Tuesday, May 24, 2011

CORNERED: The Green Hornet

A new drawing just went up on Jon Morris’ Cornered blog today. Here’s The Green Hornet, from The Green Hornet Fights Crime #40 :

I’ve probably said this before, but I’m a big fan of pulp magazines and “golden age of radio” programs, and one of my favorite characters has always been the Green Hornet.

My favorite version of the character is from the 1941 black and white Green Hornet Strikes Again! Cliffhanger serial, but that 60’s tv show with Bruce Lee and Van Williams was fun, too. Unlike a lot of people, I also really liked the new Green Hornet movie that came out a few months ago, despite my profound loathing of 3D.

Aaand speaking of GH movies and stuff, French filmmaker Aurelien Poitrimoult did this short Green Hornet film a few years ago (2003, I think) that is worth a look. It was shot in French with English voice-overs, which gives it kind of a funky Saturday Morning Kung Fu Theatre vibe to it, but it’s pretty cool just the same.