Official Press Release
In December, the adventures of the Green Hornet and Kato continue with new exciting issues and amazing collections including Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet Volume 2 Hardcover which concludes Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet story that began with the sold-out Volume One Hardcover!
Green Hornet #11 is written by Phil Hester and has art by Jonathan Lau, with covers by Alex Ross, Phil Hester, and Jonathan Lau! The Black Hornet is history, but a new, even deadlier threat has grown right in the heart of Century City, and it may already be too late for The Green Hornet and Kato to stop it. How can Green Hornet scare a street gang out of business when the gang members themselves have no fear of anything, even death? Is the horrifying power behind their fearless ferocity truly supernatural? And just who is Saint Death?
The Green Hornet Year One #9 is written by Matt Wagner and drawn by Aaron Campbell, with covers by Matt Wagner and Francesco Francavilla! The story continues to trace the formation of the Green Hornet and Kato’s crusade against crime and the arsenal necessary to make that happen. Rusty Schmidt finds himself frustrated in trying to, but at Britt’s insistence devises a non-lethal weapon that can still put the Hornet’s enemies out of commission, an elusive trick to which Kato may hold the solution. Meanwhile, in the “present” day adventure, the Hornet and Kato step up the pressure on mob-boss Skid Caruso’s operations. But, unbeknownst to them, Caruso has called in his own outside muscle-a merciless and sadistic enforcer known only as “The SCOURGE”!
Kevin Smith’s Kato #9 – written by Ande Parks and drawn by Diego Bernard, with covers by Ale Garza, and Carlos Rafael! As the new Kato recovers from a psychic assault, she readies herself for an all-out attack on Takeshi’s forces. She’s outnumbered, young and inexperienced, but her father, the original Kato, taught her well. Kato sets traps and prepares herself for the clash with a league of well-trained ninjas. This issue takes place in Century City and leads up to the thrilling finale of this arc, as well as directly into the events of Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet series.
Kevin Smith’s Kato Annual #1 a special story written by Ande Parks and drawn by Edgar (Super Powers) Salazar, with covers by Ale Garza, and Edgar Salazar! Kato’s day of acclimating herself to her new city and country is interrupted when a giant monster begins rampaging through Century City. Kato finds herself battling a menace right out of a classic Japanese man-in-suit movie, with the fate of her newly-adopted city in the balance. Can Kato solve the mystery behind the monster’s rampage in time, or will this monstrous menace destroy Century City just as Kato gets settled? It’s solid solo action for the all-new Kato!
Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet Vol. 2: Wearing o’ the Green Hardcover is written by Kevin Smith and drawn by Jonathan Lau, with a cover by Alex Ross. The war between The Black Hornet and The Green Hornet reaches its shattering climax in this second volume of Kevin
Smith’s daring re-imagining of the classic character. As The Green Hornet and Kato pursue his father’s killer, The Black Hornet reveals a plan that could spell doom for the world itself. Played out on the streets of Century City, a deadly struggle between Hornets threatens to destroy not only our heroes, but the legacy they hoped to restore. It’s high octane action, drama, and humor, as only famed filmmaker Kevin Smith could provide. Collecting issues #6-10 of the series based on Kevin Smith’s unproduced Green Hornet film, this volume also features a complete cover gallery by industry greats Alex Ross, John Cassaday and Greg Horn.
Kato Origins Vol. 1: Way of the Ninja Trade Paperback is written by Jai Nitz and has art and cover by Colton Worley! In early 1942, just months after Pearl Harbor, a police detective knocks on Britt Reid’s door. He’s looking for Kato. There’s been a murder in the small Korean section of town and they want Kato’s help with the locals. Arriving on the murder crime scene, they piece together the crime until they find a single Japanese character written in blood: “coward”. From the pages of Matt Wagner’s Green Hornet: Year One comes this thrilling spin-off series starring Kato! This trade paperback collects issues #1-5, and contains a complete cover gallery.
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ABOUT DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT:
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT, the publishing division of DYNAMIC FORCES, INC., was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including Red Sonja, Green Hornet, Project Superpowers, The Boys, Army of Darkness, Battlestar Galactica, The Lone Ranger, Zorro and more!
In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and best selling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Michael Turner, Jim Lee, Michael Avon Oeming, Brian Reed, Mel Rubi, Marc Guggenheim, Stephen Sadowski, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner and a host of up and coming new talent and fan favorite creators!
DYNAMITE is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their more recent launches – including Alex
Ross and Jim Krueger’s PROJECT SUPERPOWERS – have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005 Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%). The company has also been nominated for several industry awards, including the prestigious Eisner Award.
Aside from their monthly periodical comic book series, DYNAMITE also produces new and classic material, including Tim Truman’s SCOUT, Carlos Trillo and Eduardo Risso’s BORDERLINE and TALES OF TERROR, Jim Starlin’s DREADSTAR, as well as reprint editions of classic RED SONJA material.