond [stage driver, dies], Danny Kimball [Jim's son]
Genre: Western
Setting: Indian Creek
Synopsis: After Dalton's gang kill Judge Carter, Jim becomes the new judge. He hands out tough but fair justice, but when a Dalton gang member winds up on trial, the gang arranges their man's escape. Jim dons guns to bring down justice on the Dalton gang, ultimately killing Dalton and all of his men.

Three
"He Wore A Tin Badge!"
"Injun Uprising"
"Duel In The Desert!"
"No Law In Chisholm"

Four
"Patch Hawke!"
"The Utah Kid"
"Oak Grant"
"Trigger-Man!"

Five
"Vulture Pike"
"The Sheriff of Pecos Gulch!"
"The Winchester Kid!"
"Lawman"

OUTLAW KID

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One

"The Beginning"
"Jaws of Death"
"Fangs of the Panther"
"A Killer's Trap"

Two

"The Fast Gun"
"Red Man's Revenge"
"The Challenge"
"Fury at Echo Pass"

Three (January, 1955)

Title: "Hostage!"
Story:
Art: Doug Wildey
Heroes: Outlaw Kid
Villains: Pete Clooney [freed prisoner, dies], Hogan, Hare [Clooney's allies]
Others: Belle Palmer, the sheriff, Thunder, Pete [civilian]
Genre: Western
Setting: Caliber City
Reprinted In: Outlaw Kid#1; Outlaw Kid#17
Synopsis: Hogan and Hale raid the town dance and kidnap the sheriff, demanding Pete Clooney be set free in exchange. The town complies, but the Kid guesses they won't honour the arrangement and trails Clooney, ultimately saving the sheriff and killing Clooney.

Title: "Breakthrough!"
Story:
Art: Doug Wildey
Heroes: Outlaw Kid
Villains: Sioux warriors
Others: Nate Marshal [army scout], "Hoot" Temple, Thunder, Emilio, Red Hawk, US Cavalry [Baker]
Genre: Western
Setting: Caliber City; Horseshoe Canyon, USA
Reprinted In: Outlaw Kid#1; Outlaw Kid#17
Synopsis: Hearing the Cavalry are cornered by Sioux in Horseshoe Canyon, Lance aids them as the Outlaw Kid alongside Emilio and Red Hawk; although the Sioux have them outnumbered, the Kid causes a buffalo stampede which repels the Sioux.

Title: "Showdown!"
Story:
Art: Doug Wildey
Heroes: Outlaw Kid
Villains: Pete Benson [escaped criminal, dies], Vern Benson [Pete's brother, gunfighter, dies] and his gang [Malloy, all die]
Others: Thunder, "Hoot" Temple, Charlie [old man]
Genre: Western
Setting: Caliber City
Reprinted In: Outlaw Kid#1; Outlaw Kid#17
Synopsis: The Kid kills Pete after he escapes from prison; Vern hears of this and takes Charlie hostage to force the Kid into a showdown. However, the Kid defeats and kills Vern's entire gang.

Title: "The Fence!"
Story:
Art: Mac L. Pakula
Heroes: Sheriff Sims
Villains: Wade Colin [ruthless land baron, dies]
Others: Colin's black horse, "Sonny" [child]
Genre: Western
Setting: Jimson County
Reprinted In: Outlaw Kid#6; Outlaw Kid#22
Synopsis: Colin is an evil land baron, driving people away from their homes so he can take their land; not even the law can scare him off; finally, a boy whose dog he had killed shoots him with his slingshot and Colin falls into barbed wire; his fierce horse takes the opportunity to kill him.

Four

"Ghost Town"
"Death Rattle"
"Preacher-Man"
untitled

Five

Title: "Two of a Kind!"
Story:
Art: Doug Wildey
Heroes: Outlaw Kid
Villains: A robber disguised as Outlaw Kid
Others: Mr. "Hoot" Temple, Thunder
Genre: Western
Setting: Caliber City, the Temple Ranch
Reprinted In: Outlaw Kid#2; Outlaw Kid#18
Synopsis: A thief disguises himself as the Outlaw Kid to commit crimes, but the real Outlaw Kid catches him.

Title: "The Newcomers!"
Story:
Art: Doug Wildey
Heroes: Outlaw Kid
Villains: Fargo [dies] and his gang
Others: Thunder, Pedro and Manuel [Mexican father and son], Belle Taylor
Genre: Western
Setting: The Temple Ranch, Caliber City
Reprinted In: Outlaw Kid#2; Outlaw Kid#18
Synopsis: Fargo tries to run Pedro and his son Manuel out of town for being foreigners, but the Outlaw Kid defends them and kills Fargo.

Title: "Flames of Violence"
Story:
Art: Doug Wildey
Heroes: Outlaw Kid
Villains: Mason [robber, dies]
Others: A sheriff, Larkin [prisoner], Mr. "Hoot" Temple, Thunder, Joe Kramer [rabble-rouser]
Genre: Western
Setting: Caliber City, the Temple Ranch
Reprinted In: Outlaw Kid#2; Outlaw Kid#18
Synopsis: Mobs gather in Caliber City as Larkin is held there, so the sheriff plans to move him to Flood City, but is ambushed by Mason; the Outlaw Kid proves Larkin is innocent of the theft he had been arrested for, reveals Mason to be the true thief and kills him in a gunfight.

Title: "The Man Who Wouldn't Fight!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Elmer Larrabee [federal marshal]
Villains: Pinto Kid [outlaw, dies] and his gang
Others: Susan Cassidy [daughter of rancher], Bull Benson [infatuated with Susan]
Genre: Western
Setting: Twin Forks, USA
Reprinted In: Two-Gun Kid#98
Synopsis: Elmer saves Susan from a runaway horse and befriends her, to the irritation of Bull, but Elmer refuses to face Elmer in a fight. When the Pinto Kid comes to town, Elmer shoots the Kid dead, revealing he was a marshal come to stop the Kid; he refused to fight Bull because it wouldn't have been fair.

Six

"Trail's End"
untitled
"He Cleaned Up Gila City"
untitled

Seven

Title: untitled
Story:
Art: Doug Wildey
Heroes: Outlaw Kid
Villains: Lippy Maddox [escaped prisoner]
Others: "Hoot" Temple, the sheriff, Doc Gordon [physician], Mr. and Mrs. Clark [elderly couple], Billy Clark [Clarks' grandson]
Genre: Western
Setting: Caliber City; Powder Valley, USA
Reprinted In: Outlaw Kid#9; Outlaw Kid#26
Synopsis: Lippy holds the Clark family hostage as he hides out from the law, but the Outlaw Kid realizes what's going on and recaptures Lippy.
untitled
"Range War"
untitled

Eight (November, 1955)

Title: "No Turning Back"
Story:
Art: Al Williamson
Heroes: Jim Steele [US Marshal]
Villains: Hawk [Danny Steele]
Others: A priest
Genre: Western
Setting: Pinto, Alamogordo
Reprinted In: Mighty Marvel Western#22; Outlaw Kid#9
Synopsis: On his way to apprehend the Hawk in Pinto, Marshal Steele hears conflicting stories about the outlaw: some say he's a good man, others a crook. Arriving in Pinto, a priest leads him to the Hawk, who is giving confession in his church. Steele arranges to meet him outside the church and recognizes him as his own son Danny. Danny turns himself over to his father peacefully.

Title: "Gun Law"
Story:
Art: Doug Wildey
Heroes: Outlaw Kid
Villains: Jed Stark [Henshaw's foreman, dies], Henshaw [wealthy landowner]
Others: Thunder, Tom Allison [teenage rancher], his three younger brothers
Genre: Western
Setting: Caliber City
Reprinted In: Outlaw Kid#9; Outlaw Kid#25
Synopsis: Henshaw tries to drive Tom off his land because he knows the railroad will need it, but the Outlaw Kid helps Tom keep the land and drive Henshaw away.

Title: "The Outsider"
Story:
Art: Doug Wildey
Heroes: Outlaw Kid
Villains: Walt Masden [stock owner]
Others: Mr. "Hoot" Temple, Belle, Thunder
Genre: Western
Setting: Caliber City
Reprinted In: Outlaw Kid#9; Outlaw Kid#25
Synopsis: Masden tries to cheat Caliber City's people out of their money by offering them worthless stock, but the Outlaw Kid exposes him and brings him to justice.

Title: "Helping Hand!"
Story:
Art: Doug Wildey
Heroes: Outlaw Kid
Villains: Duke King and his gang [thieves]
Others: Thunder, Mr. "Hoot" Temple, Ed Spaine [undercover marshal]
Genre: Western
Setting: Caliber City
Synopsis: The Outlaw Kid realizes Ed is a lawman and helps him capture the gang he's infiltrated.

Nine

"Trail Dodger"
"War Drums"
"Gun Siege"
"The Reckoning"
"Echo Canyon"

Ten (March, 1956)

Title: "Stand Up And Fight!"
Story:
Art: Doug Wildey
Heroes: Outlaw Kid
Others: Gus Barrow, Thunder
Genre: Western
Setting: Caliber City
Reprinted In: Outlaw Kid#3; Outlaw Kid#19; Rawhide Kid#146
Synopsis: Barrow tries to goad the Kid into a fight, but he declines; when Barrow is caught in quicksand, the Kid saves him and Barrow learns to stop provoking others.

Title: "Renegade Rout!"
Story:
Art: Doug Wildey
Heroes: Outlaw Kid
Villains: Kiowat [Native American leader], Parch [accomplice, doubles as army scout]
Others: Thunder, Belle Palmer, U.S. Cavalry
Genre: Western
Setting: Caliber City, the Temple Ranch, Fort Meade
Reprinted In: Outlaw Kid#3; Outlaw Kid#19
Synopsis: The Kid sees Parch leading Natives in their attacks and proves it to the cavalry by capturing him.

Title: "The Protector!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Al Williamson
Heroes: Ten-Notch Kid [gunfighter trying to go straight]
Others: Marshal Tracy
Genre: Western
Setting: River Bend
Reprinted In: Outlaw Kid#3
Synopsis: River Bend hires a young man to be their sheriff and protect them from the Ten-Notch Kid; it isn't until a marshal comes to town they realize he is the Ten-Notch Kid.

Title: "The Man Behind the Guns!"
Story:
Art: Doug Wildey
Heroes: Outlaw Kid
Villains: Russ Madding [silver thief]
Others: Thunder, sheriff
Genre: Western
Setting: Silver Nugget Mine, Caliber City
Reprinted In: Outlaw Kid#3; Outlaw Kid#24
Synopsis: Russ Madding steals from the silver nugget mine, but the Outlaw Kid catches him.

Title: "The Fast Draw!"
Story:
Art: Doug Wildey
Heroes: Outlaw Kid
Villains: Brad King [thief, dies]
Others: Doc Fletcher, Thunder, Mr. "Hoot" Temple
Genre: Western
Setting: Caliber City
Synopsis: Brad robs a card game and shoots the Kid during his escape; he takes a horse from the Temples but winds up in the desert, loses his way and falls over a cliff to his death.

Eleven (May, 1956)

Title: "Six-Gun Gamble!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Outlaw Kid
Villains: Corwin [gambler, dies], Ace Barclay [gunfighter]
Others: Thunder, "Hoot" Temple, the sheriff
Genre: Western
Setting: Caliber City
Reprinted In: Outlaw Kid#4; Outlaw Kid#20
Synopsis: The Kid breaks up Corwin's games over cheating. Corwin hires Ace to kill the Kid for him, but when Ace loses, Corwin tries to silence Ace by shooting him; he misses and Ace kills Corwin instead.

Title: "Fang and Claw!"
Story:
Art: Doug Wildey
Heroes: Outlaw Kid
Villains: Jase Carey [escaped prisoner]
Others: Thunder, a puma, the sheriff
Genre: Western
Setting: Near Caliber City
Reprinted In: Outlaw Kid#4; Outlaw Kid#24; Rawhide Kid#148
Synopsis: The Kid saves a puma from a pack of wolves; later, the Kid chases Carey into the hills and the puma saves the Kid from an ambush by Carey.

Title: "Losers Take Nothing!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Outlaw Kid
Villains: Mr. Weaver [robber] and his gang
Others: Belle Palmer
Genre: Western
Setting: Caliber City
Reprinted In: Outlaw Kid#4; Outlaw Kid#20
Synopsis: Mr. Weaver escorts Belle to the fair, but it turns out he's leading a gang who intended to break open the bank with dynamite when the fair's fireworks went off; the Kid stops the attempted theft and captures Weaver at the fair.

Title: "The Riddle of Scorpion Creek!"
Story:
Art: Doug Wildey
Heroes: Outlaw Kid
Villains: Pete Bailey and his gang
Others: Mr. H. Wilkes [general store owner], Thunder, "Hoot" Temple, the sheriff
Genre: Western
Setting: Caliber City; Scorpion Creek
Reprinted In: Outlaw Kid#4; Outlaw Kid#20
Synopsis: Bailey and his gang steal fish netting from Caliber City; the Kid pursues them to Scorpion Creek, where they're trying to retrieve stolen gold Bailey threw into the water during a heist; the Kid captures the gang and the gold is found.

Title: "It Happened in Gunsmoke"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Vic Carrbotta
Heroes: Jackson [guitar-playing deputy marshal]
Villains: Crow Morgan and his gang [hired gunmen]
Genre: Western
Setting: Gunsmoke
Synopsis: Jackson learns Morgan and his gang have been driving ranchers off their land; armed with his guitar, he breaks up the gang and captures them.

Twelve

"Six-Gun Menace"
"The Riddle of Fargo Pass"
"Bad Man's Choice"
"A Coward in Town"
"Range War"

Thirteen

Title: "Scourge of the Plains!"
Story:
Art: Doug Wildey
Heroes: Outlaw Kid
Villains: Groban [cattle baron] and his gang [Luke]
Others: Dunbar [sheep herder], Belle Palmer, "Hoot" Temple, Thunder
Genre: Western
Setting: Caliber City
Reprinted In: Outlaw Kid#7; Outlaw Kid#23
Synopsis: The Kid kills a timber wolf blamed for killing sheep, but sheep killings continue; Groban is behind it as he attempts to drive out sheep herders, but the Kid bands the sheep men together and they best Groban.

Title: "Appointment With Danger!"
Story:
Art: Doug Wildey
Heroes: Outlaw Kid
Villains: Cole and his gang [Boyle, Gifford]
Others: Thunder, Tradin' Sam [wagon-based entrepreneur], "Hoot" Temple, the sheriff
Genre: Western
Setting: Caliber City
Reprinted In: Outlaw Kid#7; Outlaw Kid#24
Synopsis: Tradin' Sam discovers a gang hiding out in a cabin and alerts the Kid; the Kid finds they're waiting for a stage to pass nearby so he sends in Tradin' Sam's wagon instead, only with himself aboard; the Kid catches the gang when they try to attack Sam's wagon.

Title: "Bully's Bluff"
Story:
Art: Doug Wildey
Heroes: Outlaw Kid
Villains: Pete and Frankie Holliday [bullying brothers]
Others: Thunder, Joey [teenager]
Genre: Western
Setting: Caliber City
Reprinted In: Outlaw Kid#7; Outlaw Kid#25; Rawhide Kid#151
Synopsis: The Outlaw Kid saves Joey from Frankie's bullying and beats up his older brother Pete; Pete and Frankie try to ambush the Outlaw Kid and Joey, but are attacked by a cougar; when Joey and the Outlaw Kid save them, they become fast friends.

Title: "Wanted Dead or Alive"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Dave Berg
Heroes: Cory [rancher]
Villains: Wolf Harper [aka "Corbett," fugitive]
Genre: Western
Setting: Longhorn Pass
Reprinted In: Outlaw Kid#7; Outlaw Kid#25
Synopsis: "Corbett" tries to gun down Cory, believing him to be the infamous Wolf Harper, but Cory helps reveal Corbett as the real Wolf Harper, turning him over to the authorities.

Title: "Flames Along the Border!"
Story:
Art: Doug Wildey
Heroes: Outlaw Kid
Villains: Danny Lozar and his gang
Others: US Cavalry, "Hoot" Temple, Thunder
Genre: Western
Setting: Caliber City, USA; Chicolo, Mexico
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#8
Synopsis: Although Lozar defeats the Outlaw Kid in their first encounter, the Kid pursues Lozar as he attempts to cross the Mexican border, catching him mid-stream.

Fourteen (November, 1956)

Title: "Whistling Lead!"
Story:
Art: Doug Wildey
Heroes: Outlaw Kid
Villains: Carney [outlaw] and his gang
Others: Thunder, "Hoot" Temple, sheriff, Hank [townsman], young gunfighter
Genre: Western
Setting: Caliber City; the Temple Ranch
Synopsis: After the Outlaw Kid rounds up Carney's gang, a young gunfighter challenges the Kid to a public gunfight, but the Kid refuses. When Carney and his gang get out they offer to help the young man ambush the Kid but the man refuses and helps the Kid defeat them.

Title: "Gunning for Trouble!"
Story:
Art: Doug Wildey
Heroes: Outlaw Kid
Villains: Mel and Doug Bailey [brother outlaws]
Others: Thunder, "Hoot" Temple, Denning [rancher]
Genre: Western
Setting: Caliber City; the Temple Ranch
Synopsis: The Bailey Brothers take Denning hostage and send Lance to collect the ransom, but then the Outlaw Kid catches the Baileys and saves Denning.

Title: "Gun Duel!"
Story:
Art: Doug Wildey
Heroes: Outlaw Kid
Villains: Cole and his gang [horse thieves]
Others: Thunder, Chiwatta [Native American], Running Hawk [chief]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: The Kid discovers Cole's gang has been stealing horses from the natives and helps capture the thieves.

Title: "Ambush!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Marshal Ben Thurston [lawman]
Villains: Bull Thurston [Ben's brother, outlaw] and his gang
Genre: Western
Setting: Larrame
Synopsis: Bull hears his brother is coming to Larrame so sends his gang to rough up Ben, but the gang mistake another man for Ben; the real Ben arrests his brother.

Title: "The Land Grabbers!"
Story:
Art: Doug Wildey
Heroes: Outlaw Kid
Villains: Gold thieves
Others: Thunder, Belle Palmer, Osages [Nashta], "Hoot" Temple
Genre: Western
Setting: The Temple Ranch
Synopsis: Men attack the Osages to get at their gold, but the Outlaw Kid helps the Osages defeat the thieves.

Fifteen

Title: "The Fast Draw!"
Story:
Art: Doug Wildey
Heroes: Outlaw Kid
Villains: Brad King [robber, dies]
Others: Thunder, Doc Fletcher, Mr. "Hoot" Temple
Genre: Western
Setting: Caliber City, the Temple Ranch
Reprinted In: Outlaw Kid#3; Outlaw Kid#19
Synopsis: As King robs a saloon, he hits the Outlaw Kid on his way out; he then forces Lance Temple to get him a horse; Temple pursues him as the Outlaw Kid and in a sandstorm, King falls to his death.
"Duel in the Desert"
"Guns for Hire"
"Six-Gun Challenge"
"Along the Outlaw Trail"

Sixteen

Title: "Redmen on the Rampage!"
Story:
Art: Doug Wildey
Heroes: Outlaw Kid
Villains: Native Americans
Others: Chief Mahopi, Belle Palmer
Genre: Western
Setting: Caliber City, the Temple Ranch
Reprinted In: Outlaw Kid#6; Outlaw Kid#22
Synopsis: The Outlaw Kid leads cavalry troops against Natives; the fighting ends when Mahopi calls for peace.

Title: "Six-Gun Meeting!"
Story:
Art: Doug Wildey
Heroes: Outlaw Kid
Villains: Chad Harvey [freight hauler]
Others: Thunder, Belle Palmer
Genre: Western
Setting: Caliber City
Reprinted In: Outlaw Kid#6; Outlaw Kid#22
Synopsis: Harvey uses his company as a front for robbers who pass their money on to him; the Outlaw Kid uncovers the truth and captures Harvey's gang.

Title: "Law and Order!"
Story:
Art: Doug Wildey
Heroes: Outlaw Kid
Villains: Mallon [protection racketeer]
Others: Mr. "Hoot" Temple, Thunder, Mr. Eberly [rancher]
Genre: Western
Setting: Caliber City, the Temple Ranch
Reprinted In: Outlaw Kid#6; Outlaw Kid#22
Synopsis: Mallon tries to extort money from ranchers, but the Outlaw Kid catches him in the act and turns him over to the law.

Title: "Treachery on the Trail"
Story:
Art: Doug Wildey
Heroes: Outlaw Kid
Villains: Stage robbers [Doyle, Fain]
Others: Thunder, Charlie [stage driver], Belle Palmer
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Outlaw Kid#7; Outlaw Kid#23; Rawhide Kid#150
Synopsis: The Kid pursues stage robbers in the same stagecoach they'd robbed; he leads the coach up into the hills and then rides down directly at the thieves, scattering them all.

Title: "Run For Your Life"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Pete Morisi
Villains: Wade Norris [stage thief]
Genre: Western
Setting: A desert, USA
Reprinted In: Kid Colt, Outlaw#156
Synopsis: Norris robs a stage but is so terrified of being caught he becomes his own worst enemy and drives himself right into the arms of the law.

Seventeen (May, 1957)

Title: "Git Off My Land"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Matt Collins [settler]
Villains: Nick Tremaine [land owner]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Kid Colt, Outlaw#153
Synopsis: Everywhere Matt goes, men claim they own the land he just tried to settle; finally, Matt stands up for himself against Tremaine and makes his home.

Title: "Fists of Steel!"
Story:
Art: Doug Wildey
Heroes: Outlaw Kid
Villains: Barko [rowdy miner] and other labourers
Others: Morgan [general store owner], Breen [businessman]
Genre: Western
Setting: Caliber City
Reprinted In: Outlaw Kid#5; Rawhide Kid#149
Synopsis: Barko and his friends run riot over Caliber City, but the Kid puts an end to their merry-making and forces them to pay for the damages they caused.

Title: "Empty Holsters!"
Story:
Art: Doug Wildey
Heroes: Outlaw Kid
Villains: Barrow [one-eyed outlaw] and his gang of train robbers [Darby]
Others: "Hoot" Temple, Thunder, the sheriff
Genre: Western
Setting: Caliber City
Reprinted In: Outlaw Kid#5; Outlaw Kid#21
Synopsis: After the Kid captures Darby, Barrow takes hostages in the general store and demands the Kid face him with empty holsters; the Kid agrees, but outfights Barrow's gang bare-fisted.

Title: "Showdown at Sunup!"
Story:
Art: Doug Wildey
Heroes: Outlaw Kid
Villains: Murdock Gang [bank robbers]
Others: Thunder, Charlie [civilian], the sheriff, "Hoot" Temple
Genre: Western
Setting: Caliber City; Adobe, USA
Reprinted In: Outlaw Kid#5; Outlaw Kid#21
Synopsis: While the Kid is out of town, the Murdock Gang rob the bank; when the Kid hears they've moved on to ransack Adobe, he uses a stampede of cattle to kick up enough dust to help him ambush the gang.

Title: "Gunning for Trouble!"
Story:
Art: Doug Wildey
Heroes: Outlaw Kid
Villains: Mallon, Waco and others [claim jumpers]
Others: Belle Palmer, Windy [prospector]
Genre: Western
Setting: Caliber City
Reprinted In: Outlaw Kid#5; Outlaw Kid#21
Synopsis: Windy finds a gold strike and many people would like to steal his claim; Belle intervenes to try and help Windy, only to be caught herself; fortunately, the Outlaw Kid rides to the rescue and sets Windy and Belle free.

Eighteen

Title: "Menace on Main Street!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Outlaw Kid
Villains: Matt Baker [corrupt rancher] and his men
Others: Thunder, Mr. Warren [Caliber City Clarion owner], the sheriff, "Hoot" Temple
Genre: Western
Setting: Caliber City
Reprinted In: Outlaw Kid#8; Outlaw Kid#26
Synopsis: Men begin targeting the Caliber City Clarion after a story runs on Matt Baker, noting he'd been buying land under aliases. The Kid defends the press; although Baker's men set fire to the newspaper, the presses themselves were moved out before the attack and the sheriff's men capture the perpetrators.

Title: "The Kid's Revenge!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Outlaw Kid
Villains: Travis [casino owner] and his men [one impersonates Outlaw Kid]
Others: Peterson [shop owner], Belle Palmer
Genre: Western
Setting: Caliber City
Reprinted In: Outlaw Kid#8; Outlaw Kid#23
Synopsis: After the Kid threatens to expose Travis' corrupt games, Travis has one of his men impersonate Outlaw Kid and perform crimes so no one will believe the Kid. However, the Kid eventually catches the gang mid-crime and the truth is revealed.

Title: "The Ambushers Strike!"
Story:
Art: Doug Wildey
Heroes: Outlaw Kid
Villains: Mr. Wayne [land title company owner]
Others: Jeb Peters [land owner, dies], "Hoot" Temple, Thunder
Genre: Western
Setting: Caliber City
Reprinted In: Outlaw Kid#8; Outlaw Kid#23
Synopsis: After Peters is killed despite having nothing of apparent value, the Kid attends the public auction of Peters' land as Lance and bids on Peters' seemingly worthless land; when Wayne bids top dollar for the land, Lance suspects him of the murder and eventually exposes him as the Kid.

Title: "Six-Gun Payoff!"
Story:
Art: Doug Wildey
Heroes: Outlaw Kid
Villains: Three stage robbers [all die]
Others: Doug Webster [would-be gunman] and his sister, Thunder
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Outlaw Kid#8; Outlaw Kid#24
Synopsis: Doug wants to become an outlaw, but the Kid prevents him from participating in a stage robbery; when Doug sees all three robbers die, he realizes he doesn't want to be a criminal.

Title: "The Last Notch!"
Story:
Art: Al Williamson
Villains: Rick Thorne [gunfighter, dies]
Others: Jamesie [gambler], Sheriff Mead, Jamesie's son
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Rawhide Kid#95
Synopsis: Thorne always places a notch on his gun handle before he kills someone; when Jamesie accuses Rick of cheating at cards, Rick declares he'll kill Jamesie's son; although the son doesn't use firearms he beats Rick in hand-to-hand and Rick's gun misfires, killing Rick; he was the last notch on his own gun.

Nineteen (September, 1957)

Title: "Revenge of the Redmen!"
Story:
Art: Doug Wildey
Heroes: Outlaw Kid
Villains: Darro [stage-robber], his gang
Others: Chief Powhotti [native], Thunder, Mr. "Hoot" Temple
Genre: Western
Setting: Caliber City, the Temple Ranch
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#9
Synopsis: Darro riles up the town against Natives for robbing the stages; the Outlaw Kid proves Darro is the true robber, using men dressed as natives.

Title: "When the Owlhoots Rode!"
Story:
Art: Doug Wildey
Heroes: Outlaw Kid
Villains: Chad Burrows and his gang [robbers]
Others: "Hoot" Temple, the sheriff, Thunder
Genre: Western
Setting: Caliber City
Reprinted In: Outlaw Kid#8; Outlaw Kid#26
Synopsis: During their robbery of the Express, Burrows' gang wound the Outlaw Kid, slowing his pursuit; the gang begin a crime wave and wind up invading even the Temple ranch, where the Kid finally catches and stops them.

Title: "Gun Crazy!"
Story:
Art: Doug Wildey
Heroes: Outlaw Kid
Villains: Mapes [gunman]
Others: Thunder
Genre: Western
Setting: Caliber City
Reprinted In: Outlaw Kid#8; Outlaw Kid#24; Rawhide Kid#147
Synopsis: Mapes enjoys taunting people with his gun until the Kid breaks up his activities. Mapes tries to ambush the Kid in the desert, but when the Kid saves him from a rattlesnake, he learns to respect the Kid.

Title: "Treachery in Caliber City!"
Story:
Art: Doug Wildey
Heroes: Outlaw Kid
Villains: Mr. Duane [new businessman] and his men
Others: Mr. Wilson [bank manager], the sheriff
Genre: Western
Setting: Caliber City
Reprinted In: Outlaw Kid#8
Synopsis: Duane takes a loan from the bank, but uses his new business as a front for criminal acts. Wilson helps the Kid break up Duane's operation.

Title: "Hide-Out!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Pat Harper [office manager]
Villains: Drew Malone [bandit]
Genre: Western
Setting: Western USA
Reprinted In: Rawhide Kid#96; Night Rider#4
Synopsis: Drew steals from an office despite Pat's efforts and looks for a hiding place, but finds Pat chose the same spot to hide, fearing Drew would come for him. Drew turns himself in to Pat to face his crimes.


One

"Hostage" from Outlaw Kid#3
"Breakthrough" from Outlaw Kid#3
"Silver Holster" from Ringo Kid#12
"Showdown" from Outlaw Kid#3

Two

"Two of a Kind" from Outlaw Kid#5
"The Newcomers" from Outlaw Kid#5
"Flames of Violence" from Outlaw Kid#5

Title: "One of the Outlaw Kid's Fastest Gunfights"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Outlaw Kid
Villains: A brash gunfighter and his partner [dies]
Genre: Western
Setting: Caliber City
Synopsis: A gunfighter challenges the Outlaw Kid to a gunfight, hoping his partner will get the drop on him, but the Kid catches on to the plan and takes them both out.

Three (December, 1970)
"The Fast Draw!" from Outlaw Kid#15
"Stand Up And Fight" from Outlaw Kid#10
"Renegade Rout" from Outlaw Kid#10
"The Protector" from Outlaw Kid#10
"The Man Behind the Guns" from Outlaw Kid#10

Four (February, 1971)

"Six-Gun Gamble" from Outlaw Kid#11
"Fang and Claw" from Outlaw Kid#11
"Losers Take Nothing" from Outlaw Kid#11
"The Riddle of Scorpion Creek" from Outlaw Kid#11

Five (April, 1971)

"Fists of Steel" from Outlaw Kid#17
"Empty Holsters" from Outlaw Kid#17
"Showdown at Sunup" from Outlaw Kid#17
"Gunning For Trouble" from Outlaw Kid#17
"Kid Barrett, the Kid who Downed the Killer King" from Apache Kid#6

Six (June, 1971)

"Redmen on the Rampage" from Outlaw Kid#16
"Six-Gun Meeting" from Outlaw Kid#16
"The Fence" from Outlaw Kid#3
"Law and Order" from Outlaw Kid#16

Seven (August, 1971)

"Scourge of the Plains" from Outlaw Kid#13
"Treachery on the Trail" from Outlaw Kid#16
"Bully's Bluff" from Outlaw Kid#13
"Wanted, Dead or Alive" from Outlaw Kid#13
"Appointment With Danger" from Outlaw Kid#13

Eight (October, 1971)

"Menace on Main Street" from Outlaw Kid#18
"The Kid's Revenge" from Outlaw Kid#18
"The Ambushers Strike" from Outlaw Kid#18
"Six-Gun Payoff" from Outlaw Kid#18
"When the Owlhoots Rode" from Outlaw Kid#19
"The Town!" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#64
"Gun crazy" from Outlaw Kid#19
"Treachery in Caliber City" from Outlaw Kid#19

Nine

"No Turning Back" from Outlaw Kid#8
"Gun Law" from Outlaw Kid#8
"The Outsider" from Outlaw Kid#8
untitled from Outlaw Kid#7

Ten (June, 1972)

Title: "The Origin of the Outlaw Kid"
Story: Mike Friedrich
Art: Dick Ayers, George Roussos
Heroes: Outlaw Kid [origin retold]
Villains: Jack McDaniels [wealthy railroad owner] and his men [Fling, Jennings], Red Vest Gang
Others: "Hoot" Temple, Blazer, Jake Davies [grocery store owner], Sheriff Collins
Genre: Western
Setting: Caliber City
Reprinted In: Outlaw Kid#27; Marvel Firsts: the 1970s
Synopsis: The Outlaw Kid sees McDaniels throwing his weight around town, bribing people and committing crimes. The Kid recalls how his father was blinded in an attack by the Red Vest Gang; Lance became the Outlaw Kid to capture the gang, but afterward his father begged him to never use violence. The Kid's fight with McDaniels is broken up when the sheriff returns, but he takes McDaniels' side because of his money and influence and prepares to arrest the Kid.
Notes: Continues next issue.
"Judge Ron Thomas's Gun-Gavel" from Western Outlaws and Sheriffs#62

Eleven (August, 1972)

Title: "Railroaded!"
Story: Mike Friedrich
Art: Dick Ayers, Jack Abel
Heroes: Outlaw Kid
Villains: Jack McDaniels, his gang, Bounty-Hawk [formerly Gunhawk, last in Western Gunfighters#7]
Others: "Hoot" Temple, Belle Palmer, Blazer
Genre: Western
Setting: Caliber City
Reprinted In: Outlaw Kid#28
Synopsis: The Outlaw Kid is being framed for property destruction by McDaniels and begins to draw McDaniels out by harassing him; it instead turns the town against him. McDaniels hires Bounty-Hawk, to deal with the Kid once and for all.
Notes: Continued from previous issue; concludes next issue.
"Gun-fighter For Hire" from Quick-Trigger Western#17

Twelve

Title: "In the Claws of Bounty-Hawk!"
Story: Mike Friedrich
Art: Dick Ayers, Jack Abel
Heroes: Outlaw Kid
Villains: The Red Vest Gang, Jack McDaniels, Bounty-Hawk
Others: Blazer, "Hoot" Temple,
Genre: Western
Setting: Caliber City
Reprinted In: Outlaw Kid#29
Synopsis: The Kid foils a train robbery by the Red Vest Gang and then holds up the train himself and gives the money away to a needy family. Bounty-Hawk catches up with him and the two battle, but are interrupted by the Red Vest Gang, out for revenge. After saving him from the Red Vest Gang, Bounty-Hawk decides not to take the Kid's bounty and leaves him alone.
Notes: Continued from previous issue; Bounty-Hawk appears next in Blaze of Glory#1 as Gunhawk.

Thirteen

Title: "The Last Rebel!"
Story: Gary Friedrich
Art: Dick Ayers, Jack Abel
Heroes: Outlaw Kid
Villains: Jack McDaniels, "Reb" [Confederate soldier, dies] and other Confederates [die]
Others: Mr. "Hoot" Temple, Blazer, Belle Palmer
Genre: Western
Setting: Caliber City
Reprinted In: Outlaw Kid#30
Synopsis: The Outlaw Kid aids "Reb" after he and his men are massacred by McDaniels while robbing his train; "Reb" refuses to halt his mission for the Confederacy, though the Civil War is long over and when he attempts to rob McDaniels again, the Kid goes after him and kills him.

Fourteen (February, 1973)

Title: "The Calibre City Kids!"
Story: Gary Friedrich
Art: Dick Ayers, Jak Abel
Heroes: Outlaw Kid
Villains: Red Vest Gang, Jack McDaniels
Others: Belle Palmer, Blazer, schoolchildren [Jimmy, Corky, Joey]
Genre: Western
Setting: Caliber City
Synopsis: The Red Vest Gang lure the town's men away to a decoy so they can rob Caliber City, but Outlaw Kid organizes the town's children to take up arms and they capture the Red Vest Gang, including the leader Outlaw Kid has long sought.

