b. Green Hornet
The new Lone Ranger movie stars Armie Hammer, who was born on Aug. 28, 1986. While the movie failed to click with fans, the Ranger enjoyed far greater success in his original format on radio.
The Green Hornet was created as a companion show for the Lone Ranger. Both heroes share the same last name of Reid. During an episode of the Hornet's show, his father was revealed to be the Lone Ranger's nephew.
The connection between them doesn't get mentioned much anymore since the rights to the two characters were sold separately after their radio shows ended.