The Lone Ranger #15
Written by Ande Parks
Art by Esteve Polls
Colors by Marcelo Pinto
Letters by Simon Bowland
Cover by Francesco Francavilla
Release Date: June 5, 2013
Cover Price: $3.99
The Lone Ranger #15 kicks off a four-part story line that looks to take the Ranger & Tonto to places around the country that they’ve never been before. And, I’m sure, where ever they go, adventure and trouble are sure to follow.
Thank you, Ande Parks, this is JUST what I was in the mood for…a big Lone Ranger summer story arc!! The Ranger and Tonto are on the chase of a crooked government agent, and their search takes them from the Missouri River to…well, that would be spoiling. As usual, what starts as a quiet, low key search for justice ends up a full blown bar-fight/shoot-out. Just like any story set in the old west should. What I really loved about this issue was that it delivered everything I wanted and have come to expect from this comic-action, adventure, a solid, compelling story that has a definite ending yet leaves just enough to whet your appetite and get you psyched for the next issue.
Artist Esteve Polls is incapable of turning in a bad issue. I’m thoroughly convinced of it. Yes, I’ve praised his art before and I’m gonna do it yet again. There’s no one more suited to draw this series than this man. I love his super detailed style, it reminds me a little bit of the late John Severin, mixed with a little bit of today’s modern storytelling. Matching a great artist with a great writer on a book that’s perfect for both is a rare treat. That’s what you have here.
In a summer where The Lone Ranger is getting some major exposure thanks to Disney’s big summer blockbuster. I hope that people are more inclined to take a chance on this title. I really wish that Dynamite would’ve made an issue of this title their offering for Free Comic Book Day. It deserves the attention and it definitely deserves the exposure.