New Green Hornet Series Will Focus On Kato And His Daughter Mulan

by Hannah Means Shannon

Dynamite has announced a new run of Green Hornet for March, and it’s coming with a twist.

Written by Amy Chu (Red Sonja, KISS, Poison Ivy), and illustrated by German Erramouspe (Night of the Living Dead: Aftermath, Rancat), the story investigates the disappearances of a young man connected to a publishing empire. With the Green Hornet nowhere to be found, crime is rising, and Kato and his daughter Mulan must protect the city and solve the case.

Dynamite explains:

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.

Artist German Erramouspe comments:

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!

The first issue of Green Hornet features number of cover variants by 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).

Limited variant editions in “Black & White” and “Virgin Art” formats are also available.

Here’s a sneak peek at the upcoming interior art on issue #1:

Green Hornet #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ January 2018 Previews catalog and is slated for release in March 2018.