Green Hornet: Year One #1
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Green Hornet: Year One #1

Writer: Matt Wagner Artist: Aaron Campbell Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: March 17, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis May 1, 2010

    This story tells the origin of the first Green Hornet and how he and Kato started fighting criminals in Chicago. As an old comic book fan of the Green Hornet, Im happy to see the multi-generational history of the character first established by writer Ron Fortier back. When Now Comics published the Green Hornet, there was a Golden Age one " the same from the radio serials, there was Silver Age one, the same from the 1960s television series and finally, there was the new modern Green Hornet and a female Kato. While the female Kato will be seen in the modern Green Hornet series, the other Kato is the original butler that passed as a Korean while being Japanese. In this issue we are shown flashbacks of both Britt Reid and Kato before they become masked vigilantes. We see what motivated them to become the men that decided to fight crime. Although the Green Hornet is much like Batman and preceded the later, there has not been such thought provoking work done on the character. Kato, in the N Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Mar 21, 2010

    This is a good start, and though we know where it's headed -- Green Hornet and Kato, zooming down the Chicago back alleys in the Black Beauty -- the journey is as important as the destination. And it's worth watching what happens to young Brit and young Kato next. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    IGN - Andy Bentley Mar 17, 2010

    Green Hornet: Year One could very well go on to provide ample motivation for the character's war on crime and chronicle the struggle to become established vigilantes, but it isn't in the first issue. Unfortunately, this trend of opening issues providing only setup has become quite common in modern comic book storytelling. Dynamite Entertainment has yet to prove to me that they have anything interesting to add to the Green Hornet mythos. Perhaps I'll save my money and go see the new Green Hornet movie instead. Read Full Review

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