Reunited with Kato, the Green Hornet makes a discovery that the wealthy industrialists behind The Voice weren’t working alone as the Hornet finds a way to keep his cover and save the life of a FBI agent while uncovering the fact that the group are receiving orders from a mysterious voice on the other end of the radio. The real villain? Nazis!
Reunited once more with the Green Hornet, Kato discovers how his friend has kept busy in the six weeks since their falling out. After hitting up various low-rent locales for protection money and information, the pair final turn their attention the the people actually behind The Voice and the various bombings around town.
Rather than wallow in the public failure of both himself and his green-clad alter ego caused by The Voice, Britt Reid decides to pick-up the pieces of his shattered ego and begin to fight back. His first step is to find and reconcile with Kato, which, as first steps go, turns out to be harder than he planned.
With the city within his grasp Britt Reid‘s world comes tumbling down. What started last issue with Kato abandoning their partnership and The Sentinel accusing and old family friend of being the terrorist known as “The Voice” continues here as Reid’s mayoral campaign goes down in flames before it ever gets started when Kato proves Winston Mills isn’t The Voice after all.
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.