Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Lone Ranger: Snake of Iron #1

The Lone Ranger, separated from Tonto, tries to ease the fears of the Kaigwa Tribe who believe the Spirit Horse has returned marking a time of great change for their people. The Ranger promises to seek the truth of the sightings of the mysterious horse but he's unprepared for what he finds - a female journalist riding a camel investigate illegal trade in the territory.

Meanwhile, Tonto is working his way south to rejoin the masked man. Aboard the train he makes the acquaintance of a young Indian boy on his way east to Pennsylvania to become "civilized." In turns both of their new acquaintances lead to trouble as the woman's refusal to let the Ranger handle a posse of Comancheros gets them surrounded and Tonto's train is derailed by the father of the young boy who has come to reclaim his son.

Writer Chuck Dixon does a good job presenting each of the separate engaging tales, and although I'm not real fond of the Ranger's fringed jacket the art of Esteve Polls compliments the story. Worth a look.

[Dynamite, $3.99]

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