New Hornet in Green Hornet #1
Published by Dynamite Entertainment
Written by Amy Chu
Artwork by German Erramouspe
Colors by Brittany Pezzillo
Lettering by Tom Napolitano
New Hornet in the Nest
When legendary newspaper mogul Britt Reid’s son disappears without a trace, no one seems concerned about his whereabouts. But, as those close to him know, without him Central City will be in chaos. Absent for the past three weeks, Britt Jr. is nowhere to be found. Kato keeps busy by avoiding a hostile takeover of his beloved newspaper, The Daily Sentinel. Now more than ever, the time for a new Green Hornet to take back the city from criminals. But when that someone decides to take up the mantle, it’s not who you’ll expect. Get ready to gas up Black Beauty because here’s my review of Green Hornet #1.
A new look on an old classic crime fighter, the Green Hornet. For those who don’t know the man, it’s the alternate version of billionaire Bruce Wayne and his ward Dick Grayson. Where Britt Reid is a wealthy publisher that runs the media business by day, at night him and his personal chauffeur and martial artist Kato fight crime in a hi-tech-bullet proof car named Black Beauty. What makes this comic book interesting is that the Green Hornet mantle has been passed down to someone you would never expect but connected with its founders. A great start to the series.
Artwork / Coloring / Lettering
In the comic book we got to see a glimpse of the famous Green Hornet’s lair. The sketches in the panels got it right. I love the Green Hornet’s new look instead of the traditional black trench coat and hat. In this version a small green shoulder cape covers the surrounding uniform to give the character a more gallant look. Also, the look of Kato, traditional black chauffeur outfit along with his black mask, has not been altered and a thank you is in order.
Though having no superpower, Britt has the money and the means to rid his city of crime. Without him Central City becomes a hostage for ransom. He’s gone and assumed dead. Now everyone dawns the Hornet outfit, but for the wrong reasons. Just copycats who take matters into their own hands and maybe make a little profit. Regardless, a true Green Hornet must fill the space left empty for the past three weeks. For Kato, it’s like ‘ol times but he’s got more at stake than ever. For next issue of the Green Hornet issue #2, check at Dynamite.com.