Synopsis: 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.
Review: Amy Chu picks up from where Kevin Smith left off and is helped along with some great artwork from German Erramouspe.
The story sees Century City devoid of Green Hornet. Britt Reid Jr. has been missing for quite some time and Kato the original partner of Green Hornet and his daughter Mulan are at a loss as to what to do but must act soon before a crime wave hits the city.
Starting the story with the main protagonist missing is a fantastic way to start the story for newcomers to the Green Hornet. I personally only really vaguely remember watching re-runs of the TV series back in the 80’s and seeing the Hornet and Kato make a brief cameo in an old Batman episode. So this proved to be a perfect jumping on point for me.
Amy Chu’s characterizations are pretty likable and I can imagine many of German Erramouspe’s panels playing on on the television screen or the movie theatre. I particularly liked the panels wherein which we see various copycats in police line-ups dressed up as Green Hornet, which proves to be a call to action for Kato to come out of retirement and have his daughter Mulan carry on the mantle of Green Hornet at least until such times as they find out what has happened to Britt.
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.
Overall. This is a fantastic start.