Dynamite Entertainment has revealed that a new comic book series is in the works that will feature the long-standing pulp crime fighter, the Green Hornet. Titled Green Hornet and Kato, the upcoming series will be helmed by writer Mark Waid and feature cover art by Paolo Rivera. No interior artist has been announced as of the press release.
“It should come as little surprise that I have an affinity for all costumed crimefighters no matter if their adventures are ‘period pieces’ or not–heroism is heroism regardless of whatever year’s on the calendar,” said writer Mark Waid in a press release. “With this Green Hornet project, which I’ve been percolating on for more than ten years, I’m able to meld my love of the Hornet’s legacy with a little bit of Citizen Kane and a lot of Lawrence of Arabia to tell a story never before told–the dark years of the Hornet’s later career and the one mistake he makes that nearly costs him everything.”
Paolo Rivera, who worked closely with Mark Waid on their exciting run of Daredevil, spoke about his approach to the iconic pulp hero and how he’s looking forward to reuniting with Waid.
“I wasn’t very familiar with The Green Hornet growing up, but I always thought he looked sleek and stylish – I guess I had a soft spot for old-school heroes,” said Rivera. “I later discovered that he was designed by H. J. Ward, my favorite painter of all time. The more I learned about Ward, the more I learned about Britt Reid and Kato, including Reid’s familial ties to The Lone Ranger. I can’t wait to render my interpretation of the green team. That, and I miss Mark Waid.”
Fans can be sure that more info on Mark Waid’s Green Hornet and Kato will be announced at New York Comic Con this coming weekend.