Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Black and White Wednesday: Original Gil Kane Lone Ranger and Tonto Art

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! Back in 1974, Aurora re-released updated versions of their comicbook character models, giving them new box art and a brand new comic to boot. A page or two of the comic could be used as a backdrop for the model, making the comic a fun and functional added incentive to buy 'em. The Lone Ranger and Tonto models had comics drawn by Gil Kane (and written, I must add, by Marv Wolfman), and boy, were they bee-yoo-tee-ful!

I borrowed these from two far out sites, Ol' Groove must confess: many thanks, Tom @ Fantasy Ink ,Heritage Comics, and Buc Wheat for sharing these amazing scans!


  1. That brought back some memories, for some reason it had totally slipped my mind.

  2. These Aurora comic book inserts were beautiful works of art. They had some of the top writers and artists of the day: Wein, Wolfman, Adams, Romita, Swan, Kane, Giordano. Their complete short story felt almost like a Spirit section. I especially liked the Cockrum Superboy edition. Thankfully, I was able to acquire them as a set at a Comicon years ago.



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