Lone Ranger #1

Writer: Mark Russell Artist: Bob Q Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: October 3, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 6
8.7Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

A sparking new adventure from multiple Eisner Award nominee MARK RUSSELL (The Flintstones) and BOB Q (The Green Hornet '66 Meets The Spirit)!
1883. The advent of barbed wire is creating havoc in the Texas panhandle. A corrupted state senator conspires with dirty ranchers to make land unnavigable for open rangers and native tribes, passing new laws allowing cattlemen to kill anyone caught cutting the wire. Good people are getting hurt, and The Lone Ranger must act. But to truly stop this rampant villainy, he'll need to go all the way to the top, and rely on an old friend for help... Featuring a brilliant silver foil logo!

  • 10
    The Fandom Post - Ruben Rosario Oct 11, 2018

    I've never even cared to bother with anything related to The Lone Ranger. Yet, I cannot deny that this book is an absolute treasure and kept me wanting more. Maybe it's the fact that its different from most of the superhero fare that's out there. All I know is that I want more of this Lone Ranger and I can't wait to read what's next! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Oct 2, 2018

    Embracing the glory days of the Old West, Lone Ranger strays away from the spandex and super strength to offer something wholly fresh and fun! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Oct 4, 2018

    I wasn't sure what to expect with this book. I have fond memories of the show and this book has certainly hit mark for me. With such a great start to the series, I wonder if Russell and Bob Q have any intention of keeping things Wild West and will possibly take on Champion, the Wonder Horse next? Read Full Review

  • 10
    Critical Blast - RJ Carter Oct 5, 2018

    Bob Q does some great stuff here with the panel layouts and applications of color. In four stacked panels he effectively communicates in pictures that the Lone Ranger has rode like the wind from sunup to past sundown, using the comic medium to convey the passage of time while condensing it brief scene. Eisner and McCloud would both be proud of this scene, as it's a textbook example of how comics work when utilized correctly. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Oct 1, 2018

    I'm most likely on board with this for at least one more issue to see where it goes. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Elias Rosner Oct 4, 2018

    Mark Russell is still in top form with a new #1 for a licences property and the creative team couldnt be stronger. While a bit light on the Lone Ranger part, it is a beautiful, smart book that interrogates its premise and the history behind it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Oct 2, 2018

    Starting a new volume of a title, especially after some long-running and fairly well-regarded runs, can be tougher than shoe leather. But Mark Russell and Bob Q take that challenge and spin a compelling yarn in the face of it, one with built in room to grow, a fantastic central totem with all the barbed wire, and a firm handle on the visual language of the Ranger and his exploits. While some readers might be turned off by its theatricality or its fracturing of the relationship between the Ranger and Tonto, Dynamite Entertainment's new Lone Ranger #1 takes a bold first step for its third volume. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Oct 3, 2018

    Old West metaphors for modern struggles are nothing new, but this version of the Lone Ranger arrives just in time to save the little guy against corrupt politicians and corporate greed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Philip Schweier Oct 3, 2018

    It's still the same old story " a fight for law and order, against people with too much power and not enough compassion. Not terribly different from today, but if Dynamite wants to portray the Lone Ranger as a 19th century SJW, I'd just as soon stop right now. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Outright Geekery - William Pace Oct 2, 2018

    Don't miss these two legendary figures bring their own brand of justice to the old west and wherever you shop for comics! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Doom Rocket - Clyde Hall Oct 4, 2018

    There's enough excitement in the first issue story stride, and adequate gentle departures from Ranger characterization found in previous incarnations, to keep readers following the series. Though light on some historical aspects, the issue makes up for it with a tale less gritty and more upbeat and quirkier than it might have turned out if grimly lifted from the chronicles of time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GTMedia Reviews Nov 11, 2018

    The Lone Ranger is one of those characters that has been around forever. You know him when you see him but that's probably the extent of your knowledge of the character unless you're of a certain age. He first appeared in the 30s and tends to be rebooted every few years. His cultural relevance diminishes with every passing generation. With Mark Russell (Snagglepuss, Flintstones) at the helm of this series, it's pretty safe to assume that we're going to see the classic lawman in a new light.  

    The comic starts relatively simple and quickly gets a lot more complicated. The Ranger hears gunshots and upon investigating stumbles upon a conspiracy. A corrupt politician running for Senate intends to expand the borders of Deaf Smith C more

  • 8.5
    Super-Adaptoid Oct 3, 2018

    Decent set-up for the new series. Worth a read if you like westerns (as I do) or the characters. I will definitely read the next issue.

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Jan 14, 2019

    I don't typically read Lone Ranger, but I'm a fan of Mark Russell, so I'm checking it out. It's off to a decent start. Russell has established some corrupt wild west capitalists as the villains and Bob Q's artwork is excellent, I can't believe he's doing both the line work and the colors.

  • 10
    Greg Hound Oct 19, 2018

  • 9.0
    BloodyIgor Oct 5, 2018

  • 7.5
    Nobodyisemo Oct 9, 2018

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