Dynamite Entertainment is bringing the Green Hornet back to comics, and Kevin Smith will be at the helm.  According to Smith, he already has the story done.

“It’s the Hornet movie I’d make if I was making it today. And there’s no better time to do that than before Seth Rogen and Michel Gondry’s version defines the character for the mainstream. We haven’t picked an interior artist yet, but we’ve got some stellar cover talent on board already: Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Jae Lee, and David Finch.”

I wasn’t overly impressed with Smith’s Cacophony story, and he is in the middle of a new Batman story, but I do like Smith enough to give anything he’s working on a chance.

What say you, Major Spoilerites?  Are you on board with Kevin Smith and the Green Hornet Comic?

Press Release

Following up on Dynamite Entertainment’s announcement that they had completed a comprehensive comic book publishing deal to bring the Green Hornet back to comics! Dynamite currently has plans to introduce the new comic book adventures starring the Hornet (and Kato of course)!

“This one has been a long time coming and the good news there is that it’s allowed us to put all the pieces in place to make this launch one of the biggest we’ve ever had,” stated Dynamite President and Publisher Nick Barrucci. “The creative talent line-up includes Kevin Smith writing with Alex Ross, John Cassaday, David Finch and more to be announced!”

About the talent line-up, Dynamite has both Alex Ross and John Cassaday with David Finch on board to produce the #1 covers with a surprise cover artist.  John Cassaday will be the regular series cover artist. “There are more “BIG” announcements coming soon,” being the only other piece of information offered by Barrucci.

The Green Hornet has appeared in comics, starred on radio and TV and remains one of the most popular and iconic super heroes of our time. Through most of his various incarnations the Green Hornet is Britt Reid, a newspaper publisher by day, who by night goes out in his masked Green Hornet identity to fight crime as a vigilante, accompanied by his similarly masked Asian manservant Kato and driving a car, equipped with advanced technology, called Black Beauty.

via Entertainment Weekly and Dynamite Entertainment

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Stephen Schleicher

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8 Comments

  1. Lou Gagliardi
    May 14, 2009 at 11:31 am — Reply

    Anything these days that Kevin Smith does, has to be better than a Seth Rogen movie.

  2. The Dude
    May 14, 2009 at 12:17 pm — Reply

    I was going to purchase this series, but now that Smith is the writer I’m going to wait for the trade. I would hate to buy the first 2 issues, then never see the end because of delays.

  3. Gaumer
    May 14, 2009 at 12:34 pm — Reply

    Batman Cacaphony was on time, but I wished the last issue WAS late. Late by at least a century.

    Not sure about this one either.

    Cant we get a Bluntman and Chronic ongoing? :)

  4. davek
    May 14, 2009 at 1:37 pm — Reply

    I don’t have a lot of faith in Kevin Smith’s commitment to finishing the series, to be honest.

  5. May 14, 2009 at 2:44 pm — Reply

    I am an aficionado of both the Green Hornet and Kevin Smith. What I’m more bothered by is another Alex Ross design that no other artist will ever be able to replicate on the pages of the actual comics…

  6. Lifeisaglitch
    May 14, 2009 at 3:22 pm — Reply

    Cacophony didnt jiggle my chain but as a Smith fan i feel i owe him a second chance. Besides the more pulp the better.

  7. Crash
    May 17, 2009 at 6:32 pm — Reply

    Cacophony wasn’t bad and his mini “The Evil That Men Do” wasn’t phenomenal. I haven’t followed Green Hornet at all but if Kevin Smith is doing it I’ll pick it up.

  8. Crash
    May 17, 2009 at 6:33 pm — Reply

    was phenomenal*
    Sorry, I hit submit before rereading my post.

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