Green Hornet #1

Writer: Amy Chu Artist: German Erramouspe Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: March 7, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 3
7.3Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

Britt Reid Jr., the scion of the Daily Sentinel publishing empire, vanishes during a wild party on his friend's yacht. Meanwhile, crime spikes in the streets of Century City with the mysterious criminal/secret vigilante the Green Hornet absent.  It's only a matter of time before SOMEONE puts two and two together, and it's up to Kato, former partner of Britt's father, and his daughter Mulan to protect the city AND the Green Hornet legacy, while finding out what happened to Britt.  Amy Chu (Red Sonja, Poison Ivy, KISS) picks up where Kevin Smith left off with an action packed mystery.

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Feb 24, 2018

    As a city spins out of control in the absence of its hero, it's up to one young woman to step up and protect the innocent before all hell breaks loose. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Clyde Hall Mar 8, 2018

    First issues examining vintage characters in a whole new way, while retaining the strengths and components that made that character memorable, do not come much better than this. My Green Hornet passion may have originated Old School, but this creative team has me thrilled. The New School is now in session. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Mar 5, 2018

    This is a nice jumping on point for new readers and a fantastic way to introduce a new generation of comic book fans to Green Hornet. The artwork is serviceable with some nice touches and Chu's voicings for the various characters are very nicely done. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Mar 7, 2018

    This modern take on Green Hornet hits all the rights notes blending nostalgia with a solid story that continues and expands on all that has come before. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Outright Geekery - Brian A. Madrid Mar 2, 2018

    A great start to the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Spokhette Ballard Mar 7, 2018

    I look forward to reading the rest of the series. I'm interested in who is truly going to be the next Green Hornet, whether Britt will be found, and what new villains the writers will have in store for them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Mar 7, 2018

    Overall I would say this was a solid start for a pulp story where the mantle has changed hands. That is something we haven't seen in a good while, and its hard to argue that this isn't the best time when even the Gold Key characters have gone through some changes of their own. The anticipation for next issue and beyond is that we get to see more of what Mulan is capable of and what makes her tick. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    We Talk Podcasts - Brett Monro Mar 7, 2018

    I liked this issue a lot, but there isn't any singular moment I can point to explaining why. It's good and I'm pretty sure things are being set up for a satisfying story, but there isn't a masterful action sequence or witty exchange of dialog that has me “champing at the bit” to get to the next issue. Should it make your pull list? It's making mine, but I have a very long pull list. I guess it really depends upon how much you care about the legacy of the Green Hornet. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 8, 2018

    A solid issue of world-building, slightly handicapped by the last page reveal being trumpeted in all the previews. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 28, 2018

    The book has potential, but it needs to find its footing and decide what it wants to be. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Mar 9, 2018

    'Green Hornet' is a fun new series with a revamped line-up under the masks as they search for Britt. This is a solid start that plays it by the numbers but makes it no less enjoyable. The real test will be what happens in issues two and three with the set-up out of the way and the mystery unfolding. This could be the beginning of a pulpy new adventure for a new generation.  Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Mar 7, 2018

    The art for the issue is pretty decent but unspectacular at the exact same time. Thinking back on the issue, I can’t even remember what the style was like without actually going back to the comic itself. Read Full Review

  • 5.9
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S. Lodi Mar 12, 2018

    While "Green Hornet" #1 offers an interesting story proposition with fluid art, it's pacing choices on how to introduce key new characters and situations leave readers with a question mark about what the series will be about. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Mar 7, 2018

    Green Hornet #1 isnt an awful read. There are some good ideas, and the premise for the character could be interesting if the book strayed from its attempts at classical heroism. Even the art isnt bad; its just ill-fitting. In the end, though, its mostly mediocre, and I cant quite recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Chase Magnett Mar 7, 2018

    This is more prologue or advertisement than exciting, superhero storytelling, and it's a disappointing start to a series capable of accomplishing much more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GL Mike Mar 7, 2018

    A decent start for the new series. A great jumping on point for readers unfamiliar with the character of the Green Hornet. The writer does a nice job with the character's background history. Not a lot happens in this issue, as it's more of a set-up for the upcoming storyline. I wasn't crazy about the artwork.

  • 7.0
    SloboSOY Mar 8, 2018

    Another character I didn't read before this issue 1. And I liked the way the story goes. Oh some part have the TV show Arrow Flavor, some have Batman flavor (Even Batman Dark Knight Movie flavor). But did the book have a Green Hornet Flavor ?
    Hard to tell when the only reference you have is the movie (And I didn't like it).
    It was a fine introducing story. I was scared they misled us on the cover & that Kano take the Green Hornet costume.
    The fact they pass the all book around him make me believe that. And I trust that's a mistake because for now we didn't have much of his daughter to know if she is worthy or not. Yeah she take down the old man (Personally I was chocked even if that was on his request.

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  • 7.0
    Gizmo Apr 8, 2018

    I miss Jonathan Lau on the art from the Kevin Smith Green Hornet run that this series is continuing. The plot is alright so far, it's just getting things set up. I'm happy to see that the old characters I love are back.

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