Appearing in "Gun Duel in Trigger Gap!"
- Susan Clark (First appearance)
- Big Bill Corbett (First appearance)
- Garson gang
- Trigger Gap (First appearance)
Synopsis for "Gun Duel in Trigger Gap!"
The Rawhide Kid is trying to lay low in the town of Trigger Gap in one of the local saloons when he is confronted by outlaw Big Bill Corbet who has come to inform the Kid that he does not like strangers in his town. Not wishing to draw attention to himself due to his status as an outlaw, the Rawhide Kid ties to diffuse the situation by telling Corbet that he doesn't want any trouble. This brings laughter from Big Bill who calls the Kid a coward and kicks over the young gunslinger over in his chair before leaving the saloon.
Outside Corbet encounters Miss Susan Clark a local woman whom Corbet tries to advance on her using force. Seeing this from inside the Rawhide Kid rushes out to defend the young woman. The Kid then comes to her rescue, beating Bill senseless. Susan thanks Rawhide, who tells her that he is called "Kid" and goes about his ways.
The Rawhide Kid stays in town but cannot get the thought of Susan out of his mind, but cannot bring himself to tell her his feelings because he believes that he has no right to be with such an innocent woman while he is hunted by the law. However Susan comes to see him and her forward behaviour leads him to open up and soon a romance begins to bud. But this proves to be short lived as soon as news that Susan's father has returned to town, the Kid cannot bring himself to meet him fearing that he will recognize who he really is and sends Susan to meet with him alone. Not long after Susan left, a local bursts into the cabin and tells the Kid that the Garson Gang are heading into town to rob a gold shipment from the bank and the sheriff has ordered everyone to stay indoors.
The Rawhide Kid rushes out to see what he can do to stop the Garson Gang, and is spotted by Susan's father and mistaken for part of the gang and shoots the Kid in the arm. He rushes out, revealing himself to be the sheriff, and recognizing the young man as the Rawhide Kid. However before he can take the Kid, Susan rushes out and tells her father that she loves him. The Kid tries to tell Susan that her father is right that she will never be happy with him when suddenly the Garsons arrive in town and in the attack they grab Susan and make their escape.
The Rawhide Kid gets on his horse Nightwind and races after them, incapacitating anyone who tries to stop him from following. He then bursts into the bank as the Garson gang tries to rob it. The Kid uses his fists and his guns to disarm the outlaws of their guns and even stopping a stick of TNT from exploding. Out of bullets, the Kid then tosses his gun into the lamp lighting the room plunging it into darkness. When the leader of the gang strikes a match, Rawhide has climbed up onto a chandelier and pounces down them from above. The Kid beats the entire gang into submission, but when Susan promises not to leave him the Kid -- still believing that he does not deserve a woman such as her -- pretends to have been taking advantage of her the entire time, the Rawhide Kid grabs the loot to finally "show her" how "evil" he really is and rides out. Susan's father the sheriff chases after him, and the Kid ropes him up outside of town. He hands the money over to the sheriff explaining his motivations, knowing this will break his daughters heart, the sheriff understands why and lets the Kid go free. Rawhide rides off hoping that someday Susan will learn to forget about him.
Appearing in "The Rip Snorter"
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Synopsis for "The Rip Snorter"
Appearing in "Fight or Crawl, Kid!"
- Crow Mallon (First appearance)
Synopsis for "Fight or Crawl, Kid!"
Crow Mallon recognizes the Rawhide Kid in a local saloon and challenges him to a draw. The Rawhide Kid refuses to fight, not wanting any trouble, but Crow will have none of that and punches the Kid from behind, knocking the outlaw hero to his feet. Crow then explains how he wants to prove that he is the better gunman over the Rawhide Kid and proves it by shooting candles out of the chandelier above them and then shooting bottles off the bar across the room. However the Kid proves the superior gunslinger by drawing his guns faster, then using them to put out the flames on the candle, and shooting the corks off of the remaining bottles on the bar with pinpoint accuracy. When he turns to accept Crow's challenge, the Rawhide Kid finds him gone and outside Crow Mallon flees for his life, realizing that he was wrong to try and pick a fight with the legendary Rawhide Kid.
- Gun-Duel in Trigger Gap is divided into two chapters:
- Part I: The Garson Gang Strikes
- Part II: Revenge of the Rawhide Kid
- Rip Snorter is reprinted in Kid Colt Outlaw #155.
- Fight Or Crawl, Kid is reprinted in Mighty Marvel Western #38.
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