Green Hornet: Legacy #34 is the first issue of the title previously known as Green Hornet. And I have to say, adding the word “legacy” to the title was a great move by Dynamite. First, it distinguishes itself from the Green Hornet title by Mark Waid. Secondly, it deserves the title, as this is the story of the modern day Britt Reid carrying on the legacy that was started almost a hundred years ago.
Jai Nitz takes this book in a new direction, focusing on the modern day Britt Reid and his Kato and their quest to bring order back to Central City. When we join this issue, Britt has been in a coma for the last several week and while he has, Clutch has become the Green Hornet in his absence, although a VERY different kind of Green Hornet than Britt was. This is just a really fun super hero book, with all the trimmings. It’s got costumed bad guys, a city going down in flames, and a terrific last page cliffhanger.
Jethro Morales draws a really nice comic when it comes to super heroes. He’s got some nice ideas and designs for costumed heroes and villains, not to mention the look and feel of the underbelly of Central City. All is done crisp and clean and filthy dirty when it applies. I’d like to see him draw some flashback scenes just to see how the city has evolved over the last century and how Morales would interpret it. There’s some great fight scenes and a whole lot of action, and they’re all executed with a very nice look.
I would say that you should definitely check this one out. It’ll help a little bit if you pick up the previous issue, but it’s not 100% necessary. What you’ve got here is a good, intense super hero comic. What more could you want?