Thursday, June 05, 2014
Batman 66 Meets The Green Hornet
Enter Kevin Smith, writer of Clerks, Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back, Dogma and other comedy classics, and now doing a BATMAN 66 MEETS THE GREEN HORNET mini series. Smith knows his Batman and his Green Hornet. His narration is dead on and his dialogue could be pulled right from the show.
The art, by Ty Templeton, is likewise spot on, though I get the idea that DC doesn't have permission to use Bruce Lee's likeness as Kato is the only character who doesn't seem to look like the actor who played him.
Smith's story is a direct sequel to the two-parter from the Batman series where the Dynamic Duo met up with the Hornet and Kato. It even has the same villain, though with a twist that readers familiar with Captain America villain Baron Zemo will recognize.
Oh and check out that Alex Ross cover. Man, that guy is good.
All and all the first issue of this mini series is a great bit of comics story and art and something that reminds me that comic books can still be fun. The grim and the gritty need not apply.
See you guys next issue. Same Bat Time. Same Bat Channel.