The Golden Comics Digests that came out during the 1970s were a venue used by Gold Key to reprint old comic stories. Most of them featured cartoon characters such as Bugs Bunny, Woody Woodpecker or the Pink Panther, but occasionally they would do something really nifty showcasing an action/adventure character.
G.C.D. #48 featured the Lone Ranger, a character created for radio in 1932 who had achieved enormous success that spilled over into books, comics, movie serials, and both live-action and animated TV.
|"On the Warpath"|
The Gold Key comics reprinted in the Digest maintained this tradition of quality. Unfortunately, the Digest does not tell us when these stories were originally published or credit the writers and artists. Whoever they were, they were all pros: all the stories presented here are a lot of fun.
|"The Great Range War"|
|"Ransom for Silver"|
"Silver Bullets" is set early in the Ranger's career, as he and Tonto go undercover with a gang of rustlers to lure them into a trap. The story takes a nice twist after the bad guys are captured--the Ranger abruptly finds himself trying to prevent the posse from degenerating into a lynch mob.
|"Mission of Mercy"|