GREEN HORNET YEAR ONE #1
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Art by Aaron Campbell
Cover by Matt Wagner, Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Stephen Segovia
What we have here is a welcome contrast to Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet book from last week. Where Smith’s Hornet spouts hackneyed dialogue and silly cliches in an effort to be all modern and relevant (and fails about as hard as it can), Matt Wagner’s written a script that goes back to something classic, embracing the Green Hornet’s earliest form while still blazing a new origin. Smith’s reverence for the character harms his book, Wagner’s lack of fear in innovating and making something new out of something new propels this book to be something far superior.
Aaron Campbell’s art here is superb and is only improved by Francesco Francavilla’s beautiful coloring work, again far superior work from the “modern” Hornet book of last week.
I’ll definitely be sticking with this book, but the rest of Dynamite’s seemingly endless Green Hornet like still needs to prove itself to this reader.
Art: 5 - Excellent