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!

2 comments:

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

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  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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