One thing I like about this Hornet story is that it takes into account the old Green Hornet characters and story from the television show. It starts with a little bit of Green Hornet and Kato action from back in the day, and ties it in to a new story starring the Hornet’s son Britt Jr. and Kato’s daughter Mulan. This volume features a lot of character development and setup for the remainder of the story. This is good, but you’ll want to get your hands on the second half of the story in volume 2 if you want any kind of closure.
The story is not overly original nor mind blowing, but that’s not what it aims to be. It is a great continuation of the Green Hornet mythos: effectively modernizing elements while keeping the continuity, fast paced action, and humor of previous incarnations. As far as content, it’s on par with a mild PG-13 film: some minor violence, Britt Jr. moons the paparazzi, and some mild language. The art is excellent. It is drawn in the current style of modern comics, but Jonathan Lau’s work is above average. The action is fierce, the characters are expressive, and the story flows well.
I recommend this story if you are: (1) interested in the Green Hornet, (2) like old-school super heroes, or (3) are a fan of Kevin Smith. I was drawn to this story by the first two reasons, but Kevin Smith has me interested enough to buy volume two! This one's: Good if you're into that stuff, but I recommend being into this stuff!