Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Lone Ranger #2

The second issue of Dynamite Entertainment's new Lone Ranger series is a little better than the first but it still lacks the fun you'd like in a title centered around the masked man and his Indian companion. Once again the main story has to do with a character other than the Lone Ranger or Tonto, in this case an infamous lawman at the end of his career looking for one more showdown.

The dialogue by writer Ande Parks feels a little more natural than the series first issue. I don't know that I'm yet sold on the art of Esteve Polls, but if the comic is going to do these mini faux historical tales, heavy on narration and light on action, it might work well enough.

It's still a far cry from Dynamite's first Lone Ranger series from writer Brett Matthews and artist Sergio Cariello but the second issue is enough of an improvement I'll probably pick at least one more issue to see where the Lone Ranger and Tonto go from here. For fans.

[Dynamite Entertainment, $3.99]

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