FIRST LOOK: "The Green Hornet Strikes" #1

Thu, March 4th, 2010 at 12:51pm PST | Updated: March 4th, 2010 at 12:51pm

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Dynamite Entertainment has provided CBR with an exclusive First Look at Ariel Padilla's interior art for the Brett Matthews' scripted "The Green Hornet Strikes" #1 featuring a cover by John Cassaday.

Official Press Release

Acclaimed Writer Brett Matthews joins John Cassaday to launch a new Green Hornet comic!

Following the successful launch of Kevin Smith's Green Hornet and Matt Wagner's upcoming Green Hornet Year One #1, Dynamite Entertainment is proud to introduce an all-new, all-different Green Hornet in The Green Hornet Strikes! #1.  But who is this Green Hornet?  Is he a hero?  A criminal?  He doesn't even know, himself.  In a near future where the financial crisis has not been resolved, Chicago is more corrupt than ever. The rich are few and wield unimaginable power and influence. The poor are countless and live without hope. Gangs vie for control of the streets. Heroes have long been forgotten, until now!

With Kevin Smith's Green Hornet reaching mainstream attention on MTV and WWE.com, not to mention his own Twitter account, now is the time to jump on the Green Hornet Bandwagon!  The Green Hornet Strikes! #1 is an easily accessible comic book featuring the writing of acclaimed Lone Ranger scribe Brett Matthews, cover artist John Cassaday and interior artist Ariel Padilla!  Witness the birth of a new Green Hornet in The Green Hornet Strikes! #1!

"The Green Hornet Strikes! features a new version of the character, in a near-future world where the financial crisis we face today didn't resolve neatly," says writer Brett Matthews. "At its core, it explores all the things THE GREEN HORNET has always been about -- corruption. The fine line between hero and criminal. Politics and legacy -- but through the filter of its young protagonist, who is a little less stable and certain of his actions. It's faithful to what's come before but definitely its own thing, like THE LONE RANGER but taking the approach much further. It's a unique book. It had to be, to earn its place in such a solid lineup."

"It's new and fresh, and not the typical Green Hornet story most know from the 1960's," states artist Ariel Padilla. "The comic has a futuristic feel, but it will have a different look that will surprise readers."

"Brett is a great writer with the ability to take a character to his core being, and flesh him out and make he or she more interesting.  We're fortunate to have him with John Cassaday (the Green Hornet's #1 fan) and showcasing the art of Ariel Padilla in this new ongoing series.  This is NOT the Green Hornet you know, but it will be a new one to enjoy!" stated Dynamite President and Publisher Nick Barrucci.

THE GREEN HORNET STRIKES! #1
Written by BRETT MATTHEWS          
Art by ARIEL PADILLA          
Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
32 pages $3.99

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For art and more information, please visit: www.dynamiteentertainment.com

ABOUT DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT:

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT, the publishing division of DYNAMIC FORCES, INC., was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including Red Sonja, Project Superpowers, The Boys, Army of Darkness, Battlestar Galactica, The Lone Ranger, Zorro and more!

In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and best selling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Michael Turner, Jim Lee, Michael Avon Oeming, Brian Reed, Mel Rubi, Marc Guggenheim, Stephen Sadowski, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner and a host of up and coming new talent and fan favorite creators!

DYNAMITE is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their more recent launches - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's PROJECT SUPERPOWERS - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005 Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%). The company has also been nominated for several industry awards, including the prestigious Eisner Award.

Aside from their monthly periodical comic book series, DYNAMITE also produces new and classic material, including Tim Truman's SCOUT, Carlos Trillo and Eduardo Risso's BORDERLINE and TALES OF TERROR, Jim Starlin's DREADSTAR, as well as well as reprint editions of classic RED SONJA material.

TAGS:  dynamite entertainment, green hornet, john cassaday, brett matthews, ariel padilla

 
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