SOLICITATIONS: Chuck Dixon to take on The Lone Ranger
Dynamite Entertainment today announced the upcoming release of the latest Lone Ranger® adventures, The Lone Ranger: Snake of Iron. From Brett Matthews’s critically acclaimed take on The Lone Ranger to the exciting new series written by Ande Parks, Dynamite has had much success with America’s quintessential Western hero. The Lone Ranger: Snake of Iron #1 is written by comic book legend Chuck Dixon, drawn by Esteve Polls and with a cover by Dennis Calero will be available in comic book stores everywhere this July!
In The Lone Ranger: Snake of Iron #1, The Lone Ranger and Tonto are in the crossfire as a bloody Kiowa uprising draws these western legends onto the warpath. The Spirit Horse has returned to the plains and calls the tribes to battle. Is this a ghostly apparition or something else? If The Lone Ranger cannot solve the mystery then the land north of the Brazos will run red with blood!
“This series was a particular thrill for me,” says writer Chuck Dixon. “I grew up on Batman, Tarzan and The Lone Ranger and now I get to complete that triumvirate as a professional writer when I finally get a crack at writing a Lone Ranger and Tonto story. This is The Lone Ranger as I’ve always imagined him; a fearless defender of the defenseless in a lawless land. These stories are first and foremost westerns and this one is six-guns blazing and wild horses the whole way!”
“Chuck has a great voice for The Lone Ranger, and his take is inspired. We’ve worked with Chuck on quite a few titles, and we’re happy that he was able to write this special mini-series.” states Dynamite Publisher Nick Barrucci. “It’s great that we’re able to have Esteve Polls on the interiors. He’s really made The Lone Ranger his own. And Dennis Calero’s covers are some of the best I’ve seen – the story and character are bringing out his best work. Look for more from Dennis and Dynamite in the near future.”
Best-selling author Chuck Dixon, considered one of the most prolific comic book scriptors in the history of the medium, is perhaps best known for his decade-long run on multiple Batman titles for DC Comics. He has also contributed to Conan the Barbarian, the Punisher and Moon Knight for Marvel Comics as well as work for dozens of other companies. He is the co-creator (along with Graham Nolan) of the Batman villain Bane!
Chuck Dixon also writes Wheel of Time and Seal Team 6 for Dynamite Entertainment!
About Dynamite Entertainment:
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Shadow, The Boys, Green Hornet, Vampirella, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, Game of Thrones and more!
In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and best selling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Michael Avon Oeming, Mel Rubi, Marc Guggenheim, Stephen Sadowski, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Jae Lee, Matt Wagner and a host of up and coming new talent!
DYNAMITE is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles – including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger’s PROJECT SUPERPOWERS – have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. Several of their titles have also hit The New York Times Best-Sellers list: The Boys, Vampirella Archives, Robert Jordan’s New Spring and Wheel of Time graphic novels. In 2005 Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%). The company has also been nominated for several industry awards, including the prestigious Eisner Award.
Dynamite won the Diamond Gem Award for Best Publisher Under 4% of market share for 2011!