Friday, May 31, 2013

Forgotten Books: LONE RANGER Big Little Books

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1937

1938

1939

1939
A few of the many. More to come!
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4 comments:

Richard R. said...

Wow, a red and white checked shirt. That's unusual!

Evan Lewis said...

Yep, the Ranger was a less-than-snappy dresser in those early years.

Dennis said...
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Dennis said...

As with many radio creations, the distinctive look we associate with The Lone Ranger evolved quite gradually (and is about to change yet again, with the incipient major motion picture produced by Disney).

The look of the Ranger in Big Little Books followed that of the covers of the short-lived pulp magazine starring the Ranger. Only with the Republic serials of 1938 and 1939 did the Ranger's appearance begin to evolve to its familar image, and even then it took until the 1949 Clayton Moore television series to be truly cemented. Disney has discarded the traditional familiar look of the Ranger for a completely different one, keeping only the black mask and white hat.