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Lone Ranger (1964 Gold Key) comic books 1956-1969

  • Issue #2
    Lone Ranger (1964 Gold Key) 2

    Cover art by Ernest Nordli. Stand-Ins for Murder, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Tom Gill; A pair of outlaws impersonate the Lone Ranger and Tonto and pull off a string of crimes. Facts about the Sequoia and Redwood trees of California. Garland's Grudge, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Tom Gill; Railroad construction foreman Bill Yates is shot by Garland, a worker he had fired. The Law Lady, art by Tom Gill; When the Sheriff of Comstock is murdered, his widow takes the job. Back cover Lone Ranger pin-up by Ernest Nordli. Stories are reprinted from 1948 Dell series. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #5
    Lone Ranger (1964 Gold Key) 5

    Painted cover art. Information about the Lone Rangers silver mine. The Spoil-Takers, art by Tom Gill; Drake, the Indian agents, is selling the Indian's supplies to white men. The Vigilante, art by Tom Gill; The Lone Ranger disguises himself as One-Eye Eggers, an outlaw, to expose the leader of a band of vigilantes in Iron City. The Indian Raiders, art by Tom Gill; The Lone Ranger and Tonto trail a band of "Indians" who robbed a wagon train; The mystery is how the Lone Ranger determines which of the two groups of white men are the phony Indians. The Sergeant's Story, art by Tom Gill; The Lone Ranger and Tonto use the aid of retired Army Sgt. Dennis to capture a gang that is robbing Army supply wagon trains. Article on the Lone Rangers guns. Stories are reprinted from 1948 Dell series. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #6
    Lone Ranger (1964 Gold Key) 6

    Facts about Stagecoach stations in the Old West. The Renegade Leader, art by Tom Gill; Blonde, long-haired, Karl Keil leads a band of outlaws and renegade Indians on attacks on wagon trains. The Ice Bridge, art by Jon Small; In late winter, Small Bear and his hunting party must fend off a band of Ute warriors. Drawings of four fanciful monsters: The Vacuum Beast, The Vise-Jawed Monster, The Sea Devil, and The Hyno-Bug. The Story of Silver. Tell-Tale Trail; The Lone Ranger and Tonto trail a band of robber by a trail of flour leaked from a bag. The Vanished Gold Dust, art by Tom Gill; The Lone Ranger and Tonto solve the robbery of a prospector's gold dust from a cabin guarded by a vicious dog. Facts about small tropical fish called Grunts. Facts about Stage Coaches in the Old West. Stories are reprinted from 1948 Dell series. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #10
    Lone Ranger (1964 Gold Key) 10
    • INCOMPLETE. Centerfold missing, interrupts art and story.

    Last 12-cent cover price issue. Cover art by Ernest Nordli. The Sacred Cave; The Lone Ranger and Tonto must recover some maverick steers that Apaches have penned inside a sacred cave. Reward for Sam, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Tom Gill; Old Tom Snyder's will leaves his ranch to a black and white dog and his owner Alkali Pickens; A pair of two-bit outlaws plot to kill Pickens and assume his identity. Facts about South American Kinkajous. Article on Styracosaurus dinosaurs. Small Bear's Last Fight, art by Jon Small; Small Bear and Long Lance are captured by Crows and forced to fight each other. The Cave-In; Ranger Jim, who works the Lone Ranger's silver mine, is trapped by a cave-in and Dan Reid must get help. One-page text story, Good Samaritan. Stories are reprinted from 1948 Dell series. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #11-12C
    Lone Ranger (1964 Gold Key) 11-12C
    • Staple rust with migration.

    Cover art by Hank Hartman. Distress Signal, art by Tom Gill; Robbers try to force a telegraph operator to wire an express train to stop at a station, so they can rob it. The Carrier Pigeon, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Tom Gill; Black Owl's braves are raiding villages along the Pecos for money to buy information about the Army forts in the area. In "The Fire Arrows", art by Jon Small; Small Bear leads his Cheyenne tribe in search of grass for their horses, only to find the way blocked by Pawnee braves. The Unwanted Gun, art by Tom Gill; A card shark is murdered after winning a large pot and the Lone Ranger must decide which of the other card players is guilty. Article on Iguanodon dinosaurs. Stories are reprinted from 1948 Dell series. 36 pgs. $0.15. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #11-15C
    Lone Ranger (1964 Gold Key) 11-15C

