Mark Waid to write the Green Hornet
Lately, Mark Waid has been on a roll lately, cranking out awesome after awesome with Daredevil, The Rocketter, and others, and in 2013 he’s going to do the same thing to the Green Hornet!
Dynamite Entertainment announced that Mark Waid and Paolo Rivera are going to team for a Green Hornet series, and I couldn’t be happier. Many have already said good things about the work Kevin Smith put into the series, but it seems like it is time to give the property a boost. Considering that the Green Hornet takes place during the same time frame as The Rocketeer, there is little doubt in my mind that Waid and Rivera are going to take this series to the next level, and bring something new and exciting the the pulp character.
“It should come as little surprise that I have an affinity for all costumed crimefighters no matter if their adventures are ‘period pieces’ or not–heroism is heroism regardless of whatever year’s on the calendar,” says writer Mark Waid. “With this Green Hornet project, which I’ve been percolating on for more than ten years, I’m able to meld my love of the Hornet’s legacy with a little bit of Citizen Kane and a lot of Lawrence of Arabia to tell a story never before told–the dark years of the Hornet’s later career and the one mistake he makes that nearly costs him everything.”
One of the interesting things that came from the Dynamite Entertainment press release was that at one time, Dynamite approached Waid to work on a Red Sonja series, but he passed because he wasn’t familiar enough with the character. Just imagine what could have been…
What will be very interesting is how this will impact the monthly sales for Dynamite and if this move will boost the company to close the market share gap between Image Comics, IDW Publishing, and others.