Biographic by Steve McGarry


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  1. Gary McSpook

    Gary McSpook said, over 1 year ago

    Well drawn, but I’ve little hope for this new version.
    You didn’t mention how terribly the producers of the 1981 film treated Clayton Moore, who was still alive and making appearances as The Lone Ranger. They forbid him to use the name or wear the mask. It was perhaps this bad karma that caused their film to tank, or maybe it was just because it was a lousy movie.

  2. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Sorry, people, but Clayton Moore IS and always will be The Lone Ranger, and there can be no other Tonto beside Jay Silverheels. If they plan to dress up the masked man like Bat Masterson, and put wings on Johnny Deb, they’re doomed already. Besides, nobody wants to see Johnny Deb play second fiddle to anybody. This is targeting a new demographic, however, so we’ll see how this new version is received.
    @Gary. Oh, yes. Let’s never forget that. As for why it failed, I’d say both, but mainly because of the way they treated him. Clayton Moore had many fans.

  3. edclectic

    edclectic said, over 1 year ago

    “You don’t pull the mask off the ol’ Lone Ranger…”

  4. itisme

    itisme GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I’ve been listening to the radio version now in podcast form and I have to say that it’s a whole lot better than any of the subsequent versions, Clayton Moore’s TV version included.

  5. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Will Depp rechannel Capt. Jack Sparrow as Tonto as he did with Barbabas Collins?

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago


    I feel the same about Van Williams & Bruce Lee as the best Green Hornet and Kato ever done. But the movie was far better than I had hoped.
    Reid is the common family name in both characters and they are connected. I wonder if they had gotten a 2nd season of the GH we would have had a scene of Britt Reid opening a box of pistols with silver bullets and talking about his direct ancestors who started the news paper business in that town before it became a city?

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago


    I intend to watch the movie first before condemning it.

  8. pheebs

    pheebs said, over 1 year ago

    I once met Clayton Moore in Chicago. Watched him interact with children who had seen him on TV. That was a man worthy of Hero Worship. No scandal in his life. Very very nice man. Thank God for The Lone Ranger, Clayton Moore and men like him.

  9. chahn48926

    chahn48926 said, over 1 year ago

    I learned something startling this year when my son took Spanish. Guess what Tonto means in Spanish ……

    Look it up

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