The Green Hornet and Kato in their steampunk reimaginings are working their very strange case. After escaping from last issue’s death-trap (you knew they were going to), they see more of the very odd gangs of the city fighting each other. Managing to get out of that mess, our heroes do some more socializing in their civilian identities before they are interrupted by the young Lord Homicide, who borrowed a trademark gadget from another hero’s legend to do it.
Homicide takes this opportunity to launch into his own back story, which at least lets the Hornet get off an amusing joke. Then the Brass Hornet shows up (GH’s reaction “That’s your big idea? Changing an adjective?”) and there’s a fight between the Hornets and their sidekicks. Oddly, Lord Homicide just sort of watches this happen. When the fight ends, the Brass Hornet’s secret is revealed, and they make peace. Their team up is going to be put to an immediate test, as Lord Homicide slips off and summons a LOT of reinforcements before the heroes can go confront the villain they’ve realized they should be working against. Next issue should start with a big brawl.
Plot: This is a fun story. I called what was coming for part of it back in the first issue, but it was still entertaining. I’ll give the plot a 3.5 out of 5.
Art: The art continues to do a nice job of both telling the story and allowing the little flourishes that steampunk is all about. I’ll give the art a 3.5 out of 5 as well.
Positives: It’s an enjoyable story. The banter, especially between Green Hornet and Kato, is fun to read. The art is good, and the Brass Hornet’s motivation makes sense.
Negatives: I’m not quite sure why Brass Hornet adopted that identity if they had such a huge dislike for Green Hornet. It seems a bit odd.
This is a fun spin on an old favorite. I look forward to seeing where they go with it.
Legenderry Green Hornet #3
Writer: Daryl Gregory
Artist: Brent Peeples
Colorist: Michael Bartolo
Letterer: Dave Lanphear
Cover: Sergio Davila and Ivan Nunes