Appearing in 1st story

This story is a reprint of the comic
Blaze of Glory #1.

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Synopsis for 1st story

This story is a reprint of the comic
Blaze of Glory #1.

This mini-series takes place in 1885 and asserts that many of the stories presented about the heroes of the Wild West in the past were in fact dime-store fictions of real life events. The story begins in the town of Wonderment, Montana, a town mostly populated by ex-slaves seeking a better life for themselves. Among them is Reno Jones, one half of the former western duo, the Gunhawks. Reno had hung up his guns ever since he supposedly killed his partner Kid Cassidy, he settled down in Wonderment, got married to a woman named Mary and had a son, named Cass out of respect for his dead friend.

One night, the Nightriders, men dressed as Ku Klux Klan members, came to Wonderment with their guns blazing, killing several settlers in their wake. Reno Jones, however, fights back and helps to drive them out of the town that night. For the next several nights the normally peaceful town is again visited by Nightrider raiding parties, leaving the townspeople to wonder what it is they want. Marcel Founier shows up and offers his help to Reno and the town. They decide to ask some of their old friends for help in defending the town from these invaders and the old indian chief, Flaming Star, agrees to try and acquire the help of Red Wolf.

The army refuses to help a town of black people who harbour Native Americans, so Reno goes to find his old friend the Rawhide Kid, now a performer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. Kid Colt also happens to be passing by to say hello to his old friend the Rawhide Kid, and decides to accompany the men back to Wonderment as well. Shortly after the men leave, Gunhawk, a bounty hunter, rides up and asks the whereabouts of Kid Colt as he mean's to collect the bounty on his head. He then leaves to follow their tracks to Wonderment.

Appearing in 2nd story

This story is a reprint of the comic
Blaze of Glory #2.

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Synopsis for 2nd story

This story is a reprint of the comic
Blaze of Glory #2.

While Reno Jones is off recruiting the Rawhide Kid to his cause, Marcel Fournier heads to Anaconda, Montana to see lawyer Clay Harder. Harder is actually Matt Hawk, the Two-Gun Kid who faked his death two years before when he was working with Fournier as a member of the briefly allied group, the Sunset Riders. He took the name Clay Harder from the name of the original dime novel character which held the name of the Two-Gun Kid, the inspiration for Hawk's own alias. Hawk/Harder declines Fournier's request for help, stating that the Two-Gun Kid is dead but he will do what he can to find out who is behind the attacks in Wonderment. He learns that Clay Riley, the former outlaw known as the Tarantula, is behind the attacks. He now owns a mining and manufacturing company and wants the river that runs alongside the town in order to produce a smelting factory for his ore.

That night, in the hills surrounding Wonderment, Flaming Star and his grand-daughter, Ghost Wind Rider, wait for the Red Wolf. They are attacked by a gang of men hiding in the woods, who are in turn violently killed by Red Wolf. He pledges his word to the pair that he will aid the townspeople when the time is right.

In the meantime, Fournier, Jones and their associates meet up at their rendezvous point, along with a young man named Lance Temple. Temple is actually the Outlaw Kid, but has had a mental breakdown causing a split personality complex after the death of his father. This caused him to believe the Kid to be a separate person from Temple and to be the murderer of his father. As a result, Temple rides across the west searching for someone that only exists within him. The Rawhide Kid knows of Temple's condition, but also knows that when the Outlaw Kid persona takes over, he is every bit the fearless gunman that he's ever been. He telegraphed Temple telling him that the Outlaw Kid was to be found in Wonderment, tricking him into their service. At the same time, Pinkerton agent Caleb Hammer rides up and demands Kid Colt come with him to stand trial for the murder of a sheriff the previous year. A stand-off occurs as everyone draws their weapons, but the hot-headed Colt guns down the Pinkerton's, injuring Hammer and killing his men.

