The Lone Ranger #14
Written by Ande Parks
Art by Esteve Polls
Colors by Marcelo Pinto
Letters by Simon Bowland
Cover by Francesco Francavilla
Release Date: April 3, 2013
Cover Price: $3.99
The Lone Ranger #14 is the very definition of the word “payoff.” Not only is it a great issue, it’s one that rewards long time readers for sticking with the series. Not that we needed a reward. An awesome comic every month is pretty much reward itself.
THIS has got to be writer Ande Parks‘ finest issue yet, and I mean that sincerely. Sure, I say that all the time, but after reading this issue, I don’t know how he’s going to top himself after this. Now, you won’t get any spoilers, but this issue deals with something that happened years ago (in the book, not in real time) and it’s not even something that we knew was coming. Now THAT’S storytelling! Did I mention that this is a “one & done” issue? Yes, it’s ALL those things! Great dialogue and a great story, this issue from Parks. He could write this book forever and I’d be happy.
Esteve Polls is one in a million. An artist who can draw great stuff, hangs with the same book for more than four issues, and is on time. He should be teaching other artists how to do that. I’m guessing that Polls doesn’t like video games or hangs up on Hollywood whenever they come knocking for storyboards. In either case, we win. He’s been great ever since he got on this series and shows no signs of slowing down.
There is no reason not to pick up this book. If you’ve been a long time reader, it’s a great issue. If you’ve NEVER read the title before, it’s also a great issue. How can you go wrong?