The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of THE LONE RANGER #3 from Dynamite Entertainment. Ande Parks wrote the story with art by Esteve Polls.

The Lone Ranger is asked to go after a gang that is responsible for a series of train robberies that resulted in several murders, including the niece of a U. S. Senator. As our heroes captured the gang, a posse from the town of Utopia, led by Marshal Dorsey arrives and want to see the criminals get the justice they deserve. However, the masked man realizes pretty quick that things aren’t quite right…

I have been hoping that westerns would make a comeback in comics. With Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray’s JONAH HEX and ALL-STAR WESTERN and this book out there now, the future looks bright. The flashback scene of John Reid (The Lone Ranger) as a child with his father was a nice touch. It will be interesting to get to know more of his past other than what led to his becoming the Lone Ranger identity. I remember enjoying Polls’ great work with THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY series (also from Dynamite). The minor problem that I have is with the Ranger’s mask. The area around the eyes is too big for my taste. Overall, this is a good book that I will have to pick up.

THE LONE RANGER #3 is in comic book stores now or available at www.dynamite.net.

~ Thomas