|Now this is the Ranger and Tonto I wanted to see on film...|
|A John Cassaday cover, natch.|
Set against a story in which Tonto and the Ranger stop a wrong doer from holding up and attacking a rural country school, the short scene unfolds as the Ranger reflects on his purpose and, suitably, recalls the creed ("not exactly a prayer") his father had taught him in his youth and further invited him to improve upon if he could. Of course, the Ranger could (or would) not.
The Lone Ranger's Creed, in it's entirety, is as follows:
I believe…..Tremendous stuff and definitely words to live by. To me this type of FCBD issue is perfect in it's execution: it adds to the existing character without being required for narrative continuity, while appropriately capturing the spirit and tone of the title it is intended to promote.
That to have a friend, a man must be one.
That all men are created equal and that everyone has within himself the power to make this a better world.
That God put the firewood there, but that every man must gather and light it himself.
In being prepared physically, mentally, and morally to fight when necessary for that which is right.
That a man should make the most of what equipment he has.
That ‘this government of the people, by the people, and for the people’ shall live always.
That men should live by the rule of what is best for the greatest number.
That sooner or later…somewhere…somehow…we must settle with the world and make payment for what we have taken.
That all things change but truth, and that truth alone, lives on forever.
In my Creator, my country, my fellow man.
Here's to hoping that future Free Comic Book Day giveaways prove as worthwhile...