Writer Mark Waid launches a new Green Hornet series for Dynamite Entertainment and the first issue is a must-read. Set in November of 1941, Green Hornet #1 reintroduces the characters of the Green Hornet and Kato while providing narration from a far older version of Britt Reid looking back at the heyday of his career as he fought crime both as the owner of the Daily Sentinel and as a masked crime fighter masquerading as a crime lord.
The first issue deals with Britt Reid taking on both a corrupt State Senator and the Governor while the Green Hornet works at night to clean up the streets. Waid works in language of the time while allowing an older Britt to explain the basis of the Hornet and his world. Artist Daniel Indro adds some nice touches of his own by working several Daily Sentinel headlines into the comic to help tell the story.
Waid is a great storyteller and, together with Indro, has found a new character to revitalize. Fans of the character should enjoy this fresh, yet certainly old-school, retelling of the Green Hornet’s adventures. Best of the week.
[Dynamite Entertainment, $3.99]