Sunday, July 6, 2014

Green Hornet #13

Mark Waid's run on the Green Hornet comes to an end with the final issue of the series that goes out with more of a whimper than a bang. Last issue wrapped up the Green Hornet's adventure with Britt Reid and Kato contemplating retiring the costumed vigilante for good. This issue reveals the identity of the person who stole the Hornet's costume and weapons to continue the fight and force Britt Reid to face his creation which is no longer in his control.

Hero origins often come with a cost, and although I understand Waid's reasoning for the actions Lenore Case commits I don't quite buy the sacrifice she makes to guilt Britt Reid into continuing his costumed adventures (or that Reid would need such convincing in the first place). And with Reid still separated from The Sentinel the comic also leaves a dangling thread of the story undone as there is no room her for the newspaper man to reclaim what he's lost over the thirteen-issue series. Hit-and-Miss.

[Dynamite Entertainment, $3.99]

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