Sunday, December 29, 2013

Green Hornet #8

Moving on from the opening arc and the Green Hornet's battle with the Voice and Nazis, writer Mark Waid and artist Ronilson Freire offer up this more lighthearted one-shot (a rarity in the current period of comics where every 4-7 issue arc is being written for an eventual trade paperback release) featuring the tale of how the Hornet found some of the most loyal members of his underground network.

Green Hornet #8 offers an Oliver Twist-style tale as we learn about a group of homeless children working and stealing for an overweight tyrant calling himself the Green Hornet. When one of the kids happens across the real Green Hornet and Kato, the vigilante is alerted to the impostor and takes appropriate measures.

Although there's no mention of Christmas, the story fits well as a holiday-themed one-shot. It's also a nice break from the series' long opening arc (and I would love to see more single issue adventures in the months to come). Worth a look.

[Dynamite Entertainment, $3.99]

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