Comic Review: Lone Ranger/Green Hornet: Champions Of Justice TPB (Dynamite)

The Lone Ranger and the Green Hornet together again for the first time. The year is 1936, the Lone Ranger, John Reid, is long into retirement. Living out his days […]

The Lone Ranger and the Green Hornet together again for the first time.

The year is 1936, the Lone Ranger, John Reid, is long into retirement. Living out his days tell stories of his glory days to kids. With the Bund uprising in America, John feels the need for a new Lone Ranger. He thinks his nephew Britt will take up the legacy of the Lone Ranger. But will Britt take up the mantle of the Lone Ranger, or does he feel a different calling?

It’s always been established that Green Hornet was the Lone Ranger’s nephew since the Green Hornet radio show, but we really never saw a true meeting of these 2 family members. When NOW Comics did their Green Hornet series in 1989, they didn’t have the rights to the Lone Ranger, so they had to hint at it. So this team-up is way overdue.

Michael Uslan does an amazing job pulling from Dynamite’s Lone Ranger series and Green Hornet: Year One series. Uslan is mainly known as the movie producer for the Batman films, among many others. But Uslan is a writer as well. He did some serious research for this series. Incorporating what’s going on history at the time, and having real life people like Eliot Ness and Jesse Owens is pure brilliance. And then on top of everything is the generation gap between Lone Ranger and Green Hornet. For the most part, this story is more of an origin for the Green Hornet, but it’s also about passing the torch and family legacy.

Gionvanni Timpano’s art totally compliments the story here. Nice action sequences. I especially like the way he drew the historical figures. They aren’t photo accurate, but you could tell who they are supposed to be. Personal I think when it’s photo accurate it’s more of a hindrance. 

Bottom line, being a huge fan of both characters, I loved this story. This is totally a must read!

Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

About Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

An avid comic collector/reader for over 40 years and self-proclaimed professor of comicology, Brian original started up the site Pendragon's Post to share his voice. Well that voice has been shared, and evolved into The Fanboy Factor. Brian is an advocate for remembering comic roots, and that we don't forget what was created in the past, and encourage everyone to read it as well. When not swimming in geek culture, he can be seen corrupting..introducing his young son to comics, much to his wife's chagrin.