This is a trade paperback collecting Startling Comics #1-17, Masked Ranger #1-6, Masked Raider (1955) #1-3, 5-7, Masked Raider (1958) #14-16, and Lone Rider #1-5.
They gave me a lot of trouble trying to get this one approved....I believe they thought I was trying to slip in some Lone Ranger secretly -- BUT THIS IS BETTER!
Masked Men Of The Wild West: Giant #1: Gwandanaland Comics #2031 -- Starring Masked Rider - Masked Ranger - Masked Raider - Lone Rider !
The legends of the Wild West include those mysterious and unknown heroes who ride in to save the day, and ride away without revealing their identity. The question, “Who was that masked man?” echoes through the otherwise lawless frontiers. Here are four exciting masked lawmen who thrilled comic readers in generations past:
THE MASKED RIDER became a late-Western hero when he returned home to find his uncle shot, and his ranch lost to a ruthless band of criminals and con-men. Bronc Randall donned the mask to seek justice for his family, and kept it when he realize that his calling was to fight against those who would bring disorder and violence to the range. (His Complete Stories From Startling Comics #1-17)
“The MASKED RANGER, one of the brave men of the West, rode in the open, but since desperate men – white and red – were seeking to kill the pioneers, he always kept his guns at the ready. The hardy pioneers fought the Indians and braved the dangers of the frontier to seek a land they could call their own!” It is fitting that THE MASKED RANGER remains a mystery. He came out of California, where he was an everyday man who became convinced that justice needed a hero. (His Complete Series From Masked Ranger #1-6)
In the American West the law was sparse. It was the work of vigilantes - -men who worked just outside the law for the cause of law and order - - who made the plains and the prairie safe for settlers and the growth of a nation. The MASKED RAIDER led a double-life: He was Les Wilcox, solid citizen, and he was MASKED RAIDER, who with his friend the Eagle Talon, struck fear into the cowardly hearts of outlaws throughout the Wild West. (From Masked Raider #1-3, 5-7, 14-16)
To the world he was merely Jim Larrimore, local rancher; but when outlaws tried to enter the picture, he donned his mask, climbed aboard his trusty steed Lightning, and became THE LONE RIDER. (From Lone Rider #1-5)
NOTE: Each of these great characters has his own Gwandanaland Comics collection. This book contains the complete MASKED RIDER and MASKED RANGER, and a selection from the others. If you're looking for slightly smaller books, check them out!