Fifteen

"The Madman of Monster Mountain"
"Half-Breed" from Western Outlaws#6

Sixteen (June, 1973)

Title: "When a Legend Dies!"
Story: Gary Friedrich
Art: Dick Ayers, Jack Abel
Heroes: Outlaw Kid
Villains: Jack McDaniels and his men, Moose Morgan
Others: Belle Palmer, Blazer, Sheriff Collins
Genre: Western
Setting: Caliber City
Synopsis: McDaniels and his men open fire on Moose and the Kid but halt when they realize Belle might be injured; they return Belle to Caliber City while the Kid lets Moose go free. Back in town, the Kid unmasks in public and finally chases McDaniels from Caliber City; the sheriff offers to make Lance a deputy and Belle hopes to marry Lance now, but he decides to honour his pledge to his father and give up being the Outlaw Kid.
Notes: Continued from previous issue.
"Outlaw's End" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#109
"Hired Gun" from Rawhide Kid#21

Seventeen (August, 1973)

"Hostage" from Outlaw Kid#3
"Breakthrough" from Outlaw Kid#3
"Silver Holster" from Ringo Kid#12
"Showdown" from Outlaw Kid#3

Eighteen

"Two of a Kind" from Outlaw Kid#5
"The Newcomers" from Outlaw Kid#5
"Flames of Violence" from Outlaw Kid#5

Nineteen (December, 1973)

"The Fast Draw!" from Outlaw Kid#15
"Stand Up And Fight" from Outlaw Kid#10
"Renegade Rout" from Outlaw Kid#10
"The Vigilantes" from Western Outlaws#4

Twenty (February, 1974)

"Losers Take Nothing" from Outlaw Kid#11
"Riddle of Scorpion Creek" from Outlaw Kid#11
"Six-Gun Gamble" from Outlaw Kid#11
"The Man Who Outsmarted Earp" from Gunsmoke Western#46

Twenty-One (April, 1974)

"Empty Holsters" from Outlaw Kid#17
"Showdown at Sunup" from Outlaw Kid#17
"Gunning For Trouble" from Outlaw Kid#17
"The End of the Dakota Kid" from Gunsmoke Western#46

Twenty-Two (June, 1974)

"Redmen on the Rampage" from Outlaw Kid#16
"Six-Gun Meeting" from Outlaw Kid#16
"The Fence" from Outlaw Kid#3
"Law and Order" from Outlaw Kid#16

Twenty-Three (August, 1974)

"Scourge of the Plains" from Outlaw Kid#13
"Treachery on the Trail" from Outlaw Kid#16
"The Ambushers Strike" from Outlaw Kid#18
"The Kid's Revenge" from Outlaw Kid#18

Twenty-Four (October, 1974)

"Fang and Claw" from Outlaw Kid#11
"Six-Gun Payoff" from Outlaw Kid#18
"Gun Crazy" from Outlaw Kid#19
"The Man Behind the Guns from Outlaw Kid#10
"Appointment With Danger!" from Outlaw Kid#13

Twenty-Five (December, 1974)

"Gun Law" from Outlaw Kid#8
"Bully's Bluff" from Outlaw Kid#13
"Wanted, Dead or Alive: Wolf Harper" from Outlaw Kid#13
"The Outsider" from Outlaw Kid#8

Twenty-Six (February, 1975)

"Menace on Main Street" from Outlaw Kid#18
"Where the Owlhoots Rode" from Outlaw Kid#19
untitled from Outlaw Kid#7
"Bait For Boot Hill" from Texas Kid#8

Twenty-Seven (April, 1975)

"The Origin of the Outlaw Kid" from Outlaw Kid#10
"Judge Ron Thomas's Gun-Gavel" from Western Outlaws and Sheriffs#62

Twenty-Eight (June, 1975)

"Railroaded" from Outlaw Kid#11
"The Coward" from Quick-Trigger Western#17

Twenty-Nine (August, 1975)

"In the Claws of Bounty-Hawk!" from Outlaw Kid#12

Thirty (October, 1975)

"The Last Rebel" from Outlaw Kid#13

QUICK-TRIGGER WESTERN

Continues from Cowboy Action

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Twelve

"Bill Larsen Strikes"
"When Luke Hammer Escaped"
"The Badmen of the Valley"
"The Man Who Wouldn't Fight"

Thirteen (July, 1956)

Title: "The Man From Cheyenne"
Story:
Art: Joe Maneely
Heroes: Rick Grant
Villains: Jeb Burris [no-goodnik]
Others: Clay Grant [Rick's father, owner of Circle-G ranch]
Genre: Western
Setting: Tombstone, Arizona
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#2
Synopsis: A man from Cheyenne pretends to be the son of Clay Grant; when Burris tries to get in on the action, he beats him up; ultimately, he is surprised to learn he really is Grant's son-- he has the same arrowhead-shaped scar.

Title: "When the Sioux Attack"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Gene Colan
Heroes: Rand Calhoun [rancher]
Villains: The Sioux
Others: Sheep-herders [Cal named], cattle-herders
Genre: Western
Setting: The Old west
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#2
Synopsis: The sheep-herders and cattle-herders try to run each other off their land, but when the Sioux attack, they join forces.

Title: "The Wild One!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Syd Shores
Heroes: Christopher "Kit" Carson [scout]
Villains: Harry Wyatt [ranny]
Others: Great Bear [Native American chief]
Genre: Western
Setting: 1846 [opening scene]; New Mexico
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#2
Synopsis: Though friends while growing up, Harry and Chris go different ways, with Chris becoming a scout, while Harry becomes a robber; Chris finally brings Harry to justice and goes on to be known as "Kit" Carson. Harry dies two years later, forgotten.

Title: "Outlaw's Hideout"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Al Williamson
Villains: Laredo Smith [stage-robber]
Genre: Western
Setting: Buckshot Gap
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#2
Synopsis: After receiving a tell-tale scar during a botched stage hold-up, Smith grows a beard to conceal his identity-- but is then mistaken for a different robber and arrested.

Fourteen (September, 1956)

Title: "Crag Noon Fastest Gun in the West!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art:
Heroes: Crag Noon [young gunfighter]
Villains: Gil [professional gunfighter]
Others: Seth [civilian]
Genre: Western
Setting: Wayside, Arizona, USA
Reprinted In: Rawhide Kid#99
Synopsis: After seeing a man die in a gunfight, Crag takes the dead man's gun and teaches himself how to shoot; he eventually becomes a feared gunman and hires out to ranchers to protect their land, but when the law takes issue with him wounding trespassers, Crag realizes he's gone too far and submits to the law.

Title: "Outlaw at Large"
Story: Stan Lee
Art:
Villains: Hank York [stage robber]
Others: Apaches
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West, near Fort Carson
Reprinted In: Two-Gun Kid#104
Synopsis: Hank steals a box from a stage and buries it but is attacked by Apaches and wounded; the Apaches are driven off by the posse which was after York and York decides to surrender to them for medical treatment; he learns the box he stole contained horseshoes, not money.

Title: "Showdown at Eagle Rock"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Bill Everett
Heroes: Hy Durham [Eagle Rock]
Villains: Killgore Raiders [Blade Killgore, outlaw gang]
Others: Rafe Hardin [troublemaker], Nancy Durham [Hy's wife]
Genre: Western
Setting: Eagle Rock, Texas, USA
Synopsis: Hy thinks Rafe is after his job, but when the Killgore Raiders come to town, Rafe comes to Hy's aid and helps defeat them; afterward, Rafe becomes Hy's deputy.

Title: "Tenderfoot in Town"
Story: Stan Lee
Art:
Heroes: Major Don Thompson [ranger]
Villains: Wade Drugger [gunfighter]
Others: Mary Lou Thompson [Major's wife]
Genre: Western
Setting: Trail's End
Reprinted In: Wyatt Earp#31
Synopsis: Wade thinks Don is a tenderfoot and challenges him to a gunfight, only to discover Don is a former marksmanship instructor for Quantrell's Raiders and Don easily defeats Wade.

Fifteen

"The Dakota Kid Rides Again"
"No Place to Hide"
"The Man"
"Gun Duel in Tombstone"

Sixteen

"Outlaw's Escape!"
"Stampede!"
"No Place to Hide"
"The Sheriff of Stoneview"
"The Vengeance of Growling Bear!"
Reprinted In: The Jack Kirby Reader Vol.2

Seventeen

Title: "Gun-Fighter For Hire!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Joe Maneely
Heroes: Martin Gray [ranch owner]
Villains: Gun-Fighter [Wade Carter, dies], Mr. Jenkins [rival of Gray's, dies]
Others: Nancy Carter [Gun-Fighter's sister]
Genre: Western
Setting: Cactus Patch
Reprinted In: Outlaw Kid#11
Synopsis: The Gun-Fighter earns money by challenging men to either drawing against him, or paying him money. When Gray refuses either, he allies himself with Jenkins in assaulting Gray's ranch, but is shocked to learn his sister married Gray. Infuriated with Jenkins, he attacked him and died guns blazing.

Title: "Ambush!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art:
Heroes: Pecos Rork [shotgun guard], Daniel Boone
Villains: Comanches
Others: Frank Calhoun, Mary Calhoun [settlers]
Genre: Western
Setting: Western frontier
Reprinted In: Rawhide Kid#101
Synopsis: Rork leads settlers through the west and are attacked by Comanches; one of the settlers, a young Daniel Boone, saves them all by killing the Comanche chief.

Title: "The Coward!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Al Williamson
Heroes: Henry Silby [cowardly man, dies]
Others: Martha Silby [Henry's wife], Clem [civilian]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Outlaw Kid#28
Synopsis: Henry hears the Navajos are coming and flees for his life; he falls off his horse and breaks his leg in the woods; with no one there to help him, he dies; he never learns peace was made with the Navajo before it would lead to an attack.
"The Schoolmarm"
"Captive Town"

Eighteen

Title: "The Man Who Wouldn't Draw"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Cal Parker [gunman]
Villains: Apaches
Others: Jim Brice [gunfighter, Cal's son]
Genre: Western
Setting: Mesquite Valley; New Mexico; Saddle Wells, USA
Reprinted In: Kid Colt, Outlaw#173
Synopsis: Cal's wife is killed by Apaches and his son goes missing; Cal spends years trying to find Jim and when they finally meet up, Jim is a gunfighter; Cal recognizes him and decides to leave his son alone, finally at peace with his son's fate.
"Trail of the Owlhoot"
"Git the Sagamaw Kid"

Title: "The Walking Target!"
Story:
Art: Ted Galindo
Heroes: Bud Thompson [notorious gunfighter turned sheriff]
Villains: Deuce Marker [casino operator], various gunfighters
Others: Chris [mayor of Burrville], Jeff [civilian]
Genre: Western
Setting: Burrville, USA
Reprinted In: Night Rider#1
Synopsis: The mayor hires Thompson as sheriff hoping he'll clean up some of Burrville then be killed so he won't have to be paid; however, Thompson outperforms expectations by cleaning up the town and remaining in place as sheriff.
"Mystery in Tombstone"

Nineteen (September, 1957)

Title: "Matt Durstine... His Guns Treed Tombstone"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Matt Durstine [lawman]
Villains: Lew Brody [wanted man], Mal, Pat, other outlaws
Genre: Western
Setting: Tombstone; Nevada Trail
Synopsis: Durstine comes to the outlaw town of Tombstone to capture Lew Brody. Although the local outlaws refuse to give him up, Durstine puts pressure on them until they tell Brody to leave town for their own sake. Durstine catches Brody as he leaves and arrests him, even though he's run out of bullets.

Title: "His Colts Hang Low!"
Story:
Art: Jay Scott Pike
Heroes: Jim [Mary's guy]
Villains: Pell [tough guy], a stranger
Others: Mary [Jim's fiancée], Pop Walker [old-timer]
Genre: Western
Setting: Mesquite City
Synopsis: Jim is pushed around by Pell. When a stranger comes to town, Pop Walker identifies him as Wes Hardin, the infamous outlaw. Even Pell is afraid to face him, but Jim stands up to Hardin and drives him out of town. Jim no longer has a rival for Mary, but the stranger wasn't Hardin; Walker just said he was so Pell would learn a lesson.

Title: "Revenge!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Pike Collum [outlaw]
Villains: Faro [Pike's aide]
Others: Ben Thomas [mayor of Lodetown]
Genre: Western
Setting: Collumtown
Synopsis: Collum and his pal Faro head to Lodetown so he can have revenge on the locals, who killed his father years earlier. Pike is stunned to find the town is now named Collumtown, named in honour of his father as a gesture of penance for mistakenly killing him. Pike turns on Faro and drives him out of town, giving up his dreams of revenge.

Title: "The Posse Rides by Night"
Story:
Art: Al Eadeh
Heroes: Cactus Ketch [wanderer]
Villains: The Albino [albino outlaw]
Others: Miss Bellin [schoolmarm], Mel [posse member]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: When the Albino steals from a town, Cactus Ketch leads the posse against them, surprising them by revealing albinos see better at night, explaining the Albino's nocturnal activity; he catches the Albino.

Title: "The End of a Deputy!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Charlie Mayes [deputy]
Villains: Ben and Bill Haddon [brother outlaws]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: An old-timer relates how Charlie caught Bill Haddon and then went after his brother Ben, successfully catching him; this was the end of Charlie's days as a deputy, because he became a sheriff.


RAWHIDE KID

RED WARRIOR

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One

"The Coming of Red Warrior"
"The Threat of Flaming Arrows"
"The Hunt"
"Horns of Death"

Two (March, 1951)

"Trail of the Outcast"
"Blood On the Sand"
"Desert Justice"
"Wings of Death"

Three (May, 1951)

"The Great Spirit Speaks"
"Ordeal By Torture"
"Feuds In the Forest"
"Jaws of Death"

Four (July, 1951)

"The White Stallion"
"The Making of a Warrior"
untitled

"Flames of Death"
"The Eagle's Talons"

Five (September, 1951)

"Code of the Comanche"
"Battle of the Chinook"
"Blind Man's Justice"
"The Man Who Returned"
"The Menace of the White Man"

Six (December, 1951)

"Drums of Vengeance"
"Curse of the Black Puma"
"The Broken Arrow"
"The Battle of Running Bear"
"Trail of the Marauder"

RED WOLF

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

One (May, 1972)
"A Thunder of War Drums"

Two (July, 1972)

Title: "Day of the Dynamite Doom!"
Story: Gardner F. Fox
Art: Syd Shores
Heroes: Red Wolf
Villains: Kiowas, Stage robbers [Luke]
Others: Lobo, Molly Brannon [army officer's niece], Brazos [Molly's horse], Fort Rango soldiers [Joe, Hacker], Colonel Sabre, Jeb [stage driver]
Genre: Western
Setting: Fort Rango
Synopsis: Molly finds out men plan to steal dynamite from a stage to rob a bank; to protect Molly, Red Wolf disguises her as a Cheynne ("Babbling Brook"), but she draws the interest of some Kiowas. After the dynamite plot has been foiled, Molly returns to her true identity, disappointing the Kiowas.

Three (September, 1972)

Title: "War of the Wolf Brothers!"
Story: Gardner F. Fox
Art: Syd Shores, Vince Colletta
Heroes: Red Wolf
Villains: John Darby [traveling medicine man] and his gang
Others: Lobo, Colonel Sabre, Molly Brannon, Fort Rango soldiers, Owayodata, Bess Warner [farmer], Jim Brannigan [federal marshal]
Genre: Western
Setting: Fort Rango
Synopsis: Red Wolf fends off an attack by Darby and his gang on a Cheyenne village; an amnesiac man Red Wolf rescues turns out to be Brannigan, a marshal. Wakely sees Darby's men poisoning the water near the village, but the gang capture him and tie him to his horse to kill him, but Lobo saves Wakely. Red Wolf and Brannigan finally stop Darby and discover they were after buried loot on the Cheyenne grounds.

Four (November, 1972)

Title: "The Wrath of the Man-Bear!"
Story: Gardner F. Fox
Art: Syd Shores, Vince Colletta
Heroes: Red Wolf
Villains: Ursa the Man-Bear [Cheyenne raised by bears, dies]
Others: Lobo, Elkhorn [Cheyenne], Fawn [Cheyenne woman, Elkhorn's sister], Crazy Dog [volatile Cheyenne], Fort Rango soldiers [Captain Osborn], Colonel Sabre, Owyaodata, Molly Brennan, Eagle Plume [Cheyenne]
Genre: Western
Setting: Fort Rango
Synopsis: Ursa steals Cheyenne ponies and Red Wolf fights him, the battle ending with Ursa falling off a cliff. However, Ursa survives and begins rustling from Fort Rango; neither the Cheyenne nor the army believe Red Wolf's story about Ursa, but finally Red Wolf faces Ursa in a series of geysers; Ursa is knocked into spout and seemingly dies; Red Wolf returns the stolen horses and ponies, but realizes he's now attracted the attentions of both Molly Brennan and Fawn.

Five (January, 1973)

Title: "The Man Who Gunned Down Red Wolf!"
Story: Gardner Fox
Art: Syd Shores, Chic Stone
Heroes: Red Wolf
Villains: Alvah Bradley [rancher], Fast John Silver [gunman]
Others: Cheyenne [Long Spear], Molly Brennan, Colonel Sabre, Lobo, Owayodata
Genre: Western
Setting: New Mexico
Synopsis: Bradley hires Silver to kill Red Wolf in preparation for his plot to acquire sacred Cheyenne land, but Silver's assault fails. Red Wolf convinces the Cheyenne to thwart Bradley by diverting a crucial river and Bradley is forced to negotiate with the Cheyenne fairly.

Six (March, 1973)

"Night of the Demon Rider"

Title: "Night of the Demon Rider!"
Story: Gardner F. Fox
Art: Syd Shores, Jack Abel
Heroes: Red Wolf
Villains: Demon Rider [White Bow aka Koumt'ou Kia, Cheyenne with phosphorescent clothing], Jackson [trader]
Others: Fort Rango soldiers, Sundance, Owyaodata, Colonel Sabre, Fawn, Elk Hunter, Standing Horse
Genre: Western
Setting: Fort Rango
Synopsis: Red Wolf battles Demon Rider and exposes him as White Bow, taking him to the Cheyenne for judgment.
"The Harlon Brothers" from Western Outlaws and Sheriffs#70

Seven (May, 1973)

Title: "Echo from a Golden Grave!"
Story: Gardner F. Fox
Art: Syd Shores, Jack Abel
Heroes: Red Wolf [Thomas Thunderhead and Johnny Wakely]
Villains: Gangsters
Others: Lobo, Rhonda Harper [young woman, anti-pollution activist], Rhonda's great-grandfather [prospector, dies], Joey [civilian], Eagle Plume [elderly Cheyenne], Owayodata
Genre: Western, Super-Hero
Setting: 1970s Dallas, Texas, USA; 19th century, Washita River
Synopsis: In the past, Johnny Wakely met a dying prospector and agreed to protect his gold; in the present, the modern-day Red Wolf meets the prospector's great-granddaughter who is being threatened by gangsters after accidentally filming them performing a mob hit; after getting Rhonda to safety, Red Wolf gives her the gold.
Notes: This was the last issue to feature an appearance by Johnny Wakely.


RINGO KID

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One (August, 1954)

Title: untitled
Story:
Art: Joe Maneely
Heroes: Ringo Kid [Cory Rand and Dawn Star's son, excellent gunman, becomes outlaw]
Villains: Shad Rathburn [land grabber, dies]
Others: Cory Rand [lawyer, Ringo's father], Dawn Star [Comanche princess, Cory's wife, dies], Mr. James [lawyer], Comanches
Genre: Western
Setting: 1866; Old West
Synopsis: Cory loses his law practice because of his love for Dawn Star; in 1866, she gives birth to their son who must grow up amongst Comanches because white people won't accept him. People call the son "Ringo" because of the ringing noise his bullets make. As a teenager, Ringo visits town and is attacked by Shad, an enemy of Cory's; Cory kills Shad, but this prompts a gang to march on Cory's home and burn it down, killing Dawn Star. The mob prepare to lynch Cory, but Ringo saves his father. The two men realize they've become outlaws and go separate paths.

Title: untitled
Story:
Art: Joe Maneely
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Villains: Holliday and his gang [bounty hunters]
Others: Cory Rand, Dull Knife [Comanche, Ringo's best friend]
Genre: Western
Setting: Mud Flats, USA
Synopsis: On the anniversary of Dawn Star's death, Ringo and Cory are reunited at her grave. Holliday captures Cory to collect the reward on his head, but Ringo summons Dull Knife and the duo set Cory free, then kill Holliday and his men.
untitled

Title: untitled
Story:
Art: Joe Maneely
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Villains: Doc Stiles [outlaw, dies] and his gang
Genre: Western
Setting: Washington DC; Battle Pass; Yucca Flats; Squaw Springs; Tenderfoot Fork, USA
Synopsis: Stiles hears money is coming from Washington for the Cherokee and Comanches and tries to kill the riders; Ringo Kid receives the money from a dying rider and complete the work, killing Doc Stiles en route; although the authorities recognize Ringo as an outlaw, they gratefully accept the money.

Two

untitled
untitled
"Ransom"
untitled

Three

untitled
untitled
"The Tenderfoot"
"Ambush"

Four (February, 1955)

Title: untitled
Story:
Art: Joe Maneely
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Villains: Flip Cullen [dies] and his gang
Others: Bowen [former member of Cullen's gang], Arab, Mormon settlers
Genre: Western
Setting: Bighorn Boulder, USA
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#5; Ringo Kid#26
Synopsis: Flip likes to flip a coin before killing someone; Ringo stops Cullen before he can kill Bowen; from Bowen, Ringo learns Flip is planning to massacre a Mormon wagon train for their gold. Ringo and Bowen ride to the Mormons and learn they have no gold; Ringo leads their defences against Flip's gang and ultimately Bowen kills Flip.

Title: untitled
Story:
Art: Joe Maneely
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Villains: One-Eye Mapes [renegade Native] and his gang
Others: Cory Rand, Arab, US Cavalry, Comanches
Genre: Western
Setting: Pine Bluff, USA
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#5; Ringo Kid#26
Synopsis: Mapes wants Ringo to join his gang, knowing the government would treat them as equals; Ringo refuses and instead joins his father in defending a Cavalry stockade from Mapes' gang, summoning a horde of Comanche to help drive away Mapes' forces.

Title: "Trail's End!"
Story:
Art:
Villains: Duke Barker [robber, dies]
Others: Jim [stage driver]
Genre: Western
Setting: 1872, USA
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#5; Ringo Kid#26
Synopsis: Barker goes on a crime spree, amassing a huge fortune, but on his planned final stage robbery, he faces Jim, who kills Barker with a single shot.

Title: "Six-Gun Express!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Villains: Leech [crazed mountain man, dies]
Others: Arab, Cory Rand, Steve [sheriff]
Genre: Western
Setting: Thunder Gap, USA
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#5
Synopsis: Leech went mad after his wife died in a stage robbery and causes avalanches to crush stages; however, his wife had actually been absent from the earlier stage and instead died in the avalanche Leech caused; Ringo pursues Leech into the hills and tells him the truth; more enraged than ever, Leech has to be shot to death by Ringo.

Five

untitled
untitled
"Gold Rush"
untitled

Six

Title: untitled
Story:
Art: John Severin
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Villains: Baxter [crooked loan dealer] and his gang
Others: Tommy Roark [child, befriends Ringo Kid], Arab, Pete and Mrs. Roark [Tommy's parents], Dull Knife
Genre: Western
Setting: Yellow Springs, USA
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#6; Ringo Kid#27
Synopsis: Ringo befriends Tommy then discovers the Roark house has been set aflame; Ringo learns the Roarks borrowed money from Baxter, but since then have faced many maladies; Ringo realizes Baxter is behind their troubles and brings Baxter to the law.

Title: untitled
Story:
Art: John Severin
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Villains: Cliff Burnside [thief, dies]
Others: Arab, Kip [Link and Maud's youngest son], Maud [Link's wife], Link [farmer], Winky [casino dealer]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#6; Ringo Kid#27
Synopsis: Ringo is being chased for killing an Express rider; after meeting Link, Ringo learns the rider was Link's oldest son. Ringo pursues the men responsible and finds out Cliff was the killer; Link kills Cliff himself.

Title: "The Chase!"
Story:
Art:
Villains: A bank robber
Others: Clem [posse], Apaches
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#6
Synopsis: A bank robber keeps well ahead of his pursuers, but diverts his path when he sees a band of Apaches, winds up in the desert, loses his horse and almost dies of thirst; he surrenders, not realizing there was water over the next hill.

Title: untitled
Story:
Art: John Severin
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Villains: Jack Hines [assassin], Blast Banyon [land grabber], Two Feathers [renegade Native]
Others: Cory Rand, Arab, Silas Barnes [lawyer]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#6; Ringo Kid#27
Synopsis: At his wife's tombstone, Cory is nearly killed by Hines; Cory knows Hines' boss Banyon is after Cory's land and Two Feathers captures Cory for Banyon; Ringo agrees to draw up papers legally transferring his father's property to Banyon, but also summons a posse to outflank and capture Banyon's gang, setting Cory free.

Seven (August, 1955)

Title: untitled
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Villains: Grizzly Kane his gang [treasure seekers]
Others: Arab, Cory Rand, Dull Knife
Genre: Western
Setting: Shadow Valley; Vista Del Oro; Sunset Hill, USA
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#7; Ringo Kid
Synopsis: Ringo has a vision in the desert of his father being captured by Grizzly Kane's men; in Vista Del Oro, Ringo finds Cory in Grizzly's custody, being forced to lead Grizzly to buried Aztec gold; Ringo meets up with Dull Knife, who helps Ringo defeat Grizzly's gang and rescue Cory.

Title: untitled
Story:
Art: John Severin
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Villains: A gang of cowboys
Others: Arab, Piutes [Fleetwing], a US marshal
Genre: Western
Setting: Near Dry Creek, USA
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#7; Ringo Kid
Synopsis: A marshal saves Ringo from a charging buffalo and then takes him prisoner. As they head to Dry Creek, Ringo prevents Piutes from rescuing him by force from the marshal, saves the marshal from a panther attack and provides food for a meal. Ringo also tells the marshal how he became an outlaw. Finally, Ringo drives off a gang of men who try to capture him from the marshal for a lynching; the marshal finally resolves to let Ringo go.

Title: untitled
Story:
Art: John Severin
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Villains: A posse [Cabe]
Others: Arab, Cory Rand, Dull Knife
Genre: Western
Setting: La Paz; Jordan's Point, USA
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#7; Ringo Kid
Synopsis: Ringo receives a letter of distress from his father forged by a posse trying to trap him; Cory and Dull Knife learn of the trap and reach Ringo first, diverting him from the posse near the grave of Ringo's mother.

Title: "Man of the West"
Story:
Art: Bob Forgione, Jack Abel
Heroes: Grant Hardy [cattle rancher]
Others: Nora Hardy [Grant's wife], Jimmy Hardy [Grant's son, veterinarian]
Genre: Western
Setting: Rolling-G Ranch, USA
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#7
Synopsis: Grant is a proud cattle rancher but his son becomes a doctor; however, Jimmy's vocation comes in handy when sickness befalls his father's cattle.

Eight (October, 1955)

Title: "Black Sunset!"
Story:
Art: John Severin
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Villains: Dr. Saturn [mad scientist with powerful light] and his henchmen [Tyson]
Others: Jake Palmer, Hank Dundy [blinded men], Arab, Cory Rand
Genre: Western, Science Fiction
Setting: Powerderhorn; Vista Conquistador, USA
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#9; Ringo Kid#28
Synopsis: Ringo finds men who were blinded by a bright light; after a robbery using this device, Ringo traces the wielders back to Vista Conquistador, where he learns Dr. Saturn has been blinding men with light to commit robberies; Saturn uses his beam on Ringo, but Ringo avoids its effects thanks a potion which kept his eyes dilated; Ringo captures Saturn just as Saturn destroys his machine.

Title: untitled
Story:
Art: John Severin
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Villains: Cheyenne Castro [outlaw] and his men [Whitey, disguised as Comanches]
Others: Arab, US Cavalry, Lt. Foster [Fort Saginaw Cavalry officer], Cory Rand
Genre: Western
Setting: Fort Saginaw, USA
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#9; Ringo Kid#28
Synopsis: Castro wants to raid Fort Saginaw to obtain their ammunition and asks Ringo to help him. Ringo refuses, so Castro captures Cory and forces Ringo to assist him; Ringo helps Castro's men enter the fort, but then immediately alerts the fort and Castro's men are quickly captured.

Title: untitled
Story:
Art: John Severin
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Villains: Spider [outlaw]
Others: Dull Knife, a US marshal
Genre: Western
Setting: Pronghorn, USA
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#9; Ringo Kid#28
Synopsis: Ringo and Dull Knife pursue Spider from Pronghorn into the wilderness as a marshal follows them. Ringo defeats Spider and the marshal arrests him only, having no warrant for Ringo.
"Roundup"

Nine (December, 1955)

Title: "Man Trap"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: John Severin
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Villains: Duke Geiger and gang [out to kill Cory Rand]
Others: Arab, Spence "Bulldog" Peyton [US marshal after Cory Rand], Cory Rand
Genre: Western
Setting: The Old west
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#21; Ringo Kid#2
Synopsis: Both outlaws and a marshal are after the Ringo Kid's father, but when the outlaws target Peyton and Ringo and his father save him, he decides not to apprehend Rand.

Title: "The Sheriff's Star!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Sheriff Cal Frank Stone
Villains: Jabex Black [criminal, dies]
Others: Tom Stone [sheriff, dies]
Genre: Western
Setting: Twin Falls
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#21; Ringo Kid#2
Synopsis: When the town sheriff dies, Black takes charge of the town, killing all who oppose him; he appoints a new sheriff he expects to follow his orders, but the new sheriff is the brother of the previous one-- and kills Black.

Title: "Deadly Ambush"
Story:
Art: John Severin
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Villains: Gang of outlaws
Others: Arab, Dull Knife, Cory Rand
Genre: Western
Setting: San Carlos
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#21; Ringo Kid#2
Synopsis: Ringo is struck by poisoned water and framed for robbery by the poisoners; his father and Dull Knife break him out of jail and he finds the poisoners, proving his innocence.

Title: "The Tarnished Badge!"
Story:
Art: John Severin
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Villains: Shorty, other gunfighters
Others: Arab, Jim Pardee [Stampede's old sheriff], Judge Grady
Genre: Western
Setting: Stampede, USA
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#2; Ringo Kid#22
Synopsis: After driving off a band of outlaws who tried to steal Arab, Ringo learns from them how Jim Pardee has retired; Ringo finds Stampede a crime-ridden town, but Pardee is disheartened from earlier defeats. Ringo helps Pardee regain his confidence by aiding him in battle and Pardee resumes his career.

Ten

Title: "One Must Die!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Villains: Gang of outlaws
Others: Arab, Marshal Cameron
Genre: Western
Setting: Yuma
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#21; Ringo Kid#24; Ringo Kid#1
Synopsis: Ringo finds a dead marshal and takes his captive back to Yuma, but the captive turns out to be the marshal himself - his clothes having been stolen by the outlaw. The marshal lets Ringo go free.

Title: "The Poachers!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Villains: Trap Tarlowe and his gang [Cameron, buffalo poachers]
Others: Dull Knife, Arab
Genre: Western
Setting: Six Mile Gorge, USA
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#1; Ringo Kid#20; Ringo Kid#24
Synopsis: Ringo finds Dull Knife clashing with Tarlowe, who has been poaching buffalo on Comanche land. Ringo brings the case to the authorities while Dull Knife catches the poachers.

Title: "Desperate Hour!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Others: Gil Ransom [sheriff], Joe Ransom [Gil's son, would-be outlaw], an old couple, Arab
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#1; Ringo Kid#20; Ringo Kid#24
Synopsis: Gil asks Ringo to help keep his son from becoming an outlaw; Ringo introduces himself to Joe and behaves like a low character, even mock threatening an old couple; Joe turns against Ringo and decides he won't be an outlaw.

Title: "Stranger in Town!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Al Williamson
Heroes: Annie Oakley
Villains: Red Duncon [tough guy]
Genre: Western
Setting: Bullet, USA
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#1; Ringo Kid#20
Synopsis: Reb throws his weight around town; when Annie comes he tries to impress her, but she's put off by his behaviour and drives him out of town, demonstrating she's tougher than he is.

Title: "The Hostage!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Villains: Rex Bradshaw [Thunder Gap crime kingpin] and his men [Black Jack Kane, Jake, Clem]
Others: Arab, Dan Fraser [prospector]
Genre: Western
Setting: Thunder Gap, USA
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#1; Ringo Kid#20; Ringo Kid#24
Synopsis: Bradshaw sends his men after Ringo Kid, thinking he could be a threat to his rule; this only drives the Kid to overthrow Bradshaw, eventually blowing up a stash of gunpowder in Bradshaw's base and turning Bradshaw over to the authorities; Ringo is offered the chance to become a marshal, but turns it down.

Eleven (April, 1956)

Title: "Hostage!"
Story:
Art: Fred Kida
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Villains: Jake Saterlee [bandit]
Others: Arab, Dull Knife, Cory Rand
Genre: Western
Setting: Yellow Creek; Black Rock, USA
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#4; Ringo Kid#23; Ringo Kid#25
Synopsis: Ringo's father is captured by Saterlee, who demands Ringo steal a wagon of ammo from the military in exchange. When Ringo arrives with the wagon, he has Dull Knife roll it down the hill towards Saterlee's shack, causing all of his men to scatter-- but there was no ammo inside. The trick works and Ringo frees his father.

Title: "The Man From the Panhandle!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Villains: Jig Darrow and his gang [Snake Stevens, Blackie, Cass Diston]
Others: Arab, a Texas Ranger
Genre: Western
Setting: Black Boulder, USA
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#3; Ringo Kid#22
Synopsis: Ringo saves a man from an ambush by Jig Darrow, causing Darrow to target Ringo as well; with the stranger's help, Ringo defeats the gunfighters and then learns the stranger is a Texas Ranger.

Title: "Fugitive!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Villains: Luke and his ally [escaped prisoners]
Others: Escobar [waiter], Arab, Jake [sheriff], Martha [Jake's wife]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#3; Ringo Kid#22
Synopsis: Ringo runs from the sheriff and tries to hide at Martha's house, only to find two escaped prisoners have her hostage; Ringo saves Martha and her husband allows him to depart in peace.

Title: "Lawman!"
Story:
Art: John Romita
Heroes: Joe Dixon [former prizefighter turned deputy]
Villains: Clay Grant [gunfighter]
Others: Sheriff Dade Hogan
Genre: Western
Setting: Vulture Pass, USA
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#3; Ringo Kid#22
Synopsis: Dixon wants an easy job so asks to be Hogan's deputy; to test him, Hogan claims to be out of town when Grant starts some trouble in a saloon; however, Dixon's boxing background makes him more than able to handle the crisis and cements his friendship with Hogan.

Title: "The Plundered Stage!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Others: Arab, Sam Underhill [undercover Wells Fargo agent]
Genre: Western
Setting: San Remo, USA
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#3; Ringo Kid#22
Synopsis: Ringo learns a Wells Fargo gold shipment was stolen; Sam approaches Ringo about the gold and Ringo assumes he's the thief; Ringo disguises himself as a Comanche to deliver Sam to the authorities, only to learn Sam was working to find the gold and thought Ringo was the thief; Ringo escapes.

Twelve

Title: "The Six-Gun Schoolhouse!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Others: Arab, Sally Barnes [schoolteacher], Bill Gridley [rancher]
Genre: Western
Setting: Gridley Ranch
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#3
Synopsis: After Ringo saves Sally from a runaway horse she asks him check in on her schoolhouse; Ringo and Arab work together to bring the children to order until Sally returns.

Title: "Silver Holster"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Ben Norman [teenager]
Villains: Drago [thief]
Others: Ben's father, Mr. Slade [shopkeeper]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Outlaw Kid#1; Outlaw Kid#17
Synopsis: Ben dreams of obtaining a silver holster; he agrees to help Drago rob the store containing it, but Drago is quickly caught and Ben's father suffers a heart attack when he hears his son is a thief; Ben realizes it wasn't worth it.

Title: "The Golden Spur!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Villains: Bandits
Others: Arab, Pilar Juarez, unnamed priest
Genre: Western
Setting: El Diablo prison; El Quintero
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#4; Ringo Kid#23; Ringo Kid#25
Synopsis: Ringo recovers the Golden Spur and brings it to a town overrun by bandits, where it is used as a key to free the town's citizens from prison; Ringo then leads the citizens against the bandits and drives them out.

Title: "A Price on His Head!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Villains: Bandits
Others: Dull Knife, Colonel Henshaw, Arab
Genre: Western
Setting: Fort Bristol
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#4; Ringo Kid#23; Ringo Kid#25
Synopsis: Ringo and Dull Knife save Henshaw from bandits and promise to deliver him to Fort Bristol, believing him to be a fellow outlaw. Although Henshaw proves to be a military colonel, he is so impressed by Ringo's generosity, he lets him go free.

Title: "The Phantom Raiders!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Villains: Phantom Raiders [stage robbers]
Others: Arab, unnamed marshal, Cory Rand
Genre: Western
Setting: Buzzard Pass
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#4; Ringo Kid#23; Ringo Kid#25
Synopsis: Ringo is believed to be behind stage robberies where the victimized stage is set loose in the desert, but a marshal who knows his father believes in him and lets him go when another robbery occurs. With his father, Ringo baits the Phantom Raiders with a phony stage and they capture the gang.

Thirteen

Title: untitled
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Villains: Red Santee, Jack Larkin, Ace Dawson [dies]
Others: Arab, Jim Haggard [newspaper editor], Sam Tilsen [express rider]
Genre: Western
Setting: Comanche Gap [border town]
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#8
Synopsis: Haggard is framed for the murder of Dawson, but information being brought by an express rider could clear him; Ringo ambushes the men trying to kill Tilsen and Haggard is cleared.

Title: "End of the Trail!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Villains: Shotgun Blaine [payroll robber]
Others: Arab, Colonel Pierce, Dull Knife, Cory Rand
Genre: Western
Setting: Black Butte; Pine Bluff; Wolverine
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#8
Synopsis: The army requests Ringo aid in thwarting a gang of payroll robbers. With the aid of his dad and Dull Knife, Ringo infiltrates the gang and leads them to an ambush by the army.

Title: "Six-Gun Auction!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Villains: Nick Santos [horse dealer], Jake and unnamed partner
Others: Arab
Genre: Western
Setting: Shasta; San Marcos
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#8
Synopsis: Ringo pursues men who stole money from Shasta; noting they intend to buy horses with the money, he prods them into trying to acquire Arab; they hold a race, with Arab as the prize, but Ringo and Arab beat both men and recover the money.

Title: untitled
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Others: Arab, Landis [reluctant robber]
Genre: Western
Setting: Spinner's Gorge; North Creek
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#8
Synopsis: Ringo is chased by the law who assume he robbed a stage; he meets the true thief, a poor man who just wanted enough money to buy some land. Ringo convinces him to turn himself in and the sack of money turns out to be land grants-- including one for Landis himself.

Title: "Where Larrabee Rode!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Al Williamson
Heroes: Martin "Lightnin'" Larrabee [retired marshal]
Villains: Ben, Jeb [thieves]
Others: Lucy Larrabee [Martin's wife]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Rawhide Kid#86
Synopsis: Knowing Lightnin' Larrabee has retired, Ben and Jeb think they can rob an old couple's home, only to discover the old man is Larrabee, who easily defeats them.

