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REVIEW: Ranger Stranger #2


REVIEW: Ranger Stranger #2

Book Title: Ranger Stranger #2

Book Description: “Ranger Stranger “ takes place in Hackaneck National Park. We see the main character is a park ranger named Garland Woodburn. We get to see him in a collection of 2-4 page shorts on various wilderness topics from Sasquatch to poisonous berries. Most of these shorts come to a conclusion with a risqué joke.

Book Author: Adam Battaglia and Tyler Jensen

Book Format: Paperback

Publisher - Orgnization: Scout Comics

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Illustrator: Tyler Jenson

  • Story
  • Interior Art
  • Cover Art
  • Dialogue
  • Mechanics
  • Editing


I wasn’t sure what to expect when I came across this issue of “Ranger Stranger” on the shelves at my local comic book store. The artwork on the cover (and the mature readers label) suggested that this book was going to be an interesting ride. Indeed it was. 

We get to see a collection of park ranger stories unlike any other with this series. I have never found myself simultaneously learning and laughing that hard at something. 

Full disclosure, some of the jokes may fall flat depending on your sense of humor. Battaglia and Jensen take no prisoners and fearlessly dive into waters that mere mortals would be frightened to dip their toes in. As a reader you may find yourself asking, “Did they just….?” Yes. Yes they did.

The artwork on the interior pages is solid and meshes well with the story.  Mr. Jensen does a great job of maintaining the balance of too much detail as opposed to not enough, especially with the zip lining story.

At the end of the day Ranger Stranger #2 isn’t the “Great American Novel”. It doesn’t claim to be. It’s “Mad Magazine” meets ”Ranger Rick”. It’s bold. It’s different. As a geek on a budget I didn’t mind dropping the cash for the laughsI got from it.

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I grew up loving all things geek. I started reading and collecting comics when I was 8. My personal collection has roughly 8,000 books in it. When I’m not doing something geek-related I love spending time with my amazing wife and kids, gaming, and working on cross stitch projects.

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