Mark Waid To Take On Green Hornet In 2013


Mark Waid will be relaunching yet another comic book when he takes on the Green Hornet for Dynamite Comics. More will be revealed during New York Comic Con, but some bits have been revealed ahead of the big announcement.

Waid adds Hornet to his run on Rocketeer, Avengers Steed & Peel, as well as his work on Daredevil and Marvel NOW! Hulk and will be re-teaming with his Eisner winning teammate Paolo Rivera for Green Hornet covers. Alex Ross is also going to be providing a few covers, but no interior artist has been announced yet.

Waid commented on the book:

It should come as little surprise that I have an affinity for all costumed crimefighters no matter if their adventures are ‘period pieces’ or not–heroism is heroism regardless of whatever year’s on the calendar. With this Green Hornet project, which I’ve been percolating on for more than ten years, I’m able to meld my love of the Hornet’s legacy with a little bit of Citizen Kane and a lot of Lawrence of Arabia to tell a story never before told–the dark years of the Hornet’s later career and the one mistake he makes that nearly costs him everything.

Artist Paolo Rivera also commented about his cover work and knowledge off all things Green Hornet:

I wasn’t very familiar with The Green Hornet growing up, but I always thought he looked sleek and stylish – I guess I had a soft spot for old-school heroes. I later discovered that he was designed by H. J. Ward, my favorite painter of all time. The more I learned about Ward, the more I learned about Britt Reid and Kato, including Reid’s familial ties to The Lone Ranger. I can’t wait to render my interpretation of the green team. That, and I miss Mark Waid.

And by way of Bleeding Cool we have several pages of Green Hornet art. You may notice that the Hornet has a bit of a redesign. With Waid and Rivera working on another project, what’s not to love? What do you think about the Green Hornet news?

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