Green Hornet #7

Written by: Mark Waid
Art by: Ronilson Freire

Green Hornet #7 shows just how different he is from most other heroes. Someone who is cunning enough to play both sides to get the job done and play by his own rules at the same time. This is shaping up to be that one book which doesn’t disappoint keeping you at the edge of your seat.

The characterization of Green Hornet is something you have to admire that Waid gets right. His approach is something you don’t see too often and that question always comes back asking, when have we gone too far? You consistently wonder this as the deeper they get the more he and Kato have to play into this role of villain. It creates a sense of excitement and expense knowing that something will go wrong and they will have to make tough decisions like the one at the very beginning.

This is all clever writing and it all started with a simple joke, one that keeps expanding and demands expansion to be pulled off with succession. You really start to see development when they are now trying to reach out to more people that they can trust to help them when it’s too much for them both to handle alone.

This is is both fun and dark, something that is easily pulled off when dealing with the Green Hornet. Ronilson Freire helps create this atmosphere with his excellent use of inking and shadows to make those moments look serious. This new foe seems to be even more ruthless than him and I think that will create a great confrontation when both try to see who is the big dog. Green Hornet has ruled through fear and that just may not be enough anymore. Again asking the question which Casey herself posed, where do they draw the line?

Score: 8.5/10