Review: Kevin Smith's Green Hornet #3

Posted by G-Man (30625 posts) - - Show Bio

This is the issue that's been teased. Someone is going to die. Who can it be? Well...if you look at all the covers you might get a clue.
 

The Good:

The recent relaunch of the Green Hornet comics has started getting me excited over the character once again. I read some of the comics in the 80s when the defunk NOW Comics was publishing them. With Kevin Smith's scripts, Phil Hester's breakdowns and Jonathan Lau's pencils, you get quite the package with this comic.
 
While I knew who would be dying, the build up and suspense in the first few issues still deliver. When the final "act" was done, I still let out a "damn!" to myself. What's nice about this is when we see Britt Reid Jr (before he eventually becomes the second Green Hornet), he's not a natural born fighter. We see his caution despite his temper. The action/fight scenes here are well drawn and choreographed. Even if you've never followed the Green Hornet before, this series allows you to discover all there is to know. You get to learn the history as the characters themselves do.
 

The Bad:

Dynamite should not have spoiled who dies. Perhaps it was obvious given the direction of this series but I would have liked not knowing for certain. In today's internet age, it's hard to keep things from getting spoiled.
 

The Verdict:

Once again, I'm surprised. If you haven't already, go out and pick up the first two issues along with this one. It's great getting in on the ground floor. While I was never the biggest Green Hornet fan, this comic really changes how I feel about the character. The writing, art and colors all just work wonderfully. All comics should be this fun and entertaining. A 5 out of 5.
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#1 Posted by Bathory1313 (521 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks good!

#2 Posted by inferiorego (21226 posts) - - Show Bio

Sweet! It's in my pile, and I can't wait to read it!

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#3 Posted by Green ankh (998 posts) - - Show Bio

I am very upset that this title is not good. I was really looking forward to it. But so far i am not to interested in going on.
#4 Posted by G-Man (30625 posts) - - Show Bio
@Green ankh: What don't you like? I'm glad you're able to say you don't like it without telling me my opinion is crazy. I'd love to hear what doesn't work for you. This is the purpose of reviews, to see what people think. It's all opinion.
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#5 Posted by jstarzyk (317 posts) - - Show Bio

Picked it up, but haven't read it yet.  I think I read #2, but I'm getting confused as to whether that was Year One #2 or this one.  :p

#6 Posted by greenenvy (634 posts) - - Show Bio

The comic of the week for me is yet to be purchased today! My answer for a villain for green hornet is answered and now enter the black hornet HA HA. Cant wait to see the sexy lady Kato too. 

#7 Posted by iLLituracy (13537 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks like a decent week.

#8 Posted by Rob.H (51 posts) - - Show Bio

Alongside the Flash, this title is one of the most enjoyable books out at the moment.

#9 Posted by digitalblasphemy (42 posts) - - Show Bio

Issue #4 isn't to bad... especially when u see the last page of the comic. i thought to myself, "yes!!! Vengeance shall be taken!"

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