The Green Hornet #1

The Green Hornet #1

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Troy Peteri Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: March 27, 2013 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 1
8.2Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

The Hornet faces his most dangerous enemy ever--an egotistical, arrogant Britt Reid! In his alter-ego as a powerful newspaper publisher, the Hornet has lost control, becoming a social crusader far too sure of himself and of his judgment. But when he finally goes too far, an innocent man pays a terrible price--and the legend of the Green Hornet begins its cataclysmic collapse!

  • 10
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Mar 27, 2013

    Green Hornet from Waid and Indro was worth all the hype and then some. We get a very promising first issue that sets things up but also feels complete. If you've been waiting to hop in on a Green Hornet story with all the old school flavor, this is it 5/5 Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Kelly Cassidy Mar 31, 2013

    So, if you haven't guessed by now, I loved this issue. The quality of both the writing and art is top-notch, and really that's what did it for me. Add to that the variant cover by Alex Ross (seen above), this story had me reading and engrossed more than any other comic I read this week. This title is at the top of my pull list. No hesitation. If the quality here is like other Dynamite issues that I am starting to discover, I think that much of my monthly pulls may switch to this company. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Apr 1, 2013

    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. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Apr 1, 2013

    This book ignores the other Hornet comics published by Dynamite, which makes it a great jumping on point for new readers. Despite the story taking place in the 1940's, Daniel Indro art makes everything fresh and new and produces great character work. If pulp heroes are your thing and you want a comic that will make you come back for more, you've found it, right here. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Mar 29, 2013

    I'm convinced we'll see some amazing things on Waid's run. He's already setting up a character, but most importantly a world, that'll keep us entertained and engaged. Mark Waid is a master of the pulp genre, but overall he's a master storyteller. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Daniel Alvarez Mar 27, 2013

    Overall, Mark Waid's take on the green vigilante is very good. Finally we have a jumping on point with the original true Hornet and his martial artist sidekick. The cliffhanger ending is ambitious, with that I have high hopes for this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Mar 27, 2013

    Mark Waid is a man that knows what he's doing. For him to take on a GREEN HORNET comic, you know it's going to be exactly what you would want in a GREEN HORNET comic. If you've never read one before, Waid is reason enough to get you started. Seeing this story unfold in the 1940s is a great way to give it a separate feel from the enormous amount of comics on sale each week. It has a classic feel that the character deserves while not being bogged down as a pure period piece. It does take place in the past but the way Waid tells the story and Daniel Indro's art won't make it feel like you're reading your grandfather's comic. This is a great time to check out GREEN HORNET if you haven't tried the character before. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Corey Fryia Mar 27, 2013

    Green Hornet #1 is complete fun from start to finish. The story is both compelling and faithful to the source material, while all the while feeling entirely fresh and entertaining. Mark Waid appears to be off to a solid start and if the quality of his most recent work (Daredevil, Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom, Indestructible Hulk) is a sign of things to come than youll want to jump on this series for the long run. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Den Of Geek! - Mike Cecchini Mar 29, 2013

    Daniel Indro's art is perfectly evocative of the era (it's the autumn of 1941, so we can assume that Green Hornet and Kato have been active for about five years at this point), and it looks like he's really done his homework as far as clothing and hairstyles go. Dynamite has done some really interesting things with the Green Hornet license over the last few years, but this looks extremely promising. All in all, Green Hornet #1 is a perfect introduction to a layered character with almost eighty years of history behind him. You can't go wrong with that! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Sep 3, 2013

    A brilliant first issue for what I'm sure will be a phenomenal series. For anyone that's either a fan of the TV series, or the original Green Hornet in general, you'll be happy to know that he's back in a very interesting, and dramatic series, which is also very entertaining, and dynamic. Also for any fans of Mark Waid, this is the perfect series for you as it shows the brilliant unique style he brings to anything he works on, and overall is plain fabulous. I would easily recommend this to anyone, as it's the best jumping on point for both new and old fans of the Green Hornet. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Mar 27, 2013

    Artist Daniel Indro does awesome work in these pages. His style is dark and detailed, which fits the pulp tone and setting wonderfully. He really excels with the characters; he bring tons of emotion and grit to their expressions. The one hang up is his over use of stray lines and scratches that often times surround characters. They seem out of place and pointless, at times making it appear as though everyone is standing up against a beat up wall. Aside from that, the book looks great and seems like it's gonna be a series worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Mar 27, 2013

    The Green Hornet #1 is a strong debut with a lot of potential. The art is holding it back for now but that's a bound to change as the creative team gels with future issues. With Mark Waid at the helm, Green Hornet can definitely hang with the best superhero books on the shelves. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Crux - Cal Cleary Mar 27, 2013

    The Green Hornet #1 is a very solid gateway to the character. If this exact book was published by Marvel or DC, Id be willing to bet that it would quickly become the next big thing. The noir-tinged art, the fantastic gimmick that lets the character walk a narrow line between hero and anti-hero this has everything it needs to become a big success for Dynamite. Its a bit rushed, sure, just a little too cluttered, but its still an extremely well-crafted, enjoyable launch for a title that every Batman fan should check out. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Mar 28, 2013

    What Waid and Indro's work all amounts to is a comic that can be described as “perfectly fine.” It doesn't aspire to be more than a straightforward pulp adventure without any surprises. It's an attractive package and light on exposition, which is a boon to a genre that can be overly grim and wordy. It ends up feeling somewhat inconsequential though, when there are just so many outstanding books on the shelves these days. But if you really like what Dynamite generally does, then you might like this. Read Full Review

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