Green Hornet: Reign of the Demon #1

Writer: David Liss Artist: Kewber Baal Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: December 21, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery for most people, it could be the deadliest for The Green Hornet and Kato. With their vigilantism tearing apart organized crime, Chicago is visited by two more masked individuals: one claiming to be a friend and the other...their most formidable foe yet!

  • 9.8
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Michael Nunneley Dec 19, 2016

    Green Hornet: Reign of the Demon #1 takes place in Chicago. A city that lives in infamy for its political corruption and dirty, greedy cops. And while the Green Hornet is no hero, he and Kato are all that stands in the way between Chicago, it's gangsters and the innocent. Recently Green Hornet and Kato took down the Cerelli family. They did it one piece at a time, but Cerelli is gone nonetheless. But a new boss has arisen. Yet another masked criminal kingpin hiding his identity named Demone, aka The Demon. And according to Green Hornet, there's only enough room for one masked criminal in Chicago. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    SciFiPulse - Oral Frier Dec 21, 2016

    Green Hornet: Reign of the Demon #1 represents a new era for the series. The writing and art are fresh, yet the book carries the required nostalgia. The characters are fully present, and the world they inhabit feels vibrant. This is the perfect jumping on point for anyone who wants a bit of old school crime fighting. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Dec 23, 2016

    With the conclusion of Green Hornet: Reign Of The Demon #1, Green Hornet and Kato might have gotten more than they have bargained for. Unprepared for something that could be worse than the reputation they created for themselves, something worse than what they'd be willing to do to keep the streets clear, and worse than simply being misunderstood as a hero. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Dec 20, 2016

    With dynamic action and a set of characters ready made for serialized storytelling Green Hornet: Reign of the Demon #1 is a solidly entertaining throwback to the gilded and gritty age of heroes. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AiPT! - Jason Segarra Dec 20, 2016

    Still, nitpicking aside, the Green Hornet: Reign of the Demon does show some promise. Most readers will come away from the first issue with theories as to the true identity of the Demon, as well as the Swashbuckler, which is a good hook to start a series from. Hopefully the rest of the series will learn from a handful of stumbles in the first issue and pick up steam moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    All-Comic - Matthew Strackbein Dec 23, 2016

    This is an iconic character with a legacy that needs to be upheld and built on. If you were to read this same story from a Green Hornet comic decades ago, you might think its just fine. But by todays standards, expectations will never be met without at least trying to break the mold. Read Full Review

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