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Dynamite Comic Releases For December 30, 2015
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Below you’ll find the solicitations information and cover artwork for all of Dynamite comic book titles that were released on December 30, 2015. I’m really enjoying the Vampirella storyline with Aliens, or is it the Aliens storyline with Vampirella. Whichever, it’s been fun. I also got my first taste of Warren Ellis writing James Bond. Well done, sir. Well done, indeed.

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Comic Review: The Lone Ranger #25
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The Lone Ranger #25
Written by Ande Parks
Art by Esteve Polls
Colors by Marc Rueda
Letters by Simon Bowland
Covers by Francesco Francavilla
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: June 18, 2014
Cover Price: $3.99

The Lone Ranger #25 is, sadly, the last issue of this fantastic series. But, boy, does it go out with a bang!!!

Writer Ande Parks once again delivers a great, new, yet classic Lone Ranger story. It’s got all the hallmarks of the classic western hero. Throughout his run, he’s made this comic more than just a comic book. He’s brought life and REAL feelings to the readers of this title. He’s brought inspiration through this book. And, he’s showed us all that there is a hero in every single one of us, as long as we stand strong and do the right thing. In short, he’s turned The Lone Ranger into more than a great western comic; he’s given us a role model. A man that we can all aspire to be.

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Comic Review: The Lone Ranger #24
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The Lone Ranger #24 cover by Francesco Francavilla

The Lone Ranger #24
Written by Ande Parks
Art by Esteve Polls
Colors by Marc Rueda
Letters by Simon Bowland
Covers by Francesco Francavilla
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: May 7, 2014
Cover Price: $3.99

The Lone Ranger #24 proves why this comic book series is the BEST western book out there, bar none. If you’re interested in the character of the Lone Ranger or have a fondness for the western genre at all, you need to pick this book up.

Twenty-four issues in and Ande Parks proves that he’s still got it. In fact, he’s always had it, and never lost it. This issue is almost like Die Hard on a train, except better (sorry Under Siege 2). It’s filled with action and suspense and there’s a mystery going on that is partly revealed, and most of all, it’s what a Lone Ranger comic should be.

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Comic Review: The Lone Ranger #16
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The Lone Ranger #16The Lone Ranger #16
Written by Ande Parks
Art by Esteve Polls
Colors by Marcello Pinto
Letters by Simon Bowland
Cover by Francesco Francavilla
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: July 10, 2013
Cover Price: $3.99

The Lone Ranger #16 is yet another shining example of how to make a great comic book. Honestly, I’m really tired of this book not getting the recognition that it deserves.

In this issue, writer Ande Parks takes us back to those thrilling days of yesteryear. The Ranger and Tonto have to travel to Chicago to track down the villain of the arc. It’s got some great fish out of water elements, and tastefully deals with the racism against Native Americans at that time in this country’s past. The book is also sprinkled with humor, as The Ranger learns that walking around in a big city wearing a leather mask doesn’t quite go so well. The villain of this story arc is particularly entertaining. He’s more than the stereotypical western bad guy. Hat’s off to Ande for turning the western genre on it’s ear and coming up with some truly unique characters.

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Comic Review: The Lone Ranger #15
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The Lone Ranger #15The Lone Ranger #15
Written by Ande Parks
Art by Esteve Polls
Colors by Marcelo Pinto
Letters by Simon Bowland
Cover by Francesco Francavilla
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: June 5, 2013
Cover Price: $3.99

The Lone Ranger #15 kicks off a four-part story line that looks to take the Ranger & Tonto to places around the country that they’ve never been before. And, I’m sure, where ever they go, adventure and trouble are sure to follow.

Thank you, Ande Parks, this is JUST what I was in the mood for…a big Lone Ranger summer story arc!! The Ranger and Tonto are on the chase of a crooked government agent, and their search takes them from the Missouri River to…well, that would be spoiling. As usual, what starts as a quiet, low key search for justice ends up a full blown bar-fight/shoot-out. Just like any story set in the old west should. What I really loved about this issue was that it delivered everything I wanted and have come to expect from this comic-action, adventure, a solid, compelling story that has a definite ending yet leaves just enough to whet your appetite and get you psyched for the next issue.

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Comic Review: The Lone Ranger #14
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The Lone Ranger #14The Lone Ranger #14
Written by Ande Parks
Art by Esteve Polls
Colors by Marcelo Pinto
Letters by Simon Bowland
Cover by Francesco Francavilla
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: April 3, 2013
Cover Price: $3.99

The Lone Ranger #14 is the very definition of the word “payoff.” Not only is it a great issue, it’s one that rewards long time readers for sticking with the series. Not that we needed a reward. An awesome comic every month is pretty much reward itself.

