In The End: I liked that last image. Yeah, it may be a little hokey that the black fabric has holes in it that make it perfect for a mask, but some things you just to have to let go. The Lone Ranger is one of the few characters that I will let a lot of things go with. He's not a favorite per se, but at the same time I am fascinated with him. This series has been a surprise for me and one of the few books I am actively telling people at the shop I frequent that they should read. Brett Matthews (what a perfect name for a writer on a book like this) and Sergio have come together to produce one of the best comics of the year. I can't wait for John to get suited up. In all honesty, I feel like a kid again when I read this book and thankfully, it is so much better than the God awful Legend of the Lone Ranger movie I was so fond of when I was five. Read Full Review
Matthews characterizes the antagonists in The Lone Ranger as weirdly villainous. They don't just clinically shoot people. Again, the villains could only go so far in the original series. Little kids were supposed to root against the villain. They weren't supposed to see parallels to modern-day serial killers and be fundamentally disgusted by their actions, yet ghoulish murder occurred during the time period. The western period of American history was not an age of innocence. Matthews essentially extrapolates from the facts and the crimes committed. The fantasy comes in the form of the Ranger whose silver bullets will end the tyranny of the monsters who would prey on humanity, and you can still hear the birth cry of the hero in the form of the famous William Tell Overture. Read Full Review
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