The Green Hornet ’66 Meets The Spirit #1

Writer: Fred Van Lente
Art: Bob Q

Another challenge for THE GREEN HORNET, his aide KATO, and their rolling arsenal, THE BLACK BEAUTY! On police records a wanted criminal, THE GREEN HORNET is really Britt Reid, owner/publisher of The Daily Sentinel. Reid and Kato have traveled to Central City to participate in the futuristic World’s Fair, to get the skinny on the “Newspaper of Tomorrow,” a device capable of predicting headlines before events happen! But isn’t that a dangerous power for the press to wield… and say, who’s that blue-suited skulker in the shadows?

Dynamite has a pretty healthy list of older licensed characters like the Lone Ranger, the Green Hornet, Bettie Page, Flash Gordon, ect, ect.  Recently with mixed results they’ve been taking those various characters and either have them meet (Green Hornet/Lone Ranger for example) or having a whole creator’s catalog become like a shared universe (like all of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ characters together in the book The Greatest Adventure).

So this book, as you can guess from the title, is where the Green Hornet meets the Spirit.  Now these characters were in the same eras and they didn’t have more advanced tech in their stories like in more modern superhero comics, so you have to get creative to have both characters meet and not have one be an old man or not even born yet.  I bring this up, but not spoil it, that they do an interesting twist to explain the Spirit being around in the late 60s (and it’s a good cliff hanger too).

Over all it’s a fun story that would fit well in that era.  Green Hornet plays up his cover of being a villain and there is plenty of twists and turns and action to keep the pulpy fun going.

I give this a 3.5 out of a 5.  It was a fun little read.

If you want to read more about this book go to – Dynamite

Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

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