Official Press Release
This is the one issue of Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet that you will NOT want to miss! The OPENING pages of this issue will have fans talking for the rest of the year… and beyond!Â Join writer Kevin Smith, artist Jonathan Lau and a host of talented cover artists (Alex Ross, John Cassaday and Joe Benitez!) as they unveil The Green Hornet’s and Kato’s GREATEST THREAT, the mysterious Black Hornet! The Black Hornet is the Green Hornet’s greatest foe!Â But which hero will live?Â And which hero will die?Â Will the original Green Hornet rise up to fight again for justice? Where has Kato been all this time? Who is the mysterious and beautiful Mulan? Three will live! One will die!Â For Good!Â Find out all of this and more in this very issue!
“Kevin has put his heart and soul in to this series, and it shows!Â The fans who have picked up the first two issues know how powerful and important this series is.Â It is reverent to the core of the character.Â Kevin is doing a fantastic job of promoting this series, which in turn promotes the comics market.Â With this shipping in time for Free Comic Book Day, and Free Comic Book Day around the corner, we ask fans old and new to help us with our gorilla marketing.Â We want to bring new fans in to the industry, and can do it one step at a time with your help.Â With Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet reaching mainstream attention on MTV and WWE.com, not to mention his own Twitter account currently at 1,661,616 followers, now is THE time to jump on the Green Hornet Bandwagon!Â Enjoy the further adventures of the Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet #3 in April, one week before Free Comic Book Day!” states Dynamite President and Publisher Nick Barrucci.
The Green Hornet is one of comicdom’s first masked crime fighters. Originally created by George W. Trendle and Fran Striker for an American radio program in the 1930’s, the character has appeared in other media as well, including film serials in the 1940’s, a network television program in the 1960s, and multiple comic book series from the 1940s to the 1990s. 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”.
The critics say – “Green Hornet” is a hit!
“It’s nice to read something with the same energy of a Kevin Smith movie without immediately being able to tell it’s a Kevin Smith script. He levels out his trademark styles and focuses on the action within.Â Here’s hoping this kind of quality can continue throughout and become an evergreen tale for this forgotten character.” – Noel Bartocci, Broken Frontier
“The first issue is a lot of fun, with plenty of action and verbal darts getting thrown. The pacing as the Hornet sneaks up on a Mafia gang and a Chinese gang hoping to throw in together against the Hornet is well done.” – Mel Odom, Blog Critics
“The story of a rookie Green Hornet in modern times is a good fit for Smith’s writing and will hopefully reinvigorate the character.Â If anything, the series will be an interesting companion piece to the feature film to be released later this year.” – Andy Bentley, IGN
“This comic simply works. It makes sense. We see the original Green Hornet at the end of his career. Phil Hester did the breakdowns and Jonathan Lau does the pencils. It’s a really nice looking comic. I should also mention that Ivan Nunes colors really complement the art as well. The action scenes are intense. You really get a sense that the Green Hornet and Kato are tough dudes.” – G-Man, Comic Vine
KEVIN SMITH’S GREEN HORNET #3
Written by KEVIN SMITH
Art by JONATHAN LAU
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