What is going on in this issue is such a good question to ask yourself. We are in 1930’s then flashback to the late 1800’s then back to the 1930’s. I understand putting flashbacks into comics, but these flashbacks seemed unnecessary and didn’t do anything to progress the story at all. The Original Lone Ranger, who is now old, is looking for a replacement which he hopes his nephew would take on the mantle of The Lone Ranger. Out of nowhere, his nephew decides that the world doesn’t need The Lone Ranger anymore because there are no more cowboys and they are not in Texas, so he becomes the Green Hornet. Uncle does not like this at all.
This was basically the only important thing that occurred in this issue. There was a lot of dialogue revolving around the original Lone Ranger being a symbol to take down a mob. All the dialogue, though, was fairly uneventful and rather boring. I don’t really see myself getting much further than this issue. I understand it is early in this series life, but after two issues, nothing has really happened. I can think of some other comics for $3.99 to buy.
If you are a fan of the Lone Ranger than maybe this is for you, but I personally do not enjoy the writing style of Michael Uslan. His story telling is bland at best in this series. Giovanni Timpano is really the reason I am giving this issue a score better than 1. I enjoy the darker style in most of the panels, giving the reader a sense of mystery. There are even pages with no dialogue where it is just action scenes. As great as the action scenes are drawn, they just don’t seem vital to the story in any way. Sorry about being rather harsh, I just want people to be informed before picking this issue up what they are getting into.
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The Lone Ranger - Green Hornet #2 Writer: Michael Uslan Artist: Giovanni Timpano Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Price: $3.99 Format: Mini-Series; Print/Digital