Sunday, August 23, 2015

Connecting Heroes of Yesteryear

In The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold, the Lone Ranger ("John Reid") and Tonto are after a gang, the Hooded Raiders, whose leader wears a red hood:

As part of future canon, it is established that the Green Hornet ("Britt Reid") is the son of the Lone Ranger's nephew, Dan Reid Jr. [The Green Hornet radio series (October 22, 1936; November 11, 1947)] - all characters having been created by writer Fran Striker. Green Hornet would later appear in the 1960s Batman series, thus establishing that all three (Batman, Green Hornet and Lone Ranger) exist in the same universe:

As everyone knows (duh), Batman's archvillian is the Joker...who, at one point depending on continuity, went by Red Hood and was leader of the Red Hood gang. [Detective Comics #168 (1951); Batman: The Killing Joke (1988); Batman #0 (2012)]:

Thus, by all logical probability, it's all connected...the Hooded Raiders are the original Red Hood gang, and two lone masked crusaders have stood against their various incarnations throughout the ages! Hi-yo Silver...away to the Batcave!

©2015 Steve Sagarra

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