Sunday, September 2, 2012

The Lone Ranger: Snake of Iron #2

In the second issue of the new Lone Ranger mini-series Tonto's train comes under attack from the Kiowa tribe whose chief wants the return of his son. But it turns out that's impossible as the chief's son is dead and the child being passed off for him is nothing more than a ruse.

Meanwhile, in the other storyline, the Lone Ranger comes to the aid of Lily Travers, the troublesome reporter who got herself captured by outlaws. With an explosion, and a little theatricality, the Ranger manages to take down the outlaws, free the woman, and hold the prisoners for the eventual arrival of soldiers from Fort Griffin.

Although the issue jumps around quite a lot, and doesn't flow nearly as well as I'd like, both stories advance forward. Given Tonto's desperate need for aid it would be in everyone's best interest for the two separate stories to converge in the next issue (although I'm betting it will take at least one additional issue before this happens). Worth a look.

[Dynamite Entertainment, $3.99]

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