Fourteen

Title: "The Stranger!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: An unnamed gunman
Villains: Kelly [bully]
Others: Nevada [bartender]
Genre: Western
Setting: River's End
Reprinted In: Mighty Marvel Western#15
Synopsis: A stranger comes to River's End and is made fun of by the townsfolk, especially for drinking milk; when he outshoots Kelly and beats him up, they change their minds and milk becomes the town's number one beverage.

Title: untitled
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Villains: A gang of gunmen
Others: Arab, Jake King [US marshal], Lance [prisoner]
Genre: Western
Setting: Wichita, USA
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#10
Synopsis: Ringo helps King protect Lance as he's being brought to Wichita; after King is shot, Ringo delivers Lance the rest of the way.

Title: "Duel at Dawn!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Villains: Snake Radcliff's gang [Kincaid, Smitty]
Others: Arab, Matt Carmody [circuit judge], Dull Knife, Mike [deputy]
Genre: Western
Setting: Gunsling, USA
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#10
Synopsis: Radcliff's gang try to kill Carmody before he can try their leader; Ringo and Dull Knife protect the judge and round up the gang.

Title: "Freeze or Fight!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Villains: Lobo [tough guy] and Zack [Lobo's friend]
Others: Arab
Genre: Western
Setting: Bowstring, USA
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#10
Synopsis: Ringo has to surrender his guns while in Bowstring; Lobo takes the opportunity to pick a fight with Ringo, but Ringo easily bests him in hand-to-hand. Lobo burns down a bank and implicates Ringo in the act, but Ringo convinces the law of his innocence and then catches Lobo for them.

Title: "Calico Pony!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Villains: Jake Sutton [aka Matt Cabal, Billy's uncle] and his gang [Rush]
Others: Billy [child], Sally and Tom Radcliff [adopt Billy], Arab
Genre: Western
Setting: Jay Ranch
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#10
Synopsis: Ringo meets Billy as the child is running from his uncle Matt, who wants to take Billy's pony. Investigating Matt, Ringo realizes he's the criminal Jake Sutton and rounds up Sutton and his gang and then places Billy in the custody of the Radcliffs.

Fifteen

Title: "Challenge!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Villains: Various gunmen
Others: Arab, Ben Sabtee [retired gunfighter], a sheriff
Genre: Western
Setting: Totem, USA
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#11
Synopsis: Santee's had enough of gunplay and rides into Totem with empty guns, expecting to be killed; the sheriff wants to resign, fearing Santee's presence will bring out gunmen. To save Santee, Ringo defeats every gunman before they can shoot at Santee; surprised at his own survival, Santee is convinced by Ringo to become the sheriff's deputy.

Title: "Hero for a Day!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Others: Arab, Dull Knife, Tippy Taylor [schoolboy], Tippy's mother, Comanche
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#11
Synopsis: Tippy has neither friends nor a father; Ringo and Dull Knife become his friends and spend quality time with him.

Title: "Aztec Gold"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Villains: Ernie Slade, Jake Denton [thieves]
Others: Arab, Charlie Wilkes [old man in debt], Jim Wilkes [Charlie's son]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#11
Synopsis: Charlie owes money to Slade and Denton but his funds are gone. Ringo and Jim prove Slade and Denton stole Charlie's money, which was all in distinctive Aztec coins they find in Slade and Denton's possession.

Title: "One Life... One Peso!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Villains: Blackie Cox, Caton, Purcell [gang leaders] and their men
Others: Arab, Joe [barber], a sheriff
Genre: Western
Setting: Barbary, USA
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#11
Synopsis: Ringo discovers Barbary has three rival gangs running virtually every aspect of the town. Sworn in as sheriff for just one day, Ringo sets the gangs against each other; when they finally realize Ringo is their enemy and try to ambush him in a barbershop, he surprises them by producing guns from under his bib; the Barbary gangs are broken up.

Title: "Gunhawk!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Joe Maneely
Heroes: Sam Leeds and Tom [both Gunhawk]
Villains: Bull Jones [outlaw] and his gang
Genre: Western
Setting: 1880s Nugget Notch, Nevada, USA
Reprinted In: Rawhide Kid#96
Synopsis: Sam comes to Nugget Notch claiming to be an outlaw on the run from Gunhawk. Gunhawk sounds so terrifying that Bull and his gang flee town; there is no such person as Gunhawk, Tom and Sam use this trick to chase outlaws out of towns.

Sixteen

Title: "Back Down or Die!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Doug Wildey
Heroes: A male schoolteacher
Villains: Bull Morgan [tough guy]
Genre: Western
Setting: Sageville, USA
Reprinted In: Rawhide Kid#98
Synopsis: When Bull sees the new town schoolteacher is a man he mocks him, but the man takes up a shotgun and threatens to kill Bull; this drives Bull away, teaching an important lesson about standing up to bullies.
"The Last Warning"
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#14
"Dead Man's Duel"
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#14
"Vengeance is Mine"
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#14
"Showdown in Calico"
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#15

Seventeen

Title: "One Hour Truce!"
Story:
Art: Joe Maneely
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Villains: Jag Fresco [trapper]
Others: Arab, Cory Rand, Dull Knife, Wild Horse [Comanche]
Genre: Western
Setting: Nogales [August]; Miskogee Creek
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#12
Synopsis: Ringo helps release Wild Horse, who had discovered Fresco's men panning for gold on Comanche land; with his father and Dull Knife, Ringo leads the Comanches against Fresco and defeat him.

Title: untitled
Story:
Art: Joe Maneely
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Villains: Poachers
Others: Arab, Cory Rand
Genre: Western
Setting: Sonora Trail
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#12
Synopsis: Ringo is accused of poaching by the actual poachers, but clears himself with the aid of his father.

Title: "The Payoff!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Nevada Crawford [sheriff]
Villains: Jape, Hunk
Others: Joe [Crawford's deputy]
Genre: Western
Setting: An unnamed western town
Reprinted In: Rawhide Kid#97
Synopsis: Jape and Hunk run a string of successful stage robberies until they steal a trunk from a stage which contains Crawford, who had baited them.
"Deadline in Caribou"
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#13
"Challenge in the Night"
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#13

Eighteen (June, 1957)

Title: "A Badge to Die For!"
Story:
Art: Joe Maneely
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Villains: Bandits
Others: Sheriff Jim Langtry, Arab
Genre: Western
Setting: Cross Creek
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#12
Synopsis: Ringo is furious with Cross Creek when its sheriff is shot because the townspeople didn't support him. With the sheriff wounded, bandits take over the town and loot it, so Ringo defeats them and then gives the money to Langtry so he can retire on it.

Title: "Man With a Gun"
Story:
Art: Joe Kubert, Moskowitz
Heroes: Drago Kid [expert gunman]
Others: Sally Harkness [daughter of Ben], Ben Harkness [retired gunman], Doris Tompkins [Sally's friend]
Genre: Western
Setting: Wayneville, Texas
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#12; Ringo Kid#13
Synopsis: The Drago Kid makes a quick reputation in Wayneville, boasting how he was trained by the greatest gunman, Ben Harkness. Desirous of Sally, he tracks her down to her father's ranch and faces her father in a gunfight over her-- and loses. Her father is Ben Harkness and exposes him as a liar. The Drago Kid rides away, promising to make good and return for Sally.
Notes: Sequel?

Title: untitled
Story:
Art: Joe Maneely
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Villains: Loggers
Others: Arab, Jim Abbott [logger], Mary Abbott, Native Americans
Genre: Western
Setting: Snake River
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#12
Synopsis: Ringo aids Jim Abbott against loggers who want the gold in his river; Ringo defeats them and presents Abbott with his fortune.
untitled
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#13
"Duel by Sundown"
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#13

Nineteen (July, 1957)

Title: "Fang, Claw and Six-Gun!"
Story:
Art: Joe Maneely
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Villains: Scar Parsons and his gang
Others: Dull Knife, Cory Rand, Colonel Mark Stevens [US Cavalry officer]
Genre: Western
Setting: Fort Driscoll; Eagle Pass; Twin Creek, USA
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#15; Ringo Kid#29
Synopsis: Ringo spies on Scar as he plans a train heist, but Ringo is discovered and the outlaws flee. Ringo, Cory and Dull Knife defend the payroll on the train by hiding the money in the coal car and then set out on mules. Scar assumes the money is packed on their mules and walks into an ambush.

Title: "The Phantom of Coronado!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Villains: Patridge [former Confederate, phantom gunman]
Others: Joe Hammer [blacksmith], Sam Peabody [silencer inventor, dies in flashback], Hutchinson [hotel manager], Doc Spencer [physician], Arab
Genre: Western
Setting: Coronado, USA
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#15; Ringo Kid#29
Synopsis: Ringo sees Hammer felled by a silent gunshot; he learns there have been other deaths in Coronado since Sam Peabody died bringing his silencer there. Ringo discovers the killer is Patridge, killing people he blamed for the Confederacy losing the Civil War. Ringo tricks Patridge into firing on a dummy wearing his clothes and then captures Patridge and declares the silencer should be destroyed.

Title: "Empty Holsters"
Story:
Art: Jack Keller
Heroes: Sheriff Matthew F. Nolan [elderly lawman]
Villains: Pete Dillon and his gang
Others: Bob [Nolan's deputy, retires], a stranger
Genre: Western
Setting: Sweetwater
Reprinted In: Kid Colt, Outlaw#159; Ringo Kid#29
Synopsis: Nolan demands everyone remove their guns before entering Sweetwater; when Dillon's gang comes to town, Bob retires rather than face them. As Nolan confronts Dillon, a stranger rides up and offers to comply with the law; disliking Dillon's reaction, the stranger aids Nolan in battling Dillon's gang and confiscating their guns; the stranger becomes the new deputy.

Title: "Man-Killer!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Villains: Curly and his friend [outlaws]
Others: Arab, Joe [civilian]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#14; Ringo Kid#29
Synopsis: Arab seems to go mad an attack two men, but it turns out Arab recognizes them as outlaws Ringo had encountered earlier; with Arab's help, Ringo defeats the duo.
"The Riders of Doom"
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#16

Twenty

Title: "The Streets of Larrame!"
Story:
Art:
Villains: Ben Gordon [angry young man], Josh Gordon [Ben's brother, deceased]
Others: Mr. Wallace [civilian], a sheriff
Genre: Western
Setting: Larrame, USA
Reprinted In: Two-Gun Kid#106
Synopsis: Ben wants revenge on the sheriff who killed his brother; Wallace reveals Josh shot his son and claims he therefore has a claim to vengeance on the Gordons too; Ben realizes vengeance is a worthless cause and gives up his vendetta.
"Last Challenge"
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#16
"Ghost of Sam Magee"
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#16
"Pirates of the Plains"
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#16
"Make Every Bullet Count"
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#17

Twenty-One

untitled
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#17
"The Wreckers"
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#17
"The Coward"
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#17
"The Fastest Gun in Cheyenne"
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#17
"Duel at the Bridge" Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#18

One (June, 1970)

"One Must Die" from Ringo Kid#10
"The Hostage" from Ringo Kid#10
"Desperate Hour" from Ringo Kid#10
"The Poachers" from Ringo Kid#10
"Stranger in Town" from Ringo Kid#10

Two (March, 1970)

"Man Trap" from Ringo Kid#9
"The Sheriff's Star" from Ringo Kid#9
"Deadly Ambush" from Ringo Kid#9
"The Tarnished Badge" from Ringo Kid#9

Three (May, 1970)

"The Man From the Panhandle" from Ringo Kid#11
"Fugitive" from Ringo Kid#11
"Lawman" from Ringo Kid#11
"The Six-Gun Schoolhouse" from Ringo Kid#12
"The Plundered Stage" from Ringo Kid#11

Four (July, 1970)

"The Golden Spur!" from Ringo Kid#12
"A Price on his Head!" from Ringo Kid#12
"The Phantom Raiders!" from Ringo Kid#12
"Hostage!" from Ringo Kid#11

Five (September, 1970)

untitled from Ringo Kid#4
untitled from Ringo Kid#4
"Trail's End" from Ringo Kid#4
"Six-Gun Express" from Ringo Kid#4

Six (November, 1970)

untitled from Ringo Kid#6
untitled from Ringo Kid#6
"The Chase" from Ringo Kid#6
untitled from Ringo Kid#6

Seven (January, 1971)

untitled from Ringo Kid#7
untitled from Ringo Kid#7
untitled from Ringo Kid#7
"Man of the West" from Ringo Kid#7

Eight

untitled from Ringo Kid#13
"End of the Trail" from Ringo Kid#13
untitled from Ringo Kid#13
"Six-Gun Auction" from Ringo Kid#13

Nine (May, 1971)

"Black Sunset" from Ringo Kid#8
untitled from Ringo Kid#8
untitled from Ringo Kid#8

Ten (July, 1971)

untitled from Ringo Kid#14
"Duel at Dawn" from Ringo Kid#14
"Freeze or Fight" from Ringo Kid#14
"Calico Pony" from Ringo Kid#14

Eleven (September, 1971)

"Challenge" from Ringo Kid#15
"Hero For a Day" from Ringo Kid#15
"Aztec Gold" from Ringo Kid#15
"One Life...One Peso" from Ringo Kid#15

Twelve (January, 1972)

"A Badge to Die For!" from Ringo Kid#18
"Man With a Gun" from Ringo Kid#18
untitled from Ringo Kid#18
"One Hour Truce!" from Ringo Kid#17
"The Silent Gunman" from Rawhide Kid#28
"Return of the Gunfighter!" from Rawhide Kid#20
untitled from Ringo Kid#17

Thirteen

untitled from Ringo Kid#18
"Duel by Sundown" from Ringo Kid#18
"Challenge in the Night" from Ringo Kid#17
"Man With a Gun" from Ringo Kid#18
"Deadline in Caribou" from Ringo Kid#17

Fourteen (May, 1972)

"Man-Killer" from Ringo Kid#19
"Dead Man's Duel" from Ringo Kid#16
"The Hand" from Western Kid#5
"Vengeance is Mine" from Ringo Kid#16
"The Last Warning" from Ringo Kid#16

Fifteen (July, 1972)

"Fang, Claw and Six-Gun" from Ringo Kid#19
"The Phantom of Coronado" from Ringo Kid#19
"When the Wagons Roll" from Frontier Western#1
"Showdown in Calico" from Ringo Kid#16

Sixteen

"The Pirates of the Plains" from Ringo Kid#20
"The Last Challenge" from Ringo Kid#20
"The Ghost of Sam Magee" from Ringo Kid#20
"The Riders of Doom" from Ringo Kid#19

Seventeen

untitled from Ringo Kid#21
"Make Every Bullet Count" from Ringo Kid#20
"The Fastest Gun in Cheyenne" from Ringo Kid#21
"The Coward" from Ringo Kid#21
"The Wreckers" from Ringo Kid#21

Eighteen

"The Hired Gun" from Wild Western#46
"Slap Leather"
"The Iron Monsters" from Western Outlaws and Sheriffs#70
"Duel at the Bridge" from Ringo Kid#21

Nineteen (March, 1973)

Title: untitled
Story:
Art: Joe Maneely
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Villains: Jake Todd [trading post owner], Tex Langtry [gunfighter]
Others: Arab, White Eagle [Tex's son, raised by Comanches], Comanche
Genre: Western
Setting: Socoro, USA
Synopsis: White Eagle's Comanches are angry with Jake for selling them defective weapons. Jake hires Tex to destroy the Comanches, but Tex discovers White Eagle is his son, separated when Jake led an attack on their wagon train. Ringo arrests Jake and Tex decides to go with his son amongst the Comanches.
Notes: Evidently a previously unpublished 1950s story.

Title: "A Tarnished Badge!"
Story:
Art: Joe Maneely
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Villains: A banker
Others: Sheriff Bill Hyatt
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Hyatt is considered a crooked lawman for embezzling money from the bank to pay ranchers; however, Ringo discovers the ranchers paid back the loan, thus unmasking the real thief as the town banker, restoring Hyatt's reputation.
Notes: Evidently a previously unpublished 1950s story.
"Hulk Andrews, the Quick-Draw Kid" from Western Outlaws#15

Title: "Thunder From the West!"
Story:
Art: Joe Maneely
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Villains: Stage bandits
Others: Cory Rand, Dull Knife, Arab, Joanne Darrow [female gunfighter], Sam [newspaper man], a sheriff
Genre: Western
Setting: Tumbleweed; Buckhorn Pass; Snake River, USA
Synopsis: Ringo, Cory and Dull Knife help escort a stage to Tumbleweed which contains Joanna; the male-dominated Tumbleweed doesn't want her, but she soon proves her place and marries the sheriff.
Notes: Evidently a previously unpublished 1950s story.

Twenty (May, 1973)

"The Hostage" from Ringo Kid#10
"Desperate Hour" from Ringo Kid#10
"The Poachers" from Ringo Kid#10
"Two-Gun Showdown" from Two-Gun Western#10
"Stranger in Town" from Ringo Kid#10

Twenty-One (July, 1973)

"Man Trap" from Ringo Kid#9
"One Must Die" from Ringo Kid#10
"The Sheriff's Star" from Ringo Kid#9
"Deadly Ambush" from Ringo Kid#9

Twenty-Two (September, 1973)

"The Man From the Panhandle" from Ringo Kid#11
"Fugitive" from Ringo Kid#11
"Lawman" from Ringo Kid#11
"The Tarnished Badge" from Ringo Kid#9

Twenty-Three

"The Golden Spur!" from Ringo Kid#12
"A Price on his Head!" from Ringo Kid#12
"The Phantom Raiders!" from Ringo Kid#12
"Hostage!" from Ringo Kid#11

Twenty-Four (November, 1973)

"One Must Die" from Ringo Kid#10
"The Hostage" from Ringo Kid#10
"The Poachers" from Ringo Kid#10
"Desperate Hour" from Ringo Kid#10

Twenty-Five

"The Golden Spur!" from Ringo Kid#12
"A Price on his Head!" from Ringo Kid#12
"The Phantom Raiders!" from Ringo Kid#12
"Hostage!" from Ringo Kid#11

Twenty-Six (March, 1976)

untitled from Ringo Kid#4
untitled from Ringo Kid#4
"Six-Gun Express" from Ringo Kid#4

Twenty-Seven (May, 1976)

untitled from Ringo Kid#6
untitled from Ringo Kid#6
untitled from Ringo Kid#6

Twenty-Eight (July, 1976)

"Black Sunset" from Ringo Kid#8
untitled from Ringo Kid#8
untitled from Ringo Kid#8

Twenty-Nine (September, 1976)

"Fang, Claw and Six-Gun" from Ringo Kid#19
"The Phantom of Coronado" from Ringo Kid#19
"Empty Holsters" from Ringo Kid#19
"Man-Killer" from Ringo Kid#19

Thirty (November, 1976)

untitled from Ringo Kid#7
untitled from Ringo Kid#7
untitled from Ringo Kid#7

SIX-GUN WESTERN

1 2 3 4

One

"The Fastest Draw in Texas"
"Bait for Boot-Hill"
"The Bronc-Buster"
"Six-Gun for Hire"
"Kid Yukon, Gunslinger"

Two (March, 1957)

Title: "Ghost Town!"
Story:
Art: Al Williamson
Villains: Morley Gang [Mort, Oscar]
Others: A posse
Genre: Western
Setting: A Ghost Town
Reprinted In: Al Williamson: Hidden Lands
Synopsis: On the run from a posse, the Morley Gang hide in a Ghost Town, but it seems to be genuinely haunted by Native ghosts and they flee right into the posse's arms. It turns out the posse set up the seemingly ghostly events to frighten the outlaws.

Title: "The Last Hour of Hank Borden"
Story:
Art: Joe Orlando
Villains: Hank Borden [outlaw, dies], Mule Hanson [outlaw]
Others: Uncle Brad [Hank's uncle], a sheriff
Genre: Western
Setting: Daggon City
Synopsis: Hank abandons his uncle's general store to become Mule Hanson's partner, but after they finish a job Mule knocks him out so he can have the goods to himself. Hank drifts through a life wanted by the law, increasingly frustrated at himself. Hank returns to his home for his uncle's funeral but the sheriff recognizes and pursues him, finally shooting him dead in a gunfight.
"His Guns Hang Low"
"Outnumbered"
"In the Heat of Battle"

Three (May, 1957)

"A Trap for the Sheriff"
"The Barton Gang Strikes"
"The Empty Holsters"

Title: "One of Our Deputies is Missing!"
Story:
Art: Al Williamson
Heroes: Pete Kinsey [deputy]
Villains: Dude Harper [outlaw, old friend of Pete]
Others: Larry, Mike [deputies], a sheriff
Genre: Western
Setting: Sierra Mountains
Synopsis: When Kinsey leaves the other deputies during the night as they track Dude Harper, the sheriff suspects Pete is still on Harper's side, but Pete is actually concerned with bringing Harper to justice alive and winds up securing Harper's arrest.
"The Return of the Nevada Kid"

Four

"They Called Him Yellow"
"Ambush in Trails End"
"This Prisoner is Mine"
"The Tenderfoot"
"When the Claytons Took Tombstone"

TEX DAWSON

1 2 3

One (January, 1973)

"Man Who Hated Guns" from Western Kid#9
"The Outlaw Breed" from Western Kid#11
"The Wild Gun" from Western Kid#10
"A Stranger in Tombstone" from Western Kid#9
"The Last Gun Fight" from Western Gunfighters#21

Two (April, 1973)

"Cry of the Coyote" from Western Kid#9
"Lone Star Stallion!" from Western Kid#9
"The Judge!" from Rawhide Kid#32
"Outlaw Brand!" from Western Kid#9

Three (June, 1973)

"Dead Eye" from Western Kid#11
"Showdown" from Western Kid#13
"Gunman's Quest" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#116
"The Man and the Gun" from Western Kid#13

TEX MORGAN

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One (August, 1948)

"Guns Blaze in Mesquite!"
"Terror on the Tenderfoot Trail!"
"Death Rides the Gun!"
"Cold Milk Leads to Hot Lead!"

Two (October, 1948)

"Boothill Welcome for a Badman!"
"Live Lead for Ghost Town Gunnies!"
"Cold Deck Killers, Fill Your Hands!"
"Colt-Crazy Killers, Ride On!"

Three (December, 1948)

"Smoke Shrouds a Killer's Colts!"
"Colt-Crazy Killers Ride Wild!"
"Love Thy Neighbor!"
"Death Drives the Thundering Herd!"

Four (February, 1949)

"Range War Brings Killer Guns!"
"Red Masquerade!"

Title: "Teacher Trouble!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Arizona Annie
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Annie becomes a substitute teacher because the town's teachers keep getting married and quitting the job. Annie terrorizes her adult students with her six-guns until they flee town; when the new teacher hears about them, she chases right after the men.
"Trapped in the Outlaw's Den!"

Five (April, 1949)

"Valley of the Missing Cowboys!"
"The Killer's Brand!"
"Killer's Mistake!"
"The Mystery of the Desert Sands!"

Six (June, 1949)

Title: "Murder South of the Border!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Tex Morgan, Lobo
Villains: Samuel Summers [corrupt lawyer]
Others: Lightning, Cloud, Carlotta Mendoza [heiress], Pedro Rodriguez O'Malley [Carlotta's guardian, animal trainer], Chico Mendoza [Carlotta's stepbrother], Francisco [foreman, dies], Pancho [Pedro's jaguar, dies]
Genre: Western
Setting: Baja, California
Synopsis: Tex and Lobo are summoned to Juan Mendoza's estate to find Juan has been killed and his daughter fears for her life. When the jaguar Pancho attacks Carlotta suspicion falls on Pedro, but it turns out to be the family lawyer behind it all and he's killed by Pancho's mate while trying to hide from Tex.

Title: "Ride, Tenderfoot, Ride!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Tex Morgan, Lobo
Villains: Two bank robbers [one Sioux]
Others: Lightning, Cloud, Cougar [wild horse], Randy [ranch worker], Mrs. Simpson [rancher owner]
Genre: Western
Setting: Cherry Creek Valley
Synopsis: Tex and Lobo go to see Mrs. Simpson's ranch, Tex having known her when he was a child. Two other men head to the ranch dressed as tenderfeet and act suspiciously. Tex finally realizes they're a pair of bank robbers, one a Sioux who wears makeup. Tex and Lobo catch the robbers and turn them over to the authorities.

Title: "Deadly Duke!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Tex Taylor
Villains: Duke de la Vere [Louie Shore, crook dressed as French duke], three robbers
Others: Mrs. Mintworth [wealthy woman]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Everyone in town is impressed by the Duke, but he's really working with robbers, casing wealthy homes so they can steal the valuables. However, Tex is suspicious of the Duke and catches the gang as they rob a party.

Title: "Menace on Murder Mountain!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Tex Morgan, Lobo
Villains: Curly Martin [outlaw] and his gang [Jack]
Others: Lightning, Cloud, Shorty Watson [prospector], Mirandy [Shorty's horse]
Genre: Western
Setting: Bronson City
Synopsis: Shorty asks Curly for money to mine gold, but Curly beats him up. Tex gives Shorty some money and soon Shorty strikes gold; when Curly hears this, he tortures Shorty to learn the gold's location. Tex and Lobo help Shorty by raiding the gold mine area and destroying Curly's water supply and then boxing his men in until they surrender for want of water.

Seven (August, 1949)

"Mystery on the Warpath!"
"The Axe Strikes!"
"The Murder of Tex Taylor!"

Eight (November, 1949)

"Terror of Rimrock Valley!"
"Diablo Ruler of the Rockies"

Nine (February, 1950)

"Death to Tex Morgan"
"Fury in the Shadows!"
"Riding the Owlhoot Trail!"

TEX TAYLOR

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One (September, 1948)

"Six Guns and Thundering Hoofs!"
"Boot Hill Showdown for an Outlaw Buster!"
"Desert Gold Brings Bushwhack Bullets!"
"The Trail of the Stalking Killer!"

Two (November, 1948)

"Colt Merchants Buy Killer's Lead!"
"The Curse Of The Ketcham Clan!"
"A Pair Of Sixes Takes The Pot!"
"Two-Gun Terror Rides The Range!"

Three (January, 1949)

"Roundup Time for Boot-Hill!"
"The Brand of the Bushwhacker!"
"Annie Shoots the Works!"
"Thundering Hoofs and Blazing Guns!"

Four (March, 1949)

"Draw or Die, Cowpoke!"
"Two-Gun Terror at the Mystery Mine!"
"The Sheriff Shoots It Out!"
"Breed of the West!"

Five (May, 1949)

"The Juggler of Yellow Valley!"
"The Sheriff Who Wasn't!"
"Riddle of the Missing Maidens!"
"Buffalo Bill"

Six (July, 1949)

"The Man Who Ran Away!"
"Return of the Outlaws!"
"The Final Gamble!"

Seven (October, 1949)

"Trapped in Time's Lost Land!"
"Davy Crockett"
"And the Invaders!"
"'Kit' Carson"

Eight (December, 1949)

"The Mystery of Devil-Tree Plateau!"
"The Challenge!"

Nine (March, 1950)

"Guns along the Border!"
"Battling the Wolf Pack!"

TEXAS KID

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One

"The Texas Kid Is Born"
"The Return of Howling Wolf"
"Violence"
"The Sinister Stagecoach"

Two (March, 1951)

Title: "Doom in the Desert"
Story:
Art: Joe Maneely
Heroes: Texas Kid
Villains: Hutch Cahill [gunman, dies] and his gang [Shad, all die]
Others: Belle, Thunder, Zane Temple, Pete Bailey [prospector, dies], Bat Dawson [Big Horn sheriff], Judge MacLeod [Big Horn judge]
Genre: Western
Setting: 1950s Caliber City; Big Horn
Synopsis: Lance and Belle witness Hutch kill Pete Bailey. Lance catches Hutch as the Texas Kid and turns him in at Big Horn. The judge condemns Hutch to death, but his gang free him from the courtroom. The Texas Kid outshoots the entire gang, killing Hutch and all of his men.

Title: "Phantom of Massacre Gulch!"
Story:
Art: Joe Maneely
Heroes: Texas Kid
Villains: Phantom [Tully, banker disguised as ghost, dies]
Others: Thunder, Zane Temple, Sam [herdsman, dies], Sheriff Dixon
Genre: Western
Setting: 1950s Caliber City; Massacre Gulch
Synopsis: The Phantom emerges from Massacre Gulch to raid homesteads, killing settlers. The Texas Kid hunts him into the Gulch and kills him in a gunfight, unmasking him as banker Tully, who had hoped to buy up property by destroying local values.

Title: "The Promise!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Ted Colby [US Marshal, dies]
Villains: Joe Colby [outlaw, Ted's brother, dies]
Others: Mr. Colby [Joe and Ted's father, dies], US Cavalry, Native Americans
Genre: Western
Setting: 1842; Cactus Gap
Synopsis: When a Native attack kills Ted and Joe's father, Ted vows to keep Joe safe but Joe goes wild and becomes an outlaw, while Ted grows up to be a lawman. When Joe robs a bank in Ted's town Ted tries to stop him, but Joe shoots him; dying, Ted shoots Joe to death.

Title: "The Necktie Party!"
Story:
Art: Joe Maneely
Heroes: Texas Kid
Villains: Jake Bender [gunman, dies] and his gang [die]
Others: Thunder, Emilio, Red Hawk, Jeff Sewell [Bedlam's sheriff]
Genre: Western
Setting: 1950s Caliber City; Bedlam
Synopsis: The Texas Kid finds the people of Bedlam fleeing in wagons. He goes to town and finds Jake Bender about to execute Emilio and Red Hawk. He saves them and then they bring down Bender's entire gang, rendering the town safe again.

Three (May, 1951)

Title: "A House Divided!"
Story:
Art: Joe Maneely
Heroes: Texas Kid
Villains: Mesabi Pete [old foe of Zane Temple, dies], Yuma Higgins [outlaw, dies], other gunmen
Others: Governor General of Temalilipas Province, Captain Cortez [Mexican officer, dies], Zane Temple, Lucinda [Temple's servant], Thunder, Hardpan Harris [prospector]
Genre: Western
Setting: 1950s Neuvo Laredo Prison, Tamailipas Province, Mexico; Concepcion; San Antonio; Caliber City
Synopsis: Mesabi Pete gets out of prison and immediately puts a gang together so he can get revenge on Zane Temple. Finding Temple is blind he takes him as a hostage, but the Texas Kid rescues his dad and Zane helps kill Pete, using the sound of his voice to aim his guns.

Title: "Riot at the Rodeo!"
Story:
Art: Joe Maneely
Heroes: Texas Kid
Others: Belle, Thunder, Luke Spandrell [rodeo rider]
Genre: Western
Setting: 1950s Caliber City
Synopsis: When Spandrell almost shuts out the rodeo events, the Texas Kid enters himself in the events and bests Spandrell.

Title: "Last Request!"
Story:
Art: Ed Moline
Heroes: Sandy McKay [prospector, dies]
Villains: Black Bob [thief, dies]
Others: Pancho [McKay's burro]
Genre: Western
Setting: California, 1849
Synopsis: McKay pans for gold and finds a fortune; Bob waits for him to do the work then moves in, shoots McKay and takes the gold, only to wander into quicksand and die.

Title: "Man Who Didn't Exist!"
Story:
Art: Joe Maneely
Heroes: Texas Kid
Villains: Boggs [crooked banker], stage robbers, Ben Grimes [crooked stage driver]
Others: Thunder, Zane Temple, Lucinda
Genre: Western
Setting: 1950s Caliber City
Synopsis: After a series of stage robberies the Texas Kid investigates the reports of a "phantom rider." He discovers the real culprit is a banker who used a team of robbers working alongside the stage drivers for the payout to create a false story.

Four (July, 1951)

"Killer Horde"
"The Phantom Rider"
"The Sage of Sheriff Buck Hanson"
"Pecos Bill"
"The Texas Kid...Outlawed"

Five (September, 1951)

"Paid In Full"

Title: "Shotgun Sam"
Story: Hank Chapman
Art: Sol Brodsky
Heroes: Ned Gibson [son of man killed by Shotgun Sam]
Villains: Shotgun Sam [shotgun-wielding bank robber, dies]
Others: Tim Brady [gunsmith]
Genre: Western
Setting: 1887, New Mexico; Kayenta, Arizona
Synopsis: Shotgun Sam rampages across the west until he kills Gibson's father. Gibson then sabotages Sam's shotgun and shoots him in a gunfight.

Title: "Mexican Man-Trap"
Story:
Art: Al Eadeh
Heroes: Texas Kid
Villains: Don Carlos [Mexican land grabber, dies], Avilla, Pedro [Don Carlos' servants]
Others: Emilio, Thunder
Genre: Western
Setting: 1950s Juarez, Mexico
Synopsis: Emilio is nearly killed when opposing Don Carlos in his native Mexico. The Texas Kid aids Emilio and has to fight his way out of a bull ring where Don Carlos sends him to die. In the end, the Kid kills Carlos.
"Hold Up At Sandy Creek"
"Hooded Terror"

Six (November, 1951)

Title: "The Talking Guns!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Texas Kid
Villains: Kathy Warner [Johnny's girlfriend, dies], Steve Warner [Kathy's brother, freight company owner, dies], false Apaches [Kathy's employees, all die], Bull Sontag [Steve's stage driver]
Others: Thunder, Zane Temple, Emilio, Red Hawk, Johnny Destry [freight company owner, dies], Sam [Johnny's employee]
Genre: Western
Setting: 1950s Carbine City, Texas, USA
Synopsis: Johnny is killed by supposed Apaches, but the Texas Kid realizes white men were behind the attack. He discovers Kathy has been trying to build her brother's empire by hiring killers to wipe out competition in the freight business; the siblings wind up killing each during a shoot-out with the Kid and the Kid slays their gang.

Title: "Blind Man's Bluff!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Texas Kid
Villains: Gyp Correlli, Broadway Becker [gangsters, both die]
Others: Zane Temple, Thunder
Genre: Western
Setting: 1950s Temple Ranch, Texas; New York City, USA
Synopsis: Correlli and Becker board a train to escape New York and wind up in Texas. They kidnap Lance and Zane to force them to guide them to Mexico. While Lance is sent to prepare their horses, Zane grabs a shotgun and stalls the two gangsters despite being blind; this gives Lance time to return as the Texas Kid and slay the two gangsters.

Title: "Ghost Town"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Clem Grogan [town founder, dead]
Villains: Jeb Hawkins [gunfighter, dies]
Others: Slim [townsperson]
Genre: Western
Setting: 1833, Grogan's Gap, Nevada, USA
Synopsis: An old man explains how Grogan's Gap became a ghost town; Hawkins challenged Grogan to a gunfight and was startled when Grogan took him up on the challenge, ultimately killing him. However, Grogan had been killed days earlier; with this, the town is emptied.

Title: "Sheriff 'Empty Holsters' Cashwell"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Sheriff "Empty Holsters" Cashwell [young sheriff]
Villains: Blackie Simms [outlaw]
Genre: Western
Setting: 1834, Dry Gulch, Arizona, USA
Synopsis: Cashwell accepts the post of sheriff even though he doesn't need guns; he defeats the previous sheriff's killer with his fists and from then on, no one in town uses guns.

Title: "Robber's Roost!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Texas Kid
Villains: Ute Ferris [criminal, dies] and the Ferris Gang [Keno]
Others: Zane Temple, Thunder, Emilio, Red Hawk, Evelyn Carthwaite [rancher's daughter], Mr. Carthwaite [Englishman, rancher], Sheriff Dixon
Genre: Western
Setting: 1950s Carbine City, Texas, USA; Robber's Roost
Synopsis: Lance is trying to introduce his new neighbours the Carthwaites to the ways of Texas when the Ferris Gang kidnap Evelyn for ransom. The Texas Kid, Emilio and Red Hawk mount a rescue and the Kid shoots Ute Ferris in the head.

Seven (January, 1952)

"The Smiler Strikes"
"Killers' Gold"
"Code of the Killers"
"Blood On the Trail"

Title: "Tex Waco Rides"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Tex Waco [roving gunfighter]
Villains: A gang of bandits
Others: Carlos Gravez [Mexican] and his sister
Genre: Western
Setting: Villa Acuna, Mexico; Long Horn, USA
Reprinted In: Cowboy Action#5; Mighty Marvel Western#33
Synopsis: Tex meets Carlos' sister and agrees to rescue Carlos from bandits who brought him across the border; although Carlos is wounded, Waco returns him to his sister.

Eight (March, 1952)

"Payment In Lead"
"Bloody Saturday"

Title: "Bait for Boot Hill"
Story:
Art:
Villains: Jamie, Kip and Davie Lassiter [brothers, outlaws, all die]
Others: Pop Lassiter [dies], Sheriff Ike Raymond, Judge Tolliver, Pete Belden [civilian]
Genre: Western, Horror
Setting: Skeleton Pass; Buckhorn Fork
Reprinted In: Outlaw Kid#26
Synopsis: Jamie, Kip and Davie kill the men who killed their father; although the law sentences the three Lassiter boys to death, many are on their side. Afterward, men plan to divide up the Lassiter spread, but are killed by the reanimated corpses come to life, necks still broken; the three corpses return to their nooses when the job is done.
"Hoofs of Death"

Nine (May, 1952)

"Doom In the Desert"
"Dynamite Valley"
"Raw Justice"
"The Black Killer"

Ten (July, 1952)

Title: untitled
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Texas Kid
Villains: Ape Larsen [outlaw, dies], Dan Dazler [corrupt sheriff, dies]
Others: Zane Temple, Thunder, Emilio, Red Hawk, Burro Bates [miner, dead]
Genre: Western
Setting: 1950s Temple Ranch, Skull Valley
Synopsis: The Texas Kid, Emilio and Red Hawk are implicated in the death of Bates, but the real killer is the sheriff; the sheriff kills Larsen to try and cover up his crime, but the Texas Kid guns him down.

