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  • Forgot to include: The annual includes a reprint of a story from 1940.

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    • Re-reprinting a story from Green Hornet Golden Age Remastered #1. Regarding that book, it's too bad they never got as far as the Harvey Comics run, as the quality of the original stories improved at that point. Probably should have skipped the floppy comic reprints and went straight to hardcover, like DC, Marvel, and Dark Horse's Golden Age reprints. I'd still like to see further hardcover volumes of Green Hornet Comics, but don't hold out much hope for this.

      Since DE has The Shadow now, and they're already reprinting some of DC's stuff, I wonder if there's any hope that they'll reprint the Shadow stories from Street & Smith's Shadow Comics?

      Regarding other Golden Age characters, I'd love to see DE take a shot at Captain Midnight. He's not a character that would bear updating, so it would have to be a period piece, set just prior to and during WWII. Not entirely sure whether or not the character is in public domain now -- it used to be copyrighted by the Wander Company, makers of Ovaltine, sometime into the 1970s or 1980s, but the copyright may since have lapsed.
      Last edited by positronic; 01-28-2012, 01:00 AM.
      DE pull list: Will Eisner's The Spirit: The Corpse Makers, ERB's The Greatest Adventure, Green Hornet '66 Meets The Spirit, PSP: Herokillers, KISS/Vampirella, Mighty Mouse

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      • Originally posted by positronic View Post
        Re-reprinting a story from Green Hornet Golden Age Remastered #1.
        Awesome! Thanks for charging me twice for the same material, Dynamite! Especially in light of the rather sudden ending to the main story.

        I know covers don't always reflect the actual content of the book, but can someone direct me to the part where the Hornet goes "berserk"? My copy must have a couple of pages stuck together 'cause I didn't see it.

        "Britt's frustration drives him to shocking brutality in a search for the source of a human-trafficking ring."

        Meh. I wasn't expecting (or particularly looking forward to) Jennifer Blood violence, and don't tend to care for that anyway, but I did think we'd see Jr's eyes opened to some of the uglier aspects of the job he's still learning and sometimes fails to think through. If anything, Kato was the one put in a difficult position.

        Interesting commentary on the state of the newspaper industry, which should not be ignored in this book, but overall a little disappointing.

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        • Originally posted by Captain Canuck View Post
          Awesome! Thanks for charging me twice for the same material, Dynamite! Especially in light of the rather sudden ending to the main story.

          I know covers don't always reflect the actual content of the book, but can someone direct me to the part where the Hornet goes "berserk"? My copy must have a couple of pages stuck together 'cause I didn't see it.

          "Britt's frustration drives him to shocking brutality in a search for the source of a human-trafficking ring."

          Meh. I wasn't expecting (or particularly looking forward to) Jennifer Blood violence, and don't tend to care for that anyway, but I did think we'd see Jr's eyes opened to some of the uglier aspects of the job he's still learning and sometimes fails to think through. If anything, Kato was the one put in a difficult position.

          Interesting commentary on the state of the newspaper industry, which should not be ignored in this book, but overall a little disappointing.
          It almost feels like they threw in the reprint to add page count. I got the feeling that something happened and the main story got chopped and they had to add something to the book. With the cover blurb it does make me wonder if they didn't get the last half of the art and . . . ?"
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          • Yes, Britt's responsibility as a media publisher (and the responsibilities of media in general) was pretty much the whole point of that story. As far as the human trafficking goes, it could have been anything really, to get Britt to reassess his priorities as a publisher.
            DE pull list: Will Eisner's The Spirit: The Corpse Makers, ERB's The Greatest Adventure, Green Hornet '66 Meets The Spirit, PSP: Herokillers, KISS/Vampirella, Mighty Mouse

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            • This was finally the first Dynamite comic I received. Yeah, it was a little preachy, and the GH/Kato relationship was a little antagonistic (and to think, back in the Now Comics era they were forced to remove their female Kato, hah.) But you know what? I liked it.

              I like it not because of what it had, but because of what it didn't have.

              I didn't have a lot of pointless angst or character deconstruction. Old Kato just chided Reid to pay attention to his newspaper work, and he did. It didn't have a 25 part epic crossover where nothing-will-ever-be-the-same-again. It was just heroes being heroes. The way it's supposed to be. Something the big two forgot a long time ago.

