The Lone Ranger #1

by Alan Rapp on January 8, 2012

in Comics

the-lone-ranger-v2-1-coverThe Lone Ranger rides again! I’m a fan of Dynamite Entertainment’s previous Lone Ranger series by writer Brett Matthews and artist Sergio Cariello (with some terrific covers by John Cassaday). I even own the Definite Edition hardcover. The new series gets off to a bit of a shaky start coming off very much like the poor B-Western from which the character sprang (that frankly we don’t want to be reminded of).

The Lone Ranger and Tonto are supporting characters for a story centered on a farmer and his family terrorized by a local band of outlaws which, before the issue’s end, will have the Ranger looking back on the similarities to his own past.

The first issue isn’t bad, and a one-issue story opening was a good choice, but it’s far from the rousing call to adventure I’d been hoping for. I’ve missed seeing a Lone Ranger on the comic stand. There’s a fair share of clunky dialogue from Ande Parks and the art of Esteve Polls lacks the larger than life quality of Sergio Cariello’s take on the character, but I’m willing to give the title another issue or two to see if it finds its way. Hit and Miss.

[Dynamite Entertainment, $3.99]

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