Title: untitled
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Texas Kid
Villains: Bear Talker [native, bear trainer, dies]
Others: Zane Temple, Thunder, Emilio, Red Hawk
Genre: Western
Setting: 1950s Temple Ranch
Synopsis: The Texas Kid is threatened by Bear Talker, who tries to kill his father, but with Emilio and Red Hawk's help he kills Bear Talker's bears then strangles Bear Talker to death.

Title: "No Place to Hide"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Red Larabee
Villains: Vince Cahill [sheriff's son, killer, dies]
Others: Blaze, Sim Cannon [framed man], Sheriff Cahill [dies]
Genre: Western
Setting: Thunderhead
Synopsis: Cannon is framed for crimes by Vince Cahill and Red Larabee helps clear him, but not before Vince kills his father, forcing Larabee to kill him.

Title: untitled
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Texas Kid
Villains: Colonel Harding [Pony Express owner]
Others: Zane Temple, Thunder
Genre: Western
Setting: 1950s Temple Ranch, Caliber City, Yucca City
Synopsis: When a Pony Express rider is killed and robbed, Harding blames the Temples. The Texas Kid completes a Pony Express ride to clear his name and learns the riders were transporting letters for the railroad to come to Caliber City, which would put the Pony Express out of business; Harding is taken in by the law for arranging the thefts.


3-D TALES OF THE WEST

1

One (January, 1954)
"The Texas Tigress!" from Wild Western#16

Title: "Tracks West!"
Story:
Art: Gene Colan
Heroes: Big Jim Fraser [railroad developer]
Villains: Luke Lund and his gang [raiders], Samson [labour manager]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Fraser leads his men to build the railroad into the west. Although Luke Lund's gang tries to stop them, Fraser defeats Lund and convinces Lund's men to join him because of the commerce the railroad will bring to their homes. Fraser also takes a stand against Samson, who treats his labourers like slaves.

Title: "Rustlers Hang High"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Marshal Sandy Sandlin [dedicated lawman]
Villains: Twist Staley, Crow Kessler, Little Augie, Deuce, Tex [gang of rustlers, all die]
Others: Ernie, Ted [ranch hands, die], Scotty, Jeff [ranch hands], Jed, Jenkins [cattle dealers]
Genre: Western
Setting: Leeds, South Dakota; Wyoming, USA
Synopsis: Twist and his gang make a fine living rustling cattle, but their bond frays due to personal ambition and eventually they wind up in the hands of a marshal whom they had left for dead; they go to trial and are all sentenced to death.
"Gun-Fanner"
"Warpath"


TWO GUN WESTERN

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Four (May, 1956)

Title: "The Gun-Barrel Kid Escapes!"
Story:
Art: Joe Sinnott
Heroes: Sheriff Cal Tilburn [sheriff of Hawk's Nest]
Villains: Gun-Barrel Kid [outlaw] and his gang
Genre: Western
Setting: Hawk's Nest, Arizona, USA
Synopsis: Tilburn arrests the Gun-Barrel Kid, who vows his gang will set him free. Although Tilburn stands alone against the gang, he's soon joined by the people of the town; the whole gang is beaten and sent to jail with the Kid.

Title: "The Outlaw Breed!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Chuck Miller
Heroes: Sam Dunbrow [would-be outlaw]
Villains: Slade, Hulk Simon [hold-up men]
Others: Tom Dunbrow [Sam's father], Mrs. Dunbrow [Sam's mother]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old west
Synopsis: When Slade and Hulk try to rob him, Sam suggests he join their gang instead. Their next robbery is of an old couple but as they're Sam's parents, he turns on the others and captures them for the law.

Title: The Black Stallion!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: John Severin
Heroes: Black Fire [black stallion]
Villains: Lath Minton [horse rancher]
Others: Smith [horse dealer]
Genre: Western
Setting: Dade County, USA
Synopsis: Minton is constantly roughing up Black Fire and when one of his cowboys objects, Minton shoots him. To escape punishment, Minton flees into the desert astride Black Fire but Black Fire throws him off, leaving him to die in the desert.

Title: "The Badmen!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Villains: Nat Kruger, warren Mace [bank robbers; Kruger dies]
Genre: Western
Setting: March 28, 1875
Synopsis: Kruger and Mace rob a bank but Mace becomes disillusioned with Kruger's murderous ways and refuses to work with him; Kruger flees on his own, tumbles into quicksand and sinks.

Title: "The Man Who Wouldn't Fight!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Gene Colan
Heroes: Jack Drake [Matt's son]
Villains: Red Miller [trouble-maker], Dan Kleeg [Miller's sidekick]
Others: Matt Drake [rancher]
Genre: Western
Setting: Indian Creek, Texas, USA
Synopsis: Matt is disappointed at how Jack doesn't stand up to bullies, but when Miller and Kleeg try to shoot up Matt's ranch, Jack saves his father and drives the attackers away - Jack saves his strength for the fights which truly count.

Five (July, 1956)

Title: "Return of the Gunhawk"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Joe Sinnott
Heroes: Gunhawk [Cal Hawkins, alias Smith, gunfighter]
Villains: Joe Fargo [gunfighter, dies]
Others: Slim, Hank [townsfolk], Nancy Smith [Gunhawk's wife], Nancy and Cal's son, Bull's-Eye Ben [exhibition sharpshooter], Mr. Larsen [exhibition organizer]
Genre: Western
Setting: Dade County, Texas, USA; Nevada, USA
Synopsis: After killing Joe Fargo in a gunfight the Gunhawk goes into hiding as Smith and marries Mary, but after five years, needing money to save his farm he enters a sharpshooting contest and wins the prize. Winning the contest reveals his true identity but he learns he isn't wanted for Fargo's death.

Title: "Vince Wilkins, Badman!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Gene Colan
Villains: Vince Wilkins [robber]
Others: Ben Wilkins [Vince's brother, lawyer]
Genre: Western
Setting: Yuma, Nevada, USA
Synopsis: Vince becomes a notorious robber but after being caught he needs his brother to defend him.

Title: "The Deadly Forest!"
Story:
Art: Syd Shores, Christopher Rule
Heroes: Black Rider
Villains: Clip Collins [corrupt lumberman] and his gang [Luke Wilson, Jake Cull]
Others: Satan/Ichabod, Gantry [lumberman]
Genre: Western
Setting: Bighorn Gorge, USA
Synopsis: Clip Collins tries to corner the lumber market by having Gantry killed, but the Black Rider saves Gantry and catches Collins' gang.

Title: "The Sheriff-Hater!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Bob Forgione, Jack Abel
Heroes: Sheriff Prescott
Villains: Ace Yancy [saloon owner], two robbers
Others: Nora [saloon girl]
Genre: Western
Setting: 1853, Bushwhack, Arizona, USA
Synopsis: Sheriff Prescott tries to enforce the law around Ace but Ace resists and it appears they will come to blows, but when Ace is robbed by two thieves the sheriff catches them and a grateful Ace agrees to abide by the law from then on.

Six

Title: "The Man Who Made the Law!"
Story:
Art: Joe Maneely
Heroes: Apache Kid
Villains: Silas Cragg [corrupt county officer, dies] and his followers [Mike, Joe, Dynamite Jim Rance]
Others: Nightwind, Anderson and his wife [settlers], Nakotas [Natives]
Genre: Western
Setting: Lorstan County
Synopsis: The Apache Kid finds Cragg is abusing his power but he helps encourage the victimized locals to join forces and rise up against him; when he realizes he'll have to face justice for his crimes, Cragg commits suicide.

Title: "The Deadly Double-Cross"
Story:
Art:
Villains: Sam Bass, Jim Murphy [cowboys, become robbers, both die]
Others: Jess Collins [rancher, dies], Nan Rogers [Sam and Jim's beloved], Mr. Rogers [Nan's father]
Genre: Western
Setting: 1869, Abilene, Kansas, USA
Synopsis: Jim becomes a thief and convinces Sam to join him; they soon have to run from the law and hide on the Rogers' farm, but when they both fall in love with Nan they wind up in a gun duel and kill each other.

Title: "The Bully"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Sheriff Ned Palmer [old lawman]
Villains: Jerry Marsh [town bully, dies]
Others: Ann Palmer [sheriff's daughter], Slim [cowboy, dies]
Genre: Western
Setting: 1868, Nebraska, USA
Synopsis: Ned promised to look after Jerry so refuses to intervene when Jerry begins throwing his weight around town. Ann endangers herself to bring her father out of his stupor and it works - he kills Jerry for threatening her.

Title: "The Outcast!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Jack Cloud [Cheyenne raised by white men, dies]
Others: The Cheyenne, Captain Peters [Jack's adopted father], Nan Peters [captain's daughter], Captain Clay Johnson [Nan's fiancee], General Wallace [head officer of Fort Harris]
Genre: Western
Setting: October 11, 1868, Fort Harris, South Dakota
Synopsis: Captain Peters raises Jack Cloud like a son, but Jack grows up to find himself an outcast in both of his people's worlds. When the Cheyenne threaten an uprising, Jack seals them up in their valley with dynamite to force them to bargain with the white men; Jack is caught in the dynamite blast and dies.

Seven (April, 1951)

Title: "The Human Sacrifice!"
Story:
Art: Joe Maneely
Heroes: Apache Kid
Villains: Dragon Face [dies] and his tribe of Apaches [human sacrificers]
Others: Nightwind, Red Hawk, Apaches, Major Bill Gregory, Mary Gregory [Bill's sister], US Cavalry
Genre: Western
Setting: Fort Judson, Arizona
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#10
Synopsis: Dragon Face and his people sacrifice US soldiers to Manitou; they propose an alliance with Red Hawk but the Kid is against it, so they dress as US soldiers and attack Red Hawk's village to justify forcing an alliance; when they kidnap Mary, the Kid gets the Cavalry to help him rescue her and as Dragon Face pursues the Kid over the desert, a sudden geyser burst strikes Dragon Face and kills him. The Kid wonders: was Manitou behind the fatal geyser?

Title: "Blast Corbett - Outlaw"
Story:
Art:
Villains: Bob "Blast" Corbett [outlaw, dies], Kid Bellew [outlaw, dies]
Others: Carl Corbett [Bob's father, dies], Sheriff George Kinsey [dies], Sarah Kinsey [George's wife], Tom Kinsey [George's son], Jimmy [Bob and Tom's friend, dies]
Genre: Western
Setting: Canyon City, Wyoming, 1835; 1857; April 7, 1859
Synopsis: After Bob's father is hung by Sheriff Kinsey, his wife insists they raise Bob. Bob becomes an excellent gunman and after killing Kid Bellew he turns outlaw, killing his friend Jimmy. Tom Kinsey eventually replaces his father as sheriff and in a final gunfight kills his childhood friend.

Title: "Wanted!"
Story:
Art:
Villains: Bart Jenkins [robber]
Others: Kirk Parrish [US Marshal]
Genre: Western
Setting: Buckhorn
Synopsis: Jenkins stops in Buckhorn and sees Parrish being tormented by other men; he helps Parrish out and makes him his personal slave. However, when Jenkins goes to rob a payroll, Parrish reveals he's a US Marshal and was just waiting for him to commit a crime; Jenkins is arrested.

Title: "The Secret Mine"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Jim Bowie [dies]
Villains: Xolic [Lipian chief], Tres Manos [Lipian warrior, dies], Lipians, Comanches
Others: Sam Whitlock [trader]
Genre: Western
Setting: San Saba River; San Antonio, November 2, 1835; February 14, 1836; the Alamo, March 16, 1836
Synopsis: Bowie becomes a Lipian blood brother to learn the location of their secret silver mine, but they threaten death if he ever reveals its location; as he lies dying in the Alamo, Bowie tries to give up the location but dies before he can finish the directions.

Eight (June, 1951)

Title: "Redman's Blood!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Apache Kid
Villains: Angus Dobb [land agent, dies], Joe [bartender, dies]
Others: Captain Bill Gregory, Nightwind, Red Hawk, Apaches
Genre: Western
Setting: Fort Madison
Synopsis: Dobb picks a fight with Kare in a bar and during a blackout Dobb is shot. Kare is turned over to Gregory who lets him go free. As the Apache Kid, he discovers the bartender is the killer and wanted to obtain the Apaches land before Dobb could. Joe knows Kare is the Apache Kid, but before he can share the information he is killed by the lynch mob originally organized to kill Kare.

Title: "Dead Man's Rendezvous!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Texas Kid
Villains: Buck Mulligan [gunfighter, dies]
Others: Thunder
Genre: Western
Setting: 1950s Rocky Ridge
Synopsis: Milligan calls out the Texas Kid and begins roughing up townsfolk. The Kid agrees to face him in a fight, but when Mulligan tries to bushwhack him in the dark he empties his guns, fooled by an echo the Kid created; fearful, Mulligan backs up and falls off a cliff to his death.

Title: "Doc Holiday the Killer Who Searched For Death!"
Story:
Art: John Romita, Les Zakarin
Heroes: John H. "Doc" Holliday [dentist, gunfighter, dies]
Villains: Flash Behan [gunfighter, dies], Clanton Gang, Johnny Behan [law officer], Curly Bill [gunfighter]
Others: Wyatt Earp, Morgan Earp, Virgil Earp [dies]
Genre: Western
Setting: Dallas, Texas, 1884; Coffinville; Tombstone, Texas
Synopsis: After learning he has tuberculosis, Holliday becomes a gunman and killed Flash Behan. Eventually arriving in Tombstone he aids the Earps against the Clanton Gang and in return Wyatt protects him from Behan's brother by making him a deputy; Behan hires Curly Bill for retribution and he kills Virgil Earp. Ultimately, Doc succumbs to his disease and dies in bed.

Title: "Outlaw's Justice!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Kid Colt
Villains: Haines [banker, rabble rouser]
Others: Steel, Sheriff Drake
Genre: Western
Setting: New Hope, Arizona
Synopsis: Haines riles up the people of New Hope to lynch Kid Colt but he evades them and reveals he was carrying a letter for the sheriff identifying Haines as an outlaw leader, which is why Haines was after him; Haines is arrested.

Nine
"The Vengeance of the Apache Kid"
"Judgement Day"
"Blood Will Tell"
"Smoky Showdown"

Ten (October, 1951)

Title: "War Drums in the Badlands!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Apache Kid
Villains: Cunning Fox, Bald Eagle [grand totem leader of all tribes, dies]
Others: Red Hawk, Nightwind, White Swan, Captain Bill Gregory
Genre: Western
Setting: Fort Madison
Synopsis: Bald Eagle demands Red Hawk's tribe join them on a warpath, but Apache Kid refuses so Bald Eagle's men hold the entire tribe hostage. As Aloysius Kare, Apache Kid warns Fort Madison to prepare for Bald Eagle's attack and the other Apaches breakout of captivity and attack Bald Eagle's forces from the rear, with Red Hawk slaying Bald Eagle.

Title: "The Accused"
Story:
Art: Pete Tumlinson
Heroes: Kid Colt
Villains: Spooky Martin [informant]
Others: Steel, Sheriff Jack Harris
Genre: Western
Setting: Limestone Rock; Tompkins Hollow
Synopsis: Spooky sends Sheriff Harris to arrest Kid Colt, but while the sheriff catches the Kid, en route the sheriff's horse trips and the sheriff is knocked out. By refusing to take advantage of the situation, Colt wins the sheriff's trust and he decides to let Colt remain free.

Title: "The Man Who Killed Again"
Story:
Art:
Villains: Roan Luden, Cold-Deck Wade [robbers, both die]
Genre: Western
Setting: Buckhorn, Wyoming, USA
Synopsis: Roan and Wade flee the law but lose a horse and begin to quarrel; Roan finally shoots Wade in the back to claim all of their loot, but the dead Wade's finger closes around his gun's trigger due to rigor mortis and kills Roan.

Title: "Blind Justice"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Texas Kid
Villains: Jake Radcliff [corrupt foreman]
Others: Thunder, Zane Temple, Duke [Zane's horse], Red Hawk, Emilio [impersonates Texas Kid]
Genre: Western
Setting: Temple Ranch; Thunder Rock Pass
Synopsis: The Texas Kid prevents Radcliff from stealing Zane's cattle, but Zane has identified the Kid as Lance Temple and tries to destroy his relationship with his father, but Emilio impersonates the Texas Kid to ruin Radcliff's story and drive him away.

Eleven
"The Silver Spurs"
"The Apache Kid's Last Stand!"
"Dead Man's Boots!"
"The Man With the Bullet-Hole Stetson"

Twelve
"Sands of the Mesabi"
"The Apache Kid's Surrender!"
"Silent Guns!"
"Killers' Holiday"

Thirteen
"Thundering Guns"
"Doomsday Gang!"
"The Long Gun!"

Title: "Spurs West!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Apache Kid
Villains: Caguyas [Broken Spear named], Collins [deserter, disguised as "white chief"]
Others: Nightwind, Captain Bill Gregory
Genre: Western
Setting: Timber Valley; Fort Madison
Reprinted In: Apache Kid#11; Western Gunfighters#9; Western Gunfighters#31
Synopsis: Apache Kid drives off Caguyas led by a white man.

Fourteen
"Judgement Day"
"The Valley Of The Spirits!"
"Cave Of Death"
"The Mountain of Doom!"

TWO-GUN KID

TWO-GUN WESTERN

Continued from 2-Gun Kid

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Five (November, 1950)

"Massacre at Fort Madison!"
"He Was Branded Yellow!"
"The Renegade!"
"Boomerang!"

Six

Title: "Gun-Duel!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art:
Heroes: Sheriff Dade Harkness [lawman with failing eyes]
Villains: Nort Black [gunfighter, dies]
Others: Doctor Ben Jones [town physician]
Genre: Western
Setting: Lassiter City, USA
Synopsis: As Sheriff Harkness needs glasses, Nort Black invades Lassiter City, knowing of Harkness' weakness. However, Harkness kills Black in a gunfight, simply aiming at Black's voice.

Title: "His Father's Son!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art:
Heroes: Abel Hunt [son of ranch owner]
Villains: Benson [former ranchhand], Porter [Caleb's former foreman]
Others: Caleb Hunt [ranch owner]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old west
Synopsis: Caleb is a harsh man and drives off employees while disparaging Able for being weak. However, when Benson and Porter come after Caleb for revenge, Abel defeats both men, winning his father's confidence.

Title: "The Return of Joe Laredo!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Bob Forgione, Jack Abel
Heroes: Joe Laredo [ranch owner]
Villains: Patch Wilde [raider] and his gang
Others: Mary Laredo [Joe's wife]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Patch runs an extortion scheme against Laredo's ranch, but Laredo finally stands up to him and defeats him, driving him away.

Title: "When the Rustlers Strike!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Joe Maneely
Heroes: Martin Morse [cattle rancher]
Villains: Dick Thorne [cattle rustler] and his gang
Others: Red Nelson [ranchhand]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Martin knows Thorne is rustling his cattle but can't prove it. He ties dead rabbits until his cattle then traces them to Thorne's hideout by following vultures.

Seven (November, 1956)

Title: "The Saga of the Fargo Kid!"
Story:
Art: Joe Sinnott
Heroes: Fargo Kid [outlaw]
Villains: Frog Bence [robber] and his gang
Others: "Pop" Mason [politician]
Genre: Western
Setting: Booneville; Rio Grande
Synopsis: The Fargo Kid is mistaken for an outlaw after he drives Frog Bence away from beating "Pop" Mason. The Fargo Kid works with Frog, having no other options, but after a bank robbery in Booneville he goes his own way, taking the money. Four years later, Frog goes after Mason again to draw out the Fargo Kid, but the Kid defeats him and reveals he never touched the money because it was marked; during the four years, the Kid got married and opened a ranch.

Title: "Rustlers' Round-Up!"
Story:
Art: Syd Shores
Heroes: Rex Masters [US marshal]
Villains: Grath [rustler] and his gang
Others: Mathews [rancher]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Grath leads rustlers to rob from cattle men, but eventually Masters arrives and arrests the entire gang.

Title: "Outlaw!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Mose [barber, grandfather]
Villains: Sam Justin ["Whitey," outlaw]
Others: "Bud" [Mose's grandson]
Genre: Western
Setting: Gulch Corners
Synopsis: Justin comes to town and threatens Mose into giving him a haircut; Mose complies, but when Justin threatens his grandson, Mose takes action and knocks Justin off-balance long enough for the sheriff to intervene and save them.

Title: "Attack on Fort Carson"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Chief Tall Trees [Apache leader]
Villains: Gar Cook [Chicago businessman]
Others: Apaches, US Army
Genre: Western
Setting: Fort Carson
Synopsis: Cook makes an alliance with the Apaches to attack Fort Carson, but Chief Tall Trees disguises himself as an ordinary brave so he can observe Cook close up; when he realizes Cook is traitor to both white men and Apaches, he turns on Cook and delivers him to the army.

Title: "The Silent Colt!"
Story:
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Pete Crowley [Texas Ranger]
Villains: Mule Hardwood [outlaw] and his gang
Genre: Western
Setting: Texas
Synopsis: Crowley is believed to be past his prime when he misses certain targets with his gun, but he proves himself still capable, easily defeating Hardwood's entire gang.

Eight (January, 1957)

Title: "Return of the Hair-Trigger Kid!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Joe Maneely
Heroes: Hair-Trigger Kid [Bob Selby, 21 year old sheriff]
Villains: Mango and his gang [robbers]
Others: Seth [townsperson], Luke Selby [Bob's older brother, hired gun]
Genre: Western
Setting: Vegas County
Synopsis: Mango fears the Hair-Trigger Kid's gunplay so he hires Luke Selby. When the Kid hears Selby is coming he leaves town, giving Mango the chance to commit his robberies, however the Kid returns and when Selby sees him he recognizes the Kid as his younger brother and acknowledges he's a faster gunman than he; Selby surrenders and the Kid arrests Mango's gang. After two years in prison, Selby becomes the Kid's deputy.

Title: "The Stage Driver!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art:
Heroes: Webb Cody [65 year old stage driver, dies]
Villains: Hold-up men
Others: Mr. Brant [Overland Stage company manager], Sioux
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Webb spends 28 years defending Overland stages from thieves, but at 65 is finally told to retire. Taking a ride as a passenger he saves the stage when the inexperienced driver nearly starts a fight with peaceful Sioux. Webb dies in his sleep on the stage, happy to have died saving the stage one last time.

Title: "The Man Who Wouldn't Fight!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Doug Wildey
Heroes: Clay Harder [ex-Ranger]
Villains: Dunk Roberts [bully]
Others: Mary Harder [Clay's wife]
Genre: Western
Setting: Mesa Flats
Synopsis: Clay avoids fights, making Dunk think he's an easy mark. When he tries to force Clay to sign over his property and then threatens his life, Clay stands up and outplays him with a gun, driving Dunk away; Dunk had no idea Clay was an ex-ranger.

Title: "When the Mob Strikes"
Story: Stan Lee
Art:
Heroes: Sheriff Sam Turnbill [sheriff of Dade City]
Others: Mac Larsen [dead man], Pancho Smith [accused man], Cal [mob leader], Marshal Collins [Larramie official]
Genre: Western
Setting: Dade City
Synopsis: After Larsen is found dead Cal is certain Pancho Smith is the culprit and wants to lynch him. Turnbill protects Pancho from Cal's mob until Marshal Collins arrives to say a man he caught in Larramie confessed to killing Larsen.

Nine

"This Prisoner is Mine"
"Showdown at Noon"
"The Mystery of the Thundering Herd"

Title: "Brass Buttons"
Story:
Art: Gray Morrow
Heroes: Gil Hobart
Villains: Black Jack Dunbar [cattle thief], Tall Oak [renegade Sioux leader] and his Sioux warriors
Others: Captain Tom Brady [US Cavalry]
Genre: Western
Setting: The Old West
Synopsis: Gil is incensed when Captain Brady arrives in the territory to help police the area, but he winds up needing Brady's help to repel a Sioux attack on his property, convincing Gil of the Cavalry's prowess.
"Outnumbered"

Ten (May, 1957)

Title: "Revenge on the Rio Grande!"
Story:
Art: Gray Morrow
Heroes: Tom Borden [deputy]
Villains: Steve Chalmers [outlaw] and his gang [Joel named]
Others: The Sheriff
Genre: Western
Setting: Cripple Creek
Synopsis: Tom is ambushed by Chalmers' gang, who take his star and leave him for dead. Chalmers arranges for the sheriff to make his man Joel the new deputy, but when they venture back to where they left Tom they find him still alive; Tom defeats the entire gang and reclaims his badge.

Title: "A Gun at His Back!"
Story:
Art: Don Heck
Heroes: Jim Starr [rancher, formerly the Cactus Kid]
Villains: Lon Taylor [outlaw] and his gang
Others: Kate Starr [Jim's wife], Billy and Dan Starr [Jim's sons], Bart [townsman], Grimsby [banker], Mayor Brooks
Genre: Western
Setting: Five Forks
Synopsis: Jim comes to Five Forks for a loan from the bank, but is turned down. When Lon arrives to rob the town he calls upon his long-ago gunman skills to capture Lon, saving the bank. Jim fears people will hate him for being the Cactus Kid, but instead the town honours him and the bank promises to give him his loan.

Title: "Shotgun Guard!"
Story:
Art: Tony DiPreta
Heroes: Wild Bill Hicock
Villains: Gang of raiders
Others: Hank [stage driver], Joe [shotgun driver]
Genre: Western
Setting: Laramie
Synopsis: The stage is constantly robbed by the same gang until they take on a new shotgun rider, who turns out to be Wild Bill Hicock.

Title: "Two-Gun Showdown"
Story:
Art: Frank Bolle
Heroes: Harold Pembrook [gun salesman]
Villains: "Brace" Braddock [gunman], "Sneaky" Pete [Brace's accomplice]
Others: "Shuffles" [townsman]
Genre: Western
Setting: Leadville
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#20
Synopsis: Harold finds Leadville a lawless place dominated by Brace, who never loses a gunfight. Harold realizes Brace's secret and challenges him to a fight, exposing Sneaky Pete as Brace's insurance who was shooting Brace's enemies with a silencer to ensure Brace always won. With Brace defeated, Harold goes about selling guns to the townsfolk.

Title: "The Sheriff of Tombstone"
Story:
Art: Reed Crandall
Heroes: The Sheriff
Villains: "Big Mike" Bascom [robber], "Hair-Trigger" Halen [gunfighter]
Genre: Western
Setting: Tombstone, Arizona
Synopsis: The sheriff keeps the law in Tombstone in spite of Big Mike, who tries to beat him in a fistfight, hires the gunman Hair-Trigger Halen and attempts to steal a shipment of silver, all to no avail.

Eleven (July, 1957)

Title: "The Garrity Gang Strikes!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Matt Denby [bronco-buster]
Villains: Dan Garrity [outlaw, dies] and his gang [Keefe]
Others: Bob [sheriff], Shorty [friend of Matt, dies], Nels [townsperson]
Genre: Western
Setting: Boonetown
Synopsis: Garrity is sentenced to prison, but his gang arranges his escape and he kills Shorty. Matt hears about his friend's death and offers to help stop Garrity's gang, even though he isn't a gunfighter. Knowing Garrity rides a stallion, Matt uses a territorial bronco to attack Garrity's horse and Garrity is crushed to death.

Title: "The Death of Dallas Dawson"
Story:
Art: Al Williamson
Heroes: Billy Marsh [son of Dan]
Villains: Dallas Dawson [gunfighter], Colt Ferris [gunfighter, dies]
Others: Dan Marsh [townsperson]
Genre: Western
Setting: Dry Wells; Twin Horn; Elktown
Reprinted In: Al Williamson: Hidden Lands
Synopsis: Dallas wins gunfights by tricking his enemies into thinking someone is coming up behind them; when he wounds Dan Marsh, Billy comes after him for justice and Billy shoots him in the arm, ending Dallas' career.

Title: "Revenge!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Johnny [21 year-old gunfighter]
Villains: Red Molton [outlaw, dies]
Others: Bob Corse [store owner], Hardy Jelks [range rider], Belle [Johnny's love interest]
Genre: Western
Setting: Jackson
Synopsis: Johnny goes to work in Corse's store just so he can get a gun. After four years of training and avoiding all fights, one day Johnny sees Red Molton ride into town and he shoots him down, avenging the death of his father.

Title: "Blazing Colts!"
Story:
Art: Bob Powell
Heroes: Joshua Larkin [Pinkerton agent]
Villains: Forman Gang [Monk, Dandy and Fess Forman, die]
Genre: Western
Setting: La Junta, Mexico
Synopsis: The Forman Gang rustle cattle and prepare to sell it to Larkin, but rumours reach each of the gang another plans to betray them; finally, all three get into a gunfight and shoot each other. It turns out Larkin made up the rumours, being a Pinkerton agent sent to round them up.

Title: "Stay Off the Streets!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Mule [Wayne moss, big strong man]
Villains: Charlie Ketchum [gunfighter, dies], Flash Boyd [outlaw] and his gang [Big Ernie]
Others: Matt [rancher], Molly [Matt's daughter]
Genre: Western
Setting: Sioux City; Carson City; Red Butte
Synopsis: After Ketchum starts a fight with Wayne, Flash Boyd steps in and kills Ketchum and then invites Wayne to join his gang as "Mule." Flash eventually abandons Mule while running from the law, but Matt and Molly nurse Mule back to health and he brings down Flash.

Twelve

Title: "The Guns of Bull Carson"
Story:
Art: Reed Crandall
Heroes: Bull Carson [land owner]
Villains: Sime Huber [rustler]
Others: Jackson Wiley [ranch foreman], Wallace [cowboy, subordinate to Wiley], Moss [old man]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Bull vows revenge on Wiley for driving cattle over his land, but after learning he can make more money by permitting access, Bull helps defend Wiley's cattle from Sime Huber's rustlers.
"Shoot-out at Sunset"
"The Midnight Raider"
"Murder on the Trail"
"No Man Can Outdraw Him"


WESTERN GUNFIGHTERS

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Twenty (June, 1956)

"The Life and Death of Spade Newman"
"The Horse Thief"
"No Jail Could Hold Him"
"The Loud Mouth"

Title: "The Bad Man!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Gene Colan
Heroes: An old rancher
Villains: Cross-Draw Joe [outlaw]
Others: Tommy [rancher's son]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Cross-Draw Joe hides out with a rancher, his prowess with guns impressing Tommy. Tommy is disappointed when his father doesn't stand up to Joe, but eventually the rancher realizes Joe is afraid of the posse finding him and outfoxes him in a fight.

Twenty-One (August, 1956)

"Nevada Hawkins, the Two-Gun Tornado"
"The Rustlers Strike"

Title: "The Last Gun Fight"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Jim Northrop [rancher]
Others: A sheriff, a stranger
Genre: Western
Setting: July, 1875, Panhandle
Reprinted In: Tex Dawson, Gunslinger#1
Synopsis: Northrop is after the rustler preying on his herd and accuses a man, eventually shooting him in the arm, but finally learns the man was innocent and the real rustlers have been caught.
"Manhunters"
"A Man With a Grudge"

Twenty-Two (October, 1956)

Title: "Gunfighter's Revenge"
Story:
Art: Bob Powell
Heroes: Holly Maynard [Pop's son]
Villains: Luke Summers [land owner], Luke Summers, Jr. [son of elder], two gunmen
Others: Pop Maynard [former land owner]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Pop lost his land to Luke years ago and Holly has hopes to settle the matter. Luke discovers he only has half the deed to the Maynard land so Luke Jr. tries to obtain it, but Holly refuses to give up the deed. Luke Jr. rounds up two men to help take it by force, but the Maynard men fight them off and finally the elder Summers gives up his deed to the Maynards.

Title: "Pistol-Whipped!"
Story:
Art: Vic Carrabotta
Heroes: Mig Jameson [blind man]
Villains: Bart Humley [gunfighter]
Others: Sam [bartender]
Genre: Western
Setting: Lonetown
Synopsis: Humley abuses his power over others; when Mig demands a rematch, Humley can't anticipate him and Mig beats him; it turns out Mig is blind.

Title: "Rustler at Large!"
Story:
Art: Wally Wood
Heroes: Miles [deputy]
Villains: Mace Forester [escaped rustler] and his gang [Pete]
Genre: Western
Setting: Comancheville, Deer Canyon
Synopsis: Mace breaks out of jail so Miles follows him. Mace begins to rustle cattle, but Miles appears and demands a confrontation without guns. Mace proves to be a coward without his men or guns supporting him, so Miles takes him back into custody.

Title: "End of a Deputy!"
Story:
Art: Al Hartley
Heroes: Tim Hollister [deputy]
Villains: Lon Warley [bank robber] and his gang
Others: Sheriff Steve Nelson
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Hollister helps catch Warley and his gang, but Warley vows revenge. Warley's gang escape their cell, but Hollister helps recapture them; Sheriff Nelson makes Hollister the new town sheriff for his efforts.

Title: "The Vanishing Stagecoaches!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: A sheriff
Villains: Gringo [stagecoach raider] and his gang
Others: Jack Dunbar [old stagecoach driver]
Genre: Western
Setting: Burnam Pass
Synopsis: Gringo's gang capture stagecoaches repeatedly; the sheriff hides aboard a stage as it's captured so he can lead others to where all the stolen coaches are kept.

Twenty-Three (December, 1956)

Title: "The Saddle Bum Wore Six-Guns!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Will Frazer [saddle bum]
Villains: Whip Frame [outlaw]
Others: Jake [Will's traveling partner], Molly Frame [Whip's sister], Bramble [Will's horse]
Genre: Western
Setting: Corson City
Synopsis: Whip robs a bank then discards his clothes and returns to town to hide with his sister. Will finds Whip's clothes and puts them on and then is mistaken for Whip when he enters the town. The law soon realizes he isn't Whip and he helps capture Whip; Molly is taken with Will and he decides to use the reward money for capturing Whip to settle down with her at the S.B. ("Saddle Bum") Ranch.

Title: "The Marshal's Revenge!"
Story:
Art: Mac L. Pakula
Heroes: A Marshal [elderly man]
Villains: Bellows [outlaw]
Others: Sam [townsperson]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: The Marshal refuses to arrest Bellows for disturbing the peace, making the townsfolk fear he's too soft to defend them. Bellows thinks he owns the town and tries to rob a store, but the Marshal catches him; now he can put Bellows away for years instead of days, just as he planned.

Title: "Maverick!"
Story:
Art: Vic Carrabotta
Heroes: Pete Hanley [maverick cowboy]
Villains: Henny Miles [robber] and his gang
Others: Mose, Joe [townsfolk]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Hanley is a maverick who doesn't like taking orders from others. Seeing his skill, Miles hires him into his gang, but Hanley betrays them to a posse, true to his maverick nature.

Title: "On the Trail of the Yahoo Kid!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Sheriff Gabe Frost [old gunman]
Villains: Yahoo Kid [Phil Taylor, son of an outlaw], Curly Jacks [border outlaw leader], Quantrell [raider leader]
Others: Dale Bent [gunman, dies], Zach "Trigger" Taylor [outlaw, dead]
Genre: Western
Setting: Tonto City, La Toja
Synopsis: The Yahoo Kid is compelled to be a gunfighter because his father was one. Frost rides after him and tells him his father was an undercover marshal who worked with him, inspiring the Kid to head north and become a lawman. In reality, Frost had killed the Kid's father, but hoped to turn the Kid's life around to keep him from following his father's path.

Title: "One of Us is an Outlaw!"
Story:
Art: Al Williamson
Heroes: Gibson [ranch foreman]
Villains: Basset [ranch owner]
Others: Larkin, Coyle, Grey [ranch workers]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Basset is after a cattle rustler and thinks it's one of his own men. Gibson exposes Basset as the rustler, revealing it as an insurance fraud scheme.

Twenty-Four (February, 1957)

Title: "His Back to the Wall!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Alex Toth
Heroes: Marshal Ben Hawkins [Trail's End lawman]
Villains: Hunk Sawyer [outlaw] and his gang [Pedro]
Others: Jeb Scott, Parsons, Jack [townsfolk], Major Thompson [US Cavalry]
Genre: Western
Setting: Trail's End, Old West
Synopsis: Hawkins comes to Trail's End to clean it up; he orders men to turn in their guns so Hunk assumes Hawkins is a coward; however, when he tests Hawkins it turns out Hawkins is a crack shot who easily bests Hunk.
"Rustler's Secret"
"Murder On The Trail"
"Vengeance Is Mine"
"The Owlhoot and the Stranger"

Twenty-Five (April, 1957)

Title: "Once a Sheriff!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Joe Sinnott
Heroes: Ben Durstine [former sheriff]
Villains: Three outlaws
Others: Red [bartender], Nord Smith [sheriff]
Genre: Western
Setting: Stone Gap
Synopsis: The citizens of Stone Gap become fed up with Durstine's adherence to the law and elect Nord Smith in his place. However, Smith is so lenient he allows men to rough up a hotel clerk and steal from the bank. Durstine returns to lead a posse against the robbers and after succeeding, the town reinstates him as sheriff.

