Rangers (comics)

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The Rangers.
Art by Steve McNiven.
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance The Incredible Hulk #265, (November 1981)
Created by Bill Mantlo (writer)
Sal Buscema (penciller)
In-story information
Base(s) Texas
Member(s) Firebird
Living Lightning
Red Wolf
Shooting Star
Texas Twister

The Rangers are a superhero team published by Marvel Comics. The team first appeared in The Incredible Hulk #265 (November 1981) and was created by writer Bill Mantlo and penciller Sal Buscema. The title page of The Incredible Hulk #265 also credits Mark Gruenwald with co-creation of The Rangers.

Team members usually hail from Arizona, Texas, and New Mexico.

Publication history[edit]

In the story "You Get What You Need!" published in Incredible Hulk vol.1 #265 (November 1981), writer Bill Mantlo, penciller Sal Buscema, and Mark Gruenwald created the superhero team Rangers. The team consists of western characters Firebird, Shooting Star, Texas Twister, the Phantom Rider (Hamilton Slade, then called Night Rider), and the contemporary Red Wolf.[1]

The members of the team have been identified in the 142 registered superheroes who appear on the cover of the comic book Avengers: The Initiative #1 (June 2007).[2]

  1. ^ Green, Paul. Encyclopedia of Weird Westerns: Supernatural and Science Fiction Elements in Novels, Pulps, Comics, Films, Television and Games. McFarland. p. 168. ISBN 9780786458004. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ {{cite web |url=http://marvel.com/news/story/947/avengers_the_initiative_1_character_map |title=Avengers: The Initiative #1 Character Map: Who's who on this cover packed with 142