Dynamite has announced a new Green Hornet comic set to debut this June just in time to celebrate the character’s 10th anniversary with the publisher. Writer Scott Lobdell and artist/teacher Anthony Marques lead the series. Read more from Dynamite below:
“Green Hornet, Kato, the Black Beauty, and a bounty of gadgets are back in this artistically unique series. Featuring a slimmed down, tight-knit creative team, fans of the classic pulp hero will be amazed. Writer Scott Lobdell (Flash Forward, Uncanny X-Men) is joined by artist Anthony Marques (Red Sonja, Vampirella), who is also handling coloring to create a stylish, minimalist palette of black, white, and green. Letterer extraordinaire Taylor Esposito (Batman, No One Left To Fight) plays the comic book bass with his consistently on-point storytelling. And did we mention there’s a baby? An alien baby?”
The creative team on the book has almost a decade of working together since their first go on Red Hood and the Outlaws. Marques is also the proprietor of The Kubert School where Esposito is also an instructor.
Marques said in a statement, “The world is going to change for the Green Hornet and Kato in a huge way! Scott has crafted a Green Hornet story unlike any other and I’m so excited to be the one who gets to draw it! Everyone is putting in the work to deliver not only the best Green Hornet series but the best comic series available today!”
Lobdell added, “One of the most fun parts of Green Hornet is the way the character lends itself to any kind of story. Noir. Superhero. Action-Adventure. Buddy Comedy. Sci-Fi. Urban Horror. We’re doing a series that combines all those elements into one epic saga. I think a lot of people are going to put these books down and say, ‘Damn, they got a lot of story into this issue!’”
Editor Kevin Ketner (Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, Mars Attacks) chimed in, “I have been asked multiple times to stop yelling through a megaphone about how much fun this book is going to be. The megaphone was finally confiscated, but the fun still remains. If you want to have a good time and have a few laughs while the Green Hornet and Kato do some damage to criminals, mad scientists, pan-dimensional genetic experiments gone awry, and visitors from a strange and hostile planet, I highly recommend you get on board!”
The book will feature covers from top artists such as Lee Weeks (Batman, Daredevil), Eisner Award winner Dave Johnson (Superman: Red Son, 100 Bullets), Mike McKone (Teen Titans), Leonardo Romero (Captain America), Walter Geovani (Red Sonja), and Marques himself.
“The Green Hornet is one of the first heroes that built the foundation of the comics industry, and we’ve been proudly publishing his adventures for 10 years now. I couldn’t be happier with this new book, which is put together by a group of true comic pros with years of collective experience and strong relationships with each other and Dynamite! This is a great way to celebrate the Hornet’s 10th Anniversary at Dynamite!” said Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and Publisher.
Green Hornet #1 will be available for preorder in April. Ask your local comic shop to reserve your copy. The book is slated for a June release and will also be available digitally on Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, ComicsPlus, and more.