              Now I just have to wait for Westfield to start delivering the regular issues.

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              • Even though this is from last month and about issue 21, I'll post it here because it echoes many of the same opinions that arcalian stated above.

                http://www.geeksofdoom.com/2012/01/1...een-hornet-21/

                While reading The Green Hornet #21, I just couldn’t help but think “this is a great, old fashioned, mystery man comic.” Month in and month out, this title delivers on that level and I don’t see it stopping anytime soon.

                Ande Parks hasn’t been writing Green Hornet all that long, but he’s really taken to his new job very quickly. I’m most impressed with his use of the reader’s intelligence. A lot of his issues are “one & done” stories that reference past issues WITHOUT the use of footnotes! Can you believe that? A writer that actually believes today’s comic fan has an attention span that goes back more than a month!! Well, on behalf of comic fans, THANK YOU, ANDE!!!

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                • I didn't notice it right away, but there is a review for the annual itself as well. Very positive.

                  http://www.geeksofdoom.com/2012/01/3...rnet-annual-2/

                  When it comes to comics relaunches can be hit or miss, but a few years ago when Dynamite Entertainment released their new Green Hornet series I started reading it and instantly fell in love with it. Green Hornet Annual #2 is a great annual one-shot story that not only gets readers caught up on what has been going on, but it’s a great jumping-on point for new readers.
                  I'm not sure it's a great jumping on point. Not because it isn't a good story, but because it differs in tone from the regular series a little bit. Aside from that though, I love seeing the enthusiasm the reviewer has for this book.

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                  • Trivia for those who collected the Now series

                    Evidently, writer Ron Fortier developed quite a fondness for the character. First we'll lift from this blog...

                    http://comicsyrup.wordpress.com/2011...ck-scorpion-2/

                    After writing the Green Hornet for Now comics, Fortier and co-writer Dave Darrigo wanted to produce something with a similar style but with a more modern touch. The outcome was that Fortier created the main character, the Black Scorpion, who was an African American “publisher turned crime fighter” also known as Ben Wright, and Darrigo created his young sidekick Dart.

                    ...then head to this page for a pdf of the main story of the first issue.

                    http://www.catspawdynamics.com/the-b...n-double-take/

                    If this is common knowlege, I apologize, but I thought it might be of interest during a dry spell.

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                    • The world of comics publishing is becoming increasingly blurry. There were always independent small publishers, but now with the ability to print-on-demand, and other specialty printers that cater to small print runs, it only takes one or two people to start a comic book company. Lots of things are published now that formerly would have fallen into the "fanzine/prozine" category. The number of available titles is just too much to keep track of.
                      DE pull list: Will Eisner's The Spirit: The Corpse Makers, ERB's The Greatest Adventure, Green Hornet '66 Meets The Spirit, PSP: Herokillers, KISS/Vampirella, Mighty Mouse

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                      • Art Not So Hot

                        I was disappointed with the art in Green Hornet 21. I thought everyone looked like they had "balloon" faces. Vitorino seemed to be improving, although he is nowhere close to Lau's crisp and clean images. I thought the art of #21 was really bad. I hope we start to get back to the consistent high quality that started this series. The plot lines are great, both in the regular series and Annual #2. I hope the good writing is not wasted on bad art.

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                        • The Green Hornet Strikes! - Issue 10

                          As of Wednesday March 7, 2012 it will be 6 MONTHS since issue number 9 came out!! DE, lets not be like Aspen and take FOREVER to complete a series!! It is time to "Pony-up" and finish the series!! No more delays!!!!!!

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                          • Moved to the Green Hornet forum......where it belongs.......
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                            • I've given up on ever getting this issue. One day, I'll see it in the list of books to be in stores that week and go "oh yeah!" and pick it up. There's obviously no point in sweating it anymore. This is what you get from Dynamite.

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                              • But they're still not as bad as Moonstone...
                                DE pull list: Will Eisner's The Spirit: The Corpse Makers, ERB's The Greatest Adventure, Green Hornet '66 Meets The Spirit, PSP: Herokillers, KISS/Vampirella, Mighty Mouse

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