Lone Ranger (1964 Gold Key) comic books 1956-1969
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.
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.
Painted cover art. Terror on the Tracks, art by Tom Gill; Old railroad engineer Jenkins comes out of retirement to help the Lone Ranger, Tonto, and townspeople stop an Indian attack on a train. Biography of Harry C. Wheeler of the Arizona Rangers. Bad Luck Charm; Zachariah Yankee Peddler has to overcome hostile indians, a flood-swollen creek, and a runaway horse when he tries to get a wampum belt from the Mohawks. Promo for Gold Key Comics Club activities featuring panel reprints from Magnus, Robot Fighter and the Flintstones. The Unexpected, script by Paul S. Newman, art by Tom Gill; Scarface Bleeker is the "King of Crime" because each of the members of his gang is a specialist at a line of crime. Stories are reprinted from 1948 Dell series. 36 pgs. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.
- 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.