The Green Hornet is back and Dynamite is the new home for the avenging hero and his faithful sidekick, Kato (and, the Black Beauty, ‘natch!)!

And we’re kicking things off with a BANG as we launch the first of a new series of adventures starting with the great Kevin Smith. And let’s get it out of the way, right here, right NOW – the scripts are in! Every single one! Joining Smith in bringing his unproduced screenplay to life is artist Jonathan (Black Terror) Lau as they present the one and only origin of the Green Hornet and Kato. This is the comic book version of Kevin smith’s unproduced Green Hornet film and Dynamite is the only place to get in on the action – it all begins here!

Look for Matt Wagner’s Green Hornet: Year One and Brett Matthews The Green Hornet Strikes! In future issues of previews!

Writer: Kevin Smith
Penciller/Inker: Jonathan Lau
Covers: Alex Ross, John Cassaday, J. Scott Campbell, Stephen Segovia

Price: $3.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 0.2%


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  1. This book has one shot to astound.  If it’s less than a 4…see ya biotch!!!

  2. i have high hopes for this because i still like kevin smith

  3. I’m not sure how I feel about that solicit. Still, I’ll give this a shot.

  4. Eh. I believe they are giving it away on Free Comic Book Day so I’ll wait a couple of months.

  5. Hurm…

  6. Don’t you do it. don’t you do it….

  7. What gives me hope for this is that it’s from Smith’s old screenplay, which he wrote years ago…so hopefully he wrote it before he lost that fleeting magic touch he used to have. If this is batman: cacophony though? I’ll trade wait this for a con

  8. meh.

  9. I’m not sure…. maybe I’ll pick up… maybe.

  10. Will this issue be oversized?

  11. I’m getting this but guessing I’ll drop it…but what can I say, I love pulp (Zorro, Lone Ranger, Shadow) so let’s give this puppy a shot.

  12. The preview for this wowed me.  Really psyched about this

  13. I’m getting this more for the fact that I’ve been loving Dynamite (Lone Ranger, Zorro, Buck Rogers) than for Kevin Smith. Still, aside from his recent Batman stories, I have liked most of Smith’s comic work. I think it is funny that Dynamite is basically charging and extra fifty cents because of the "Kevin Smith" draw.

  14. How many issue’s does this thing go?

  15. I thought this was an ongoing story.  I hope so.  I always like first issues and covers like that sell me each time.  Thinking this has one issue to wow me too.  Not like I need to pick up too many more books.  

  16. It looks like this issue is coming on on FCBD this year:

    so save your money.

  17. @amircat


  18. Waitaminute… I don’t recall Kato being a woman! I was outraged it wasn’t Bruce Lee but then I quickly got over it.

  19. I really enjoyed this issue. Was it the best ever? Certainly not! But I enjoyed it. 5/5 for me and my POTW. There were some hiccups in the dialogue, but all around I liked it. It was straight forward and a little predictable but… I enjoyed it. I think the reason I loved this issue so much was that it reminded me of GREEN ARROW: QUIVER. I’m on it for at least an arc, but I’m excited to read more. Also, Jonathan Lau’s art is awesome here. Some really great panels and nicely choreographed fight signs.

    That said, I’m worried Dynamite is… over-hyping Green Hornet. Kevin Smith’s Hornet Book, it’s Kato spin-off, Wagner’s Green Hornet Year One, A Kato Origins Spin-Off from THAT and then a "Green Hornet in Dystopian Future" book. TOO MUCH, TOO SOON! 

  20. So wait…Issue 1 came out just today, and there are already FOUR spin offs within the next few months? And people say there are too many Avenger books…


    This was actually the first Kevin Smith comic that I’ve read. I’ve been meaning to get his Green Arrow, but haven’t been wanting to search for his other work from what I’ve heard of it. I enjoyed this though…it has that swarmy wit that he likes to write most of his characters with, but it doesn’t feel too heavy handed. Gonna keep an eye on this one.

  21. @Comicbookchris I’m excited for Wagner’s Year One. He’s awesome at moody period pieces. Both Kato spin-offs seem frivolous to me. As for Smith’s comic’s writing… most of his comic work leaves something to be desired. However, his run on Green Arrow was one of the first things I read when I got back into comics in 2001. Quiver is an awesome arc, especially since it sits squarely in continuity from what Chuck Dixon had planned to bring Ollie back. Smith also created an interesting villain in Onomatopoeia  (who was never used again until Smith’s terrible Batman/Joker story which only has merit as an Onomatopoeia story!). As well, Brad Meltzer’s ARCHER’s QUEST is another fantastic story (which reintroduced Catman!)

  22. This is the first Dynamite universe issue that I’ve bought.  I was a little disappointed, but we’ll see next issue.

  23. Overall pretty good.  The idea that there is a classic ’60s’ Green Hornet and a current son might work.

  24. What can I say? This issue left me wanting more. Kevin Smith can be wordy, and the shot of bare ass at the end reminded me that he doesn’t seem to be able to stray too much from his roots. Despite that though, I want to see what happened to Kato, who the new female Kato is, and where do I get green headlights?

  25. This was fun albeit fairly standard (kind of reminded me of ‘the mask of zorro’ actually). It wasn’t terrible like I though it might be.

  26. Decent introduction, liked the art

  27. Where has this Jon Lau been all my life.  This art was wonderful.  Also prime writing by Kevin Smith.  I don’t care how Lau & Smith got to do it, batches of minis, OGNs, horrible delays, I want this as an ongoing with Lau & Smith.

  28. I liked this alright, but I think I am much more interested in the Green Hornet: Year One series from Matt Wagner, since Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet seems to cover the upstart son of the original GH. I don’t know anything about Green Hornet, but I am much more interested in the classic characters of Green Hornet and Kato than the what Smith seems to be setting up. I’ll probably try out the next issue, but much more look forward to Wagner’s series. I’ve been loving Zorro.

  29. The most unoriginal thing I’ve ever read from Kevin Smith. The whole issue felt like deja vu.

  30. Damn, WW, now that you’ve said that I’m trying to think of the hero who is the washed up son who cleans up his act to follow in Dad’s footsteps…you’re right, I have read this before!  Ah, this is gonna drive me crazy.

  31. i told you not to do it

  32. @edward I hate you:)  For the record, I enjoyed the hell out of the new Ultimates.  So suck it!

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