The Green Hornet is relaunching in March and this time The Hornet is a lady. Amy Chu and German Erramouspe helm the revival wherein Britt Reid, Jr. disappears and Kato sends his daughter in to keep The Green Hornet visible while they search for the missing Reid.
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Dynamite Entertainment is pleased to announce they will be adding a new entry into the Green Hornet universe, as the prolific and talented Amy Chu, best known for her work on Red Sonja, KISS, and Poison Ivy, has been tapped to serve as writer for the upcoming series. Chu will be joined by artist German Erramouspe (Night of the Living Dead: Aftermath, Rancat) for the upcoming March 2018 release.Britt Reid Jr., the scion of the Daily Sentinel publishing empire, vanishes during a wild party on his friend’s yacht. Meanwhile, crime spikes in the streets of Century City with the mysterious criminal/secret vigilante the Green Hornet absent. It’s only a matter of time before SOMEONE puts two and two together, and it’s up to Kato, former partner of Britt’s father, and his daughter Mulan to protect the city AND the Green Hornet legacy, while finding out what happened to Britt. Writer Amy Chu picks up where Kevin Smith left off with an action-packed mystery!Writer Amy Chu says, “The Green Hornet was one of the top titles on my bucket list to write, so I’m really thrilled to dive in. I’ve been listening to the old radio shows from the ’30s and trying to bring back some of the good guy vs bad guy elements of what made it popular in the ’30s. But this is not a pure nostalgia trip- there’s a lot of modern twists. My parent’s generation in Hong Kong liked Green Hornet because of Bruce Lee as Kato so I’m weaving in some solid martial arts action too.”Amy Chu writes comics – and only – comics! Following a successful run heading the first-ever Poison Ivy mini-series for DC Comics, Chu began crafting multiple series for Dynamite Entertainment including Red Sonja and KISS. Chu also writes and produces comics for several non-profits including The New York Historical Society, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Pop Culture Classroom, and The Museum of Chinese in America. In her spare time, Chu can be found serving as a frequent speaker/panel moderator/guest at the top industry conventions including San Diego Comic Con, New York Comic Con, Heroes Con, and the Emerald City Comic Con and Fan Expo.Artist German Erramouspe says, “When I read the beginning of the script for the first issue of this new series, Amy Chu proposed to me that we could make this version of Green Hornet with a noir style, something in the vein of Eduard Hopper’s painting, Nighthawks. Hopper is one of my favorite artists, so with this in mind, I know that this first chapter is going to be really stimulating for me when I go to the drawing table and begin working on it! I can give to Kato and the Green Hornet, two characters that I really enjoy, and am really excited to draw, a somber feeling! I hope the readers can enjoy this new beginning as much as I’m enjoying drawing it! And feel how the night is dyed in a darkest green once again!”Germán Erramouspe, who was born in 1981 Argentina, is a comic artist who made his debut was on a mini-series El Hombre Primordial before working on several titles for Avatar Press, including Disenchanted, Night of the Living Dead: Aftermath, Crossed: Badlands, God is Dead, and Dark Gods. More recently, Erramouspe has worked with Dynamite Entertainment on Grimm Vol.2, and is currently working with French publisher StoneBots Comics on his graphic novel, Rancat.“We are so proud to once again take on the world of one of comic’s most beloved and eternal characters with our new Green Hornet series,” says Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher for Dynamite. “And with the ever-talented Amy Chu at the helm, we’re certain this series will be one of 2018’s biggest success stories!”The debut issue of Green Hornet features a wide selection of cover variants, providing fans and retailers with the freedom of choice! Four art covers feature the talents of Mike Choi (X-Men, Cable), Carli Ihde (KISS/Vampirella, Sheena), Mike McKone (The Amazing Spider-Man, The Avengers, Iron Fist), and CP Wilson III (Deadpool, G.I. Joe, The Shadow), respectively. Limited variant editions in “Black & White” and “Virgin Art” formats are also available as retailer incentives for comic shops that support the launch issue by achieving stocking thresholds.
Green Hornet #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ January 2018 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in March. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Green Hornet #1 with their local comic book retailers. Green Hornet #1 will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, Madefire, and Dark Horse Digital.
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