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Fran Striker - Lone Ranger

Fran Striker (1903 – 1962) was an American writer for radio, books,  and comics, best known for creating The Lone Ranger, The Green Hornet, and Sgt. Preston of the Yukon.
Late in 1932, Striker began working on The Lone Ranger; his earliest scripts were largely reworked from his earlier series, Covered Wagon Days. A letter from Trendle, dated Monday, January 30, 1933, clearly gives Striker credit for creating the character. However, by 1934, Striker was pressured by Trendle to sign over his rights to the Lone Ranger, and Trendle claimed credit as the creator. This sparked a long-term controversy over the creation of The Lone Ranger.
Striker was extremely prolific. In addition to writing 156 Lone Ranger scripts a year, he wrote The Green Hornet (built around the Lone Ranger's descendant, Britt Reid) and a short-lived series, Ned Jordan Secret Agent. He scripted various Lone Ranger novels, two movie serials and The Lone Ranger comic strip. He also contributed scripts to Challenge of the Yukon (later adapted for television as Sergeant Preston of the Yukon). Striker's work as a comic strip writer extended to writing The Green Hornet comic books and the 1945 newspaper strip The Sea Wolf. He was also the author of the popular boy's adventure novels featuring "Tom Quest".
Striker's later work included stints on the television versions of The Lone Ranger and Sergeant Preston of the Yukon, which were initially being produced while the radio series were still on the air. He provided the stories for many TV episodes by reworking old scripts from the radio series. Other writers adapted the stories for television and were credited as the "scriptwriter". Striker's credit was given as, "From the radio program edited by Fran Striker."
Striker was 59 when he died in a 1962 car. 

The Lone Ranger Rides - Fran Striker - This Novel was published in 1941 and consists of  30 chapters.  Fans of the old radio shows and the TV series The Lone Ranger will recognize the characters in this book - the Lone Ranger, his faithful Indian sidekick Tonto and his trusty horse, Silver. The Lone Ranger Rides, a wonderful western story in itself, also details the origins of why a Texas Ranger would strike out on his own, wearing a mask at all times, and how he met his companions Tonto and his ever dependable equine friend Silver. 


1.  To Read the novel, click here-->Lone Ranger Rides (1941) - Novel - 269 pages

2.  The Lone Ranger TV Program  <--Click here

3.  The Long Ranger Radio Program 1937-1944 <--Click here

4.  The Lone Ranger Radio Program 1945-1955<--Click here

5.  The Green Hornet Radio Programs <--Click here

6. Click Here For Lone Ranger Comics -->Lone Ranger Part 1 of 4

7. Click Here for Lone Ranger Movies and Serials àLone Ranger Movies & Serials

8.  Click here for-->The Lone Ranger Big Little Books and Novels


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