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Publication Order of The Lone Ranger Books

The Lone Ranger (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Phantom Rider! (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lone Ranger and the Mystery Ranch (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lone Ranger and the Texas Renegades (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lone Ranger and the secret of Thunder Mountain, (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lone Ranger & the Gold Robbery (1939)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lone Ranger and the Outlaw Stronghold (1939)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lone Ranger and the black shirt highwayman (1939)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lone Ranger and Tonto (1940)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lone Ranger at the Haunted Gulch (1941)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lone Ranger Rides (1941)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lone Ranger Follows Through (1941)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lone Ranger Traps The Smugglers (1941)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lone Ranger and the Great Western Span (1942)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lone Ranger Rides North (1943)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lone Ranger Rides Again (1943)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lone Ranger and the Silver Bullet (1948)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lone Ranger on Powderhorn Trail (1949)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lone Ranger in Wild Horse Canyon (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lone Ranger West of Maverick Pass (1951)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lone Ranger and the War Horse (1951)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lone Ranger's New Deputy (1951)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lone Ranger on Gunsight Mesa (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lone Ranger and the Bitter Spring Feud (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lone Ranger and the code of the West (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lone Ranger Trouble on the Santa Fe (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lone Ranger On Red Butte Trail (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon

Lone Ranger series by Fran Striker
Author Fran Striker penned the “Lone Ranger” series of westerns. The first novel, called “The Lone Ranger”, was released in the year 1936. A total of eighteen books were released, with the last, called “The Lone Ranger on Red Butte Trail”, being released in the year 1961.

These are the breathless tales of adventure starring a famous hero whose famous exploits have made the character beloved of movie, television, and radio audiences all around.

Fran started working on “The Lone Ranger” in the year 1932, with his earliest scripts being pretty much reworked from his earlier series called “Covered Wagon Days”.

A letter from George W. Trendle dated from early in the year 1933, clearly gives Striker all of the credit for creation of the character. By the year 1934, Trendle had pressured Striker to sign his rights over to the Lone Ranger, and Trendle then claimed the credit for his creation. It sparked a long-term controversy over The Lone Ranger’s creation. It extended as far as an appearance that Striker made on television in the year 1960 on “To Tell the Truth”, which mentioned the role he had in creating the character.

The first trial episodes of the radio show were broadcast on WEBR in Buffalo before the official premiere on WXYZ. These early broadcasts starred John L. Barrett, a Buffalo actor weeks before the role was done by George Stenius. As the series started gaining popularity, Trendle was able to convince Striker to move the show over to WXYZ.

Britt Reid, also known as “The Green Hornet”, is a descendant of The Lone Ranger’s and is another creation of Fran Striker.

The series has been made into a film with Armie Hammer playing the character, in a movie released in the year 2013, and another movie in 1981 called “The Legend of the Lone Ranger”. There was also television shows, a comic strip and two movie serials, all of which Fran Striker himself wrote.

Fran Striker also worked on the television series, too. He provided the story for quite a few episodes of the series by rewriting many of the old scripts from the radio series.

“The Lone Ranger” is the first novel in the “Lone Ranger” series, which was released in the year 1936. The Lone Ranger was a nameless as well as mysterious friend to anyone in trouble. On Silver, his magnificent horse, he rode around the plains during the days of the early West. His silver mounted .45s and black half-mask were famous all around the lawless pioneer territories.

The man always stood for justice to every single criminal as well as timely aid for anybody in distress.

The book is a fun pulp adventure. One where Striker reveals the bad guy’s plans yet never says a thing about the good guy’s plans, making it seem like a miracle when the Lone Ranger thwarts the bad guy.

“The Lone Ranger and the Mystery Ranch” is the second novel in the “Lone Ranger” series, which was released in the year 1938. The only survivor of a massacre of a group of Texas Rangers, with Tonto, his Indian friend, hunt for the leader of a band of ruthless, hooded murderers called the Night Legion.

“The Lone Ranger at the Haunted Gulch” is the sixth novel in the “Lone Ranger” series, which was released in the year 1941. Stories of the lawlessness of Rance Morgan and his dangerous gang reach the Lone Ranger and Tonto’s ears, the go immediately for Kerr’s Corners. The masked rider, who is friend to anybody in trouble, knew that Sheriff Perbody hit his wit’s end trying to collect evidence against the ring leader that appeared to be protected from the law at each turn.

Rance Morgan was surely protected, for his henchmen operated in all kinds of ways, some of which included men of high office and position. Even the masked rider was confused, but with Tonto around tracking down each scent and the Lone Ranger appearing up everywhere at once. Even Abercrombie, the wily lawyer, was unable to hide the truth. Here is the Lone Ranger at his most daring and brave. Here is Tonto, bravely and quietly just gathering facts to make it possible to round Rance and his treacherous gang up once and for all.

“The Lone Ranger Rides Again” is the eighth novel in the “Lone Ranger” series, which was released in the year 1943. Both the Lone Ranger and Tonto ride into Beacon City right after Tom Turner’s publishing officers get destroyed and he comes close to getting killed by some of Cardigan’s gunslingers.

The current Sheriff Tweed was once a good man turned weak, having been wrecked by hard times and liquor. The people in town call him “Tumblewkkd”, while Ace Cardigan calls all his shots. Will the Lone Ranger turn this derelict sheriff into a real man again and set a fallen down town back on its feet?

“The Lone Ranger Rides North” is the ninth novel in the “Lone Ranger” series, which was released in the year 1943. To bring in a nefarious band of outlaws to justice, The Lone Ranger and Tonto have to travel many miles north in a relentless pursuit of Bart Gregg. He has murdered a Texas Ranger and now plots a scheme that is going to put him and his notorious band in possession of some rich copper mines.

Through this exciting tale of a grim man hunt, runs an interesting mystery. Who is the boy, named Dan? Why does the Lone Ranger feel so oddly pulled to him?

“The Lone Ranger and the Silver Bullets” is the tenth novel in the “Lone Ranger” series, which was released in the year 1946. During the days that the West was young, an experimental camel train left San Antonio, Texas in an effort to reach what was, at that time, a far destination. California.

Behind the tale of the grueling, five month journey is the thrilling yarn about how Tonto and The Lone Ranger blocked the desperate attempts of the stagecoach and steamship interests to sabotage the camel train.

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One Response to “Lone Ranger”

  1. Paul Dellinger: 3 years ago

    I know Fran Striker wrote the bulk of the books, but the very first one, “The Lone Ranger,” was written by Gaylord Dubois (although later editions have Striker’s name on it instead). That one is different from the others because the radio show didn’t have all its ducks in a row yet. In the book, for example, Tonto is described as a half-breed, and the Lone Ranger plays a joke or two on him. In the earliest edition, although the mask is properly described in the novel, an inside illustration with the Lone Ranger on Silver breaking up a lynch mob shows him wearing a white bandana mask!


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