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Lone Ranger. The Lone Ranger was created by Fran Striker (Green Hornet, Ned Jordan, Yukon King) and George W. Trendle (Green Hornet) and appeared in the radio show The Lone Ranger (1933-1955); he also appeared on television, both live action and animated, and in four movies and twenty novels.
The Lone Ranger is a Costumed Avenger. John Reid was a Texas Ranger who, with five other Rangers, chased the vicious criminal Butch Cavendish into a canyon, only to be ambushed. Five of the Rangers were killed, and Reid was badly wounded. He was found by Tonto, a Potatawatomi Indian who had been his childhood friend. Tonto nursed Reid back to health, and Reid put on a mask and began pursuing vengeance against Cavendish and all others who would break the law and harm innocents. Reid funds his activities with the family silver mine, using the silver to create matched silver six-guns and silver bullets. He rides the brilliant stallion Silver, and is aided by Tonto. Reid is the great-uncle of Brit Reid, the Green Hornet.
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