Title: "The Fastest Gun in Cheyenne!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Joe Maneely
Heroes: Wayne Morgan [bank teller, Rocky Mountain Kid]
Villains: Sam Harkins [outlaw]
Genre: Western
Setting: Cheyenne
Synopsis: Wayne and Sam grow up together as friends, but Sam is so devoted to gunplay he quickly becomes a hired gun. Wayne eventually becomes a bank teller, but Sam is annoyed to hear people tell him the Rocky Mountain Kid could outdraw him. In need of money, Sam decides to rob Wayne's bank but Wayne beats him in a gunfight; he used to be the Rocky Mountain Kid.

Title: "The Kid From Tombstone!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Russ Heath
Villains: Kid from Tombstone [outlaw, dies]
Others: A sheriff
Genre: Western
Setting: USA Old West
Synopsis: A sheriff questions the Kid From Tombstone about a robbery but the Kid refuses to answer and draws; the sheriff kills him.

Title: "The Tin Horn"
Story: Stan Lee
Art:
Heroes: Spade Parker ["Tin Horn," gambler]
Villains: Yancy [gunman]
Others: Hank [bartender]
Genre: Western
Setting: Callico, Nevada
Synopsis: "Tin Horn" shows up to gamble every night but refuses to be drawn into fights, making him seem a coward. When Yancy shows up for revenge on Hank having sent his brother to the gallows, the Tin Horn identifies himself as gunman Spade Parker and bluffs Yancy into turning over his guns, even though the Tin Horn is unarmed. Everyone is amazed at Tin Horn's bluff, not realizing he really is Spade Parker.

Twenty-Six (June, 1957)

"Lawman Without a Badge"
"The Frisco Kid Strikes"
"Ambush"
"Betrayed"
"Guns Roar in Ghost Town"

Twenty-Seven (August, 1957)

"The Last Hours of Hank Borden"
"The Raiders of Powder River"
"Showdown Street"
"The Stranger Wore No Guns"
"Trail Of the Outlaw"

One (August, 1970)

Title: "The Coming of Gunhawk"
Story: Jerry Siegel
Art: Werner Roth, Sal Buscema
Heroes: Gunhawk [1st appearance, bounty hunter]
Villains: Luke Tuttle [phony sheriff], Scragg [crook]
Others: Jeb Hawkins [prospector], Chile Hawkins [daughter]
Genre: Western
Setting: Brimstone; Drygulch
Synopsis: Gunhawk is hired by Brimstone to oust Tuttle and does so; Scragg's men offer him a job driving out Jeb Hawkins, who has found a gold mine, but Gunhawk dislikes Scragg and helps the Hawkins drive him and his men off.
Notes: Gunhawk appears next in Western Gunfighters#4.
"The Outlaw" from Two-Gun Kid#55

Title: "Tales of Fort Rango!"
Story: Gary Friedrich
Art: Syd Shores
Heroes: Major Brett Sabre [commander of Fort Rango]
Villains: Sgt. Ned Hacker [scout, traitor], Crazy Dog and other Native Americans
Others: Soldiers at Fort Rango [Jake, Clem]
Genre: Western
Setting: Fort Rango, 1860s
Synopsis: Sabre attempts to discipline the fort and drives out Hacker for striking him. Hacker tries to have Sabre killed and made to look like Crazy Dog did it, but when Crazy Dog really does attack, they have to drive him off.
Notes: Fort Rango appears next in Marvel Spotlight#1.
"There's a Shoot-out Comin'" from Rawhide Kid#33

Title: "Call Them...Renegades"
Story: Roy Thomas, Mike Friedrich
Art: Tom Sutton
Heroes: Little Flower [French trapper], Carlos Cortez [Mexican], the Kid [teenager], the Dude [gunslinger]
Villains: Santa Anna, Mexican soldiers
Others: Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, Col. William Travis
Genre: Western
Setting: The Alamo, Texas, 1836
Reprinted In: Kid Colt, Outlaw#214
Synopsis: The Renegades are assembled by Col. Travis to bring a letter to Sam Houston, but are believed by those at the Alamo to be traitors.
Notes: The Renegades appear next in Western Gunfighters#4.

Title: "Return of the Tarantula"
Story: Gary Friedrich
Art: Dick Ayers, Tom Sutton
Heroes: Ghost Rider [last seen in Ghost Rider#7]
Villains: Tarantula [Clay Riley, last seen in Ghost Rider#5]
Others: Sheriff Ben Brooks, Natalie Brooks
Genre: Western, Super-Hero
Setting: Bison Bend, Colorado
Synopsis: The Tarantula sets out to commit robberies so he can provide medical aid for Natalie; he and the Ghost Rider battle again and he is unmasked as Clay Riley.

Two (October, 1970)

Title: "Tarantula No More!"
Story: Gary Friedrich
Art: Dick Ayers, Tom Sutton
Heroes: Ghost Rider
Villains: Tarantula [Clay Riley]
Others: Sheriff Ben Brooks, Natalie Brooks
Genre: Western, Super-Hero
Setting: Bison Bend, Colorado
Synopsis: The Tarantula is unmasked as Clay Riley, but Sheriff Brooks refuses to believe it; when Ghost Rider and Tarantula battle again, Tarantula falls from a cliff and loses his memory. Brooks puts up a $1000 reward for the Ghost Rider's capture.
Notes: Continued from previous issue.
"The Fury of Red Stallion" from Apache Kid#13
"Man From Cheyenne" from Quick-Trigger Western#13
"Pony Express" from Apache Kid#13
"When the Sioux Attack" from Quick-Trigger Western#13
"The Wild One" from Quick-Trigger Western#13
"Uprising" from Apache Kid#13
"Outlaw's Hideout" from Quick-Trigger Western#13

Three

Title: "The Man Called Hurricane"
Story: Gary Friedrich, Dick Ayers
Art: Dick Ayers, Vince Colletta
Heroes: Ghost Rider
Villains: Hurricane [from Two-Gun Kid#70]
Others: Natalie Brooks, Banshee
Genre: Western, Super-Hero
Setting: Near Bison Bend, Colorado, USA
Synopsis: While Carter is transporting Natalie to Denver via wagon, Hurricane attacks and finds the Ghost Rider's mask on Carter; he ties Carter up and throws him off a cliff but Carter saves himself and returns as the Ghost Rider; uses his lantern to project his image near a cliff, Ghost Rider tricks Hurricane into running off the cliff, seemingly to his death.
Notes: Hurricane returns in West Coast Avengers#18.
untitled from Apache Kid#1
"Barbed Wire!" from Gunsmoke Western#32
"Attack on Fort America" from Wyatt Earp#13
"Last Roundup!" from Gunsmoke Western#32
"Siege!" from Gunsmoke Western#32
"Stampede of the Longhorns!" from Western Kid#5
"Showdown at Sunup" from Gunsmoke Western#32
"The Black Gauntlet" from Black Rider#23

Four (February, 1971)

Title: "The Gunhawk... the Killer... and the Ghost Rider!"
Story: Gary Friedrich
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Ghost Rider, Gunhawk [last in Western Gunfighters#1]
Others: Banshee, Clay Riley, Ben Brooks, Natalie Brooks
Genre: Western, Super-Hero
Setting: Bison Bend, Colorado, USA
Synopsis: Gunhawk helps Ghost Rider capture a criminal but reveals his real purpose is to collect the bounty on Ghost Rider and he knows all of the Rider's abilities are tricks, not supernatural powers.
"Poison Arrow" from Apache Kid#13

Title: "Call Them... Renegades"
Story: Mike Friedrich
Art: Tom Sutton
Heroes: Little Flower, Carlos Cortez, the Kid, the Dude
Villains: Mexican soldiers, Santa Ana
Others: Deaf Smith [deaf old man], General Sam Houston, US Army
Genre: Western
Setting: 1836, Texas, USA
Reprinted In: Kid Colt, Outlaw#217
Synopsis: The Renegades are shot at by Deaf Smith before finding General Houston's camp; they help Houson rout Santa Ana's forces, but Smith tells everyone how the Renegades fled the Alamo, destroying their reputations. The Renegades part ways with the army, but until they personally capture Santa Ana and deliver him to Houston.
"Land of the Lawless" from Western Kid#5

Title: "Here He is! Here Comes the Outcast!"
Story: Steve Parkhouse, Roy Thomas
Art: Barry Windsor-Smith, Sam Grainger
Heroes: The Outcast [half-Native, half-white]
Villains: Roland Taggert [dies] and his men [Mace, Boone]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Roland's men try to kill the Outcast but he overwhelms them and finally kills Roland. However, among Roland's possessions is a picture of "Billy," Roland's nephew, who was also in a locket clutched in the hands of the Outcast's mother when she died. The Outcast resumes his search for the identity of the person in the locket.
untitled from Black Rider#23

Five (June, 1971)

Title: "The Time of the Gunhawk!"
Story: Len Wein
Art: Dick Ayers, Frank Giacoia
Heroes: Ghost Rider, Gunhawk
Villains: Dike, Billy and other bank robbers
Others: Ben Brooks, Banshee
Genre: Western
Setting: Bison Bend, Colorado, USA
Synopsis: Gunhawk submits an open challenge to Ghost Rider; a gang of robbers see this and send another challenge to Gunhawk, hoping to distract both men. As the two fight, the robbers steal from a bank, but when they hear the noise of the vault being broken open, Gunhawk and Ghost Rider help Ben capture the crooks. Gunhawk lets Ghost Rider go, deciding to simply collect the bounty on the gang.

Title: "Gunhawk vs. the Range Lord!"
Story: Allyn Brodsky
Art: Werner Roth, Dick Ayers
Heroes: Gunhawk
Villains: Longhorn Lord [rancher] and his men [Cactus, Tex], Aces Sprode [professional gunfighter]
Others: Jacob and Mandy Nester [young couple, Quaker homesteaders]
Genre: Western
Setting: Prairie Gulch, USA
Synopsis: Gunhawk finds Longhorn Lord trying to drive the Nesters out of their home; Gunhawk aids the couple because Mandy's brother died saving Gunhawk's life and he refuses to be bought off by Lord; Gunhawk eventually defeats the entire gang then departs.

Title: "Deserters"
Story: Mike Friedrich
Art: Tom Sutton
Heroes: Dude, Carlos Ortez, Little Flower, the Kid
Genre: Western
Setting: 1836, Texas, USA
Synopsis: The Renegades visit another town where people accuse them of being traitors but they continue to support each other as friends.
"Grey Wolf Strikes" from Apache Kid#2
"Meeting at Midnight" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#86
"Man Without Faces" from Wyatt Earp#13
untitled from Western Kid#12

Six (September, 1971)

Title: "Now Rides the Pale Horseman"
Story: Len Wein
Art: Dick Ayers, Syd Shores
Heroes: Ghost Rider [dies], Lincoln Slade [federal marshal, Carter's brother]
Villains: Reverend Reaper [Zachary Grimm, outlaw posing as pastor, dies] and his gang
Others: Banshee, Natalie Brooks, Ben Brooks
Genre: Western, Super-Hero
Setting: Bison Bend, Colorado, USA
Synopsis: Carter is reunited with his brother Lincoln when Lincoln comes to Bison Bend searching for Zachary Grimm. Grimm turns out to be posing as Reverend Reaper; when Reaper kidnaps townspeople from Bison Bend and brings them into a mine, Ghost Rider and Lincoln come to the rescue. However, Reaper causes a cave-in and Ghost Rider is killed. Lincoln removes Ghost Rider's mask and sees Ghost Rider was his brother.
untitled from Black Rider#23
"Outlawed" from Wyatt Earp#13
"The Badge of the Deputy" from Frontier Western#1
"The Trail of the Coyote!" from Apache Kid#6
untitled from Western Kid#5
"The Sky Pilot" from Western Kid#12
"The Gunfighter" from Wyatt Earp#8

Title: "Triple Cross!"
Story: Allyn Brodsky
Art: Werner Roth, Bill Everett
Heroes: Gunhawk
Villains: Baron Bardo [rancher, dies]
Others: Juan Jesus Reynaldo de Santiago [Mexican farmer]
Genre: Western
Setting: Southwestern USA
Synopsis: Juan helps save Gunhawk from hostile Natives, but is then caught by a posse and arrested. When Gunhawk learns Juan is an outlaw he poses as a minister to enter Juan's cell; Juan relates how Baron Bardo burned down his farm and when Juan retaliated by setting a fire on Bardo's estate, he was declared an outlaw. Gunhawk helps Juan escape prison, but intends to collect the bounty himself. Juan escapes Gunhawk and kills Bardo, then Gunhawk turns Juan in and collects the bounty. Juan is sentenced to death but Gunhawk saves him from the noose and shares some of the reward with him; they part as friends.

Seven (January, 1972)

Title: "Never Say Die..!"
Story: Len Wein
Art: Dick Ayers, Syd Shores
Heroes: Ghost Rider [Jamie Jacobs, dies], Ghost Rider [Lincoln Slade]
Villains: A gang of stage robbers
Others: Natalie Brooks, Ben Brooks, Clay Riley, Banshee
Genre: Western
Setting: Bison Bend, Colorado, USA
Synopsis: After Carter's death, Lincoln disposes of the Ghost Rider costume and brings his brother's body back to town for burial. During the funeral, the Ghost Rider appears; Lincoln pursues him and discovers Carter's young friend Jamie has taken over the identity. Jamie tells the Ghost Rider's origin and explains how his powers work to Lincoln then suggests Lincoln take over the identity, but Lincoln refuses. As Lincoln leaves town he sees Ghost Rider battling stage robbers and lends a hand, but during the firefight Ghost Rider is shot to death. After burying Jamie, Lincoln decides to become the Ghost Rider.
Notes: Ghost Rider series ends here, despite "Next: He Who Slays My Brother!" message. Many subsequent appearances revert to Carter Slade, rather than Lincoln.
untitled from Kid Colt, Outlaw#36
"War Drums on the Red River" from Apache Kid#6

Title: "Death of a Lawman!"
Story: Gary Friedrich
Art: Dick Ayers, George Roussos
Heroes: Gunhawk
Villains: Clayton Brothers [Deke Clayton and two others, all die]
Others: Matt Hank [sheriff, raised Gunhawk, dies]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Gunhawk visits the sheriff who raised him after he was orphaned but the sheriff wants nothing to do with Gunhawk because he's about to face the Clayton Brothers in a fight; Gunhawk helps him anyway, but the Claytons fatally wound Matt. Gunhawk reunites with Matt as he dies.
Notes: Gunhawk returns in Outlaw Kid#11 as Bounty-Hawk.

Eight (April, 1972)

"Thunder Valley" from Black Rider#19
"The Comanches Strike" from Apache Kid#1
"Flames Along the Border" from Outlaw Kid#13
"The Rails of Death" from Apache Kid#1

Nine (July, 1972)

untitled from Black Rider#19
"Revenge of the Redmen" from Outlaw Kid#19
"Spurs West" from Two-Gun Western#13
"Fangs of the Mad Wolf" from Black Rider#19

Ten (July, 1972)

"The Legend of the Black Rider" from Black Rider Rides Again#1
"The Human Sacrifice!" from Two-Gun Western#7
"Outlaw Town" from Matt Slade#1
untitled from Matt Slade#1

Eleven (September, 1972)

"Duel at Dawn!" from Black Rider Rides Again#1
"The Mystery of Ghost Town" from Apache Kid#14
untitled from Matt Slade#1
"Covered Wagon" from Apache Kid#14

Twelve (November, 1972)

"Treachery at Hangman's Bridge" from Black Rider Rides Again
"The Man Who Came Back from Apache Kid#19
untitled from Matt Slade#1
"The Call of the Wilderness" from Apache Kid#19

Thirteen (January, 1973)

"The Doomed Express" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#45
"The Flaming Totem" from Apache Kid#19
"War" from Western Outlaws#6
"Mark of the Gunman" from Matt Slade#2

Fourteen (March, 1973)

"Law of the Totem" from Apache Kid#14
"The Lawman From Yuma" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#44
"The End of the Rio Kid" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#50
untitled from Matt Slade#2

Fifteen (May, 1973)

"Guns at Outlaw Canyon!" from Apache Kid#14
"The Crisis from Black Rider#31
"The Gunhawk" from Two-Gun Kid#45
untitled from Matt Slade#4

Sixteen (July, 1973)

"Shoot-out in Silver City" from Gunsmoke Western#48
"Unmask the Black Rider" from Black Rider#31
"Gambling Man" from Western Kid#11
"The Flaming Totem" from Apache Kid#19

Seventeen (September, 1973)

"Bayonets and Spears" from Apache Kid#19
"The Outlaw Breed" from Western Kid#11
"Pursuit in the Desert" from Gunsmoke Western#49
"Outlaw!" from Rawhide Kid#15

Eighteen (October, 1973)

"The Man Who Hated Kid Colt" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#93
untitled from Western Kid#11
"The Rip-Snorter" from Matt Slade#2
"The Man Who Came Back" from Apache Kid#19

Nineteen (November, 1973)

"Prisoner of the Durado Gang" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#92
"Bullets at Tombstone" from Western Kid#11
"Range War on the Panhandle" from Apache Kid#16
"The Call of the Wilderness" from Apache Kid#19

Twenty (January, 1974)

untitled from Western Kid#13
"A Bullet For a Badman" from Gunsmoke Western#58
"Brand of the Outlaw" from Apache Kid#16
"One of Us Must Die" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#75

Twenty-One (March, 1974)

"The Great Train Robbery" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#103
"The Search For Don Jose" from Western Kid#13
"Cry of the Coyote" from Apache Kid#18
"The Swindler" from Apache Kid#18

Twenty-Two (May, 1974)

"The Sheriff Says: Draw" from Gunsmoke Western#47
"The Kid's Last Stand" from Western Kid#14
"Flaming Arrows" from Apache Kid#15
"A Gunman in Town" from Western Outlaws#12

Twenty-Three (July, 1974)

"Lawman of Rattlers Bend!" from Two-Gun Kid#89
untitled from Kid Colt, Outlaw#94
"To the Last Man" from Western Kid#14
"The Last of the Tomahawks" from Apache Kid#17

Twenty-Four (September, 1974)

"The Hawkins Gang Strikes" from Gunsmoke Western#46
"Revenge of Red Arrow" from Western Kid#15
"Heritage" from Apache Kid#19
"The Sheriff's Star" from Rawhide Kid#35

Twenty-Five (October, 1974)

"You're a Coward Kid Colt!" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#100
"Trouble in Tombstone" from Western Kid#15
"River of No Return" from Apache Kid#18
"The Tough Ones" from Ghost Rider#7

Twenty-Six (November, 1974)

"The Treasure of Sierra Blanco" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#75
"Six-Gun Vengeance" from Western Kid#15
"The Painted Peril" from Apache Kid#18
"The Outcast" from Two-Gun Kid#60

Twenty-Seven (January, 1975)

untitled from Kid Colt, Outlaw#35
"Guns at Thunder Pass" from Western Kid#14
"Dangerous Heritage" from Apache Kid#17
"Hoofbeats of Doom" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#103

Twenty-Eight (March, 1975)

untitled from Kid Colt, Outlaw#35
untitled from Western Kid#15
"Indian Attack" from Frontier Western#8
"The Flaming Tomahawk" from Apache Kid#16

Twenty-Nine (May, 1975)

"The Menace of the Mask Maker" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#105
"White Fury" from Western Kid#6
"Sunset Trail" from Apache Kid#17
"Shoot-out at Noon" from Frontier Western#8

Thirty (July, 1975)

"Draw On Sight" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#72
"Outlaw Breed" from Western Kid#11
"Wild Horse Mesa" from Apache Kid#17
"The Big Man" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#72

Thirty-One (September, 1975)

"Spurs West" from Two-Gun Western#13
"Hand-to-Hand" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#97
untitled from Western Kid#6

Thirty-Two (October, 1975)

"The Avenging Son" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#138
"The Man Who Hated Guns" from Western Kid#9
"Six-Guns and Tomahawks" from Apache Kid#15

Thirty-Three (November, 1973)

"The End of an Outlaw" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#138
untitled from Western Kid#13
"Bayonets and Spears" from Apache Kid#19

WESTERN KID

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One (December, 1954)

Title: "Meet Tex Dawson!"
Story:
Art: John Romita
Heroes: Tex Dawson
Villains: Hank [lynch mob leader], lynch mob
Others: Whirlwind, Lightning, Rosita [Mexican woman]
Genre: Western
Setting: Mead Corners, Mesa City
Synopsis: Tex discovers a lynch mob about to kill Rosita, believing she robbed the stage office. Tex exposes Hank as the real thief and the mob agree to see he gets a fair trial.

Title: "Dead or Alive!"
Story:
Art: John Romita
Heroes: Tex Dawson
Villains: Sheriff Bart Thomas [outlaw posing as sheriff, dies]
Others: Whirlwind, Lightning, Slim [old man]
Genre: Western
Setting: Sage City
Synopsis: Thomas puts out a bounty on Dawson, knowing Dawson could expose him as a fake. However, Tex avoids the locals and fights Thomas; when the locals realize Thomas has been tricking them, they assist Tex and ultimately Slim shoots Thomas to death.

Title: "The Last of the Dragos"
Story:
Art: Tony DiPreta
Heroes: Joe Drago [gunman, deputy]
Villains: Jud Drago, Jim Drago, Jerry Drago [three brothers, outlaws, all die]
Others: Sheriff Cummings [sheriff of Mesa City]
Genre: Western
Setting: June 4, 1884, Mesa City, New Mexico
Synopsis: Sheriff Cummings asks Joe to get the Drago Brothers for him; Joe agrees and kills all three men, even though they're his own brothers; he is now the last of the Dragos.

Title: "Range War!"
Story:
Art: John Romita
Heroes: Tex Dawson
Villains: A criminal
Others: Whirlwind, Lightning, Billie Yancey [teenager, Clem's son], Clem Yancey [homesteader], Pete Morton [cattle rancher]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Tex rides through a range war started by Clem and Pete. He tries to arbitrate the disputes, but violence keeps erupting and each side blames the other. Tex discovers one man is behind it all, hoping he could get the homesteaders killed and sell all the land to the cattle men. The two sides make peace as Tex departs.

Two (February, 1955)

Title: "Guns Blaze in Bordertown!"
Story:
Art: John Romita
Heroes: Tex Dawson
Villains: Lawkins [gunfighter, dies]
Others: Whirlwind, Lightning, Sheriff Porter [lawman of Bordertown], Pete [townsman]
Genre: Western
Setting: Bordertown; Vergo
Synopsis: Tex tries to capture Lawkins for a murder, but Lawkins grazes him with a bullet and escapes to Bordertown, where everyone must surrender their guns to Sheriff Porter, including Tex. One night, Lawkins breaks into Porter's office and steals all of the guns, going on a rampage, but Tex fights him and a fire breaks out, killing Lawkins in the blaze.

Title: "The Man Who Hated Dogs!"
Story:
Art: John Romita
Heroes: Tex Dawson
Villains: A thief
Others: Whirlwind, Lightning, Jameson [miner]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Jameson keeps driving Lightning off his property, afraid the dog will unearth his gold mine. A thief learns about the mine and tries to steal from it, but Tex stops him; the mine is really fool's gold, but Jameson likes to pretend it's real.

Title: "Sundown!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Frosty Fane [gunman, sheriff]
Villains: Duke Ferris and the Ferris Gang [outlaws, die]
Others: Cass Taylor [townsman], Sam [bartender], Carrie Montaine [Frosty's girlfriend], Fred Warren [replacement sheriff, dies], Doc Holliday, Ike Clanton
Genre: Western
Setting: Mesquite, June 13
Synopsis: After killing all of Ferris Gang except Duke, Frosty asked to be Mesquite's sheriff. Frosty cleans up town and falls in love with Carrie, finally transferring duties to Fred on day of he and Carrie's wedding, but Duke returns to Mesquite and kills Fred. Frosty goes to face Duke, despite Carrie telling him she'll leave him. Frosty kills Duke then rides out of town.

Title: "Trespasser!"
Story:
Art: John Romita
Heroes: Tex Dawson
Villains: Mike, Pete and a third land grabber
Others: Whirlwind, Lightning, Juanita Lolita Carmencita [land owner]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Three men try to steal Juanita's land but Tex stops them.

Three (April, 1955)

Title: "The Last Bullet!"
Story:
Art: John Romita
Heroes: Tex Dawson
Villains: Ridge Blackstone [claim jumper, old Tex Dawson foe] and his gang
Others: Whirlwind, Lightning, Buddy Spears [engineer] and his wife
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Tex is attacked by Buddy, who mistakes him for a member of Blackstone's gang. Tex helps protect Buddy's claim on gold-rich land by driving away Ridge, using one bullet on each of Ridge's men until only Ridge remains. Ridge wastes his last bullet, but while Tex still has one bullet he beats Ridge in a fistfight rather than take advantage of the situation. The Spears want to reward Tex for his help, but he rides away.

Title: "Six-Shooters and Dynamite!"
Story:
Art: John Romita
Heroes: Tex Dawson
Villains: Brand Krug [banker] and his hired gunmen
Others: Lightning, Whirlwind, Biff [gunman, betrays Krug]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Biff tries to ambush Tex but fails and Krug abandons him to be captured. Tex interrogates Biff and learns Krug is trying to stop a dam from being built and thought Tex was on the builders' side. Biff regrets being fooled by Krug and wants to help Tex, but Tex puts him under the watch of Lightning. Tex tries to convince the dam builders of Krug's threat, but they think Krug is on their side. When Krug's hired men come to attack the dam, Tex defends it. Next, Krug plans to dynamite the dam but Tex stops him, thanks to the arrival of Lightning and Biff, who bring the sheriff with them.

Title: "Man and Horse"
Story:
Art:
Villains: Whip Dillon [bank robber]
Genre: Western
Setting: Carson Gap
Synopsis: Whip is always abusing his horse. While fleeing from a bank robbery, the horse finally rebels against Whip's abuse and throws him, allowing him to be captured.

Title: "Mystery of Thunder Canyon!"
Story:
Art: John Romita
Heroes: Tex Dawson
Villains: Wild One [wild stallion, slew Whirlwind's father, dies], an outlaw [dies]
Others: Whirlwind, Lightning
Genre: Western
Setting: Thunder Canyon
Synopsis: Tex revisits the canyon where he found Whirlwind and where Whirlwind's father died. The Wild One attacks Whirlwind and turns out to have been trained by an outlaw to attack people. When the outlaw tries to escape on the Wild One, Lightning causes stallions to stampede, driving horse and rider off a cliff.

Four

Title: "The Meeting!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Bob McCarty
Heroes: Bob Burrows [teenager from Chicago]
Others: Dan Burrows [Bob's father, sheriff], Hawk Durston [deputy]
Genre: Western
Setting: Gila Junction, USA
Reprinted In: Kid Colt, Outlaw#168
Synopsis: Bob comes out west to live with his father; he's disappointed at first when his father doesn't seem to be a man of action, but is ultimately surprised to find his father is the town sheriff.
untitled
"The Badlands"
"Morgan: Wanted Dead or Alive"

Five

Title: "Stampede of the Longhorns!"
Story:
Art: John Romita
Heroes: Tex Dawson
Villains: Bart Carter [Hastings' foreman] and his gang [Joe]
Others: Whirlwind, Lightning, Hastings [elderly rancher], Marcia Hastings [Hastings' daughter], Pete Lane [Marcia's lover]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#3
Synopsis: Carter refuses to bring Hastings' steers to market unless he receives 50% of the profits and Marcia's hand in marriage. Tex forces Carter to turn over the money to Hastings and gets Pete to marry Marcia as the pair had intended.

Title: "Land of the Lawless!"
Story:
Art: John Romita
Heroes: Tex Dawson
Villains: Verne [female stage robber] and her gang [Moss, Spike]
Others: Whirlwind, Lightning
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West, badlands
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#4
Synopsis: Tex finds Verne and her two gunmen hiding in the badlands; when he tries to fight the gang they defeat him, but Verne wants out of the gang and helps free Tex so they can escape together with the money; Verne vows to give up crime.

Title: untitled
Story:
Art: John Romita
Heroes: Tex Dawson
Villains: Bud Wayne [rancher, engaged in range war]
Others: Whirlwind, Lightning, Lana Turner [Jake's daughter], Jake Turner [rancher], Cal Wayne [Bud's son]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#6
Synopsis: The Waynes and Turners are engaged in a range war, but Tex discovers Lana and Cal are in love; Tex forces the combatants to halt, then reveals how their children are in love; the two fathers decide to put aside their differences.
"The Hand"
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#14

Six

Title: "The Mystery of Waco Mesa!"
Story:
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Tom Heston [teenager]
Others: Kaw-Ana-Ha [Native chief], Mr. Heston [Tom's father, dies]
Genre: Western
Setting: Waco Mesa, Southern Arizona, USA
Reprinted In: Gunhawks#4
Synopsis: Tom's father relates how a fight broke out between settlers and Natives over Waco Mesa, but no one knows how it ended. People are supposed to remain away from Waco Mesa but Tom investigates and finds the settlers and Natives live together harmoniously inside the rock, guarding a wealth of gold. Tom agrees to keep their secret and only shares it with his father on his deathbed; in the decades to come, people continue to keep away from Waco Mesa.

Title: untitled
Story:
Art: John Romita
Heroes: Tex Dawson
Others: Whirlwind, Lightning, Charlie Hassel [aging cattle rancher], Milly Hassel [Charlie's daughter], Joe [rancher], Mike [Charlie's foreman]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#31
Synopsis: Hassel is on the verge of a range war with other ranchers over the use of his land for moving cattle but Tex helps settle the matter by saving Milly from a cattle stampede.

Title: "White Fury!"
Story:
Art: John Romita
Heroes: Tex Dawson
Villains: White Fury [stallion, enemy of Whirlwind]
Others: Whirlwind, Lightning
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#29
Synopsis: While Tex sleeps, Whirlwind faces his foe White Fury and with help from Lightning, Whirlwind defeats White Fury in a fight for supremacy.
"Six-Guns at Ghost Town"
"The Heart of Whirlwind"

Seven

"The Showdown"
"The Return of the Badmen"
"The Hidden Trail"
"Boot Hill Vengeance"

Eight

Title: "The Derringer Kid"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Derringer Kid [Jim, gunfighter]
Villains: Nevada [gunman, dies]
Others: Mary Clayton [Derringer Kid's lover], Mr. Clayton [rancher, Mary's father], Slim [Mr. Clayton's foreman]
Genre: Western
Setting: Pecos County; Wyoming, USA
Reprinted In: Kid Colt, Outlaw#161
Synopsis: Jim becomes the notorious Derringer Kid and heads to Wyoming to build a new reputation; Jim wants to marry Mary, but her father refuses because of Jim's history.
"Peril of the Panhandle"

Title: "White Fury"
Story:
Art: John Romita
Heroes: Tex Dawson
Villains: White Fury [horse, Whirlwind's old rival]
Others: Whirlwind, Lightning
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: While Tex sleeps, White Fury comes to attack Whirlwind, but he and Lightning drive the mad horse away without Tex ever being aware.
"Range Justice"
"Long Shot"

Nine

Title: "The Man Who Hated Guns!"
Story:
Art: John Romita
Heroes: Tex Dawson
Villains: Stage robbers
Others: Whirlwind, Lightning, Pete [stage driver], Walt [shotgun rider], Kay [Walt's girlfriend]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#32; Tex Dawson, Gunslinger#1
Synopsis: Walt is unable to shoot at robbers. Tex arranges for his gun to have blanks then stages a hold-up to win back his confidence.

Title: "Cry of the Coyote!"
Story:
Art: John Romita
Heroes: Tex Dawson
Villains: Quid Hartley [claim jumper] and his gang
Others: Whirlwind, Lightning, Pinto Pete [miner]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Tex Dawson, Gunslinger#2
Synopsis: Quid Hartly and his gang take over Pinto Pete's mine, but Tex Dawson helps Pete get it back.

Title: "Lone-Star Stallion!"
Story:
Art: John Romita
Heroes: Tex Dawson
Villains: Mike and his aid [outlaws]
Others: Whirlwind, Lightning, Will [sheriff], Lora [Will's wife], Tim [Will's son]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Tex Dawson, Gunslinger#2
Synopsis: As Tex visits Will's family, Mike and his ally drive away Tex by frightening Whirlwind, making it seem like Whirlwind has gone made. With Tex gone, the duo attack Will, lighting his house on fire, but Tex returns in time to save his friends and capture the criminals.

Title: "Outlaw Brand!"
Story:
Art: John Romita
Heroes: Tex Dawson
Villains: Lilly Belle [Lulu Carter, horse rancher]
Others: Whirlwind, Lightning, Mark [Lilly's boyfriend]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Tex Dawson, Gunslinger#2
Synopsis: Lilly accuses Tex of horse thieving but Tex exposes her as Lulu Carter, a wanted criminal.

Title: "A Stranger in Tombstone!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Al Williamson
Heroes: A sheriff
Villains: Owlhoot Kid [outlaw]
Genre: Western
Setting: Tombstone
Reprinted In: Tex Dawson, Gunslinger#1; Al Williamson: Hidden Lands
Synopsis: A stranger comes to Tombstone looking for the Owlhoot Kid. Soon the sheriff hears the Owlhoot Kid is supposed to be around and finally realizes the stranger is the Owlhoot Kid, hiding in plain sight.

Ten (June, 1956)

Title: "Stampede!"
Story:
Art: John Romita
Heroes: Tex Dawson
Villains: Stone [cattle rustler] and his men [Larkin]
Others: Whirlwind, Lightning
Genre: Western
Setting: Bar-T Ranch, USA
Reprinted In: Rawhide Kid#105
Synopsis: Tex is tricked into helping rustlers, but Tex learns his mistake and captures the rustlers.

Title: "The Man in the Middle!"
Story:
Art: John Romita
Heroes: Tex Dawson
Villains: Ben [general goods store owner], Tod [Ben's brother, outlaw]
Others: Whirlwind, Lightning, Les Harlow, Ken Morley [rival ranchers]
Genre: Western
Setting: Middle Village
Synopsis: Tex finds Harlow and Morley about to start a range war, each believing the other put up barbed wire around the local water hole; Tex discovers the real culprit is Tod, an outlaw who was sent to jail by the two ranchers and wanted revenge.

Title: "The Wild Gun!"
Story:
Art: John Romita
Heroes: Tex Dawson
Villains: Mr. Bigby [corrupt banker]
Others: Whirlwind, Lightning, Tim [land owner], Tim's sister
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Tex Dawson, Gunslinger#1
Synopsis: Tex finds Tim on a shooting spree and helps hunt him, but finds Tim has legitimate gripes with Mr. Bigby, who has been falsifying interest rates; Tex exposes Bigby and sets Tim free.

Title: "Genius With a Gun!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Al Williamson
Heroes: Dirk [Marshal
Villains: Sawbuck [rustler]
Others: Nevada [deputy]
Genre: Western
Setting: The Old west
Reprinted In: Wyatt Earp#30
Synopsis: Dirk's prowess with the gun impresses Sawbuck, who hires him as a rustler-- but Dirk is really a marshal and arrests Sawbuck in the act.

Eleven (August, 1956)

Title: untitled
Story:
Art: John Romita
Heroes: Tex Dawson
Others: Mike Spears [also disguised as Spence Calhoun], Mrs. Spears [Mike's wife] Whirlwind, Lightning
Genre: Western
Setting: Circle-T Ranch, USA
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#18
Synopsis: Dawson goes to work for Spears, who claims Spence Calhoun is out to kill him; Dawson determines there is no such person as Calhoun and Spears plans to dress up in that guise so he'll die and his wife will inherit his insurance money. Dawson convinces Spears to let him help regain his money.

Title: "Bullets at Tombstone!"
Story:
Art: John Romita
Heroes: Tex Dawson
Villains: Bard Rand and his gang [Pete]
Others: Whirlwind, Lightning
Genre: Western
Setting: Tombstone, USA
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#19
Synopsis: Dawson enters Tombstone during a stand-off and sends Lightning to investigate the building under siege. However, Dawson learns the building houses Bard Rand and his gang and the sheriff intends to dynamite the building. To save Lightning, Dawson and Whirlwind quickly defeat the gang before the dynamite can be lit.

Title: "Outlaw Breed!"
Story:
Art: John Romita
Heroes: Tex Dawson
Villains: Mr. Osborne [blacksmith, rustler] and his gang
Others: Whirlwind, Lightning
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#17; Western Gunfighters#30; Tex Dawson, Gunslinger#1
Synopsis: Whirlwind's hoof prints match those of a rustler's horse; Tex unmasks his own blacksmith as the culprit.

Title: "Gambling Man!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Bob Forgione, Jack Abel
Villains: Ace Rankin [casino owner]
Others: Curley [card dealer], Watis [woman opposed to casino]
Genre: Western
Setting: Cactus Canyon, USA
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#16
Synopsis: Ace refuses to clean up his casino, but when he hears his son was injured at a fight in a Chicago casino, he gives up his business to be with his son.

