Illustration of the Lone Ranger on his horse on a red background with an outer white edge and black text
GREENDUCK CO. CHICAGO
PAT FEB 13 1817
On September 11, 1938, the Los Angeles Sunday Herald and Examiner began running a weekly feature of the Lone Ranger in their comic section of the paper. The strip was illustrated by Charles Flanders, written by Ed Kressy, and ran until 1971.
Fran Striker created the Lone Ranger character which first appeared in a 1933 radio show on WXYZ Detroit. The show was an immediate success and soon picked up by other stations including NBC. Although originally created for children, adults made up at least half of the audience. The fictional character, who rode a white horse called Silver, is named the Lone Ranger because he is the only survivor of a group of six Texas Rangers who were ambushed by outlaws.