The Masked Man Rides Again In ‘The Lone Ranger’

Dynamite just announced their plans to bring back everyone’s favorite masked gunslinger, The Lone Ranger. Dynamite has done a bang up job with their recent revival of throwback comics, and this title looks to continue the trend. “The Lone Ranger: Snake of Iron” is written by Chuck Dixon with art by Esteve Polls, and it finds the Western hero and his partner Tonto, in the midst of a spirit war, where the shamans of the tribe predict the return of a powerful ghost.

Official Press Release:

Runnemede, NJ (May 9, 2012) – Dynamite Entertainment today announced the upcoming release of the latest Lone RangerĀ® adventures, The Lone Ranger: Snake of Iron. From Brett Matthews’s critically acclaimed take on The Lone Ranger to the exciting new series written by Ande Parks, Dynamite has had much success with America’s quintessential Western hero. The Lone Ranger: Snake of Iron #1 is written by comic book legend Chuck Dixon, drawn by Esteve Polls and with a cover by Dennis Calero will be available in comic book stores everywhere this July!

In The Lone Ranger: Snake of Iron #1, The Lone Ranger and Tonto are in the crossfire as a bloody Kiowa uprising draws these western legends onto the warpath. The Spirit Horse has returned to the plains and calls the tribes to battle. Is this a ghostly apparition or something else? If The Lone Ranger cannot solve the mystery then the land north of the Brazos will run red with blood!

“This series was a particular thrill for me,” says writer Chuck Dixon. “I grew up on Batman, Tarzan and The Lone Ranger and now I get to complete that triumvirate as a professional writer when I finally get a crack at writing a Lone Ranger and Tonto story. This is The Lone Ranger as I’ve always imagined him; a fearless defender of the defenseless in a lawless land. These stories are first and foremost westerns and this one is six-guns blazing and wild horses the whole way!”

“Chuck has a great voice for The Lone Ranger, and his take is inspired. We’ve worked with Chuck on quite a few titles, and we’re happy that he was able to write this special mini-series.” states Dynamite Publisher Nick Barrucci. “It’s great that we’re able to have Esteve Polls on the interiors. He’s really made The Lone Ranger his own. And Dennis Calero’s covers are some of the best I’ve seen – the story and character are bringing out his best work. Look for more from Dennis and Dynamite in the near future.”

Best-selling author Chuck Dixon, considered one of the most prolific comic book scriptors in the history of the medium, is perhaps best known for his decade-long run on multiple Batman titles for DC Comics. He has also contributed to Conan the Barbarian, the Punisher and Moon Knight for Marvel Comics as well as work for dozens of other companies. He is the co-creator (along with Graham Nolan) of the Batman villain Bane!

Chuck Dixon also writes Wheel of Time and Seal Team 6 for Dynamite Entertainment!