Title: "Dead Eye!"
Story:
Art: John Romita
Heroes: Tex Dawson
Villains: Biff Holloway [gunman], Jones [corrupt banker]
Others: Whirlwind, Lightning
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Tex Dawson, Gunslinger#3
Synopsis: Tex helps arrest Biff, but Biff keeps getting out of prison; it turns out Jones is trying to embezzle money and was using Biff as a distraction; Tex rounds up both men.

Twelve (October, 1956)

Title: "The Sky Pilot!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Joe Sinnott
Heroes: Ben Smith [minister, formerly Rio Kid]
Villains: Hank Watts [tough guy]
Others: Mrs. Wilkins [civilian]
Genre: western
Setting: Eagle Pass, USA
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#6
Synopsis: Ben comes to Eagle Pass to build a church, but Hank refuses to let him and challenges him to a fight; Ben borrows a gun and easily beats Hank, revealing he used to be the Rio Kid. A chastened Hank helps build the church.

Title: untitled
Story:
Art: John Romita
Heroes: Tex Dawson
Villains: Bo Newton [stage robber] and his gang [Linx Porter]
Others: Whirlwind, Lightning
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#5; Marvel Visionaries: John Romita, Sr.
Synopsis: While Tex is clashing with Newton's gang, Linx falls off a cliff; Tex saves Linx. Weeks later, Tex is asked to help stop Newton's gang from robbing a stage; Linx refuses to fight Tex and ultimately surrenders peacefully while the rest of the gang are defeated.

Title: untitled
Story:
Art: John Romita
Heroes: Tex Dawson
Villains: Bud Chumley [outlaw, also as "Stag Harper"]
Others: Lightning, Whirlwind
Genre: Western
Setting: Fort Dulane
Synopsis: Fort Dulane is expecting the outlaw Bud Chumley and the sheriff demands everyone give him their firearms and hires Stag Harper to be his deputy. Tex doesn't trust Stag and has Lightning steal back his guns, just in time to stop Stag from killing the sheriff - Stag was actually Bud.

Title: untitled
Story:
Art: John Romita
Heroes: Tex Dawson
Villains: Pug Wilson [outlaw]
Others: Lightning, Whirlwind, Tim and Billy [young boys]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Dawson overhears two boys arguing about whether he's as good as the outlaw Pug, so he tracks Pug down and captures him.

Title: untitled
Story:
Art: John Romita
Heroes: Tex Dawson
Villains: Cliff and his gang [horse killers]
Others: Lightning, Whirlwind
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Cliff's gang try to create a wild stallion stampede so they can collect the meat, but Whirlwind gets the stallions to turn around and help Tex capture the gang.

Thirteen (December, 1956)

Title: untitled
Story:
Art: John Romita
Heroes: Tex Dawson
Villains: A pack of wolves
Others: Whirlwind, Lightning, a gold prospector
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#20; Western Gunfighters#33
Synopsis: A prospector tries to kill Lightning because he hates wolves, but Dawson, Whirlwind and Lightning help defend him from the wolves and Lightning even finds a gold strike for the prospector.

Title: "The Search for Don Jose!"
Story:
Art: John Romita
Heroes: Tex Dawson
Villains: Big Ben Keene [rancher]
Others: Whirlwind, Lightning, Don Jose [Keene's business partner]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#21
Synopsis: Keene accuses Don Jose of stealing his money and fleeing to the hills, insisting he should deal with Jose himself; Tex pursues Keene and learns Keene embezzled the funds himself; Tex frees Jose and turns Keene over to the law.

Title: "The Man and the Gun!"
Story:
Art: John Romita
Heroes: Tex Dawson
Villains: Mr. Hobbs [general store owner]
Others: Whirlwind, Lightning, Ossie [teenager], Mr. Bailey [rancher], Jim [Ossie's father]
Genre: Western
Setting: Texas
Reprinted In: Tex Dawson, Gunslinger#3
Synopsis: Hobbs wants to kill his father's killer and Hobbs claims Tex killed him, but Tex reveals Ossie's father is still alive and Jim identifies Hobbs as the man who tried to kill him.

Title: "Gun-Fight in Grey Gulch!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Pete Morisi
Heroes: Wild Bill Hickok
Villains: Two gunfighters
Genre: Western
Setting: Grey Gulch, USA
Synopsis: Wild Bill breaks up two men who were about to start a gunfight.

Title: "Showdown!"
Story:
Art: John Romita
Heroes: Tex Dawson
Villains: Brett Towners [ranch jumper]
Others: Lightning, Whirlwind, Jane Miles [Brett's cousin], Haddie [Jane's aunt], Mike [stage driver]
Genre: Western
Setting: Bar M ranch
Reprinted In: Tex Dawson, Gunslinger#3
Synopsis: Tex learns how Brett has claimed the family ranch in defiance of the will which promised it to Jane. Tex offers his gun to help Brett, but instead helps beat down Brett and force him to absolve himself of the ranch.

Fourteen (February, 1957)

Title: "Guns at Thunder Pass!"
Story:
Art: John Romita
Heroes: Tex Dawson
Villains: Jock [bank cashier]
Others: Lightning, Whirlwind, Whispering Willie [Tex's friend]
Genre: Western
Setting: Thunder Pass, USA
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#27
Synopsis: Willie is accused of bank robbery, but Tex defends him from the posse led by Jock and discovers Jock is the real thief.

Title: "The Getaway!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Ted Galindo
Villains: Luke Brand [bank robber]
Others: Natives
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Kid Colt, Outlaw#173
Synopsis: Luke robs a bank and flees to the desert, but Natives steal his money and all his possessions; Luke is saved when the posse finds him.

Title: "To the Last Man!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Tex Dawson
Villains: Farley Warner [man seeking vengeance]
Others: Whirlwind, Lightning, Buck Hawser [homesteader], Tim Halloran [rancher], Jimmy Warner [Farley's son], Susy Warner [Farley's daughter], Hannah Warner [Farley's wife]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#23
Synopsis: Farley wants revenge on those he deems culpable for killing his family during a range war; however, Tex prevents Farley from killing his targets and ultimately reunites Farley with his family, who hadn't been killed after all.

Title: "The Kid's Last Stand!"
Story:
Art: John Romita
Heroes: Tex Dawson
Villains: Rod Tighe, Chan Boring and an army of outlaws
Others: Sam [rancher], Whirlwind, Lightning
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#22
Synopsis: Tex finds Tighe and Boring have banded outlaws together to destroy him, but by adopting disguises and entering their camps, Tex turns the ringleaders against each other and then scatters their followers.

Title: untitled
Story:
Art: John Romita
Heroes: Tex Dawson
Villains: Mel and his gang [outlaws], Bart Homer [Mel's boss]
Others: Lightning, Whirlwind
Genre: Western
Setting: Wild Horse Mesa
Synopsis: Mel's men start a stampede to cover up Bart's prison break but Tex catches Mel, then nabs Bart. A stampede of wild horses nearly runs over Tex and Bart, but Whirlwind defeats the wild horses' leader, driving the others away.

Fifteen

Title: untitled
Story:
Art: John Romita
Heroes: Tex Dawson
Villains: Bud Sawyer [trouble maker], renegade Natives
Others: Whirlwind, Lightning, Mose [wagon caravan master]
Genre: Western
Setting: Fort Larabee, USA
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#28
Synopsis: Tex helps guide a wagon train to Fort Larabee, en route saving them from a rattlesnake, renegade Natives and the trouble-making Bud.

Title: "The Storm!"
Story:
Art:
Villains: Sam Blake [robber]
Others: Ben [shopkeeper]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Mighty Marvel Western#35
Synopsis: Blake hides provisions in the hills and then robs Ben's store and heads to his hideout; however, a storm comes up and he loses his way, nearly perishing in the wild; Blake is found and arrested.

Title: "Trouble in Tombstone!"
Story:
Art: John Romita
Heroes: Tex Dawson
Villains: Mick Connors [criminal]
Others: Whirlwind, Lightning
Genre: Western
Setting: Tombstone, USA
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#25
Synopsis: Connors hates Tex for earlier sending him to prison and recently winning a race with Whirlwind when Connors bet against him; Connors steals Whirlwind to bait Tex into a trap, but Lightning helps surprise Connors and Tex captures Connors again.

Title: "Revenge of Red Arrow!"
Story:
Art: John Romita
Heroes: Tex Dawson
Villains: Slim Warner [ammunition smuggler], Barton [Slim's accomplice]
Others: Whirlwind, Lightning, Red Arrow [Sioux warrior]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#24
Synopsis: Red Arrow tries to attack a wagon trespassing on Sioux land, but Tex stops him. However, the wagon contains Warner and his cronies, smuggling weapons. Red Arrow and Lightning destroy the ammunition and Tex arrests the criminals.

Title: "Six-Gun Vengeance"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Tex Dawson
Villains: Jonas [ranch hand]
Others: Whirlwind, Lightning
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#26
Synopsis: An old man recounts to an admiring child how Tex Dawson was once framed for theft by Jonas in his ranching days and became an outlaw. He met up with Whirlwind and Lightning, both animals being outcasts from their own societies and they became friends; Dawson eventually cleared his name and set out to use his abilities to help people like him.

Sixteen

"The Card Cheat"
"Last Stage to Sundown"
"The Flaming Plains"
"The Sheriff"
"Outlaw's Guns"

Seventeen (August, 1957)

Title: untitled
Story:
Art: John Romita
Heroes: Tex Dawson
Villains: Mark Jason [delivery man]
Others: Whirlwind, Lightning, a delivery man
Genre: Western
Setting: San Pedro Trail
Synopsis: Mark tries to brand Tex as having stolen a Wells Fargo shipment. Tex follows the trail to the real thief, a delivery man, but the man reveals Mark is the real thief; Tex and Lightning overpower him and turn him over the authorities.

Title: untitled
Story:
Art: John Romita
Heroes: Tex Dawson
Villains: Bart Chalmers [criminal, brother jailed by Tex Dawson]
Others: Whirlwind, Lightning, Sheriff Billy Huff [Cayuse sheriff]
Genre: Western
Setting: Cayuse City
Synopsis: Tex is being pursued by Bart, whose father was a sheriff who once worked with Tex. Tex and Bart wind up fighting in the cemetery and Whirlwind knocks loose a gravestone, pinning Bart to the ground; it turns out to be the gravestone of Bart's father.

Title: "The Kid's Last Stand!"
Story:
Art: John Romita
Heroes: Tex Dawson
Villains: Bo Morse and his gang [Jess]
Others: Whirlwind, Lightning
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Tex is in a fight with Morse's gang; he makes his voice echo through the valley, startling the outlaws, thus allowing Tex, Lightning and Whirlwind to quickly defeat Morse's entire gang.

Title: "Crisis in Laredo"
Story:
Art: Al Greene
Heroes: The sheriff [one eye]
Others: Jim [townsperson], Eddie [Jim's son, accused man], Ben Warren [dead man]
Genre: Western
Setting: Laredo
Synopsis: A mob wants to kill Eddie, thinking he murdered Ben Warren. Ben actually died by accident while playing with a gun. When Jim leads the mob into the jail, he's startled to see his own son is the accused man and convinces the mob to disperse.

Title: "Flaming Six-Guns!"
Story:
Art: John Romita
Heroes: Tex Dawson
Villains: Bud Thorne [cowboy] and his gang [Gig]
Others: Whirlwind, Lightning, Ned [deputy]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Bud's gang see the town sheriff is absent and decide to steal wagon full of oil, but Tex helps capture them and retrieve the oil barrels.


WESTERN OUTLAWS

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

One

"The Guns of Juan Perez"
"The Bradshaw Boys"
"The Jackal"
"The Greenville Gallows"

Two (April, 1954)

"Revolt of the Redskins"
"Guns of the Baron"
"Death and the Pony Express"
"Hired Killer"

Three

"When the Greysons Rode"
"The Marshal"
"The Injun Killer"
"The Killer"

Four (August, 1954)

Title: "The Vigilantes"
Story:
Art: Jay Scott Pike
Heroes: Will Harper [homesteader]
Villains: Hutch Mullins [cattle baron, dies] and his men [Joad]
Others: Bob, Mike, Tom [homesteaders], Harry, Kilroy [homesteaders, die], Mrs. Harper [Will's wife]
Genre: Western
Setting: Texas, USA
Reprinted In: Outlaw Kid#19
Synopsis: Hutch tries to drive homesteaders out of his land, but Will encourages them to band together as vigilantes and bring down Hutch; they surround Hutch's home and light it on fire, killing Hutch and forcing the others to surrender.

Title: "Pancho Diablo"
Story:
Art: Tony DiPreta
Villains: Pancho Diablo [outlaw, dies] and his gang [Manuel, Pedro, all die]
Others: Chicolo [Pedro's dog, dies], US Cavalry, Forbes [rancher]
Genre: Western
Setting: 1860s Texas, USA
Reprinted In: Rawhide Kid#123
Synopsis: Pancho leads outlaws to rob trains. The Cavalry is sent after Pancho. Pancho repeatedly berates his subordinate Pedro, eventually killing Pedro's dog when the Cavalry close in on them. Pedro turns on the gang and blows them all up with dynamite.

Title: "Redmen's Revenge"
Story:
Art: Al Gordon
Villains: Crane, Mason [horse thieves, both die]
Others: Native Americans [Attula], Nevvins, Gordon [horse dealers]
Genre: Western
Setting: 1876, Boulder Gap, Arizona, USA
Synopsis: Crane and Mason kill a Native and then steal horses to sell in Boulder Gap. However, no one in town will touch the horses and the Natives come for revenge, killing Crane and Mason and retrieving the horses.

Title: "Luke Short"
Story:
Art: Paul Hodge
Heroes: Luke Short [gunfighter, dies]
Villains: Storms, Pritchard [gamblers, both die], George Webster [Mayor of Dodge], Harry Cartwright [protection racketeer, dies]
Others: Mr. Short [Luke's father], Native Americans, Bat Masterson [US marshal], Wyatt Earp [US marshal], Newt Baker [US marshal], Jack [casino owner]
Genre: Western
Setting: 1854-1893, Arkansas; Nebraska; South Dakota; Leadville; Tombstone, Arizona; Dodge City, Kansas; Fort Worth, Texas; Queda Springs, Kansas, USA
Reprinted In: Two-Gun Kid#112
Synopsis: Recounts how Luke became a gunfighter and gambler, managing to avoid the law and eventually winning allies amongst the US marshals; when Webster tried to run Short out of Dodge, Short brought in his marshal allies to drive Webster out of office. Short was tried for murder when he killed Cartwright, but was found not guilty and died years later at the age of 39.

Five

"Sundown Street"
"Fast on the Draw"
"Flaming Arrow"
"Wagons West!"

Six (December, 1954)

Title: "War"
Story:
Art: Paul Reinman
Heroes: Ethan Fuller [southern farmer]
Villains: Steve Weldon [intolerant man, dies], his gang
Others: Nancy Fuller [Ethan's wife], unnamed son, US Cavalry
Genre: Western
Setting: Post-Civil War
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#13
Synopsis: Following the Civil War, Weldon continues a private war, killing "rebels" wherever he finds them. Only the Fullers refuse to pull out and stand against him and they are saved from Weldon by the cavalry.

Title: "Branded!"
Story:
Art: Joe Sinnott
Heroes: Kim Waring [rancher's son]
Villains: Caine Johnson [cattle king] and his men [Whitey, Pete]
Others: Farraday [rancher]
Genre: Western
Setting: Lehigh City, USA
Reprinted In: Rawhide Kid#103
Synopsis: Johnson rustles cattle, changing their branding marks. Kim, son of one of Johnson's victims, challenges Johnson to a fight; Johnson winds up kicked face-first into a branding iron which places an "R" on his face.

Title: "With Guns Slung Low"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Clay Brand [gunfighter, becomes marshal]
Villains: Talas Pride [Carson City councilman], Cagle [saloon owner]
Others: Hole-in-the-Wall Gang, Lucy Touhy [sheriff's daughter], Sheriff Touhy
Genre: Western
Setting: 1890, Carson City, Oklahoma, USA
Reprinted In: Rawhide Kid#106
Synopsis: In his time, Brand ran with the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang, Doc Holliday, Butch Cassidy, Kid Curry, Dalton Brothers and others. Asked to become the marshal of Carson City so Pride can takeover the saloons, Brand cleans up the crime, but refuses to aid Pride in his larger goals; Brand gives up being marshal and leaves Carson City, knowing his reputation will only bring trouble after him.

Title: "Half-Breed!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Strong Hawk [half-white, half-Sachem outcast, dies]
Villains: Long Hair [Native rabble rouser, dies], Ace Hutchins [ammunition dealer, dies]
Others: Gray Fawn [Strong Hawk's mother, Sachem]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Outlaw Kid#15
Synopsis: Strong Hawk overhears Long Hair and Ace planning to drive their peoples into war; Strong Hawk refuses to serve with either side, instead offering himself to both sides, saying they should kill him if they want peace; Long Hair and Ace shoot Strong Hawk down, but both men are then shot to death by their own kind. Both peoples realize Strong Hawk had been a true brother to them.

Seven

"Pancho Diablo"
"Shotgun Guard"
"His Name Was Cregg"

Title: "The Kid from Nowhere"
Story:
Art: John Romita
Heroes: Tom Larrame [deputy]
Villains: Angus Walsh and his gang [cattle rustlers]
Others: Bill Varody [cattle rancher], Sy Blaine [ranch hand, dies], Sally Varody [Bill's daughter]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Angus has masterminded cattle thievery from Bill's ranch to close him out, but undercover deputy Tom defends the ranch and brings Angus to justice.

Eight (April, 1955)

"When the Dillons Rode"
"The Outlaw"
"Hoss Thief"
"Card Sharp"

Nine (June, 1955)

Title: "Twelve Notches"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Ben Holt [sheriff]
Villains: Mr. Mathews [banker], Mungo [stage robber], Joe Porter [gambler]
Others: Hardtack, Jack [townsfolk], Jim [stage driver]
Genre: Western
Setting: Pecos Village
Synopsis: Mathews hires Holt to be the new sheriff because the twelve notches on his gun frighten people. However, Holt exposes Mathews as working with Mungo to rob a shipment from his own bank; Holt takes both men in alive, revealing he always takes men alive - the notches are for show.

Title: "The Quiet Man"
Story:
Art: Bill Everett
Heroes: Pat Collins [deputy, quiet man]
Villains: Bart Williams [gunman]
Others: Lance Healy [sheriff], Joe Moore [deputy]
Genre: Western
Setting: Bajou County, USA
Synopsis: No one is impressed with Pat because of his quiet demeanour, but he proves to be truly brave and confident when facing Bart; Bart killed Pat's brother and Pat steadily pursues and defeats Bart.

Title: "To Catch a Thief"
Story:
Art: Joe Kubert, Sam Moskowitz
Heroes: Bud Garrett [sheriff]
Villains: Harper [bank robber], Mitch [Harper's ally]
Others: Frank [banker]
Genre: Western
Setting: Dawson City, Old West
Synopsis: Harper allows Mitch to be caught by Garrett so he can escape; to stop Harper's string of robberies, Garrett lets Mitch go on the arrangement he lead the law to Harper's location; the plan works and Harper is finally caught.

Title: "The Marshal of Mesquite Junction"
Story:
Art: Don Heck
Heroes: Jed Trumbull [marshal]
Villains: Ben Hollis [horse thief] and his gang
Others: Fred Warner [rancher's son], Marie Trumbull [Jed's wife]
Genre: Western
Setting: Mesquite Junction, USA
Synopsis: The marshal balks at arresting Ben because he's his brother-in-law but upon hearing his sister died of a broken heart because of Ben's thievery, the marshal brings Ben in to jail.

Ten

"Thundering Colts"
"The Last Stage from Abilene"
"The Rustlers Strike"
"The Deputy"

Eleven

Title: "The Tin Star"
Story:
Art: Al Williamson
Heroes: Sheriff Wade Lowell [young sheriff]
Villains: Vic Custer [young gunman], cattle rustlers [Duke, Jesse]
Others: Howard Pierce [banker]
Genre: Western
Setting: Piercetown
Reprinted In: Al Williamson: Hidden Lands
Synopsis: Sheriff Lowell finds no cooperation from Piercetown's locals but he succeeds in halting Custer's gun-happy celebrating, stops a band of rustlers and finally captures the rustlers' leader when he attacks Piercetown.
"Every Gun Against Him"
"Trail of the Owlhoot"
"No Place to Hide"

Twelve

Title: "The Rio Kid!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Cody [sheriff, masquerades as Rio Kid]
Villains: Turgon [gang leader]
Genre: Western
Setting: An unnamed frontier town
Reprinted In: Rawhide Kid#118
Synopsis: The Rio Kid arrives in town and frightens the local law-breakers into departing; he then reveals himself to be the new sheriff and he killed the real Rio Kid months ago.

Title: "Scar Durham... He Couldn't be Caught!"
Story:
Art:
Villains: Scar Durham [outlaw] and Ox [Scar's sidekick]
Others: Captain Rand Benson [US Cavalry] and his brigade
Genre: Western
Setting: 1880s Nugget Gap, USA
Reprinted In: Wyatt Earp#34
Synopsis: Scar tries to run the town of Nugget Gap himself, but his sidekick Ox gets tired of his abuse and betrays Scar to the US Cavalry.

Title: "Empty Holsters"
Story:
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Buck Ellis [gunfighter]
Villains: Alamo Fleck [outlaw] and his gang
Others: Sheriff Blanton [Adobe Wells sheriff], Mr. Johns [banker]
Genre: Western
Setting: Adobe Wells, New Mexico, USA
Reprinted In: Gunhawks#6
Synopsis: Ellis comes to Adobe Wells hoping to obtain a bank loan, but Mr. Johns is dubious. When Ellis helps save the town from an attack by Fleck, Johns changes his mind.

Title: "They Strike by Night"
Story:
Art: Al Hartley
Heroes: Running Fox [Navajo], Murdock [rancher]
Villains: Yancy Manx [rustler]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Rawhide Kid#114
Synopsis: Running Fox and Murdock are friends; Manx tries to turn them against each other by rustling Murdock's cattle and leaving Navajo items behind, but Murdock doesn't fall for it and captures the real rustlers.

Title: "A Gunman in Town!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Eric Macklin [young farmer]
Villains: Curly Wolf [trouble maker]
Others: Clem Foss [store owner], Millie Macklin [Eric's daughter], Mrs. Macklin [Eric's wife]
Genre: Western
Setting: Pine Hollow, USA
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#22
Synopsis: When Eric starts rampaging in Pine Hollow, the town's lack of a sheriff grants him absolute power. Eric comes to the general store to buy a doll for Millie and when Wolf tries to stop him, Eric quickly punches him unconscious and then buys the doll.

Thirteen

"The Vengeance of Wes Harder"
"The Desperado"
"No Place to Hide"
"Reward Dead or Alive: Blackie Clark"
"When the Rangers Rode"

Fourteen

Title: "When Rustlers Ride"
Story:
Art: Gene Colan
Heroes: Jim Turner [rancher]
Villains: Barlow and his cattle rustlers]
Others: Betty [Jim's lover]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Mighty Marvel Western#28
Synopsis: Barlow tries stealing Turner's cattle, but Turner stops him.
"Gunfight in Tombstone"
"The Short Life of Monk Cantrell, Gunfighter"

Title: "The Man Who Caught the Raven"
Story:
Art: Al Williamson
Heroes: Sheriff Tom Morse
Villains: Raven [stage robber] and his sidekick
Others: Ben [blacksmith], Sam, Clem [stage handlers]
Genre: Western
Setting: USA of the Old West
Synopsis: The Raven robs stages with his partner riding on the inside as a passenger. Sheriff Morse tracks them down and arrests them.

Fifteen

Title: "Hulk Andrews the Quick-Draw Kid!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Bob Forgione
Villains: Hulk Andrews [cow-puncher, performer, gunfighter], Ace Cody [carnival owner, dies], gunmen [Seth Waco, all die]
Genre: Western
Setting: Circle-O Ranch, Dallas, Texas, USA
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#19
Synopsis: Hulk's prowess with guns induces Ace to hire him for the carnival and then suggest they become bank robbers. Hulk is drawn along, but after their robbery he has misgivings and wants to leave; Ace turns on Hulk, but Hulk kills the entire gang and then flees to the hills.

Title: "When the Harpers Rode"
Story: Stan Lee
Art:
Villains: Harpers [Crag Harper, Bull Harper, one other]
Others: Joe Borden [marshal], Nevada Jones [Borden's aide]
Genre: Western
Setting: 1843, Gila Bend, Wyoming, USA
Reprinted In: Rawhide Kid#108
Synopsis: The Harpers come to Gila Bend and loot it as the locals are too frightened to make a stand. Marshal Borden ultimately captures the gang but doesn't stay, instead encouraging the townsfolk to solve their own problems in the future.

Title: "The Showdown!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art:
Heroes: Sheriff Dan Parsons
Villains: Drifter Hogan [outlaw]
Genre: Western
Setting: Town in the US West
Synopsis: Parsons sends Hogan to prison and he vows revenge; 13 years later he goes after the now-retired sheriff, but the townspeople all draw their guns on Hogan and threaten to shoot him if he opens fire on Parsons; Hogan sulks away in defeat.

Title: "Rustler's Moon"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Angelo Torres
Villains: The Hawk [Frank Bennett, rustler, dies]
Others: Mr. Bennett [rancher], Tex [ranch hand]
Genre: Western
Setting: Bar-B Ranch
Reprinted In: Wyatt Earp#32
Synopsis: Bennett's ranch is beset by the Hawk, who turns out to be his own son who tries to frame Tex for the deed; in a gunfight with Tex, Frank is buried in an avalanche and dies; Tex conceals the truth and tells his father he died fighting the Hawk.

Sixteen

"When the Gila Gang Strikes"
"The Revenge of Joe Granger"
"The Night Rider"
"The Arizona Jailbirds"

Seventeen

"When the Wild Bunch Rides"
"The man Called Dango"
"Every Gun against Him"
"The Masked Outlaw"

Eighteen

"Draw if You Dare"
"Bull Morgan! He Ambushed the man From Natchez"
"Barton Fargo's Revenge"
"Nugget Murdock, the Robber Baron"

Nineteen (March, 1957)

Title: "Outlaw in Hiding!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Joe Maneely
Heroes: Wes Manton [outlaw, "Wes Smith"]
Villains: Nevada, Blackie [Wes' partners]
Others: Mr. Brown [rancher], Sue Brown [rancher's daughter]
Genre: Western
Setting: October 18, 1873, Smith Junction
Reprinted In: Mighty Marvel Western#24
Synopsis: Wes abandons Nevada and Blackie after a robbery. Hunted by the law, he grows a beard and calls himself "Wes Smith." Mr. Brown offers him a job at his ranch and vouches for him with the law. Over time, Wes feels for the Brown family and when he learns the Browns could be arrested for harbouring a fugitive he turns himself in to serve his time, promising to come back to the Browns when he's done; the Browns knew who he was all along and hoped he'd make this decision.

Title: "Strong-Man Thompson"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Joe Sinnott
Heroes: Prospector
Villains: Strong-Man Thompson [tough guy, dies]
Others: Si [blacksmith], a sheriff
Genre: Western
Setting: Bluff Falls, Nevada
Synopsis: Thompson shows off his strength to win money and takes a dislike to a stranger who refuses to pay for having seen him show-off. Learning the stranger owns a mine, Thompson forces him to hand over the deed and runs off to claim it, refusing to hear the stranger's warning; the mine turns out to be a death-trap filled with fool's gold and Thompson is crushed to death when the mine collapses.

Title: "The McGill Gang's Gun Guard!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Reed Crandall
Heroes: Rocky Mountain Kid [gunslinger]
Villains: Mace McGill [gang leader] and his gang [Hunk]
Genre: Western
Setting: Gunshot, Utah
Synopsis: McGill hears the governor is sending the Rocky Mountain Kid to Gunshot to clean up his gang. He hires a gunman to kill the Kid for him but the gunman refuses and defeats the entire gang, revealing he's the Rocky Mountain Kid.

Title: "The Betrayer!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: John Severin
Heroes: Jeb Hart [young man]
Villains: Simon Hart [Jeb's uncle, outlaw] and his gang [Hank]
Genre: Western
Setting: Little Bend, Texas
Synopsis: Jeb goes to Little Bend to find his only living relative, his uncle Simon. Simon turns out to be an outlaw leader and convinces Jeb to join the gang, promising no one will be hurt. When they begin shooting people during a robbery Jeb turns on the gang and captures them all; Simon goes to prison and Jeb eventually becomes a deputy marshal.

Twenty (May, 1957)

Title: "Revenge of Blackjack Rawson!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Mr. Perkins [timid man]
Villains: Blackjack Rawson [gunman]
Others: Mr. Dykes [townsperson], the sheriff
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: The sheriff saves Perkins from Rawson and Rawson vows revenge on the sheriff. After getting out of prison Rawson takes a stage hostage to lure the sheriff into a trap, but Perkins helps distract Rawson and the sheriff defeats him again.

Title: "Six-Gun Showdown"
Story:
Art: Joe Sinnott
Heroes: A US Marshal
Villains: Darcy [outlaw]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Darcy wounds the marshal in a fight but the marshal continues to chase him, using a dummy at a campsite to get the drop on Darcy and capture him.

Title: "No Lawman in Larrabe City"
Story:
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: A US Marshal
Villains: Blackie [corrupt gambler]
Others: Clayton [card player]
Genre: Western
Setting: Larrabe City, USA
Synopsis: Because there's no law in Larrabe City Blackie practically runs the town, but one day a marshal arrives and cleans up the town.

Title: "Hide-Out!"
Story:
Art: Gene Colan
Villains: Chuck Bowie [outlaw]
Genre: Western
Setting: River Gulch, USA
Synopsis: Chuck flees into the desert with stolen money but grows delirious from lack of water and circles all the way back to River Gulch.

Title: "The Wild Bunch Strikes!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Brad Ford [US Marshal]
Villains: The Wild Bunch [stage robbers]
Others: Pete [stage driver], George Bannon [Wells Fargo agent]
Genre: Western
Setting: Carson City, USA
Synopsis: The Wild Bunch rob stages but fall out with each other during a robbery and Marshal Ford captures them.

Twenty-One

Title: "Draw on Sight!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Lin Mead [deputy]
Villains: Patch Collins [outlaw]
Others: Mayor Dan Kimberly
Genre: Western
Setting: An unnamed town
Reprinted In: Kid Colt, Outlaw#188
Synopsis: Mead is disgraced by the outlaw Patch, until he determines how to beat him in a draw by coming at him from the side of his blind eye.

Title: "Warpath!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Buff [frontier hero]
Villains: Jack Gore, Grey Wolf [Blackfoot, wanna-be chief]
Others: Big Elk, Chief Bear Claw, other Blackfoot
Genre: Western
Setting: Fort Davis
Reprinted In: Kid Colt, Outlaw#188
Synopsis: Gore drives the Blackfoot into a warpath so the cavalry will kill them and he can take their gold; Buff uncovers the plot and warns the cavalry.
"Come an' Get Me"
"Revenge of Black Jack Taylor"
"Guns Roar in Calamity"


WESTERN OUTLAWS AND SHERIFFS

Continues from Best Western

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Sixty

"Gun Duel in Powder Valley"
Reprinted In: Western Thrillers#1
"The Kansas Massacre of 1864!"
Reprinted In: Western Thrillers#1
"Two-Gun Showdown at Black Rock!"
Reprinted In: Western Thrillers#3
"California Byrnes He Tried to Starve a Thousand Men!"
"Sheriff Harvey Gilamonster Gilbert They Called Him the One-Man Posse!"

Sixty-One

Title: "Kill the Sheep-Men"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Lt. Ted Rockwell [US Army Reserve, dies]
Villains: Nick Nichols [cattle rustler, dies], Spud, Baldy [cattle rustlers]
Others: Chuck Gibson [US Army Reserve, Ted's friend], Mr. Gibson [cattle rancher, Chuck's father], Mr. Rockwell [sheep herder, Ted's father]
Genre: Western
Setting: October 6, 1899, Suet, Wyoming, USA
Reprinted In: Cowboy Action#5; Kid Colt, Outlaw#185
Synopsis: Returning from the Spanish-American War, Ted and Chuck find their families in a range war over rustling; the real rustlers try to divert the ranchers by framing Ted as a member of their gang, but Ted leads the others to Nick's rustlers; Nick kills Ted, but Chuck avenges his best friend's death by shooting Nick.
"Pepper Lawson Texas King of the Badmen"
"Chief Tall Wolf's War"
"The Double Cross of Sam Bass!"
"The McCanles Massacre"

Sixty-Two

Title: "Thirty-Five Notches!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Wild Bill Hickok
Villains: Jack Hardin [gunman, dies] and his gang [Buck, Jerry, Spud]
Others: Sgt. Morly, Corporal Manson, Corporal Grogins [US Army]
Genre: Western
Setting: October 3, 1872-November 17, 1874, Abilene, Kansas; Hays City, Kansas; Wichita, Kansas, USA
Reprinted In: Kid Colt, Outlaw#160
Synopsis: Wild Bill tries to keep Jack from becoming a gunman, but Jack begins killing people and committing robberies, eventually stacking up 35 deaths, marked with notches on his gun handle. Wild Bill is finally the one who catches Jack in Abilene and kills him.

Title: "Judge Ron Thomas' Gun-Gavel!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Judge Ronald C. Thomas
Villains: Rockwell Burrows [murderer, dies] and his gang [all die], Sheriff Blake [bribed lawman]
Others: Jeb Carson [witness against Rock Burrows, dies]
Genre: Western
Setting: December 16, 1877-January 5, 1878, Waco, Texas, USA
Reprinted In: Outlaw Kid#10; Outlaw Kid#27
Synopsis: The newly-appointed Thomas sees Burrows kill Carson in the courtroom; the jury and sheriff are both in Burrows' pocket. Thomas fires the sheriff and physically rounds up Burrows and his entire gang and then sentences them to death, using a pistol as his gavel during the trial.

Title: "El Sombro! Mexico's Ghost of Chapel Hill!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: El Sombro [Juan Correo, bandit's son, becomes masked hero]
Villains: Dagger [dies], Wolf [Juan's father, dies], el Toro [dies], One-Eye [dies], other Mexican bandits
Others: Maria Duro [governor's daughter], Governor Duro, Paquita [el Sombro's horse]
Genre: Western
Setting: 1912, Sonando, Mexico
Reprinted In: Rawhide Kid#100
Synopsis: Wolf orders his son Juan to kidnap Maria Duro, but after seeing her Juan refuses; Dagger tries to kill Juan, but Juan survives and becomes the masked el Sombro, pretending to be a supernatural horseman. Wolf's lieutenants eventually rebel and kill him, but el Sombro continues to combat the gang until all the ringleaders are dead; with the bandits gone, Juan marries Maria.
"Murder at Roaring Horse Bridge"
"No Law west of Larado"

Sixty-Three

Title: "Rafe Hammer"
Story:
Art:
Villains: Rafe Hammer [aka Brad Holiday, former member of Quantrell's raiders, dies], Luke Summers, Jim Dollarhide [dies], Ken Follensbee [shelters Rafe]
Others: Zeke, George [stage drivers, both die], Yarbo, Reins [stage drivers], Richard Clark [Wells Fargo staff], Corey Kendall [Pinkerton detective]
Genre: Western
Setting: May 24, 1867-June 2, 1868, Wyoming; Leeds, South Dakota; Buckhorn; Cheyenne; South Dakota; northern Texas; Battleboro, USA
Reprinted In: Kid Colt, Outlaw#175
Synopsis: Details career of Rafe as he leads various stage robberies and is seemingly unstoppable, even disgusing himself as a stage driver to ambush shipments; finally, Kendall plants dynamite inside a chest supposedly containing valuables; Rafe kills himself opening the chest.
"Massacre at Butchers Island"
"Pedro Chacon Terror of the Border"
"The Rio Killer"

Sixty-Four (December, 1950)

"Clem Tooley, Frontier Gun-Slinger!"
"The Hand that Won a City"
"The Chisholm Trail"

Sixty-Five

Title: "The Sacrifice"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Jeff Chandler [white teenager, adopted by Big Eagle, dies]
Villains: Prairie Wolf [Big Eagle's son, dies], Hobe Barnett [trader, dies]
Others: Big Eagle [Sioux chief], White Fox [Sioux warrior]
Genre: Western
Setting: 1868-1876, Millstown, Wyoming, USA
Reprinted In: Kid Colt, Outlaw#169
Synopsis: Big Eagle adopts Jeff during a raid but Prairie Wolf resents him. Prairie Wolf grows up to despise all white men and kills Hobe in the hopes of creating an uprising, but Jeff takes the blame for Hobe's death. Jeff and Prairie Wolf finally fight and kill each other.
"Pancho Valdez the Terror of the Border"

Title: "Younger Brothers"
Story:
Art: Augie Scotto
Villains: Jim Younger, Cole Younger, Bob Younger [brothers, become robbers with the James gang], Frank James, Jesse James
Others: Sheriff James Glispin
Genre: Western
Setting: 1860s Jackson County, Missouri, USA; March 20, 1868, Russellville, Kentucky, USA; December 7, 1869, Gallatin, Missouri, USA; July 21, 1873, Adair, Iowa, USA; September 7, 1876, Northfield, Minnesota, USA
Synopsis: Tells how the Younger Brothers joined the James Brothers in a series of robberies until a disastrous robbery in Northfield broke up the gang and led to the Youngers' capture.
"Escape!"

