Published on November 2nd, 2017 | by Kevin Given0
Review: Green Hornet ’66 Meets The Spirit #5
This issue opens with a homeless man in the freezing cold pan handling, though he seems happy enough considering his circumstances. The Spirit doesn’t like his presence and lets him know it in no uncertain terms. In the meantime, The Green Hornet and Kato may not walk away from this one as they face the greatest challenge of their career.
Van Lente succeeds in creating a sense of urgency. He also keeps us guessing as to who the “new” spirit is. Suspense is the name of the game in this issue as the stakes are raised and no one gets out alive, theoretically! You’ll be surprised to learn the secret of the octopus. Plenty of twists and turns keep you guessing, just like a good suspense story should. It’s great stuff and should belong to any comic book collector’s library.
Bob Q delivers the goods! I swear his Spirit looks like Bruce Campbell. I wouldn’t have it any other way either. He’s having a helluva lot of fun drawing this series, which only adds to the manic feel of the proceedings. His work goes beyond what you would expect from this title and he is churning out classic page after classic page. It’s just the right blend of cartoony fun and serious repartee. This is unlike anything I’ve seen in a comic book!
Will a blood transfusion save Kato? Will the real Denny Colt please stand up? Will the Octopus finally succeed in his plans? A lot of questions are answered in this epic issue. It’s a must have! A great comic that never slows down and will only serve to satisfy the connoisseur of fine comic book culture. ***1/2 (8.8 rating.)
Green Hornet ’66 Meets The Spirit #5
Writer – Fred Van Lente
Art – Bob Q
Colors – Dearblah Kelly
Letters – Travis Lanham
Publisher – Dynamite Entertainment
Publication date – November 2017