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Posted April 20, 2009
Start with the greatest graphics ever bar none. To be fair anyone who can draw horses well is up there with Russell, Wieghorst or Remington. Cassaday et al took Brendle and Fran Stryker's kid program and Batmanned to a series whose darkness is not only deep but historically accurate. The West was murderous, fuelled by greedy railroad barons, and paid psychopaths. John Reid is the masked man - boy actually - Butch Cavendish a mass murderer and shill for senators and Tonto is the scariest character since the real Crazy Horse. Everyone in this series is slightly mad or obsessed including the US of A. I use the word "indian" deliberately. An Apache friend was a stunt man with a bumper sticker reading Don't mess with indians" He hated "Native American" and nearly punched me out for saying it to him. He liked being an indian in the presence of stupid white guys.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 6, 2009
This was an excellent graphic novel, in my opinion. I grew up on the old Clayton Moore Lone Ranger shows, and this was a good, real-life take on the legend. Prejudices, love interests, more of a background story, and just a hint of where Batman may have gotten some of his ideas, lol.
In fact I liked it so well I've been hunting through my local BN stores looking for others in the series to read. No luck so far, though. I may just have to break down and order online!
Novelist Stephanie Osborn
Author of Burnout: The Mystery of Space Shuttle STS-281
Available for preorder at BN and BN.com
Release date: 15 April 09