The second issue of Mark Waid’s Green Hornet focuses on the vigilante continuing to try and uncover the true identity of “The Voice,” a dangerous new player intent on sabotage and damaging the United States war efforts at home by targeting docks, steel plants, and rail lines involved in the making and transporting of war material to be used overseas.
With New York City now a police state controlled by corrupt new government of gangsters known as the Justice Party, The Shadow, The Green Hornet and Kato, and The Spider find themselves overwhelmed by the enhanced technology the criminals have gotten their hands on to keep control of their city.
Dynamite Entertainment’s idea to combine as many of their characters together as possible in the crossover Masks is an interesting, albeit it odd, idea. The Shadow, The Green Hornet and Kato, and The Spider all work together to stop the rise of “The Justice Party,” a group of criminals who have wormed their way into office and are turning New York City into a fascist police state.
The first trailer for director Michel Gondry and writer/star Seth Rogen’s take on the classic hero is out. And, sadly, it looks like a trainwreck. I’m not saying there won’t be fun to be had, and by the looks of it tons of gadgets and explosions, but the trailer’s overly comedic (and yet unfunny) tone isn’t what I was expecting. Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz, Christoph Waltz, Edward Furlong, and Tom Wilkinson also star. The Green Hornet is set to roll into theaters next January.