Sixty-Six (April, 1951)

Title: "The Coming of Black Bart"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Morgan Clarke [detective, former Confederate soldier]
Villains: Charles Bolton ["Black Bart," hold-up man, dies], Quantrell's Raiders
Others: Union soldiers, Confederate soldiers, Mr. Cowely [landlord], Marcia Kane [Laundromat owner, young widow]
Genre: Western
Setting: US Civil War; 1867-1883, San Francisco, California
Synopsis: As the South loses the Civil War, Bolton and Clarke are separated; Clarke meets Quantrell's Raiders and spends years helping them in robberies. Afterward, Bolton launches a solo career as "Black Bart," robbing Wells Fargo shipments. Clarke is the detective assigned to catch Black Bart and the two men are reunited, even becoming rivals for Marcia; when Bolton goes on one last robbery as Black Bart he leaves behind a handkerchief which Clarke recognizes as being laundered by Marcia; this leads to a confrontation with Bolton and Clarke arrests him; Bolton is sentenced to death.

Title: "The Sheriff Who Wouldn't Quit!"
Story:
Art: Davy Berg
Heroes: Samuel B. Morse [Sheriff]
Villains: Narrato Ponce [Chileno badman, dies]
Genre: Western
Setting: 1860s Hayward, California; Mount Diablo; Dead-End Canyon
Synopsis: When Ponce kills a man in Hayward, Sheriff Morse pursues him with a posse and finally catch him in Dead-End Canyon, shooting Ponce to death.

Title: "...Born to Hang!"
Story:
Art: Don Rico
Villains: Kit Ainsley [thief, dies], Jason Ainsley [Kit's son, dies], a thief [dies]
Others: Peg Ainsley [Kit's wife], Bill Lee [townsperson], Sheriff Thomas Hanley [lawman of Gulch City, dies], Sheriff Tim Rogers [Gainville sheriff]
Genre: Western
Setting: April 20, 1850-June 14, 1865, Gulch City, Arizona; Blue Mountain Pass; February 19, 1870, Gainville, North Dakota
Synopsis: Kit kills to steal money for his money and is executed; the same day, Jason is born and he eventually follows his father's path, becoming a notorious criminal. After killing one man, Jason finds papers identifying him as a new deputy in Gainville; Jason decides to masquerade as the deputy, only to learn the man he killed wasn't the deputy either and he's arrested for the deputy's death; unable to clear himself, Jason is sentenced to death.

Title: "Henry Plummer the Cold-Eyed Killer!"
Story:
Art:
Villains: Henry Plummer [gunfighter, dies], Sam and other outlaws, Henry's gang [Bunton, Ben, Red]
Others: Johnny [child], Ben Hickman [rancher, formerly outlaw Ben Haggerty, dies], Judge Bence [judge of Carelton City, dies]
Genre: Western
Setting: Connecticut; Jackson's Hole, Indian Territory; Carelton City, Idaho; Bannock, Idaho
Synopsis: Henry is cruel from childhood; after attacking a man with a razor, Henry rides a train into Indian Territory, where Ben Hickman takes charge of him, teaching him how to shoot; Henry kills Ben then becomes an outlaw, terrorizing several states before being hired as sheriff of Bannock. Henry leads his men to raid the local mines, but when the citizens ask Henry to form a team to stop the raiders, he winds up compromised; Red is captured and when Henry tries to kill him in his cell, the townsfolk arrest Henry, having held suspicions of him; Henry is hung to death.

Sixty-Seven

"Hook Larson"
"The Monster of Mexico"
"Day of the Hanging"
"Shot-gun Carver"

Sixty-Eight (August, 1951)

Title: "Snake Cantrell the Most Wanted Man of the Old West..."
Story:
Art: Jerry Robinson
Heroes: Snake Cantrell [outlaw who becomes a lawman]
Villains: Noel Hayle [banker, dies], Sputter Hornsby [Noel's henchman], Sheriff Pete Devon [crooked lawman, dies]
Others: Jim Cantrell [rancher, Snake's father, dies], Sheriff Tim Yates [Texas lawman], Molly, Hank [townspeople]
Genre: Western
Setting: Cayute County; Texas, USA
Reprinted In: Western Thrillers#4
Synopsis: Noel arranges the death of Jim's father and has Sheriff Devon conspiring with him. As a result, young Snake turns against law and order and becomes an outlaw until the day Sheriff Yates asks him to become his deputy to bring down Noel and Devon; Snake agrees and in a shootout he kills the men who arranged his father's death. Afterward, Snake becomes a sheriff.
"The Renegade"
"Outlaw Sheriff"
"Pancho Diega"

Sixty-Nine

"One-Eye Smith, Last of the Bad Men"
"Silent Stranger"
"Juan Rodriguez, the Man With the Whip"
"Red Wolf and the Indian Massacre"

Seventy

Title: "The Man Who Couldn't Be Killed"
Story:
Art:
Villains: Lem Clyde [gun runner, dies]
Others: Silver Arrow [chief], High Cloud [Wahnooki chief], Tom [civilian], Sheriff John Shelton, Martha Shelton [John's wife]
Genre: Western
Setting: April 12, 1872-1873, Green County, Oklahoma, USA
Reprinted In: Rawhide Kid#102
Synopsis: Lem sells guns to Natives to aid them in waging war on settlers. To honour him, the Natives kill him and place his head atop a totem pole. When sheriff Shelton confronts the Natives, they find their guns all have blanks; they think Shelton is immortal and let him go.

Title: "The Six-Shooter"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Sheriff Matt Dolliver
Villains: Breck Crow [outlaw, dies]
Others: Jim [deputy, dies]
Genre: Western
Setting: Klamath City, Texas, USA
Reprinted In: Mighty Marvel Western#41
Synopsis: The six-shooter is introduced to Texas when Dolliver is given a pair, but Breck steals them and kills Jim; Matt pursues Breck and counts his shots, then attacks, killing Breck when the guns are empty.

Title: "The Harlon Brothers!"
Story:
Art: George Tuska
Villains: Harlon Brothers [Jim Harlon, Andrew Harlon, Peter Harlon, brothers, all three die], Waddie [Hole-in-the-Wall gang]
Others: Jerry [posse member]
Genre: Western
Setting: 1890, Wyoming; Arizona; Hole-in-the-Wall, USA
Reprinted In: Red Wolf#6
Synopsis: The Harlons have a successful crime spree but are eventually trapped in a cave by a posse; when Peter suggests they surrender, Jim kill him; Jim and Andrew subsequently die at the posse's hands; the posse give Peter a good burial.
"Iron Monsters"
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#18

Seventy-One

"Mexican Madman"
Reprinted In: Western Thrillers#2
"Man 'Swivel-Gun' Snide"
Reprinted In: Western Thrillers#2
"Six-Finger Cassidy"
Reprinted In: Western Thrillers#3
"The Headless Horror"

Seventy-Two (April, 1952)

"Spider Bailey"
Reprinted In: Western Thrillers#3
"The Man With No Face"
Reprinted In: Western Thrillers#2
"I Got Away With Murder"
Reprinted In: Western Thrillers#3

Title: "Gun Crazy!"
Story:
Art: Allen Bellman
Villains: Black Bart Trenton [gunslinger, dies], Pete Hardy [gang leader]
Others: Lola Cortez [saloon dancer]
Genre: Western
Setting: 1890, Old West
Synopsis: Bart is young and ambitious, determined to seize control of Hardy's gang. He tries to ambush Hardy while the man's hand is bandaged, but Hardy was prepared for him and shoots a gun from within his bandages to kill Bart.

Title: "The Ghost Train"
Story:
Art:
Villains: Chuck Mason [trader, dies]
Others: Noble Kellogg, Casden Drago [Mormon elders, both die], Jesse Young [Mason's Mormon foreman, dies], Shoshones, Tawego [Shoshone chief]
Genre: Western
Setting: 1880-1910, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Reprinted In: Western Thrillers#2; Rawhide Kid#110
Synopsis: The Mormons tire of the high prices Mason charges and build their own railroad; Mason sabotages their efforts and finally captures the train, but accidentally drives it off the tracks, destroying it.

Seventy-Three

Title: "The Ringo Kid"
Story:
Art: Marion Sitton
Heroes: Sheriff Collins [dies]
Villains: Ringo Kid [outlaw, dies]
Others: Slim Collins [deputy, sheriff's son], Dawson [banker]
Genre: Western
Setting: Texas, Old West
Synopsis: The Ringo Kid impersonates a marshal to trick Sheriff Collins into letting him in the bank. After robbing the bank, the Kid is chased by Collins' posse, but Collins' horse is injured and he goes on foot. Collins finds the Kid and when the posse moves in, the Kid tries to shoot Slim; Collins sacrifices himself to save Slim while the posse finish off the Kid; Collins sacrificed himself to save Slim because he was his son.
"Bull Burton"
"Revenge"

Title: "Shotgun Smead"
Story:
Art: Allan Bellman
Villains: Shotgun Smead [shotgun-wielding robber, dies], Pete Diamond [Smead's ally, dies]
Others: Johnny Bronson [5-year old child], Johnny's parents
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Smead's sawed-off shotgun helps him commit robberies and he begins to think he's a quick-draw; sure enough, he kills every lawman that pursues him, but soon so many people are challenging him to fights and the bounty on his head has grown so large he becomes paranoid. When he hears someone with a gun outside his room, he commits suicide, not realizing the person in question is a child with a toy gun.


WESTERN TEAM-UP

1

One (November, 1973)

Title: "Ride the Lawless Land!"
Story: Larry Lieber
Art: Larry Lieber, Vince Colletta
Heroes: Rawhide Kid, Dakota Kid [Cliff Morgan]
Villains: Luke Thomson [gunfighter, dies], cattle rustlers [Logan]
Others: Nightwind, Colonel Morgan [Dakota Kid's father, rancher], Wayde Morgan [Dakota Kid's brother, ranch hand, dies], Rachel Morgan [Dakota Kid's sister], Lily Lamont [saloon girl]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Rawhide meets Dakota Kid, the rough son of a rancher; Dakota winds up in jail after killing Thomson when he threatened Lily; after Wayde is killed by cattle rustlers, Dakota breaks out of prison to avenge his brother; with Rawhide's help, Dakota defeats the rustlers, but now he must be an outlaw like Rawhide Kid.
"Secret Weapon!" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#87


WESTERN THRILLERS

Continues in Cowboy Action

1 2 3 4

One (November, 1954)

"Gun Duel in Powder Valley!" from Western Outlaws and Sheriffs#60
"The Man Who Refused to Die" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#9
"The Flaming Fury" from Kid Colt, Outlaw#9
"The Gun-Slinger" from Western Outlaws and Sheriffs#60

Two (December, 1954)

"The Mexican Madman" from Western Outlaws and Sheriffs#71
"Matt 'Swivel-Gun' Snide!" from Western Outlaws and Sheriffs#71
"The Ghost Train" from Western Outlaws and Sheriffs#72
"The Man With No Face" from Western Outlaws and Sheriffs#72

Three (January, 1955)

"Spider Bailey" from Western Outlaws and Sheriffs#72
"Six-Finger Cassidy!" from Western Outlaws and Sheriffs#71
"I Got Away With Murder" from Western Outlaws and Sheriffs#72
"Two-Gun Showdown At Black Rock!" from Western Outlaws and Sheriffs#60

Four (February, 1955)

"Snake Cantrell the Most Wanted Man of the Old West..." from Western Outlaws and Sheriffs#68
"The Hombre Who Came Back From The Dead" from True Western#2
"Death Hand" from True Western#2

WESTERN TRAILS

1 2

One (May, 1957)

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"The Midnight Rider"
"The Guns of the Tulsa Kid!"
"His Back to the Wall!"
"Outlaws Ambush!"

Two (July, 1957)

"A Day of Danger"
"The Man Who Tamed a Town"
"Ex-Sheriff!"
"Guns of Vengeance!"
"Outlaw's Last Stand!"

WESTERN WINNERS

Continued from All-Western Winners; continues as Black Rider.

5 6 7

Five (June, 1949)
"I Challenge the Army!!"
"The Mystery of the Polls of Peril!"
"Dead Man's Justice!"

Six (August, 1949)
"The Cobra Strikes!"
"The Injun's Revenge!"
"Billy the Kid"
"The Mountain of Mystery!"
"Custer's Last Stand!"

Seven (December, 1949)
"Chance Pagan: Sam Bass"
"They Called Him a Coward!"
"Rip Kilgore His Colts Made Montana Badmen Tremble!"

WILD WESTERN

Continues from Wild West

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Three

"Guns Bark in Batesville!"
"Rustler's Gold Means Hot Lead!"
"Annie Rides the Owl Hoot Trail"
"Draw, Killer, Or Die!"
"Law Comes In Greased Holsters!"

Four

"Bushwhack Bullets For a Colt-Quick Gunhawk!"
"Hot Lead For Horse Thieves!"
"Colt Merchants and Bucking Broncs!"
"Six-Shooter Schoolmarm!"
"Gun-Smoke Over Vulture Valley!"

Five

"Two Guns Bark Along Terror Trail!"
"Lead Law In Leadville!"
"Flashing Steel of Doom!"
"Ride the Rustlers Down!"
"Colt-Crazy Maverick!"

Six

"Slaves of the Six-Gun Empire!"
"Two-Gun Terror Rides the Range!"
"Western Rope Lore"
"Gun-Hungry Ghosts!"
"Gun Guilty!"
"Buckaroo Badmen of Big Rock!"

Seven

"The Curse of the Chinese Idol!"
"The Land Pirate!"
"The Disguise That Failed!"
"Too Many Killers!"
"Trapped At Haddon Forks!"

Eight

"When the Bell Tolled Murder!"
"The Phantom Strikes!"
"California Gold Rush"
"The Mystery of His Brother's Keeper!"
"The Horror of the Caves!"

Nine

"Trapped By the Hands of the Hypnotist!"
"The End of the Trail!"
"The Incident At Choctaw Creek!"
"The Rabbit That Struck Back!"
"Doom In the Desert!"

Ten

"Killer For Hire"
"Kansas's Hanging Tree"
"The Pride of the Pony Express"

Eleven

"Trapped By the Fox"
"The Island That Knew No Law"
"The Brimstone Badmen"

Title: "The Riddle of the Blood-Red Ruby!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Tex Taylor
Villains: Clyde Mackey [English jewel thief]
Others: Fury, Wyoming [cowboy, dies], Brad [gold prospector, dies]
Genre: Western
Setting: London, England; Marble City, the Old West
Synopsis: Mackey steals a ruby and heads to the US west to hide out, but early on wins Tex's enmity. After finding Brad killed for the papers to his gold strike, Tex realizes Clyde is responsible and defeats him, exposing him as Brad's killer and the jewel thief.
"The River That Couldn't Be Crossed"

Twelve

"The Border Killers"
"Death on the Cliff"
"Mistaken Identity"

Thirteen

"Ambush At Powder-Horn Pass"
"Diary of Doom"
"Bloody Waters"

Fourteen

"The Day Black Rider Died"
"Rustler's Revenge"

Title: "Mission of Murder!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Prairie Kid
Villains: Snake Benson [outlaw, impersonates Father Damien]
Others: Fury, Jose [restaurant owner], Father Felipe [monk]
Genre: Western
Setting: Tortilla, Mexico
Reprinted In: Cowboy Action#5; Kid Colt, Outlaw#184
Synopsis: Prairie Kid searches for Snake Benson, who turns out to have disguised himself as a new priest.

Fifteen

Title: "The Man Who Died Twice!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Black Rider
Villains: Lip Borger [stage robber, dies], Quinn and other members of his gang
Others: Satan/Ichabod, Marshal Sam Crown [formerly the outlaw Cut Wells], Jane Crown [Sam's blind wife]
Genre: Western
Setting: Aspen Creek, Arizona; El Paso
Synopsis: Borger robs a stage while the marshal does nothing; the Black Rider retakes the stage and realizes the marshal is an ex-outlaw. He confronts him and the marshal relates how he helped Borger in a robbery once to get money for his wife's blindness. Borger winds up helping the Black Rider mop up Borger's gang and the Black Rider keeps the marshal's secret.

Title: "Killer's Law!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Apache Kid
Villains: Marcus Bascom [dies]
Others: Red Hawk, Nightwind, Apaches, US Cavalry
Genre: Western
Setting: Sweetgrass Valley
Synopsis: Bascom tries to drive the Apaches out of Sweetgrass Valley so he can mine its ore, but as Aloysius Kare the Kid purchases the land, forcing Bascom out; when Bascom tries to fight back, the Apaches kill him.

Title: "Backfire!"
Story:
Art: Mike Esposito
Heroes: Sam Webb [gold prospector]
Villains: Johnny Crane [outlaw, dies]
Genre: Western
Setting: Deadwood, Arizona, April, 1872-May, 1873
Synopsis: Webb saves Crane's life but when they go looking for gold Crane shoots him in the back so he can have it all. Crane becomes a terrorizing outlaw of the west, but finally someone begins tracking him and finally he meets his opponent in the open - it's Webb, who survived being shot by him. Webb shoots and kills Crane.

Title: "How Gunhawk Got His Name!"
Story:
Art: Joe Maneely
Heroes: Gunhawk [Preston Hardwick/Red Larabee]
Villains: Jeb Morley [corrupt businessman, dies], Vince and other gunmen
Others: Blaze [Gunhawk's horse], Doc Morgan [friend of the Hardwicks], James Hardwick [Gunhawk's father, dies]
Genre: Western
Setting: Duro County
Synopsis: Preston returns to his hometown to learn how his father died at the hands of Morley. Since his father never wanted a Hardwick to become a gunfighter, he changes his name to Red Larabee to avenge him. He faces Morley in a gunfight and although Morley cheats and shoots him in the back he survives thanks to a steel vest and finally kills Morley, learning Morley bested his father by replacing his bullets with blanks. Larabee decides to continue on as a righter of wrongs in the west.

Sixteen

Title: "The Texas Tigress!"
Story:
Art: Al Hartley
Heroes: Black Rider
Villains: Alamo Lou [female bandit, dies], Whip [Lou's right hand man, dies], Lou's gang [includes Rake, many die]
Others: Ichabod/Satan, Hank [train engineer]
Genre: Western
Setting: San Gredo, Texas
Reprinted In: 3-D Tales of the West#1
Synopsis: Alamo Lou holds up a train and takes hostages. Masters escapes and as the Black Rider attacks Lou, but she feigns an injury, allowing her men to capture him. Lou ties up the Black Rider and romances him, to the disgust of Whip. Whip turns on Lou and kills her, but she sets Black Rider free and he kills the gang; he gives Lou a goodbye kiss as she dies.
"White Swan's Treason"
"Dead Man's Gold"

Title: "Nugget of Death!"
Story:
Art: Joe Maneely
Heroes: Red Larabee
Villains: Hugh Bailey [banker, gold thief, dies] and his gang [all die]
Others: Blaze, Sheriff Gus Harper [dead lawman], Horace Jones [journalist]
Genre: Western
Setting: Burro Flats, Texas, USA
Synopsis: Red finds the dead body of Sheriff Harper and investigates, discovering banker Bailey had killed him to protect the location of a massive gold desposit. Red kills Bailey and his gang.

Seventeen

"Brand of Terror"
"Trapped In Rustler's Canyon"
"The Fighting Texan"
"The Madman of Tumbleweed Flats"

Eighteen

"The Secret of the Apache Kid"
"Thunder Below the Border"
"The Man Who Didn't Die"
"Murderers of Crippled Bend"

Nineteen

"Vultures of the Rio Grande"
"The Trail of the Apache Kid?"
"Badmen Also Die"
"Gun Siege"

Twenty

"The Guns of an Outlaw"
"The Battle Cry of the Apache Kid"
"Trigger Happy"
"The Altar of Quapultec"

Twenty-One

"The Outlaw's Revenge"

Title: "The Painted Feather"
Story:
Art: Chic Stone
Heroes: Red Larabee
Villains: Wilson [stage robber], Mather [corrupt banker]
Others: Blaze, Arapho
Genre: Western
Setting: Hanging Rock, USA
Synopsis: Wilson and Mather rob stages and plant evidence to pin it on the Arapho, but Red sees through the deception and captures the conspirators.
"The Horror of Hidden Gap"
"The Mesa of Missing Men"

Twenty-Two

"Six-Gun Fury"
"Legion of the Dead"
"Horse Whipped"
"Vengeance Trail"

Twenty-Three

"The Renegades"
"War Cry"

Title: "Derringer Dan!"
Story:
Art:
Villains: Daniel "Dan" Parker [timid gambler, dies]
Genre: Western
Setting: July 12, 1887, Eagle's Nest, Nevada, USA
Synopsis: Dan is often cheated by other gamblers because they can draw guns quicker than he; after obtaining a derringer the tables turn, but Dan meets his doom when another gambler goes to supposedly draw out money, but instead draws his gun and shoots Dan dead.
"The Skull Tattoo"

Twenty-Four

Title: "Whip Savage"
Story:
Art: John Romita
Heroes: Kid Colt
Villains: Whip Savage [gunfighter, sheriff, dies], Snake Peters [outlaw, deputy, dies]
Others: Steel, Sheriff Thomas [Tombstone Gap lawman, dies], Mr. Rogers [elderly man], Rogers' grandson
Genre: Western
Setting: Tombstone Gap, USA
Synopsis: Whip Savage declares himself sheriff of Tombstone Gap and abuses the position to kill and rob others until Kid Colt comes to town and kills both Savage and his deputy Snake.
"The Final Bullet"
"Gunsmoke Range"

Twenty-Five

"The Black Sombrero"
"Bullets and Ballots"
"Secret of the Cave"
"The Mystery of Skull Creek"

Twenty-Six

untitled
"The Outlaw and the Dude"
"Ambush"
"Greased Lightnin'"
"Code of Honor"

Twenty-Seven

untitled
"Empty Holsters"
"Massacre!"

Title: "Six-Gun Show-Down"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: George Tuska
Heroes: "Doc" Nesbitt [US marshal]
Villains: Clay Hawkins and his gang [outlaws], Rio Kid [18.5 year old gunman, dies]
Genre: Western
Setting: Tombstone, Arizona
Synopsis: Nesbitt begins enforcing a no guns policy in Tombstone, but balks when the Rio Kid comes to town, seemingly unable to disarm him. When he finds children are idolizing the Rio Kid he finally takes a stand and shoots the Kid in a gunfight and then reveals the Rio Kid was his son, which is why he hesitated.

Twenty-Eight

untitled
"The Brute of Butte Gap"
"The Killer"
"Stagecoach"

Twenty-Nine

untitled
"Killer At Bay"
"Water Hole"
"The Kid"

Thirty

"Justice In His Holsters"
"The Yella Lawman"
"Killers Are Made"
"The Ballad of Smokey Crane"

Thirty-One (December, 1953)

Title: untitled
Story:
Art: Jack Keller
Heroes: Kid Colt ["Eagle Eye"]
Villains: Jess Kuger [mayor of Carson City, dies] and his followers [all die]
Others: Steel, Eagle Feather [Crow chief], Mighty Bear [strong Crow warrior], Crow tribe
Genre: Western
Setting: Carson City
Synopsis: Colt finds the Crow are being accused of attacks on whites. After besting Mighty Bear in hand-to-hand combat, Colt assures the Crow he's on their side and discovers mayor Kuger has been supplying them with whiskey, hoping to send them on the warpath so he can get at their gold. Colt kills Kuger's followers and turns Kuger over to the Crow; the Crow kill him.

Title: "The Stagecoach Killer!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Smiler Colby [gunman]
Villains: Masked Killer [sheriff of West Wells, stage robber, dies]
Others: Sheila [Smiler's fiancée, dies in flashback]
Genre: Western
Setting: West Wells
Synopsis: The Masked Killer is raiding stagecoaches just as Smiler Colby comes to town, looking for the man with a snake tattoo who killed his sweetheart. Smiler discovers the man with the tattoo is the Masked Killer and the sheriff is the Masked Killer; Colby kills him.

Title: "The Last Roundup"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Hal Newby [old ranch hand]
Others: Slim [young ranch hand], Clem [rancher]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Slim is a cocky young man who thinks Hal's time is up. When Slim is nearly killed in a stampede, Hal saves him, but Clem thinks Hal put Slim's life in danger. Hal is fired but Slim goes after him, discovering Hal caught in a storm and pinned under a tree. Slim saves him and the two men become friends.

Title: "The Last Redman"
Story:
Art: Sam Kweskin
Heroes: Silent Wolf [silent Cherokee]
Villains: Spider Jenkins [bandit leader, dies] and his gang [all die]
Others: Cherokees, US Cavalry [Lt. Boxer]
Genre: Western
Setting: August 29, 1889, Oklahoma
Synopsis: Spider's bandits massacre the Cherokee to claim their land, leaving only Silent Wolf alive. Silent Wolf pursues Spider for some time, eventually seeing to his arrest, but Spider refuses to give up his gang. At night, Silent Wolf pretends to be one of Spider's men and gives Spider a horse loaded with live dynamite; Spider rides back to his gang, killing them all when the dynamite explodes.

Thirty-Two

Title: untitled
Story:
Art: George Tuska
Heroes: Two-Gun Kid
Villains: Wolf [greedy rancher, dies]
Others: Cyclone, Morgan [rancher, dies], Fred [Morgan's foreman], Morgan's niece
Genre: Western
Setting: Mesquite Wells
Synopsis: Wolf forces ranchers to sell their properties to him or die. When Morgan is killed, the Two-Gun Kid fights for the niece and finally kills Wolf.

Title: untitled
Story:
Art: Al Gordon
Heroes: Black Rider
Villains: Cantrell [slaver, dies], Bellows [slave driver] and his gang [Shorty named]
Others: Satan/Ichabod, Marie Lathrop, Jim Lathrop, Native Americans
Genre: Western
Setting: Leadville
Synopsis: Marie brings a near-dead Native to Doc Masters. Cantrell takes her prisoner to conceal the existence of a forced labour camp of Natives, but Masters invades the camp as the Black Rider, bringing down the slavers and rescuing Marie and the Natives.
"The Guns of Kid Colt"
"Badge of Honor"

Thirty-Three

Title: "Man Without Guns!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Dan Hardin [deputy]
Villains: Crag Moaby [extortionist]
Others: Martha Hardin [Dan's wife]
Genre: Western
Setting: Cactus Patch, USA
Reprinted In: Kid Colt, Outlaw#162
Synopsis: Dan has to promise to give up his guns to marry Martha, but when Crag tries extorting them, Martha allows Dan to take up his guns and drive away Moaby.
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Thirty-Four

untitled
untitled
untitled
"Cat Rondo"

Thirty-Five

untitled
untitled
untitled
"The Killers"

Thirty-Six

untitled
untitled
"Sheriff For a Day"
"Pay Or Die"

Thirty-Seven

untitled
Hangman's Noose"
"High Card Or Die"
"Specter of Doom"

Thirty-Eight

untitled
untitled
"The Vengeance Trail"
"Killer At Large"

Thirty-Nine

untitled
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untitled
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Forty

untitled
"The Seekers of Re-Mal"
"Duel To the Death"
"An Act of Death"

Forty-One

"The Silent Killer"
"Claws of Death"
"Desert Destiny"
"The Hostage"

Forty-Two

untitled
"The Long Trek"
"Hangman's Bait"
"The Legion of Death"

Forty-Three

untitled
"Hutch Hammer"
"Young Man With a Gun"
"Gun Talk"

Forty-Four (July, 1955)

untitled
"The Accused"

Title: "Frontier Town!"
Story:
Art: Ross Andru, Mike Esposito
Others: Sheriff Seth Burnett [lawman]
Genre: Western
Setting: Gold Strike, USA
Synopsis: Follows the discovery of gold, the establishment of the town Gold Strike, the scarcity of gold and eventual shuttering of the town.
"The Gantlet"

Forty-Five

untitled
untitled
"Cattle Killer"
"The Tenderfoot"

Forty-Six (November, 1955)

Title: "Vengeance!"
Story:
Art: Jack Keller
Heroes: Kid Colt
Villains: Boyle and his outlaw gang [Toby]
Others: Steel, Swenson [stage driver], Pancho [Mexican], Juan [Pancho's son]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Boyle forces Colt to help him rob the Prairie City stage and then he knocks Colt out. Colt pursues Boyle and finds he ran through a Mexican village, roughing up Pancho. Juan helps Colt capture Boyle's gang and in return, Colt gives the reward money to Juan.

Title: "When Outlaws Ride!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Annie Oakley
Villains: Dozens of outlaws [Snakey, Spade]
Others: Idaho, Yucca, Doc Bailey [town doctor]
Genre: Western
Setting: Buena Vista
Synopsis: While Yucca and Idaho are trying to stop a bank robbery, Annie enters the bank and the robbers shoot Yucca and Idaho. Blaming herself for their injuries, Annie convinces the town to make her sheriff. In response, dozens of outlaws flood the town but Annie outfights and captures each of them, including the two bank robbers.

Title: "Stockade!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Kip Saddler [scout]
Villains: Larry Grimes [false freight agent, thief] and his robbers [dressed as Comanches]
Others: US Cavalry [Halstead], White Wing [Comanche]
Genre: Western
Setting: Fort Yellowstone; Cook's Creek
Synopsis: Seeming Comanches raid a wagon train. Kip is being held by charges laid via Larry Grimes, but is released to try and catch those responsible. Kip realizes white men are behind the raid and finds Grimes, who turns out to have murdered the real freight agent. With the help of his Comanche ally White Wing, Kip brings Grimes and his band back to Fort Yellowstone in captivity.

Title: "Hired Gun!"
Story:
Art: John Severin
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Villains: Alf Devers [enemy of Cory] and his gang [Chuck Wiley, Corrigan]
Others: Arab, Cory Rand
Genre: Western
Setting: Tumbleweed
Reprinted In: Ringo Kid#18
Synopsis: Ringo discovers Devers is after his father, so Cory turns himself over to the authorities and then Ringo springs him. When Devers shows up to get Cory, he's caught by the law instead.

Forty-Seven

"Double Ambush"
"The Lion of Tombstone"
"The Diamond Smugglers"
"The Sheriff's Star"
"The Range Riders"

Forty-Eight

"Black Fang's Revenge"
"Perilous Journey"
"The Cur"
"The Last Survivor"

Title: "The Tough Hombre!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Al Williamson
Heroes: Joe Brown [small man]
Villains: Shotgun Sawyer [tough guy]
Others: Ox Hobert [big man], Sam [townsperson]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Ox plays himself up as a tough guy, even heaping some minor abuse on his pal Joe. Hearing Shotgun Sawyer is in town Ox brags about fighting him, but when Sawyer appears Ox pretends to be someone else. Joe stands up to Sawyer and beats him in a gunfight, but with no witnesses everyone assumes Ox beat him. Joe lets his friend have the credit.

Forty-Nine (May, 1956)

"Gunmen's Choice"
"Don't Draw That Gun"
"The Range Rider"

Title: "The Train Robber!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Gene Colan
Heroes: Silent Jefferson [detective]
Villains: Brett Smith [train robber]
Others: Train guards [Sam named]
Genre: Western
Setting: Twin Forks, Nevada
Synopsis: Aboard the Nevada Express, Brett plans to rob the train, but hears a detective is aboard. Assuming a well-dressed man to be the detective in disguise, he turns to the hobo Silent Jefferson and recruits him as his accomplice to distract the passengers while he robs the money car. After collecting the money, Brett is arrested by Jefferson, who was actually the detective in disguise.

Title: "Wrath of the Kiowas!"
Story:
Art: Mort Drucker
Heroes: Billy Buckskin, Soapy
Villains: Stark [gold chaser], 2 gunmen
Others: Dan Cutler [townsman], Kiowas [Mowhata named]
Genre: Western
Setting: Bear Creek
Synopsis: Cutler shows up in town wounded by Kiowa arrows. Stark riles up the town against the Kiowas and demands they be driven away. Billy and Soapy head to the scene of the attack and find two men panning for gold on Stark's behalf, having struck Cutler with arrows to make it seem as though the Kiowas were responsible. The Kiowas help Billy and Soapy bring the trio to justice.

Fifty

"Desperate Journey"
"The Suspect"
"Devil Dust"
"The Tenderfoot"
Notes: Retold as "Bare Knuckles in Boonville!" in Rawhide Kid#36 and "Dance or Draw Tenderfoot" in Two-Gun Kid#54.
"Bait For Boot Hill"

Fifty-One

Title: "The Town Without Law!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Villains: Ram Sinclair [criminal]
Others: Arab, Travis [escaped prisoner], Jed [Travis' son]
Genre: Western
Setting: Cross Gap, USA
Synopsis: Ringo's wallet is stolen, but when he tries to find the men responsible discovers Cross Gap is being run by Ram, a criminal. Ram puts Ringo in prison but he escapes with Travis and rallies townsfolk against Ram, bringing order to the town.

Title: "The Man Who Wouldn't Fight!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Bob Powell
Heroes: Ben Briggs [former Texas Ranger]
Villains: Jake Cutter [tough guy]
Others: Sue Parker [gun-wielding hotel owner]
Genre: Western
Setting: Cactus Creek, USA
Synopsis: Briggs is picked on by Jake because he doesn't carry guns; Sue comes to Ben's rescue the first time, but eventually he has to stand up for himself and with guns, easily beats Jake - he used to be a Texas Ranger.

Title: "Good-Bye, Sheriff!"
Story:
Art: Bob Forgione
Heroes: Dan Dillon [old sheriff]
Others: Mayor Grant [mayor of Ricochet], Sam [deputy], Oswego [Apache chief], Apaches
Genre: Western
Setting: September 5, Ricochet, Nevada, USA
Synopsis: Grant thinks Dillon is too old to be sheriff, but when he stands off against Oswego when the Apaches demand a life in return for a murdered brave, Grant sees Dillon is still capable of keeping the peace.

Title: "Duel in Durango!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Al Hartley
Villains: Blaze Curtiss [gunfighter, dies]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Blaze becomes a gunfighter and wins many duels until one day he sees a rattlesnake about to bite him in the midst of a duel; by shooting the rattlesnake, he gives his opponent a perfect shot and Blaze winds up dead.

Title: "The Looters!"
Story:
Art: Jack Keller
Heroes: Kid Colt
Villains: Blackie Luce [thief]
Others: Steel, Frisco Gaines [victim of robbery]
Genre: Western
Setting: Anvil; Cheyenne City, USA
Synopsis: Kid Colt is knocked out and has his possessions stolen; he teams up with similar victims until they find Blackie, the man behind the thefts, who has been running a second-hand shop; they reclaim their property and shut down the shop.

Fifty-Two

"With Gun in Hand!"
"The Mob"
"Duel In the Desert"
"Outlaw's Den"
"The Arrow of Doom"

Fifty-Three

"Trouble In Lariat"
"The Utah Kid"
"Gunfight In Abilene"
"The Men Who Snared the Stagecoach"
"Marked For Capture"

Fifty-Four (March, 1957)

"A Man Named Colt"
"Revenge On the Range"
"Inside the Fort"

Title: "Where Rides the Rustlers?"
Story:
Art: Al Williamson
Heroes: Hank [Gibson's older brother, sheriff]
Villains: Gibson and his gang [cattle rustlers]
Others: Lucy [Hank's wife]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Gibson leads his gang to Hank's house so they can hideout with him, but Hank reveals he's a sheriff now and defeats Gibson's entire gang.
"Wagon Boom"

Fifty-Five (May, 1957)

Title: untitled
Story:
Art: Jack Keller
Heroes: Kid Colt
Villains: Slade, Tomlin [outlaws]
Others: Steel, Apaches [Black Thunder]
Genre: Western
Setting: El Fuego
Synopsis: Colt is invited to be a scout for two Texas Rangers who are after Kid Colt but don't know their own scout's identity; en route to El Fuego, they encounter Apaches who are friends with Colt and then two of Colt's enemies whom they arrest; in El Fuego, the Rangers learn who their scout really is and decide to drop the charges they were carrying.

Title: "The Last Gunfighter!"
Story:
Art: Joe Sinnott
Heroes: John "Doc" Holliday [famous gunman, dies]
Villains: "Blaster" Boone [gunfighter]
Genre: Western
Setting: 1885, Arizona
Synopsis: Boone holds a reign of terror over an Arizona town because of his speed with the gun, until Doc Holliday arrives and, not fearing death, faces and beats him; Doc moves on, dying a month later from tuberculosis.

Title: "The Sheriff Strikes Back!"
Story:
Art: Al Williamson
Heroes: Sheriff "Smoke" Sawyer [lawman of Nugget]
Villains: George [banker], Dr. Watkins [hypnotist], gold thieves [Trigger]
Genre: Western
Setting: Nugget, Arizona
Reprinted In: Al Williamson: Hidden Lands
Synopsis: As gold-rich Nugget suffers from teams of bandits, Sawyer is elected sheriff and tries to stop the outlaws. After he loses a fight, George sends Dr. Watkins to help him and Watkins tries to hypnotize Sawyer into being afraid of his guns so George can lead the bandits in a gold raid. However, Sawyer only pretends to be hypnotized and then defeats all of the outlaws, rounding up George as well.