THIS has got to be writer Ande Parks‘ finest issue yet, and I mean that sincerely. Sure, I say that all the time, but after reading this issue, I don’t know how he’s going to top himself after this. Now, you won’t get any spoilers, but this issue deals with something that happened years ago (in the book, not in real time) and it’s not even something that we knew was coming. Now THAT’S storytelling! Did I mention that this is a “one & done” issue? Yes, it’s ALL those things! Great dialogue and a great story, this issue from Parks. He could write this book forever and I’d be happy.

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Comic Review: The Lone Ranger #13
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The Lone Ranger #13The Lone Ranger #13
Written by Ande Parks
Art by Esteve Polls
Colors by Marcelo Pinto
Letters by Simon Bowland
Cover by Francesco Francavilla
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: February 27, 2013
Cover Price: $3.99

The Lone Ranger #13 starts out REALLY different. For about two panels, I thought that I was reading the wrong review copy. Then, everything started to fall into place and it fell into place VERY well.

Ande Parks uses a great storytelling method to tell this issue’s very heroic tale of The Lone Ranger. I don’t want to give it away, but it’s unique and, to my knowledge, it’s never been done in this book before. Very groundbreaking in the western genre. As for the meat of the story, it’s a fantastic tale of The Lone Ranger and Tonto being their normal heroic selves, and rescuing a group of Asian girls who are being sold by a VERY crooked criminal. What I loved about this issue, and all Park’s issues, is that it’s not ever a “normal” Cowboys & Indians tale. There’s always a twist, or a moral, or both. And THAT’S what makes this book fantastic month after month.

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Comic Review: The Lone Ranger #12
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Lone Ranger #12The Lone Ranger #12
Written by Ande Parks
Art by Esteve Polls
Colors by Marcelo Pinto
Letters by Simon Bowland
Cover by Francesco Francavilla
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: January 23, 2013
Cover Price: $3.99

The Lone Ranger #12 is nothing short of excellence. We’ve had a full year of great stories by the same creative team. That is VERY rare in today’s comic industry.

In this issue, writer Ande Parks brings a great story line to an end. I’ve really enjoyed this arc, because of Parks ability to tell different kinds of stories within an ongoing title. In this story, we’ve had some vastly different pieces. Issues ranging from solo Lone Ranger tales, Tonto’s origin, the origin of the Indian tribe that Tonto is from, and finally, a good , old fashioned Lone Ranger climax. What I was most impressed by in this issue was Parks ability to show just HOW different the characters are, yet how these characters get along so well, despite their differences. Very powerful issue.

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Comic Review: The Lone Ranger #10
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The Lone Ranger #10The Long Ranger #10
Written by Ande Parks
Art by Esteve Polls
Colors by Marcelo Pinto
Letters by Simon Bowland
Cover by Francesco Francavilla
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: October 3, 2012
Cover Price: $3.99

For the most part, The Lone Ranger #10 ends the absolutely brilliant Tonto origin story. This has been a really solid story, and what it DOESN’T do is make ticked off that the main character hasn’t really been in the spotlight of the book at all. It’s like a Tonto mini-series withing the pages of the title, but the story is so good, you don’t mind at all.

What praise can I heap on writer Ande Parks that I already haven’t? The story in this issue is great. He gives recaps of the last few issues in totally natural dialogue. This issue we get to see Tonto at odds with his own people and how he became the lone warrior that he was when he first met John Reid. It’s not a feelgood story, but at the end, you’ll be totally satisfied having read this great comic, and the ending promises some big time action in the near future. It’s nice to see that, while separately, Tonto and The Lone Ranger work together like a well-oiled machine, when they’re away from each other and on their own, they are somewhat different people, which just goes to prove that they NEED each other as partners to function as the premiere heroes of the old west. some great characterization from Parks in this issue.

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Comic Review: The Lone Ranger #9
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The Lone Ranger #9The Lone Ranger #9
Written by Ande Parks
Art by Esteve Polls
Colors by Marcelo Pinto
Letters by Simon Bowland
Cover by Francesco Francavilla
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: September 5, 2012
Cover Price: $3.99

The Lone Ranger #9 continues the dual tale of the present day Lone Ranger trying to get Tonto back to his tribe while three years earlier, we continue to learn the origin of Tonto and how he came to be the warrior that his is today.

Writer Ande Parks does it again! JUST when you think he’s not going to be able to top the last issue, he easily does. This issue is probably one of my favorites. About 98 percent of it continues the Tonto origin story, and man, is it a story. While I don’t want to go into spoiler territory, the whole issue is framed by a heartbreaking Native American folk tale that is almost perfectly paralleled by the events going on in Tonto’s own story here. There’s a pretty generous amount of violence and bloodshed, but it’s very tastefully done (more on that later) and if you’re on the squeamish side, I wouldn’t worry at all. What we have here is another solid, entertaining comic of the western genre. Parks knows how to turn out a very entertaining story without talking down to his audience and without falling into the standard “Cowboys & Indians” trap that most authors of today’s western comics do.

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