Appearing in "Dead Eye!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Western Kid #11.

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  • Deputy (Unnamed)

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Synopsis for "Dead Eye!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Western Kid #11.

Tex Dawson the Western Kid and his animal pals enter a town and witness as local troublemaker Biff Holloway shoots his guns up into the air, raising a racket. When Biff tries to pick a fight with the Kid, Lightning jumps Biff, causing him to drop his guns. The Kid teaches Biff a lesson not to put innocent people at harm with his recklessness and beats him in a fist fight in front of everyone in town, making Biff a laughing stock.

While the locals are happy that someone stood up to Biff, they suspect that he isn't going to take losing to well and try to get back at him, however Dawson is not worried. That night, Biff breaks into Dawson's hotel room and shoots at the bed thinking that Tex is sleeping in it. However the Kid suspected that Biff was going to try something like this and was hiding in the closet. When locals come in to see what the noise is all about, they take Biff into custody. After everyone has left, Tex notices that somehow Biff managed to get the key to his room in order to gain entry and suspects that someone else might be working with him.

Meanwhile, Mr. Jones takes Biff to the local jail and then berates him for failing to eliminate Dawson. He then tells Biff that he has left the jail cell unlocked and to break out later and eliminate the Western Kid for good. However before Biff and Mr. Jones can hatch their scheme, the Western Kid comes busting through the window. When Jones tries to escape, he is stopped by Tex and Lightning and Tex forces Jones to confess. Jones explained that he used Biff to terrorize the town to distract the locals from noticing that he had been embezzling from the bank. With Jones and Biff in custody, the Western Kid and his animal pals head out of town for some place quieter to camp out for the night.

Appearing in "Showdown!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Western Kid #13.

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Synopsis for "Showdown!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Western Kid #13.

The Western Kid comes to the aid of a stagecoach that is riding out of control, putting a stop to the racing horses with the help of his dog Lightning. The passengers, Jane Miles and her Aunt Haddie, are okay but Aunt Haddie is not the least bit impressed by the incident and considers the Western Kid a ruffian. Hearing a mention of local trouble maker Brett Towners, the Kid asks the coach driver what is going on. The coach driver explains that Jane and Haddie are easterners who are the surviving relatives of Pete Miles. In his will, Pete left his ranch to Jane and that Brett's her cousin. Brett has claimed that Pete was out of his mind when he made that provision in the will and has made a claim for the property himself, not allowing anyone to set foot on it. Seeing possible trouble, the Western Kid asks the coach driver if he doesn't mind stalling for time to get to the Miles ranch to allow him to check the place out for himself. When the coach drivers agrees to follow along, the Western Kid, his horse Whirlwind and dog Lightning head to the ranch.

As he arrives on the property Tex begins crying for help, which strikes Brett Towners' interest and so he allows the Kid to enter the property. Dawson makes up a story about how he has been accused by the local sheriff for killing a man and is seeking a place to hideout. Liking the idea of having the guns of the Western Kid on his side, and ignoring the warnings from his own men, Brett agrees to hire the Kid on as a ranch hand, instructing him to shoot any trespassers on sight, hoping the Kid will kill Aunt Haddie and Jane so Brett won't get implicated in murdering his last surviving relatives.

However, when the coach finally arrives, the Western Kid invites them onto the property to claim the land willed to them, disobeying Brett's orders. Furious, Brett tries to ship the Western Kid, but Lightning jumps to his master's aid while the Kid deals with his hired men. When Brett calls the Kid a coward for siccing his dog on him, Tex agrees to a fist fight. However, Brett tries to cheat by using his bull whip again, but despite the advantage, the Western Kid still manages to beat him and then forces him to write a declaration relinquishing all rights to the Miles ranch to Jane and Aunt Haddie.

Appearing in "Gunman's Quest!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Kid Colt Outlaw #116.

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  • Stark (Main story and flashback)

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  • Stark Gang (Only in flashback)

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  • Gil Smith (Only in flashback)

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  • Sheriff (Unnamed) (Only in flashback)

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Synopsis for "Gunman's Quest!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Kid Colt Outlaw #116.



Appearing in "The Man and the Gun!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Western Kid #13.

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  • Mr. Hobbs

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  • Mr. Bailey (Only in flashback)
  • Sheriff Jim (Ossie's Father) (Main story and flashback)

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Synopsis for "The Man and the Gun!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Western Kid #13.

The Western Kid overhears a young boy named Ossie -- the son of his friend, sheriff -- buying bullets from Mr. Hobbs the owner of the general store. After Ossie leaves, the Kid wonders why the boy is buying bullets, especially after he promised his father he would never use a gun. However Mr. Hobbs suspects that the sheriff's death at the hand of outlaws might have had something to do with it.

Worried about Ossie, the Western Kid decides to go and check it out and follows after the boy. He finds Ossie outside of town practicing how to shoot a gun. Suddenly, someone gets the drop on the Western Kid. It turns out to be Mr. Hobbs, who reveals the Western Kid's presence to Ossie and tells the young boy that the Kid was responsible for killing his father. While Ossie struggles with trying to deal with this revelation and what to do when suddenly Lightning jumps Mr. Hobbs and knocks the shotgun out of his hand.

The Western Kid meanwhile manages to sneak around Ossie and disarm him. With both Hobbs and Ossie disarmed, the Western Kid that he knows who the real killer is. He explains how he worked with his father to investigate who was stealing the deeds to various Texas property owners when someone shot his father in the dark. When Hobbs insists that the Kid is the killer, the Western Kid explains that nobody knew he was with Ossie's father and also reveals that he took some of the stolen deeds that Hobbs left on his desk. Suddenly, Ossie's father appears, and reveals that he wasn't dead, merely wounded and nursed back to health by the Western Kid. With Hobbs criminal operations exposed, the sheriff takes him prisoner.

Notes

  • "Dead Eye!", "Showdown!", and "The Man and the Gun!" are altered from their original material to change any mention of the Western Kid into Gun-Slinger.

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