In The Lone Ranger #8, the origin of Tonto continues. But let me forewarn you, it’s not pretty. At all. Nor should it be. I mean, this IS the old west we’re talking about. After reading two issues of this title that revolve around Tonto, I can honestly say that I would read a Tonto solo title.
Writer Ande Parks is up to his old tricks again – writing awesome comics! This issue, as we get further into the “current” storyline (but not by much), we learn the next installment of Tonto’s origin. This is a GREAT comic. A great, well thought-out story, but I have to say, it’s a little on the heartbreaking side. After reading the last issue, you pretty much knew that Tonto wasn’t going to up and say to his family “OK, I’m going on some adventures,” but it doesn’t make it any easier to read. And therein lies the brilliance of Parks writing. I’ve know these characters for all of two issues, more like one and a half actually, and I was terribly sad when they met their fate. Parks does a fantastic job of making you care, one was or another, about every single character in this book. Another great issue written by Parks.
Artist Esteve Polls turns in the same quality of work that he does each month – and this month he had TWO books come out. He’s quickly becoming THE Lone Ranger artist for Dynamite, and I have absolutely no problem with that at all. He’s a great match for this book, the issues always come out on time, and the quality of the art never dips, slides or lacks at all. Fantastic looking book!!!
This is the second chapter in a multi-part story, so you’re best bet is, if you haven’t, pick up a copy of #7 AND #8 when you’re in the comic store this week. This is an awesome story that you’re not going to want to miss. No, it won’t read better in a trade, so you can forget that option too. Just pick it up!!! You’ll thank me!