Official Press Release
Dynamite Entertainment is pleased to announce the latest star to join the Dynamite roster of incredible talent – the legendary Green Hornet! Star of film, television, radio and comic books, The Green Hornet is known for his distinctive mask, car (The Black Beauty) and faithful sidekick, Kato!
“We’ve been working on this one for a long time now, I believe four years. Since we started pursuing this, they’ve also announced a movie for next summer,” explained Dynamite President and Publisher Nick Barrucci. “The Green Hornet is a cultural icon and touchstone for modern super-heroes, including the greats like Batman. To work with such a character, and faithfully represent him along the lines of how we’ve handled The Lone Ranger and Zorro, and the upcoming Buck Rogers, is truly a momentous opportunity. Over the last 4 years, fans and creators have asked us if we were negotiating for the Green Hornet license, which we finally have (big YES!), and we will be announcing creators in the near future.”
The Green Hornet was originally created by George W. Trendle for an American radio program in the 1930s. Though various incarnations sometimes change details, in most incarnations the Green Hornet is Britt Reid, a newspaper publisher by day who by night goes out in his masked “Green Hornet” identity to fight crime as a vigilante, accompanied by his similarly masked Asian manservant Kato and driving a car, equipped with advanced technology, called “Black Beauty”.