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Appearing in "Showdown with Billy the Kid!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Two-Gun Kid #80

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Synopsis for "Showdown with Billy the Kid!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Two-Gun Kid #80
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Appearing in "Ringo Kid"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Ringo Kid #4

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  • Flip Cullen

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Synopsis for "Ringo Kid"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Ringo Kid #4

The Ringo Kid watches as outlaw Flip Cullen use the method that has earned him his nickname to determine the life or death of a man: the flip of a coin. However as the coin spins in the air, the Kid shoots it out of the sky angering Flip. The Ringo Kid demands to know why Flip wants to see this man dead, but the racist Cullen refuses to explain himself to the Ringo Kid due to his mixed ethnicity. When Flip and his men refuse to stand down, the Ringo Kid fights them off until the sheriff arrives. The Ringo Kid mounts his horse Arab and flees while Flip and his men run the other way. Before he leaves, the Ringo Kid tells the man who he saved to meet him outside of town to explain things.

Setting up camp, the Ringo Kid learns that the man Flip tried to kill used to be a member of his gang until he refused to participate in their upcoming attack on a Mormon wagon train that is passing through the area as Flip heard that they are carrying gold. The Kid lets the man go while he decides to go and stop the slaughter of the innocent Mormons. The next day, while Flip Cullen and his men prepare for the attack, the Ringo Kid approaches the Mormon wagon train to warn them of the impending attack. He finds that the "gold" that the Mormons are carrying with them are their children and a stack of Bibles. The Ringo Kid then convinces the Mormons to set up camp and prepare for the attack.

Soon, Flip Cullen and his men attack and the Ringo Kid leads the Mormons in defending their wagons. However, Flip manages to loop around behind the wagon train and knock out the Ringo Kid with a blow to the head and escapes with the Ringo Kid as his prisoner while the rest of his gang is gunned down. Taking the Kid to a secluded area not far away, he prepares to flip his coin to decide the Kid's fate when suddenly his former gang member appears and guns Flip down to repay the Kid for saving his life earlier. With the Mormon party departing on their way, the Ringo Kid suggests that the former outlaw join them to find a new life among law abiding people.

Appearing in "Ringo Kid"

Reprint of the 4th story from
Ringo Kid #4

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  • One-Eye Mapes

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Synopsis for "Ringo Kid"

Reprint of the 4th story from
Ringo Kid #4

Camping out on the range, the Ringo Kid is confronted by One-Eye Mapes and his gang of outlaws who has come seeking to recruit the Kid into his gang as the military is seeking on putting bounties on all their heads and they are planning a counter attack on fort before the list of their names arrives from Washington. The Ringo Kid refuses and when One-Eye tries to shoot him the Kid is saved by his father Cory Rand who happens to arrive in the nick of time, forcing Mapes and his minions to flee the scene.

Not wishing to see the soldiers at the fort being ambushed the pair decide to go and warn them of Mapes and his gang impending attack. However they arrive too late to the fort to warn the soldiers of their attack. Seeking to get into the base, the Ringo Kid and his father start a fire to cover their advance to the fort from One-Eye and his men. Getting their way into the fort, Ringo convinces the soldiers that they came to help fight off Mapes and his men. With the added firepower of the two outlaws, the Ringo Kid and Cory help the soldiers wipe out Mapes and his men. In thanks for their help, the commander of the fort strikes their names off the list of bounties.

Appearing in "Six-Gun Express!"

Reprint of the 2nd story from
Ringo Kid #4

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  • Leech

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Synopsis for "Six-Gun Express!"

Reprint of the 2nd story from
Ringo Kid #4

A stagecoach is wrecked as it passes through a mountain pass by a strange bearded man just as the Ringo Kid is passing by. The Kid chases after the insane man, but he manages to slip away. Checking the wreckage for survivors the Ringo Kid finds all aboard dead and finds a hat box labeled in the name of Amy Leech. Suddenly the sheriff arrives and initially accuses the Ringo Kid had caused the crash. But when he recognizes the Ringo Kid he realizes that the outlaw hero could not have been responsible, as he has been long time friend of Ringo's father Cory Rand. Coincidentally, Cory Rand arrives on the scene and the three men talk over what happened. The sheriff explains to them that it is the fourth attack on a stage in as many days and the one responsible hadn't stolen any of the possessions on board. With his reputation on the line, the sheriff asks Cory and thE Ringo Kid to assist him in catching the man responsible.

The Ringo Kid and Cory agree to help out and decide that there must be a record on the coaches. They go to the coach office and break in and search the records. They learn about a driver named Leech who worked for the coach company and how he was waiting for his new bride Amy to come meet him in town. However when the coach she was expected on had crashed Leech went mad and disappeared. Realizing that Leech is the one attacking the coaches in an insane attempt to avenge his wife's death. Ringo then ride out to town and seize the next coach heading to town. When Leech tries to toss a log on the coach. The Kid narrowly avoids being crushed by the log and chases after Leech.

