The two Hornets’ team up comes to an end in final issue of the mini-series. This issue came out some time ago, but I couldn’t get to it at the time. I’ve enjoyed all the Legenderry series, so I wanted to go back and make sure the finale got some attention.
After the initial misunderstandings have been cleared up, the Hornets and their sidekicks have decided to work together against a host of bad guys. I will say that as far as the “heroes misunderstand each other and fight before teaming up,” trope goes, this one actually makes sense. And the confluence of villains and their agendas is not a smooth meeting at all
There’s a homicidal maniac who happens to be a creepy kid, a powerful demon who far outclasses the heroes, and the bride of said demon who wants to be the queen of whatever the demon leaves standing. The heroes manage to play them off against each other, and find a weakness that lets them achieve victory, at least for now. After some parting words, the Green Hornet and Kato remain in the steampunk city of Legenderry, while the Brass Hornet and Chesterfield are off, possibly into retirement, possibly for new adventures.
Plot: This was my least favorite of the series, but that doesn’t mean this one was bad at all. I just thought that Vampriella and Red Sonja overshadowed this one. Like all the other Legenederry books, this was a fun read. I’ll give it a 3.5 out of 5 for plot.
Art: Steampunk is all about the visuals, and they have been great in all the books. The Green Hornet and Kato lend themselves really well to this style of story. I’ll give the art a high 3.5 out of 5.
Positives: The Hornets work well together. The art is great. The way these non-powered heroes beat someone way out of their weight-class worked. And they left open at least two possible stories for a sequel, if one gets approved.
Negatives: The Brass Hornet and Chesterfield mirroring the Green Hornet and Kato never quite seemed right to me. It wasn’t bad, just a bit odd. And the Brass team leaving town at the end didn’t really seem to have a good reason for it, just “Hey, the story’s over.”
I enjoyed the story, and would like to see more in this world and with these characters. Hopefully, Dynamite will greenlight something like that down the road.
Legenderry Green Hornet 5
Writer: Daryl Gregory
Artist: Brent Peeples
Colorist: Michael Bartolo
Letterer: Dave Lanphear
Cover: Sergio Davila and Ivan Nunes