    Cover price is 15 cents. Cover art by Hank Hartman. Distress Signal, art by Tom Gill; Robbers try to force a telegraph operator to wire an express train to stop at a station, so they can rob it. The Carrier Pigeon, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Tom Gill; Black Owl's braves are raiding villages along the Pecos for money to buy information about the Army forts in the area. In "The Fire Arrows", art by Jon Small; Small Bear leads his Cheyenne tribe in search of grass for their horses, only to find the way blocked by Pawnee braves. The Unwanted Gun, art by Tom Gill; A card shark is murdered after winning a large pot and the Lone Ranger must decide which of the other card players is guilty. Article on Iguanodon dinosaurs. Stories are reprinted from 1948 Dell series. 36 pgs. $0.15. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #12
    Lone Ranger (1964 Gold Key) 12
    • Pedigree: John G. Fantucchio
    • From the John G. Fantucchio collection, but comic does not include a certificate of authenticity.

    Painted cover art. Renegade Guns; The Lone Ranger must find out if renegade Pawnees are using illegal rifles. The Smiling Dutchman, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Tom Gill; A Dutchman uses his pleasant demeanor to catch his victims off guard. The Stranger, art by Rex Maxon; A Pawnee brave pretends to be wounded in order to spy on Small Bear's camp. The Stolen Stallion, art by Tom Gill; The Lone Ranger must decide which Indian brave broke the peace and stole a white man's horse. Article on protoceratops dinosaurs. Promo for The Golden Magazine children's magazine. One-page text story, A Button. Stories are reprinted from 1948 Dell series. 36 pgs. $0.15. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #13
    Lone Ranger (1964 Gold Key) 13

    Cover art by Hank Hartman. Learn to Draw in 15 easy lessons; ad for Connecticut Home Study Institute (Home drawing course); photo of Ake Skiold, European commercial artist. The Lone Ranger Unmasked, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Tom Gill; The Lone Ranger infiltrates the gang of "Rembrandt" Smith, a bad man with a knack for drawing. On the Run, art by Joe Certa; Doc Hunter is on the run from railroad baron Kimsley Bolt; He inadvertently saves one of his pursuers from a snake bite, then has to kill the man's partner. Gold Key Comics Club News with George of the Jungle. Biography of Capt. John Hughes of the Texas Rangers. Silver's Race, art by Tom Gill; The Lone Ranger enters a "Land Rush" race to claim a river's source for a band of homesteaders. Stories are reprinted from 1948 Dell series. 36 pgs. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #14
    Lone Ranger (1964 Gold Key) 14

    Painted cover art by Don Spaulding. The Doomed Chief, pencils by Tom Gill; Renegade Crow braves try to kill their chief, Buffalo Horn, and go on the warpath. Biography of Burton Mossman of the Arizona Rangers. Emergency Call, art by Joe Certa; Doc Hunter is lured out of the town of Nugget into a trap set by railroad baron Kimsley Bolt's men. The Ghost Town Sheriff, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Tom Gill; The Lone Ranger and Tonto trail stage robbers to a ghost town named Mile High, which is still guarded by its last sheriff. Statement of Ownership for Sept. 27, 1968; Avg. paid circulation for preceding 12 months: 226,924. Ad for 204 Revolutionary War Soldiers. One-page text story, Fighting Rangers Burton Mossman. Stories are reprinted from 1948 Dell series. 36 pgs. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #16
    Lone Ranger (1964 Gold Key) 16
    • Pedigree: John G. Fantucchio
    • From the John G. Fantucchio collection, but comic does not include a certificate of authenticity.

    Cover art by Hank Hartman. Dan Reid's Secret Hide-Out, art by Tom Gill; A band of outlaws have taken residence in the abandoned cabin in which Grandma Frisby raised Dan Reid, the Lone Ranger's nephew. Biography of John Salmon Rip Ford of the Texas Rangers. Out of the Frying Pan; Trapped in a fort by hostile Indians, Zachariah uses empty barrels to catch the braves by surprise and drive them off. Promo for Gold Key Comics contest with grand prize being personal appearance on Family Affair TV series on CBS. The Ghost Riders, art by Tom Gill; Outlaws discover a "luminous phosphorus-like salt" in a cave and use it on their clothes to become "Ghost Riders." Stories are reprinted from 1948 Dell series. 36 pgs. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.