- I'll make sure no one ever forgets Ben Bart, or what happened here! I'll call myself the Rawhide Kid... and every time men hear of me, they'll remember how it all started!
- -- Rawhide Kid
Appearing in "Beware! The Rawhide Kid!"Edit
Synopsis for "Beware! The Rawhide Kid!"Edit
Rancher Ben Bart raises his adopted son, Johnny, to become the best possible gunfighter he can be. Johnny quickly adapts to wielding the twin "magic" colts and learns a variety of gunfighting techniques including the "Road Agent's Spin" and the "Border Shift". Shortly after his eighteenth birthday, Ben sends Johnny into town to pick up the monthly provisions. While he is gone, two gunfighters named Hawk Brown and Spade encroach upon the Bart ranch. Hawk challenges Ben to a draw, but Spade distracts Ben Bart, allowing Hawk to get the drop on him. The gunslingers leave, cowardly leaving Ben's body dead on the ground.
Johnny returns home only to discover that his beloved father had been killed. Tracking the murderers, he arrives in a nearby saloon where he finds Hawk and Spade. Johnny shoots the revolver out of Hawk's hand, and fires two shots behind his head to disarm Spade (whose reflection he had seen in a mirror).
Determined to rid the world of people like Hawk Brown, Johnny leaves Rawhide atop his trusted steed Nightwind. He soon adopts the identity of the Rawhide Kid.
Appearing in "When the Rawhide Kid Turned... Outlaw!"Edit
- Arrowhead Pass
Synopsis for "When the Rawhide Kid Turned... Outlaw!"Edit
Clay Rockwell is the owner of the Big-R ranch spread. After mysteriously losing 200 head of cattle, he hires the Rawhide Kid to resolve the mystery. Aiding the Kid's efforts is Sam Barker, Clay's neighbor and owner of the Big-B ranch. The Rawhide kid attempts to track the missing herd, but finds no tracks or any other evidence indicating where they may have gone. He finally discovers that Sam Barker has been stealing the herd and modifying Clay's "Big-R" brand so that it looks like "Big-B" instead. By doing so, he was able to easily steal the cattle without anyone catching on. Exposed, Sam opens fire on the Rawhide Kid, but the Kid's aim is sharper, and he quickly disarms the disgruntled rancher. The local sheriff arrives to arrest both men, but the kid refuses to submit to an inquiry and takes off. Now he is forced to live the life of an outlaw.
Appearing in "Stagecoach to Shotgun Gap!"Edit
- Rawhide Kid
- Tommy - (Only appearance)
- Red - (Only appearance)
- Slim - (Only appearance)
- Shotgun Gap
Synopsis for "Stagecoach to Shotgun Gap!"Edit
Several men on the Overland Stage notice the Rawhide Kid and Nightwind racing up alongside them. Fearing that he may be a robber, they open fire on him. The Kid shoots their guns out of their hands without causing any harm. Bringing the coach to heel, he explains that he merely needs a ride. Once inside, he meets a scared old woman and a man who is taking his son to a specialist in St. Louis. As luck would have it, a real posse of outlaws hold the stage up. The Rawhide Kid leaps from the cabin and disarms the thugs with several quick shots from his Colts. He then puts his guns away and finishes them off with some good old fashioned fisticuffs.
- Beware! The Rawhide Kid! was originally printed in Rawhide Kid #17.
- When the Rawhide Kid Turned... Outlaw! was originally printed in Rawhide Kid #17.
- Stagecoach to Shotgun Gap! was originally printed in Rawhide Kid #17. It is also reprinted in Marvel Westerns: Kid Colt and the Arizona Girl #1.
- No trivia.
Links and ReferencesEdit
- Rawhide Kid cover art gallery
- Rawhide Kid article at Wikipedia
- Rawhide Kid article at the Marvel Directory
- Rawhide Kid CNN article
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