Posts Tagged ‘Lone Ranger’

The Green Hornet and Batman

Friday, February 13th, 2015

In the superhero multiverse, Batman and the Green Hornet parallel each other.

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Archie Andrews: The Beginning

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Popular culture loves its icons.  Archie Andrews is one of them.

He doesn’t have superpowers like Superman or Spiderman.

He’s not a vigilante like Batman or the Lone Ranger.

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The Other Lone Ranger

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

Clayton Moore is synonymous with the Lone Ranger.  He played the character in The Lone Ranger television series that aired on ABC from 1949 to 1957.  But he wasn’t the only actor to do so.

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The Lone Ranger – Green Hornet Connection

Friday, July 5th, 2013

The Lone Ranger’s origin is a story of vengeance.  Captain Dan Reid of the Texas Rangers leads a squad to pursue legendary outlaw Butch Cavendish.  A double-crossing guide leads the Rangers into a trap at Bryant’s Gap.

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The Lone Ranger and American Heritage

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

The Lone Ranger represents the American ideals of justice, strength, and courage.  His ruggedness, a staple of the hero prototype in American westerns, parallels John Wayne’s film characters, James Arness’ Matt Dillon of Gunsmoke, and the Cartwright boys of Bonanza.

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The Day the Lone Ranger Lost His Mask

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

As dawn anticipated breaking over southern California on the morning of August 30, 1979, a man two weeks shy of his sixty-fifth birthday covered his thinning hair with a cowboy hat.  Besides the hairline, age was not a serious opponent.  He was still fit and trim with a jaw that looked like it was carved out of granite.

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Tarzan on Television

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Tarzan benefited from the superhero craze of the mid-1960s ignited by the 1966 launch of the camp television show Batman.  On September 8, 1966, Ron Ely debuted as the title character in Tarzan.  Jane did not appear on the show.  It lasted two seasons.

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When Batman Ruled Television

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

When Batman debuted on television in January 1966, it made a brief but noticeable mark on the television programming landscape.  Batman showcased Adam West as the title character and his alter ego, Bruce Wayne, residing in stately Wayne Manor along with Wayne’s ward, Dick Grayson, a.k.a. Robin, the Boy Wonder.

It was a show steeped in campiness.

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