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The Pull List – Green Hornet #2

Posted on September 10, 2020 by

Publisher: Dynamite Comics
Writer: Scott Lobdell
Art: Anthony Marques
Inks: J. Bones
Letter: Taylor Esposito

The trail from the missing Candice Carbajal leads Green Hornet and Kato to a trashed hotel room. Candice’s investigation on a strange falling object from the sky may have drawn too much attention and now someone was looking to keep it a secret. But before they can look around any further, a cosmic entity smashes down the walls, crumbling the room around the heroes. Now Green Hornet and Kato must scramble from the ruined hotel as a new alien threat is after them.

Thugs, mobsters, and mad scientists are the typical adversaries Green Hornet and Kato encounter. A few swift punches and kicks, and a shot from the Gas Gun would bring down those villains. But an outer space creature means they need some more power to their punches. A mysterious alien visitor arrives and makes his presence known with an energy beam. Green Hornet and Kato only have moments to recover and figure out what this alien wants. However, this alien isn’t in the mood for negotiations, demanding only more destruction to satisfy his rage.

Green Hornet and Kato discover more than they expected while looking for a missing reporter. Just when they start to looking closer for clues, a giant surprise from the sky comes knocking. This unexpected alien proves something dubious is happening behind the scenes. It’s only the second issue and if supercharged cosmic foes are here, what else is coming for Green Hornet and Kato?

This issue shows more of the playful attics between Green Hornet and Kato, and how they handled some stressful situations. Scott Lobdell aims for a more comedic tone in this series, playing up the humorous banters between the characters and pulling off a nicely placed Looney Tunes reference. Anthony Marques drops in some amusing visuals, especially with the alien visitor with a wide range of great facial expressions, even with the lack of hair and some skin.

Green Hornet #2 doesn’t lose its steam with the introductory issue. The issue moves at a good pace that lets the characters get settled with the readers and lets the plot develop some more. This series isn’t afraid to have some fun with itself and is a great read.

Green Hornet #2 was released on September 9th, 2020. 

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