Comic Review: The Green Hornet #1 (Dynamite Entertainment)

Scott Lobdell writes the first issue of a brand new swing and swat at The Green Hornet, from Dynamite. This licensed title brings a whole history of stories and storied […]

Scott Lobdell writes the first issue of a brand new swing and swat at The Green Hornet, from Dynamite.

This licensed title brings a whole history of stories and storied characters along with it for the flight; Kato, the Black Beauty car, the plane, the masks, the green-ness.

Lobdell introduces a fast-moving story here, where the Green Hornet is quickly in confrontation over a fallen space rock, the military, a missing baby, and aliens!

Lee Weeks contributes a strongly composed “Front Cover A”, and the interiors are ably illustrated by Anthony Marques, who also colours. Marques’ pencils are inked by J. Bone.

The drawing style is cartoon/realism, and the colouring is, well, pale green. It’s not full colour, that is, it’s black line, black silhouettes and lots of pale green. But it somehow all works, as unorthodox as it may be. A retro-current-futuristic pastiche of old, new, and borrowed and green. And moving fast in your direction!

Image, Green Hornet #1, $3.99 for 22 pages of content.

Alan Spinney

About Alan Spinney

After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!