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>ackl in the eighties the name of ja&ez "killer'' haines struck terror to railroad engineers stagecoach drivers and cowtown sheriffs/ with his &laxins sixgun5 he rode rampant over the cactus-studded western prairies. .. today, that name lives only in the heart of his grandson, who dreams that sometime he will &e as famous as hls ,

grandSire: but he forgets that this is the middle of the twentieth century, and that a sun -shoot; ns^ lawman named the Vigilante, rides herd on all evildoers, ready to teach >0LlN5 JA&EZ A LESSON WHEN

that youth decides to wear...

"THE GUNS OP KILLER HAINES!"


THIS iSTHS

evERvBQp-ys wen aswns me x> atve upmysranpfopS suns, SUT WONT.' I'M K£EPINa THfiM MY5ELF-.' I LIKE TO SHOOT

TOWM

OF RAWHIDE, SMALL BUT

I

NOT PROM THE

THRIVING, FAR,

REMAINS OFTHE OLD CHISHOLW TRAIL. ..

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ONE THINS I CAN'T Y MAY&E >OUVE UNDERSTAND, STUFF ,'K.SOT 5UMPIM THERE WHAT'S HE DONG HERE ]_.

SOLOES AFTER THI &ANKWA6 ROBBED. -- IF HE WA5 ONE OF

THE ROBBERS

I

PONT WANT

2

IMPLICATE AN

INNOCENT MAN.' WE'LL QUESTION

HIM

THE

?1FF [

IM

ATTHE

FRONTDOOR.'

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JABSX HAINES FKOVSS SULLEN UNCOMMUNICATIVE... TE1-1_T«E SHERIFF I WAS 'i-L SHOOT MY WW

W^so AHEAD/

THEY'LL NEVER SET U_ER HAINES '6RAWD-

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plSCRBET INQUIRIES THE NEXT MORNING ELICIT CONPJJCTINS

OPINION?

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KILLED HAINES WAS A PESPERr J THAT'S HOT APO ftAG< IN THE EIGHTIES/ AMP J SO JASt'S HIS GRANPSON THINKS HE'S A 300D &OV.. BUTA LITTLE AS TOUGH AS THE MAN/,£p-f^*^-_-rrfS*K-ER-IMA3l NATIVE.

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VDU THINK V I'VE KNOCKED THE PROPS OF HIS PRIDE OUT FROM UNDER HIM / IF ME REACTS ^L. as i h6pe, HE'LL SEE anv PIFPPR&MT -Z-^TV FOOLISH HE'S &EEN-' WE'LL.

KM

REALIZ.E HE'S

&EEN

AFTER SEEiNS SHOGTINS LlK£ THAT I REALIZE I'M MOT SO OOOD ! I'VE BEEN TRAINS TO RELIVE A MEMORY, THAT'S ALL WHAT A POOL I'VE &EE.N S'I-1T I CAN STILL MAKE A REPUTATION !

•'

PURSUING A SHADOW.'

OF MY OWN

SEE

I'LL

SKI

;

A LITTLE LATER,

IN

DUFFLE'S POOL ROOM*.

DON'T LIKE THIS.' JABfirSKir- IT.' /PLANTED WALKIN' AROUND 1

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WITHOUT A WORRYAND THE SHEP4EF ;A1N'TSAD ATHINS ABOUT THATQUN.'

I

M

THAT

I

WELL SET HIM TO MUSEUM

ROB THE

KAWtHfitM.'wUER HAINES skandson-a fool! a pupe.

ha, ma! me that was so CROWD THIS AFTeftNOON WITH US,' WE'LL smart- crooks bait for the cops/ simpleton.' LET HIM COVER OUR. IDIOT/ HA.' ma.' HA aETAWAy.' IF THEY SET HIM- SO WHAT 1)


THAT AFTERNOON, FROM

ALL OVER THE STATE, NOTABLES SATHER FOR. THE 0ALA OPENING OF THE WILD WEST Mu:

AT ONE HUNDRED BUCKS A HEAD ADMISSION FEE TO THIS OPEN-

THERE'S PLENTY OP JACK FOR.

IN

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STUFF FLASHES

H

WITH SLAMMINS FISTS TO CO HIS BiTFOtt JUSTICE..

THEN, SEEMIUSLN FfiOMTMIN AiE» A

MASKED FOfcM RISES TO CONFRONT SKIP AND" HIS

GANS

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THE

VIGIL.ANTE

SHOWED ME

UP FOR A CRAZY PAY-DREAMER./ I'M A CROOK, TOO, MAVING IN TMAT &ANK RO&&ERY.' &UT I'M RETURNING

TAKEN PAPT

ui ^JABE LEARNED THAT SKIP <J THINK WE CAN F3.AMTED HIS SUN, AND OVER- ) SQUARE YOU ON HEARD HIM FLAN A "0O&'' HERE VTW BUgSLAEV TODAY/ WE FIXED IT SO THAT WE'D ICHARSE, JA&E60TM 6E flK j« ^/ 1F vou HELP us ,

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