I'm a big fan of the Green Hornet concept. He's blood-related to the Lone Ranger, and this is never, ever mentioned. He's a Batman who has fun and levity, his vigilante alter ego is presented as a villain. He punks out the real baddies by pretending to be badder than them, and wins the day for good! He has a good relationship with his valet. He dresses really well.
The Green Hornet mythos has a really poor track record on dealing with race, when by "race" you mean "people who aren't white americans". Kato, the extremely capable chauffeur/valet/co-member of the team that makes "the Green Hornet" has been Chinese, Filipino and Japanese. That's insensible, and no good.
The best-known Kato, and the best-known iteration of the Green Hornet set-up, is the 1967 version; Bruce Lee's first American role. He aces it, and it's a shame they made him tone down his physical capabilities for the role. In the Green Hornet comics of the eighties, of which there were a few, this version of Kato is known as "Hayashi Kato" (OH WOW GUYS THAT'S REAL CHINESE NICE WORK ON ALLEVIATING THE PROPERTY'S HISTORY OF CASUAL RACISM). Sometimes. Sometimes that's his son, I think.
So as far as I can make out, and according to wikipedia
, the "Kato" of the comic I am about to show you is supposed to be the Bruce Lee version. It bloody isn't
, but it's supposed to be.
That is one of the many things that makes this the worst comic I own.
This is--( I don't know why he's )
So if anyone has issue 2/2 of this book, howsabout you enlighten us all as to what happens? We're dying to know.
How does this compare to the Green Hornet books out this year?