Confronting Leech in his cave he explains to him that his wife Amy wasn't on the coach that crashed years earlier but on the one he destroyed the night earlier, and that he was responsible for killing his own wife. Unhinged further by this, Leech tries to attack the Ringo Kid, forcing the hero to gun Leech down.

Appearing in "Vengeance Trail"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Ringo Kid #6

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Synopsis for "Vengeance Trail"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Ringo Kid #6

Coming across a wanted poster offering a $5000 reward for his capture dead or alive, Ringo Kid just barely avoids getting his head blown off by a young boy with a rifle. Realizing he has missed his shot, the young lad is frightened by the Ringo Kid, but soon realizes that the famous outlaw is not as bad as the wanted posters make him out to be. Asking the young boy why he was after the reward on his head, the Ringo Kid learns that the lad -- named Tommy Roark -- comes from a poor family and his mother is deathly ill and they need the money for medicine. The Ringo Kid rides the boy home and they are shocked to find the Roark ranch on fire. The Ringo Kid rushes in and rescues Tommy's father and mother. After treating their wounds, the Ringo Kid learns that the fire was lit by a man named Baxter. The elder Roark explains to the Ringo Kid that Baxter loaned him money and mortgaged his property after his cattle was rustled and then after he purchased new cattle this herd was stolen as well. When Baxter came to collect his money, Roark refused to leave his home and that was when Baxter, finding the land more valuable than the house built on it, set the home ablaze.

The Ringo Kid then decides to pay Baxter a visit and rides away unaware that his quarry and his gang have been secretly watching. Baxter tells his men that they are going to handle Roark and his family first then the Ringo Kid and collect the reward on his head. However the Ringo Kid is tipped off by his friend Dull Knife who happened upon Baxter and his men and heard the entire plot. The Ringo Kid then comes up with a plan and rides into town to talk to the local cattle buyer. There he learns that Baxter recently sold some cattle that resemble the ones that were stolen from Roark. The Ringo Kid then rides into town and confronts Baxter and his men in the local saloon and allows himself to be captured. He is quickly brought to trial and locked up with Baxter collecting the $5000 reward on the Kid's head.

However, the Ringo Kid is not locked up for long as Dull Knife arrives outside his cell and cuts through the bars and helps the Kid escape. They then return to the saloon to confront Baxter and his men again. The Ringo Kid and Dull Knife easily disarm Baxter and his men and steal the reward money just as the sheriff arrives with evidence given to him by Dull Knife proving that Baxter stole, rebranded and sold cattle stole from Pete Roark. The Ringo Kid then returns to the Roark ranch and turns over the stolen reward money, telling the family they earned it before parting company.

Appearing in "Capture or Death!"

Reprint of the 2nd story from
Ringo Kid #6

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  • Chuck Hanna

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Synopsis for "Capture or Death!"

Reprint of the 2nd story from
Ringo Kid #6

With the law on his heels after being framed for a coach robbery he did not commit, the Ringo Kid rides to the edge of a cliff. With no escape, the Kid decides death over capture and climbs off his horse Arab and jumps off the cliff. When the law arrives they try to nab the Kid's fabled horse, but the loyal Arab jumps off the cliff after his master. The Kid survived the fall thanks to a river down below but he is seriously injured and pulled down river where he is rescued a man named Link who is out fishing with his son Kip who bring the unconscious outlaw back to their home to be nursed back to health. Arab, who also survived the fall picks up his masters scent and follows.

The Ringo Kid is then nursed back to health by Link, Kip and Link's wife Maud. Recovering from his injuries, the Ringo Kid learns from Kip that his older brother is a Pony Express rider who was injured in a robbery along Hidalgo Pass, the very crime that the Ringo Kid has been accused of. The Kid then reveals his identity to Link and explains how he was framed, knowing the Kid's reputation Link believes it and they are all surprised when Arab suddenly arrives at the house having tracked his master.

The Kid goes into town to find out who was responsible for framing him, unaware that Link is following after him to lend him a hand. Roughing up a stoolie named Wink, the Ringo Kid learns that and outlaw named Chuck Hanna and his gang have been throwing a lot of money around in the Red Blaze Gambling Hall and suspects that they were the ones responsible. The Ringo Kid roughs up Hanna's gang and they confess to framing him. Suddenly, Hanna appears on the upper balcony of the gambling hall with a rifle trained on the Ringo Kid, but the outlaw hero is saved by the timely arrival of Link who shoots Chuck dead. With the law coming, Link helps the Ringo Kid slip away and tells the sheriff and his posse who was really responsible for the attack on the Pony Express and learns that his son is expected to recover from his injuries.

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