Comic Review: The Green Hornet 66′ Meets The Spirit #4 (Dynamite)

From the dynamic Ty Templeton cover (descending octopus tentacles are grasping The Spirit, Green Hornet and Kato in mid-air) to the swiftly moving story inside, this issue is a pleasure […]

From the dynamic Ty Templeton cover (descending octopus tentacles are grasping The Spirit, Green Hornet and Kato in mid-air) to the swiftly moving story inside, this issue is a pleasure to read.

I am jumping in at issue 4, so I don’t have the benefit of the backstory (there is no synopsis on the inside front cover), but here’s the headlines: Green Hornet, Kato, and The Spirit form an uneasy alliance to fight the Kid Kraken and his gang.

Kid Kraken, a well-dressed tough guy with an octopus-shaped beard, is taking over the town, kicking butts (tails?) and taking names.

That’s enough to know to jump in and enjoy this issue. Fred van Lente’s writing is crisp, witty and the scene dialogue is well paced. I loved the interior art by Bob Q, colors by Dearbhla Kelly. The drawings were well executed, lots of fun angles, retro styling, with great gestures and facial expressions.

Check this one out, it’s worth your $3.99!

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!!