Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Green Hornet #4

Last issue, an aged Kato takes Britt down into the Hornet's Lair. Britt is besides himself with anger as the Hornet had previous just killed his father. Kato explains that this was the Black Hornet that showed up, and that the Green Hornet was none other than Britt's father. Kato explains what he and his late partner set out to accomplish in their glory days, and that his father's contingency plan for Britt if something were to ever happen to him. Britt is to leave the country until the Black Hornet is apprehended. Kato has trained his young daughter, Mulan, to be the new Kato and avenge the Green Hornet. As Britt sits on a plane, waiting to escape to China, he has a change of heart...

I remember about a decade ago when Kevin Smith made The Green Arrow cool again. He's now done the same for the Green Hornet. Each issue is evenly paced with a mix of story, humor, drama, and excitement. Smith is able to develop a well told story, without having the first few issues drag on. Like every good chapter in an installment, the cliffhangers in every issue makes me want to read the next one as soon as I can. Smith has forged a legacy for the Green Hornet comic book fans will appreciate for years to come. 5/5

Next Month: The Green Hornet and Kato reunite!

No comments: