Monday, May 20, 2013

Green Hornet #2

The second issue of Mark Waid's Green Hornet focuses on the vigilante continuing to try and uncover the true identity of "The Voice," a dangerous new player intent on sabotage and damaging the United States war efforts at home by targeting docks, steel plants, and rail lines involved in the making and transporting of war material to be used overseas.

While the Green Hornet targets The Voice for moving in on his criminal empire by reminding local thugs that he owns this city, even going so far as to stage a scene of burning a cop alive before their eyes, Brit Reid uses the resources as a newspaper editor to talk with close friends and political allies to try and figure out where The Voice's true motivations lie.

Waid's take on the character continues to focus on the theatrics of the Hornet going to further and further extremes while also showcasing the power of the press and the threat from saboteurs in a world at war. Worth a look.

[Dynamite Entertainment, $3.99]

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