Saturday, July 3, 2021

THE LONE RANGER and The Hoss Thieves (1939)

This sequence, beginning March 12, 1939, marks the arrival of Charles Flanders to the Sunday strip. Prior to this, Flanders had been working as Alex Raymond's replacement on Secret Agent X-9. His work on X-9 was perfectly adequate, but unexciting, as it involved a lot of sitting and standing around. The Ranger required plenty of action, and Flanders quickly developed a flair for it. He drew the strip for more than thirty years.

Next Saturday: Lone no more?

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