Written by Mark Russell (The Flintstones) and illustrated by artist Bob Q (The Green Hornet ’66 Meets the Spirit) The Lone Ranger: The Devil’s Rope is getting the trade paperback treatment this week. Dynamite Comics is set to release the 120-page western adventure featuring a cover by artist John Cassaday.
The year is 1883 and the advent of barbed wire is creating havoc in the Texas panhandle. A corrupted state senator conspires with dirty ranchers to make land unnavigable for open rangers and native tribes, passing new laws allowing cattlemen to kill anyone caught cutting the wire. Good people are getting hurt, and The Lone Ranger must act. But to truly stop this rampant villainy, he’ll need to go all the way to the top, and rely on an old friend for help.
The classic character made his radio debut back in 1933 and since become an icon in American pop culture. The Lone Ranger has seen many incarnations from television and film to comic books.
The Beat received an exclusive and extended preview of the entire first chapter of The Lone Ranger: The Devil’s Rope trade paperback ahead of its release on Wednesday September 25. Read it here before heading out to your favorite local comic shop to purchase. Stop by Dynamite’s website for more info on the book or to order online.