Title: "Revenge in Laredo"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: "Rock" Brady [cattle rancher]
Villains: Cattle rustler
Genre: Western
Setting: Laredo
Synopsis: While watching his herd at night, singing to himself, Brady is knocked out by a rustler. Waking up the next day, Brady journeys to Laredo and hears someone singing the song he'd made up the night before; he exposes the singer as the thief and gets his money back.

Title: "The Bounty Hunter!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Villains: Joe Gaines [outlaw]
Others: Arab, Andy Parsons [little boy, friend of Ringo Kid], Dr. Stanley [physician]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Ringo learns from Andy how Gaines has riled up an entire town against him. When Gaines tries to turn the town on Andy as well, Ringo appeals to the townsfolk and exposes Gaines as a criminal; the town apologizes and sees to Gaines' arrest.

Fifty-Six (July, 1957)

Title: "The Jaws of Doom!"
Story:
Art: Jack Keller
Heroes: Kid Colt
Villains: Hack Lenard, Bulldog Baines, Kirk Vale [outlaws, all die]
Others: Steel, Marshal Chandler
Genre: Western
Setting: Cavallo; Blue Boulder
Synopsis: Colt is going to see Marshal Chandler for a pardon, but Hack, Bulldog and Kirk ambush him and try to kidnap the marshal's stage. Colt saves the marshal and drives the stage over a cliff, but Colt's pardon is left behind on the stage.

Title: "Roaring Guns!"
Story:
Art: Joe Sinnott
Heroes: Rock Ronson [rancher]
Villains: Pete Harwood and his gang of rustlers [Mink]
Others: Yance Ashley [rancher]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Rock stands up to Pete's horse rustlers, even though he's shot in the arm. His examples inspire the other ranchers to join him and they rout the rustlers.

Title: "Left to Die!"
Story:
Art:
Villains: Jake Warner, Rip Lanyon [gold miners, both die]
Others: Clancy [clerk]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Rip shoots Jake so he can take their gold mine, but Jake had already emptied Rip's water supply, so they both perish.

Title: "The Night Rider!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Night Rider [Greg Bolt, deputy]
Villains: Gar Quantrell and his gang [stage robbers, includes Bud, Pete]
Others: Jerry [stage driver], Pedro [Night Rider's horse]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Greg goes after the Quantrell gang, whose recent stage robbery netted them only $100 which leads to in-fighting. Greg catches them at night, revealing he arranged for the small amount of money to split them up; Greg is the Night Rider because he does his best work at night.

Title: "The Lair of the Killers!"
Story:
Art: Joe Maneely
Heroes: Ringo Kid
Villains: Railroad saboteurs
Others: Arab, Dull Knife, Cory Rand
Genre: Western
Setting: Phantom City/Black Mesa
Synopsis: Ringo accidentally stumbles across a ghost town being used by a gang who are sabotaging the railroad; Ringo is taken prisoner, but his father and Dull Knife go looking for him when he misses the annual rendezvous at his mother's grave; the duo rescue Ringo and round up the saboteurs.

Fifty-Seven

untitled
"The Cursed Colts"
"When the Sickles Gang Strikes"
"Showdown In Sagebrush"
"Sunburst"

WYATT EARP

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One

"The Making of a Marshall"
"Where the Buffalo Roam"
"Gun-Fighter"
"A Rattler!"

Two (January, 1956)

"Law of the Six-Gun"
"Taming the Tough Town"
"Bucking Broncos"
"The Man Who Lost His Nerve"
"Outlaw"

Three (March, 1956)

Title: "The Showdown!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art:
Heroes: Sheriff Dan Parsons [lawman]
Villains: Drifter Hogan [gunfighter]
Others: Tom [civilian]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Two-Gun Kid#109
Synopsis: After Parsons arrests Hogan, Hogan vows revenge; Hogan tries to escape jail several times and gets more years added to his sentence until he finally serves 13 years. Released, Hogan goes after Parsons for his revenge, but Parsons is flanked by his fellow townsfolk and Hogan realizes his revenge is meaningless; Hogan departs.
"The Man Who Came Back From Boot Hill"

Title: "Black Bart He Composed Rhymes to Fit His Crimes"
Story:
Art: Norman Maurer
Heroes: A sheriff
Villains: Black Bart [masked rhyming stage robber]
Others: Wyatt Earp [host], Pete [stage driver]
Genre: Western
Setting: Sonora; Nevada
Synopsis: Black Bart robs stages and leaves behind notes with rhymes. He appears to be a gentlemanly thief, but is finally undone when he loses a handkerchief which eventually leads detectives to his door; after serving his time in prison, Bart becomes a farmer in Nevada.
"The Old Man"
"The Mystery of the Missing Mustangs"

Four (May, 1956)

"Gunning For the Marshall"
"The Robberies of the Big Rapids"
"They Called Him a Coward"

Title: "The Legend of Iron-Man McGee"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: John Severin
Heroes: Iron-Man McGee [gunfighter]
Villains: Bull Croate [braggart]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Croate throws his weight around, comparing himself to the legendary Iron-Man McGee, his idol. When a stranger refuses to drink with him he picks a fight but the stranger handily defeats him; the stranger is Iron-Man McGee.
"The Vigilantes Ride"

Five (July, 1956)

"The Day Marshall Earp Met Annie Oakley"
"The Mystery of the Stagecoach Stick-Ups"
"The Man Who Wore No Guns"
"The Posse!"
"The Wichita War"

Six (September, 1956)

"$1000 Reward"
"Against the Law"
"Frontier Feud"
"The Sheriff!"
"Rustler Round-Up"

Seven (November, 1956)

Title: "The Mysterious Bandit!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: Flash and Brett [twin brothers, train bandits]
Others: Justice
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Wyatt Earp#34
Synopsis: Wyatt sees Flash rob a train but people swear Flash was in town at the time; eventually, Wyatt realizes Flash has a twin and masquerades as Brett, tricking Flash into confessing their scheme to him.

Title: "Gold Fever!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: William P. Garnet [assayer]
Others: Justice, an old prospector
Genre: Western
Setting: Tombstone, Arizona, USA
Reprinted In: Wyatt Earp#34
Synopsis: A prospector finds gold on land belonging to Garnet; Garnet starts selling his land as a gold rush erupts, but no one else finds gold; curious, Wyatt plants gold on the property and when Garnet tries to buy his land back, Wyatt determines Garnet had similarly planted the gold the prospector found just to drive up the value of his land.

Title: "Friend Against Friend!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: Mr. Orr [salesman from Chicago]
Others: Frank Frisbey, Wally Wilcox [general store owners], Whipper [wagon driver]
Genre: Western
Setting: Dodge City, Kansas, USA
Reprinted In: Wyatt Earp#34
Synopsis: Misfortune keeps befalling supplies for the general stores and the two owners keep blaming each other for the obstacles but Wyatt realizes their joint salesman Orr has been sabotaging them for his own gain.

Title: "The Man Who Lost the Fight"
Story:
Art: Al Williamson
Heroes: Joe Smith [young man]
Villains: Clem Harding [gambler, dies], a gunfighter [dies]
Genre: Western
Setting: Winthrop City, USA
Reprinted In: Al Williamson: Hidden Lands
Synopsis: When Joe beats Clem in a gunfight, it leads to another gunfighter demanding a chance to beat Joe; the challenger wins and wound Joe, but the challenger dies at another gunman's hand just days later. Joe is pleased he lost the second gunfight so he won't have to face more challengers.

Title: "X Marks the Spot!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Others: Justice, "Goldy" Gilmoody [illiterate miner]
Genre: Western
Setting: Tombstone, Arizona, USA
Synopsis: Children prefer to hear Gilmoody's wild tales rather than go to school; Wyatt arranges to trick Gilmoody, making him think he cheated himself out of his mining fortune because he couldn't read the contract he signed; consequently, Gilmoody encourages the children to go to school and attends alongside them.

Eight (January, 1957)

Title: "Gun Duel in Abiline!"
Story:
Art: Norman Maurer
Heroes: Wyatt Earp, Wild Bill Hickok
Villains: Brayton Brothers gang
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Wyatt visits Wild Bill's town and helps him defeat the Brayton Brothers; people argue about which of the two lawman is the better shot so Wild Bill shoots a target; Wyatt hits the exact same bullethole Bill created.

Title: "Navaho Uprising!"
Story:
Art: Norman Maurer
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Others: Cayatanita [Navaho chief], Navaho, Gibson [miner]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Navahos protest the deforestation being caused by miners because they need pinyon nuts; Wyatt gets the miners to agree to buy peanuts for the Navahos, which settles the affair.

Title: "The Warning!"
Story:
Art: Norman Maurer
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: Rattler Riggs [gunslinger]
Genre: Western
Setting: Tombstone, Arizona, USA
Synopsis: Rattler tries to get revenge on Earp for arresting his brother, but Earp defeats him.

Title: "Gunslinger!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Ellis [fast gunfighter, becomes marshal]
Villains: Outlaws
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#6
Synopsis: Outlaws hear Ellis has been made marshal and meet to plan a strategy, but Ellis is amongst those gathered and he drives them away.
Notes: Retitled "The Gunfighter" in reprint.

Title: "Bushwhack at Badman Pass!"
Story:
Art: Norman Maurer
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: King Coleman [criminal, impersonates Major Miller] and his men [Rick]
Others: Justice
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Earp discovers Coleman's men are wrecking army wagons; he prepares the army for an ambush by planting their uniforms on dummies, then surprising Coleman's gang; Coleman himself was disguised as the army's Major Miller, but Earp exposes the impersonation.

Nine (March, 1957)

"The Chase"
"Come An' Get Us, Marshall"
"The Outlaw Mustang"
"The Saddle-Tramp"
"Ghost Town"

Ten (April, 1957)

Title: "The O.K. Corral Gunfight!"
Story:
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: The Cowboys: Billy Claiborne, Ike Clanton, Billy Clanton [dies], Tom McLowery [dies], Frank McLowery [dies]; Phineas Clanton, Newman Clanton [Clantons' father]
Others: Doc Holliday, Virgil Earp, Morgan Earp
Genre: Western
Setting: 1874, Wichita, Kansas; 1877, Dodge City, Kansas; October 26, 1881, Tombstone, Arizona
Synopsis: Recounts Wyatt's history with the Clantons and McLowerys, building up him, Morgan, Virgil and Doc attacking them at the O.K. Corral and killing most of their gang.

Title: "Gunslinger!"
Story:
Art: John Severin
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: "Hair-Trigger" Hanson [gunman with a hair-trigger]
Genre: Western
Setting: Dodge City, Kansas
Synopsis: Hanson wins all of his gunfights, always claiming the other man drew first. When he draws Wyatt into a fight, Wyatt refuses to face him with his guns, instead using his fists to beat up Hanson, ensuring no one would be killed; Wyatt drives Hanson out of town.

Title: untitled
Story:
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: Gunner and his gang [thieves]
Others: Josh Jordan [store owner], Clem [townsperson], Dan [train stationmaster]
Genre: Western
Setting: Cactus Corners
Synopsis: In the dead of winter, people in Cactus Corners become edgy, wanting food. The latest shipment of food is stolen by Gunner's gang and Wyatt pursues, but after stopping one of Gunner's wagons, he has to use up his ammunition on hungry wolves. To stop the remaining wagon, Wyatt hurls mason jars at the criminals until he knocks them unconscious.

Title: "The Gun!"
Story:
Art: Don Heck
Heroes: A Marshal
Villains: Oregon Hull [gunman, dies]
Genre: Western
Setting: Cactus Gap
Reprinted In: Night Rider#3
Synopsis: A gun narrates how it was created and taken by a gunman who is finally killed by a marshal; the gun hopes the marshal will be its new owner.

Title: "Comanches on the Warpath!"
Story:
Art: John Severin
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: Chakko and his gang
Others: Grey Hawk [Comanche chief], US army
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Wyatt finds the Comanches are ready to go on the warpath over fires caused in their camps where they found army supplies left behind; however, Wyatt discovers the supplies were stolen and captures Chakko and his gang with the Comanches' help.

Eleven

"The Vegas Gang's Last Ride"
"Don't Make Me Draw"
"Vengeance of the Apaches"
"The Guns of Dakota Joe"
"The Stagecoach That Disappeared"

Twelve (June, 1957)

Title: "Frame-Up in Fresno!"
Story:
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: Florence [mayor's niece, robber]
Others: Pete [townsman]
Genre: Western
Setting: Fresno; Silvertown
Synopsis: Wyatt is framed for crimes, he discovers Florence took his watch chain to masquerade as him, he arrests her.

Title: "Guns Along the Rio Grande!"
Story:
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: Ace Hanlon [river boat owner] and his gang [Bunko, Spinner]
Genre: Western
Setting: Rio Grande
Synopsis: Wyatt tries to catch Ace's band of robbers, but while in the waters of the Rio Grande on Ace's boat, they can't be arrested. Wyatt outsmarts them by building a dam, forcing the boat to the ground.

Title: "The Man Who Outdrew Wyatt!"
Story:
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: Black Bart [gunfighter]
Others: Swifty Bradshaw [young gunfighter], Buck Bradshaw [Swifty's father, Wyatt's former deputy]
Genre: Western
Setting: Tombstone, Arizona
Synopsis: Swifty beats Wyatt in a quick-draw contest and becomes a notorious gunfighter. Wyatt worries Swifty will get into trouble so he finds a faster gunman - Swifty's own father - to teach him a lesson.

Title: "A Handful of Bullets!"
Story:
Art: Al Williamson
Heroes: Mark Manning [cowboy]
Villains: Chang Connors [outlaw] and his gang [Andy]
Others: Bill [bartender]
Genre: Western
Setting: Lost Gulch
Synopsis: When Mark rides into town, Chang thinks he's a lawman and has Andy steal the bullets from his gun while he sleeps. When Mark awakes, Chang challenges him to a gunfight, but Mark beats him with his fists and takes him prisoner. Mark reveals he isn't a lawman, but he won't abide someone trying to kill him.

Title: "A Town-Tamer!"
Story:
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: Coyote [outlaw] and his gang [Segundo]
Others: Raimer [assay office owner], Town-Tamer
Genre: Western
Setting: Tombstone, Arizona, USA
Synopsis: Coyote hires a Town-Tamer to help his gang steal gold from under the watch of Wyatt, but the Town-Tamer helps Wyatt instead, having no love for outlaws.

Thirteen (August, 1957)

Title: "The Mystery of Morro Mesa"
Story:
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: Bull Benson, Rondo [crooks]
Others: Tall Feather, Native Americans
Genre: Western
Setting: Morro Mesa
Reprinted In: Wyatt Earp#30
Synopsis: Benson and Rondo want to make Morro Mesa their own by cutting off its water supply, but a Native rain dance changes the flow of the river.

Title: "Attack on Fort America!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: Gang of criminals
Others: Justice, Major Storm [US Cavalry officer]
Genre: Western
Setting: Tombstone, Arizona; Fort America, USA
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#3
Synopsis: Thieves steal a new gattling gun and go on a rampage but Earp requests the army simply provide a second gun, which forces the gang to surrender.

Title: "Outlawed!"
Story:
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: Brad, Segundo [stallion fight organizers]
Others: White Lightnin', Red Ace [stallions], Judge Bean, Justice
Genre: Western
Setting: Tombstone, Arizona, USA
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#6
Synopsis: Brad and Segundo host secret stallion fights which Wyatt can't halt because he doesn't know where they occur. Wyatt has Justice sold to Brad and Segundo as a fighter, then Justice escapes and leads Wyatt back to the fighting stable, where Wyatt catches Brad and Segundo in the act.

Title: "Men Without Faces!"
Story:
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: "Men Without Faces" [Cain, Butler, masked cattle rustlers]
Others: Justice, Luke Magney [rancher]
Genre: Western
Setting: Tombstone, Arizona, USA
Reprinted In: Western Gunfighters#5
Synopsis: Wyatt is pressured by ranchers to stop the Men Without Faces; Wyatt finally ambushes them and reveals the rustlers are really the leading ranchers in the territory, using their disguises to thwart rivals.

Title: "Duel in Dorago!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Wild Will Harlow [famous gunfighter]
Villains: Ken [cowboy]
Genre: Western
Setting: Dorago, Arizona, USA
Reprinted In: Two-Gun Kid#96
Synopsis: Ken starts a clash with the homesteaders and challenges them to a fight; the homesteaders send Wild Will Harlow as their champion and his gunmanship terrifies Ken into giving up the struggle.

Fourteen (December, 1957)

"The Marshal Is a Phony"
"The Great Land Grab"
"He Wore Three Guns"
"The Coward"
"The Artist"

Fifteen (February, 1958)

Title: "The Big Train Robbery"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: Captain Carter [rogue one-eyed cavalry man]
Others: Geronimo, Apaches
Genre: Western
Setting: Tombstone, Arizona, USA
Reprinted In: Wyatt Earp#30
Synopsis: The rogue Captain Carter tries to pit Earp against Geronimo, but Earp figures out the truth and brings Carter to justice.

Title: "Bushwhacked!"
Story:
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: Six-Gun Shaw and Ace Allen [two crooks]
Genre: Western
Setting: Tombstone, Arizona, USA
Reprinted In: Wyatt Earp#30
Synopsis: Earp is knocked over the head while Shaw is released from jail, but he finds the assailant easily-- Allen's gun has his name engraved upon its butt

Title: "I'll Git Ya Marshal!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: Lobo, Deuce, Rusty [gang]
Others: "Tinny" Taylor [pot and pan dealer]
Genre: Western
Setting: Tombstone, Arizona, USA
Reprinted In: Wyatt Earp#30
Synopsis: Earp catches a gang of stage-robbers thanks to Taylor, who leaves his merchandise floating in the river to attract his attention.

Title: "The Golden Palomino!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Claude Keith [rodeo rider]
Villains: Hank Bradon, Lon Walsh [horse thieves]
Others: Jim Keith [Claude's father], Sunset [golden palomino horse], Sheriff Lane
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Reprinted In: Two-Gun Kid#108
Synopsis: Jim gifts Claude with Sunset, who becomes a champion rodeo rider; Hank and Lon want Sunset but when Claude refuses to sell, the men steal him. Claude pursues the thieves and Sunset helps subdue them. Sheriff Lane thinks Sunset is a mad horse who should be killed so Claude sets Sunset free into the wild.

Title: "Revenge Against a Town!"
Story:
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: "Red" Rooker [outlaw]
Genre: Western
Setting: Tombstone, Arizona; Mammoth Mountain, USA
Reprinted In: Wyatt Earp#31
Synopsis: Red vows revenge on Tombstone for sending him to prison; he breaks out and starts various disasters, including a buffalo stampeded and fire. He tries to buy dynamite having shaved his hair to disguise himself, but Wyatt recognizes Red and catches him, sending him back to prison.

Sixteen (April, 1958)

Title: "The Man Who Out-Drew Earp"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: Reb Harper [gunfighter], Lightning' Jim [quick-draw artist]
Others: Slim [townsman]
Genre: Western
Setting: Dodge City
Reprinted In: Wyatt Earp#31
Synopsis: Wyatt worries he might meet someone who's a faster draw than him. When Lightnin' Jim comes to town with the circus, Jim challenges Wyatt, but at the last moment Jim loses his courage and Wyatt realizes he doesn't need to be the fastest draw, so long as he's more courageous.

Title: "Too Many Murderers"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: Blackie [outlaw, dies] and three other outlaws [two die]
Others: Tom Sands [stage driver, dies], Lawson [townsman], Slim [townsman]
Genre: Western
Setting: Carson City, USA
Reprinted In: Wyatt Earp
Synopsis: Wyatt finds Tom Sands murdered and confronts four newcomers, but they each claim responsibility for the murder to defend the actual killer. He finally tricks them into admitting Blackie is the killer and they shoot it out, during which one of the men kills Blackie for fouling up their plan.

Title: "Mob Rule!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: Mob of civilians
Others: Texas Rangers
Genre: Western
Setting: Tombstone, Arizona, USA
Reprinted In: Wyatt Earp#32
Synopsis: Townspeople blame a stranger for murdering Sam Turner, but Wyatt defends him until the Texas Rangers arrive and explain they've caught the real killer.

Title: "The Savage!"
Story:
Art: Carmine Infantino
Heroes: Luke Bailey [cowboy]
Others: Blackie [Luke's horse], Savage [wild stallion], Pete [townsperson]
Genre: Western
Setting: Circle Bar K
Synopsis: Luke captures Savage in the wild and breaks him, but senses Savage wants to go back to the wilderness. When Luke falls into a river and Savage saves him, he decides to set Savage free as a gesture of thanks.

Title: "New Girl in Town"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: Sam Clark [outlaw], Hunk, Red [Sam's allies]
Others: Sally Clark [coffee shop owner]
Genre: Western
Setting: Tombstone, Arizona, USA
Reprinted In: Wyatt Earp#32
Synopsis: Wyatt goes to see Sally's new coffee shop, but she chases him out. He investigates later and learns her brother is an outlaw who's come to her for sanctuary. When the outlaws try to kill Wyatt, Sally turns on her brother and helps Wyatt arrest them.

Seventeen (June, 1958)

Title: "Gunman in Town!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: Mac Mingo [outlaw] and his gang of cattle rustlers
Others: Sally Clark, Justice
Genre: Western
Setting: Dodge City, Kansas, USA
Synopsis: Wyatt is constantly bothered by Mingo, who makes a nuisance of himself so that his gang can rustle cattle without being caught. However, Wyatt tails Mingo to his gang and captures them all.

Title: "Ninety Miles to Tombstone!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: Bull Hankley
Others: Justice
Genre: Western
Setting: Tombstone, Arizona, USA
Synopsis: Wyatt escorts Bull to Tombstone, thwarting an attempt by Bull's gang to set him free.

Title: "The Coward!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: Moose Borden [tough guy]
Others: George Harkness [near-sighted rancher], Nancy Harkness [George's wife], Justice
Genre: Western
Setting: Dodge City, Kansas, USA
Synopsis: Moose keeps taunting George because he refuses to fight. Wyatt realizes George simply needs glasses and when dons those lenses George is finally able to stand up for himself.

Title: "A Badge to Fight for!"
Story:
Art: Doug Wildey
Heroes: Sheriff Matt Andrews [lawman]
Villains: Pecos Kid [Joe Andrews, stage robber]
Genre: Western
Setting: The sheriff is aboard a stage when the Pecos Kid tries to rob it, yet lets him go. The sheriff finally captures the Kid alive, as he'd recognized him as his brother and wanted to be sure he wasn't killed.
Synopsis:

Title: "Grizzly Grant, Badman!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: Morton Brown [assistant bank teller]
Others: Grizzly Grant [ex-convict, reformed, becomes Wyatt's deputy], Ned Lathrup [townsperson]
Genre: Western
Setting: Dodge City, Kansas, USA
Synopsis: When the reformed Grizzly Grant comes to Dodge no one wants to trust him, but after he catches Morton stealing from the bank, Wyatt offers him a job as his deputy.

Eighteen (August, 1958)

"The Town That Couldn't Be Tamed"
"Gunman's Holiday"
"The Tin Star"
"The Comanche Strikes"

Nineteen (October, 1958)

Title: "When Johnny Ringo Came to Town!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: Johnny Ringo [outlaw]
Others: Grizzly Grant, Sally Clark
Genre: Western
Setting: Dodge City, Kansas, USA
Synopsis: When Johnny Ringo comes to town people think Earp won't face him and begin to fear for the town's future, but Earp does face Ringo and wounds him in the hand during their gunfight, ending Ringo's career.

Title: "The Mystery of Mr. Meek"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: Mr. Meek [mild man, hypnotist]
Others: Grizzly Grant, Big Jim Hanks [tough guy]
Genre: Western
Setting: Dodge City, Kansas, USA
Synopsis: Mr. Meek goes on a robbery spree in Dodge using his hypnotism but Wyatt realizes Meek's power and waits until dark to capture him, placing a blindfold over Meek's eyes.

Title: "Last Stage from Big Horn"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Pop Adams [aged stage driver, tells tall tales]
Villains: Elkins Boys [stage robbers]
Others: Bill, Rod Toomey [stage drivers]
Genre: Western
Setting: Big Horn, USA
Synopsis: Pop seems to be a teller of tales, but on one stagecoach run he winds up capturing the entire Elkins Boys gang single-handed.

Title: "Grizzly Grant, Deputy!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Grizzly Grant, Wyatt Earp
Villains: Clement [former ranch hand, cattle rustler]
Others: Doc Jason [physician], Mac Blaine [cattle rancher]
Genre: Western
Setting: Cactus Ridge; Dodge City, Kansas, USA
Synopsis: Grizzly investigates cattle rustling from Blaine's ranch; people doubt Grizzly's ability when the rustler ambushes and wounds him, but Grizzly rejoins the search and ultimately discovers Blaine's former employee Clement is to blame; Grizzly captures Clement with one arm in a sling.

Twenty (December, 1958)

Title: "The Day the Marshal Wouldn't Fight!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: Outlaws
Others: Grizzly Grant, Maury Roberts [bank teller, dies], Dade Roberts [Maury's son, gunfighter]
Genre: Western
Setting: Dodge City, Kansas, USA
Synopsis: Wyatt captures robbers who shot Maury while robbing the bank, but Maury dies of his injuries. Dade comes to town seeking vengeance and thinking Wyatt isn't as capable as he, but Wyatt is eventually drawn to fight Dade and quickly shows he's superior to him; having promised Maury he'd look out for Dade, Wyatt places Dade in jail.

Title: "Guns Roar in Tombstone!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: Bullet Horgan [gunfighter]
Others: Tom Baker [posse member], Grizzly Grant
Genre: Western
Setting: Dodge City, Kansas; Tombstone, Arizona, USA
Synopsis: Bullet kidnaps Wyatt and tries to force him to Tombstone, but they run into a posse mid-journey and although Bullet wounds Tom, Wyatt captures Bullet and imprisons him in Tombstone. Locals start to riot against Wyatt, wanting vengeance on Tom's behalf, but Wyatt protects the jail.

Title: "The Last Outlaw"
Story:
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Rawhide Kid, Randy Clayton
Others: Chip Caldwell [wanted man], Sheriff Ben Yarby
Genre: Western
Setting: Shotgun City, USA
Synopsis: People are trying to capture Chip Caldwell, but Rawhide Kid reveals Caldwell isn't wanted any longer and they destroy his wanted posters.

Title: "The Frightened Man!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: Wolf Nesbitt [gunfighter, in feud with Farros]
Others: Grizzly Grant, Johnny Farro [member of family feud with Nesbitts]
Genre: Western
Setting: Dodge City, Kansas, USA
Synopsis: Johnny sees Wolf is coming to Dodge and asks for Wyatt's help to evade their family feud; since Wolf hasn't seen Johnny, Wyatt poses as Johnny and scares Wolf away with his gun prowess.

Twenty-One (February, 1959)

Title: "The Last Gunfight"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: Joe Rico [gunfighter] and his sidekick
Others: Grizzly Grant, Sally Clark, Doc Jason
Genre: Western
Setting: Dodge City, Kansas, USA
Synopsis: Joe Rico's sidekick enters Dodge to deliver a warning to Wyatt; the sidekick shoots at Wyatt and robs him of his sight; Wyatt pretends he can see when Rico arrives and manages a lucky shot; Rico's bullet creases Wyatt's head and restores his sight.

Title: "The Lady from Little Rock!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: Dalton Gang [pose as Matilda Fosgrove and her brothe Montgomery]
Others: Grizzly Grant
Genre: Western
Setting: Dodge City, Kansas, USA
Synopsis: Matilda and her brother come to Dodge, but spend a lot of time complaining about it; Matilda claims to witness a robbery of the general store and Wyatt goes in search of the robbers where she directs as she and Montgomery leave town; Wyatt eventually realizes the duo are the actual robbers and "Matilda" is a man wearing drag. The two crooks are captured.

Title: "Outside the Law"
Story:
Art:
Villains: Crane Dowling [cattle rancher]
Others: Lou Flanders [sheep herder], Jane Flanders [Lou's daughter], Dean Dowling [Crane's son, in love with Jane]
Genre: Western
Setting: Old West
Synopsis: Crane means to drive all sheep herders from the territory, but when Dean abandons him to marry Jane, Crane realizes his mistake and makes peace with the sheep herders.

Title: "The Darrow Gang Strikes!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: Darrow and his gang [seven men]
Others: Grizzly Grant, Doc Jason, Sally Clark
Genre: Western
Setting: Dodge City, Kansas, USA
Synopsis: Grizzly is wounded in the leg during a gunfight; when the Darrow gang hear they decide the time is right to bring down Wyatt; however, Doc Jason and other townsfolk come to Wyatt's aid, capturing the whole gang.

Twenty-Two (April, 1959)

"When You Say That, Mister...Draw!"
untitled
"Gunmen of Dodge City"
"The Man Who Was Afraid"

Twenty-Three (June, 1959)

Title: "The Dangerous Dude"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: Yancy Barrow [escaped prisoner disguised as Nelson J. Periwinkle]
Others: Grizzly Grant
Genre: Western
Setting: Dodge City, Kansas, USA
Synopsis: Barrow is on his way to the border in disguise, but tries to kill Wyatt so he won't be pursued; he fails and Wyatt arrests him.

Title: "In the Still of the Night!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: Shaggy Doran [gunfighter]
Others: Grizzly Grant
Genre: Western
Setting: Dodge City, Kansas, USA
Synopsis: Wyatt defeats Shaggy without speaking a word.
Note: Only one speech balloon and one thought balloon in the entire story.

Title: "The Guns of Blackjack Hawkins!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: Blackjack Hawkins [gambler] and his gang, two gunfighters
Others: Grizzly Grant, Sally Clark
Genre: Western
Setting: Dodge City, Kansas, USA
Synopsis: Blackjack comes to Dodge to open up a bar and casino, but Wyatt notes the building is next door to the bank and realizes it's a cover for robberies. Wyatt and Grizzly round up Blackjack and his gang for theft.

Title: "When the Raiders Strike!"
Story:
Art: Joe Sinnott
Heroes: Kid From Texas
Villains: Bull [wagon raider] and his gang
Others: Benson, Mr. Peevey [wagoneers], Cactus, Colonel Harding
Genre: Western
Setting: Cooley's Pass
Synopsis: The Kid tries to help wagon riders from being hit by Bull's raiders, but when he asks for Texas Rangers to aid him, Colonel Harding says his men are busy elsewhere. Bull hears and mounts another attack, only to discover Harding had lied and his Texas Rangers help the Kid defeat Bull's entire gang.

Twenty-Four (August, 1959)

"Captured by the Apaches!"
"The Man the Marshal Feared!"
"The Man Behind the Guns"
"The Man Who Got Away!"

Twenty-Five (October, 1959)

Title: "Face to Face With the Gunfighter!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: Durkin [criminal], Kid Rio [Montana gunfighter]
Others: Grizzly Grant, Jeb [townsperson]
Genre: Western
Setting: Dodge City, Kansas
Reprinted In: Wyatt Earp#33
Synopsis: Durkin hires Rio to kill Wyatt. However, Rio wants to go straight and raise his younger sister in Dodge; he turns in his guns and becomes friends with Wyatt.

Title: "Crises in Dodge City!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: King Carruthers [rancher] and his gunmen
Others: Grizzly Grant
Genre: Western
Setting: Coffin Creek; Dodge City, Kansas
Reprinted In: Wyatt Earp
Synopsis: Carruthers fences off the local water supply and arms his men to defend it. Wyatt, Grizzly and local ranchers face Carruthers in force until Carruthers' men surrender and Carruthers' front collapses.

Title: untitled
Story:
Art: Jack Davis
Heroes: Gunsmoke Kid [outlaw, inspired by mother's death to do good]
Villains: Nat Brock [gunman, killed Gunsmoke Kid's father]
Others: Mexican soldiers
Genre: Western
Setting: USA/Mexico
Reprinted In: Mighty Marvel Western#23
Synopsis: The Gunsmoke Kid returns to his hometown to learn his mother has died; she left a letter identifying the killer of her husband as Nat Brock. The Kid begins egging Brock on until Brock draws on him; the Kid wounds Brock, then shows the sheriff Brock was carrying his father's gun. The Kid visits his mother's grave and notes he's finally used his abilities for something good; for now on, he intends to perform good deeds which would make his mother proud.

Title: "The Terrible Revenge of Wyatt Earp..."
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: Clem Craven [loudmouth]
Others: Grizzly Grant, Doc
Genre: Western
Setting: Dodge City, Kansas
Reprinted In: Wyatt Earp#33
Synopsis: Clem thinks Wyatt is a coward when he refuses to fight, so Clem roughs up Grizzly instead. When he comes after Wyatt with his guns, Wyatt angrily outfights him then beats him with his fists.

Twenty-Six (December, 1959)

Title: "Gunmanship!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Genre: Western
Setting: Dodge City, Kansas
Reprinted In: Night Rider#2
Synopsis: Wyatt describes how to use a gun responsibly.
"Bounty Hunter!"
"Grizzly Without a Gun"
"When the Durfees Took Over Dodge!"
"A Wild Goose Chase For Wyatt!"

Twenty-Seven (February, 1960)

Title: "The Return of the Durado Kid!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: Durado Kid [outlaw], Tico [Durado Kid's sidekick]
Others: Grizzly Grant
Genre: Western
Setting: Dodge City, Kansas, USA
Synopsis: Grizzly is out of town when the Durado Kid comes for revenge; although the Kid and Tico both draw on Wyatt, he uses their poor teamwork against them as the Kid accidentally shoots Tico; Wyatt captures both men.

Title: "When Wyatt Went Wild!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: A gang of looters
Others: John and Mrs. Johnson [civilians], Grizzly Grant
Genre: Western
Setting: Dodge City, Kansas, USA
Synopsis: When a gang of looters destroy the Johnson ranch, Wyatt captures the gang and returns the cattle.

Title: "Beware! Here Comes the Gunhawk!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Doug Wildey
Heroes: Sheriff Tom McGraw
Others: Matt, Ned Jones [civilians], Clem Yancy [trader], Matilda McGraw [Tom's wife]
Genre: Western
Setting: Trail's End, Wyoming, USA
Synopsis: Just as Tom's son has been born and Tom is suffering from a wounded arm, word comes Gunhawk Grimes is near; Tom intends to face the outlaw, but ultimately it turns out the outlaw was slain by Apaches.

Title: "The Challenge of Bull Thompson!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: Bull Thompson [tough guy]
Others: Sally Clark, Bull's wife
Genre: Western
Setting: Dodge City, Kansas, USA
Synopsis: Bull enjoys flexing his muscles and decides to brush off Wyatt so he can make time with Sally, but Wyatt fends off Bull; Bull eventually marries a tiny woman who constantly berates him.

Twenty-Eight (April, 1960)

"The Guns of Shorty Swift"

Title: "Trapped in Trigger Valley!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: Crusher Cragg and his gang
Others: Grizzly Grant
Genre: Western
Setting: Dodge City; Trigger Valley, USA
Reprinted In: Kid Colt, Outlaw#186
Synopsis: Crusher tries to set up an outlaw base in Trigger Valley and easily beats Wyatt and Grizzly when they attempt to drive him out. Wyatt returns by cover of night and defeats Crusher and his men alone, restoring order to the area.
"Every Gun Against Him!"
"Them's Fightin' Words, Mister!"

Twenty-Nine (June, 1960)

Title: "When Wyatt Went to Jail"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Heroes: Wyatt Earp
Villains: A Wyatt Earp imposter and his gang
Others: Grizzly Grant
Genre: Western
Setting: Dodge City, Kansas, USA
Reprinted In: Two-Gun Kid#121
Synopsis: A criminal who looks like Wyatt turns the town against Earp, but Earp ultimately proves his identity and stops the gang.
"The Vengeance of Howling Wolf!"
"The Savage Stallion!"
"Trapped in Dead Man's Cave!"

Thirty (October, 1972)

"The Big Train Robbery" from Wyatt Earp#15
"The Mystery of Morro Mesa" from Wyatt Earp#13
"Genius With a Gun" from Western Kid#10
"Bushwhacked" from Wyatt Earp#15
"I'll Git Ya Marshal" from Wyatt Earp#15

Thirty-One (December, 1972)

"The Man Who Outdrew Earp" from Wyatt Earp#16
"Too Many Murderers" from Wyatt Earp#16
"Tenderfoot in Town" from Quick-Trigger Western#14
"Revenge Against a Town" from Wyatt Earp#15

Thirty-Two (February, 1973)

"Mob Rule" from Wyatt Earp#16
"New Girl in Town" from Wyatt Earp#16
"Rustler's Moon" from Western Outlaws#15
"The Apache" from Gunsmoke Western#50

Thirty-Three (April, 1973)

"The Terrible Revenge of Wyatt Earp..." from Wyatt Earp#25
"Crises in Dodge City!" from Wyatt Earp#25
"The Fastest Draw!" from Rawhide Kid#40
"Face-to-Face With the Gunfighter" from Wyatt Earp#25

Thirty-Four

"The Mysterious Bandit" from Wyatt Earp#7
"Gold Fever" from Wyatt Earp#7
"Scar Durham...He Couldn't Be Caught" from Western Outlaws#12
"Friend Against Friend" from Wyatt Earp#7

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