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Lone Ranger (general)
Real Name: John Reid
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The Lone Ranger is in peak physical condition. He is an expert marksman and horseman. He is a master of disguise. He also speaks many Native American languages.

Six Texas Rangers, including brothers Dan and John Reid, were tracking a gang of desperadoes led by the notorious Butch Cavendish. Led by a tracker named Collins, who was actually a member of the Cavendish gang, the Rangers were lured into a canyon called Bryant's Gap, and ambushed. Except for young John Reid, they were all slaughtered.

Reid managed to crawl to safety near a water hole where he was later found and nursed back to health by a friendly Indian named Tonto. Tonto remembered Reid, who had once saved Tonto himself. "You kemo sabe," said Tonto; "it mean 'trusty scout.'" Tonto now vowed to stay with him as the "lone" Ranger vowed to avenge the deaths of his brother and their comrades.

Six graves were left to hide the fact that one man lived to fight. Realizing that if his identity were known, he would be a marked man, Reid had Tonto make a mask from the vest of his dead bother. The Lone Ranger now needed a mount. Remembering a magnificent wild white stallion he had once seen, the Lone Ranger and Tonto set off for the Valley of Horses. They found the stallion wounded and about to be gored to death by a wild buffalo and the Lone Ranger was forced to kill the buffalo. Tonto and the Lone Ranger nurse the horse back to health. Time goes by and the horse is up and running around. "It's a magnificent animal,” the Ranger tells Tonto. "It reflects like silver from the sun" Tonto says. "Silver" says the Ranger, "that's what we'll call him. Silver. Here Silver, come here big fellow." The horse starts to run away but there's something in the Lone Ranger's voice that draws him back and to the ranger’s side. The Lone Ranger then begins the training process and soon, he's riding Silver while Tonto rides his horse, Scout.

After this has been accomplished, the Ranger tells Tonto it's time to see an old friend of his named Jim Blaine, a retired Texas Ranger, who knows about a silver mine that the Reid brothers owned and operated. The Lone Ranger, Tonto and Jim ride to the old silver mine. There the Lone Ranger asks Jim to work the mine for him so he and Tonto will have spending money and then asks Jim for something unusual. "Jim, I want you to make for me silver bullets" the Ranger says. "Silver?" Jim asks. "Why in the world would you want silver bullets?" The Ranger explains that the silver bullets will be a symbol of justice. "Say, that's a great idea" Jim says. "I can make them right here in this mine."

Together the Lone Ranger and Tonto set out to avenge wrongs throughout the Old West.

The Lone Ranger Creed:

"I believe...
That to have a friend, a man must be one.
That all men are created equal and that everyone has within himself the power to make this a better world.
That God put the firewood there but that every man must gather and light it himself.
In being prepared physically, mentally, and morally to fight when necessary for that which is right.
That a man should make the most of what equipment he has.
That 'This government, of the people, by the people and for the people' shall live always.
That men should live by the rule of what is best for the greatest number.
That sooner or later ... somewhere ... somehow ... we must settle with the world and make payment for what we have taken.
That all things change but truth, and that truth alone, lives on forever.
In my Creator, my country, my fellow man."

Created by Fran Striker and George W. Trendle for the Lone Ranger radio series in 1933.

First Appearance: Large Feature (1938) #3

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Issue Appearances:
Battlestar Galactica: Season Zero/The Lone Ranger (2007)
Big Little Book (1932)
Comic Strip Showcase: The Lone Ranger (1990)
Comic Welten (1992)
CRACKED (1958)
Four Color Comics (1942)
Future Comics (1940)
Hero Comics (2009)
Large Feature (1938)
Lone Ranger (1976)
Lone Ranger (1997)
Lone Ranger Green Hornet (2016)
Magic Comics (1939)
Prophecy (2012)
Spoof (1970)
taschenstrip (1963)
The Dynamite Art of Alex Ross (2011)
The Lone Ranger (1948)
The Lone Ranger (1964)
The Lone Ranger (1993)
The Lone Ranger (2006)
The Lone Ranger (2012)
The Lone Ranger (2018)
The Lone Ranger & Tonto (2008)
The Lone Ranger & Zorro: The Death of Zorro (2011)
The Lone Ranger And Tonto (1994)
The Lone Ranger Golden West (1966)
The Lone Ranger Movie Story (1956)
The Lone Ranger: Snake Of Iron (2012)
The Lone Ranger: Vindicated (2014)
The Lone Ranger's Golden West (1955)
The Lone Ranger's Western Treasury (1953)

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