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12.21.2017

Amy Chu is writing a new female-led Green Hornet comic book

Green Hornet #1 hits stands in March 2018 from Dynamite Entertainment.



Writer Amy Chu is tackling a new Green Hornet comic book series for Dynamite Entertainment, continuing the legacy of the classic pulp vigilante and promising an exciting, modern new take on Green Hornet universe. With art by German Erramouspe, the upcoming series is set for release in March 2018.

Chu picks up where Dynamite's 2010 Kevin Smith series left off, with a new mystery.

Britt Reid Jr., the scion of the Daily Sentinel publishing empire, vanishes during a wild party on his friend's yacht. Meanwhile, crime spikes on the streets of Century City with the mysterious criminal/secret vigilante the Green Hornet absent. It's only a matter of time before someone puts two and two together, and it's up to Kato, former partner of Britt's father, and his daughter Mulan to protect the city and the Green Hornet legacy, while finding out what happened to Britt.




"The Green Hornet was one of the top titles on my bucket list to write, so I'm really thrilled to dive in," Chu says. "I've been listening to the old radio shows from the '30s and trying to bring back some of the good guy versus bad guy elements of what made it popular in the '30s. But this is not a pure nostalgia trip -- there's a lot of modern twists. My parents' generation in Hong Kong liked Green Hornet because of Bruce Lee as Kato so I'm weaving in some solid martial arts action too."

Chu is best know for her successful run on the first-ever Poison Ivy mini-series for DC Comics, as well as Red Sonja and KISS for Dynamite Entertainment. Chu also writes and produces comics for several non-profits including The New York Historical Society, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Pop Culture Classroom, and The Museum of Chinese in America.

The debut issue of Green Hornet features four different cover variants by Mike Choi (X-Men, Cable), Carli Ihde (KISS/Vampirella, Sheena), Mike McKone (The Amazing Spider-Man, The Avengers, Iron Fist), and CP Wilson III (Deadpool, G.I. Joe, The Shadow).






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