The men all ride out of town as fast as they can. They set up camp and are met by Two-Gun, who has changed his mind about helping. Fournier leads the men to a secret entrance to the town, one which should not be guarded. As the men cross the gorge one by one, Reno Jones is gunned down by Nightriders hiding above in the hills and falls far below into the river. All of the others are trapped out in the open, with the exception of Lance, who dons his mask and once again becomes the Outlaw Kid.

Appearing in 3rd story

This story is a reprint of the comic
Blaze of Glory #3.

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Synopsis for 3rd story

This story is a reprint of the comic
Blaze of Glory #3.

The Nightriders have the Two-Gun Kid, Rawhide Kid, and Kid Colt all pinned down on the side of a gorge, it looks like the heroes are done for, but unbeknownst to the 'riders, the Outlaw Kid and Red Wolf are still hidden. The men succeed in killing the ambushing Nightriders and ensuring the safety of their friends. The men all race ahead to Wonderment, all but Red Wolf who descends into the gorge where Reno Jones fell after being shot.

When the heroes arrive, they find the town overriden with the Nightriders and open fire upon them. The heroes drive the 'riders out of town in a fury of gunshots and hot lead, though their victory is bitter sweet when they reveal that the town's resident hero, Reno Jones, was gunned down along their journey. Marcel Fournier shows up after the battle had been won, his horse having tripped in a gopher hole. The heroes realize that the Nightriders will be back, in larger numbers, and they to prepare the townspeople for the upcoming battle.

Meanwhile, Caleb Hammer also makes his way towards Wonderment, but is taken prisoner by the Nightriders. Shortly thereafter, the Gunhawk is similarly captured. Both men are only after one thing, Kid Colt. The Nightriders decide to make the men fight to the death to see who gets to go after Colt. Just before they fire, however, a rifle blast rings out and a Nightrider falls, everyone looks up to see the Ghost Rider above them. His appearance gives the men the time they need to react and shoot their way out of the Nightrider's camp. They both then head for the town as the Ghost Rider leaves the 'riders with a warning to leave Wonderment alone.

Appearing in 4th story

This story is a reprint of the comic
Blaze of Glory #4.

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Synopsis for 4th story

This story is a reprint of the comic
Blaze of Glory #4.

After escaping the Nightriders, Gunhawk and Caleb Hammer make their way to Wonderment. Once there, however, all men agree to work together until their common enemy is taken care of. Clay Riley receives word that his old nemesis, the Ghost Rider, has come to the defence of Wonderment as well. This prompts him to spend the last of his money on a hundred more riders, as well as to lead the men himself.

The heroes approach Marcel Fournier, having discovered that he was in fact a spy for Riley's camp all along. Before anyone can react, Fournier grabs Jone's boy, Cass, as a hostage and attempts to flee town. The Two-Gun Kid is forced to gun down his old friend. Later, the Rawhide Kid and Red Wolf come to an agreement whereby the native tribes pledge their support in the upcoming battle.

That night, the Nightriders come like a force from hell, but the heroes meet them head on, killing them by the dozons. The Outlaw Kid loses his mask during the fray, reverting in mind to the mild-mannered Lance Temple, and is quickly gunned down. Before he dies, he lights the fuse to a stick of dynamite, taking several men with him. The Ghost Rider guns down Clay Riley, who is transfixed by the site of his old enemy, but is wounded by Kid Cassidy. The Ghost Rider removes his mask, to show that he is actually Reno Jones left facing his old friend. Jones ends up strangling Cassidy to death with his bare hands.

Shortly afterwards, Red Wolf leads the native tribes into town, decimating the already scattered Nightriders. Just as it looks like the bloodshed is about to end, Gunhawk shoots Kid Colt in the back in order to collect his bounty. Caleb Hammer, despite his own misdealings with Colt, he felt he deserved better than to be gunned in the back, he then shoots the Gunhawk down dead. After the battle is over, the Two-Gun Kid is also shown to have fallen. The Rawhide Kid is left the task of burying his friends and then departs town with Hammer. Red Wolf decides to find a little peace with Ghost Wind Rider and Reno Jones gives the Ghost Rider costume back to Flaming Star from whence it came.

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