The Green Hornet phenomenon continues in August

by Jeff

JUN100924 The Green Hornet phenomenon continues in AugustMedia Release — In August, the Green Hornet franchise continues with seven spectacular new comics, one remastered series, and a very special hardcover collection!

Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet #6 is written by the man himself – Kevin Smith – and drawn by Jonathan Lau, with covers by Alex Ross, John Cassaday, and Joe Benitez! We’re in the home stretch of the biggest superhero launch of the year as Dynamite continues to proudly present Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet! The dark forces that took the life of the original Green Hornet now set their sights on young Britt Reid Jr as he takes up his father’s war on crime. With the help of the Kato family Britt begins to grow into his role as hero. But a larger, more sinister game is afoot, one that could cost our new Green Hornet not only his life, but the lives of everyone in Century City. From the unproduced screenplay by fan-favorite Kevin Smith, featuring the careful had of Phil Hester and artist Jonathan Lau! And check out that strong of all-star covers!

Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet Annual #1 is written by Phil Hester and drawn by Mike Netzer, Joe Rubenstein, and Carlos Rafael, with covers by Michael Netzer and Carlos Rafael. Young Britt Reid has just lost his father at the hands of the mysterious Black Hornet. As blinding rage threatens to overwhelm him he encounters a long lost enemy of the original Green Hornet: A man who may hold the key to Britt’s salvation, or his destruction. This Green Hornet Annual reveals an untold tale from Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet series and sets the stage for future Green Hornet sagas.

Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet HC Vol. 1: Sins of the Father is written by Kevin Smith and drawn by Jonathan Lau, with a cover by Alex Ross! The Green Hornet is back and Dynamite is the new home for the avenging hero and his faithful sidekick, Kato and the Black Beauty! And things kick off with a BANG! as Dynamite debuts Kevin Smith’s unproduced Green Hornet film, featuring the one and only origin of the Green Hornet and Kato. Collecting issues #1-5, along with a complete cover gallery and more – including, as an extra, added bonus, fans will receive a chapter from the NEVER BEFORE IN PRINT Green Hornet Screenplay! Also available is a limited edition Green Hornet Vol. 1: Sins of the Father Hardcover Signed By Kevin Smith (advance solicited for October 2010) – featuring an alternative cover by Alex Ross and limited to only 1500 copies signed by Kevin Smith himself!

Green Hornet: Parallel Lives #2 is written by Jai Nitz and drawn by Nigel Raynor, with a cover by Paul Renaud! This time around, Dynamite is the only place to read the story before the story of The Green Hornet! Only, this is an official prelude to the upcoming movie starring Seth Rogen and Jay Chou as the Green Hornet and Kato! The official tie-in to the upcoming feature film – just announced as a 3-D release! – continues! Learn how the lives of Kato and the Green Hornet were intertwined before they ever met. Kato wasn’t always a martial arts master, and he had to learn somewhere. In this chapter we learn how and where Kato found the secret to fighting. The answer will shock you!

The Green Hornet Strikes! #4 is written by Brett Matthews and drawn by Ariel Padilla, with a cover by John Cassaday! In the future, Chicago is a city that runs on secrets and lies. These cons and half-truths make life difficult for Detective Joe Shek, doing his best day by day to sift through the corruption and uncover what little truth remains. But Shek has secrets of his own. Shek and Luke continue their journey to becoming Chicago’s only hope!

The Green Hornet Year One #5 is written by Matt Wagner and drawn by Aaron Campbell, with covers by John Cassaday and Francesco Francavilla! The penultimate issue to the first story arc is here! Delve deeper into the origin of the original Green hornet as Britt Reed returns home in the aftermath of his father’s death and inherits not only the Daily Sentinal and his dad’s fortune, but also his thirst for justice. In the mist of this upheaval in his life, the seeds for his secret crusade as The Green Hornet are sown! Meanwhile in “present day,” The Hornet and Kato continue to sting the criminal operation of mob-boss “Skid” Caruso, who’s still running illegal booze, even AFTER the repeal of Prohibition.

Kato Origins #4 Way of the Ninja is written by Jai Nitz and drawn by Colton Worley, with covers by Colton Worley and Francesco Francavilla! From the pages of GREEN HORNET: YEAR ONE comes the solo adventures of KATO! Kato tracks the Japanese spies and their secret cargo to San Francisco. There Kato finds Chinatown has been turned upside down and even American Japanese have been moved to internment camps. Kato has to choose between stopping the secret cargo from making it off shore and into enemy hands, or finding the men who know about his hidden past. Either way, expect a fight!

Kevin Smith’s Kato #5 is written by Ande Parks and drawn by Diego Bernard, with covers by Joe Benitez, Åle Garza, and Johnny Desjardins! From the pages of KEVIN SMITH’S GREEN HORNET! He killed one Kato’s wife, and the other Kato’s mother. Now, both Katos face off against Black Hornet in this action-packed climax. Father and daughter fight together for their family honor, and their lives. This epic battle issue ties directly into the hit Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet series.

Green Hornet Golden Age Re-Mastered #2 is based on stories by Fran Striker and drawn by Bert Whitman Associates, with a cover by Joe Rubenstein. A new series of Golden Age reprints featuring the classic adventures of the original Green Hornet! Each issue in this new series of classic Hornet material is 40 big pages, featuring stories all inspired by the man who started it all Fran Striker! Completely re-mastered for today’s discerning reader and collector, Dynamite has also commissioned Joe Rubenstein to create brand-new covers, inspired by the golden Age comics of yesteryear!

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