Richard wrote of Joe Lansdale's take on the Lone Rangr and
"In the first panel, Tonto slugs The Lone Ranger. Knocks him
flat and walks off saying "Stay away from me. Forever...kemo
It reminds me of the old Oscar Brown, Jr, song "The Lone
Ranger," with the refrain "What do you mean we,
This also reminds me that a comparison, contrast actually,
could be made between Hap and Leonard and Spenser and Hawk.
Although both are first person narratives, I don't think
anyone would consider Hap and Leonard anything but equals.
Leonard ain't nobody's sidekick (although he is devastating
when delivering a sidekick).
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