The Green Hornet is a fictional masked crime-fighting superhero created in by George W. Trendle and Fran Strikerwith input from radio director James Jewell. Since his s radio debut, the character has appeared in numerous serialized dramas in a wide variety of media. The Green Hornet appeared in film serials in the s, a television show in the s which costarred Bruce Lee in his first major adult rolemultiple comic book series from the s on,  and a feature film in January The franchise is owned by Green Hornet, Inc.
As of the s, the comic-book rights are licensed to Dynamite Entertainment. But by night, clad in a long green overcoat, gloves, green fedora hat and green mask, Reid fights crime as the mysterious vigilante known as "The Green Hornet," and is accompanied by his loyal and similarly masked partner and confidant, Katowho drives their technologically advanced car, the "Black Beauty.
The relationship is alluded to at least once in the radio shows, when Dan Reid visits his son to question him on why Britt has never captured the Hornet.
On learning the truth behind his son's dual identity, Dan Reid recalls his days riding in Texas with his uncle, as the William Tell Overture plays briefly and softly in the background.
It returned from September 10 to December 5, Trendle took his property to Universal Picturesand was much happier with the results. Plympton and Basil Dickey contributing to the screenplays for both serials. In each serial, they are all linked to a single major crime syndicate which is itself put out of business in the finale, while the radio program had the various rackets completely independent of each other. A minute French short film titled Le frelon vert is based on the Green Hornet. A Down And Out - The Green Hornets / Thee Cybermen / The Perverts / The Percolators - 4 Vox Sake!
E.P. (Vinyl) version of the character had been contemplated since the s, with Universal Pictures and Miramax each attempting to develop a film. On June 4, Sony Pictures announced plans for a feature film of the superhero. Eventually, Sony Picturesthrough its subsidiary Columbia Picturesreleased an action-comedy Green Hornet feature on January 14,starring Seth Rogenwho co-wrote the script with Superbad co-writer Evan Goldberg. Jay Chou co-starred as Kato. This was perhaps the first time Asian martial fighting Down And Out - The Green Hornets / Thee Cybermen / The Perverts / The Percolators - 4 Vox Sake!
E.P. (Vinyl) seen on American TV. The show launched Bruce Lee's career as a popular actor in the U. Audience interest even led to Van Williams asking to learn some martial art moves. Unlike the "campy" version of Batmanthis version of The Green Hornet was played more seriously.
Green Hornet comic books began in December The stories were loosely based on episodes of the radio show.
This series ended after six issues. Several months later, Harvey Comics launched its own version, beginning with issue 7. This series lasted until issue 47 in ; during that time it also changed its title twice: first to Green Hornet Fights Crime issue 34 and later to Green Hornet, Racket Buster issue Harvey additionally used the character in the public-service one-shot War Victory Comics in and gave him one adventure in each of two issues of All-New Comics13 where he was also featured on the cover  and 14,  in Inseveral months after the radio series ended, Down And Out - The Green Hornets / Thee Cybermen / The Perverts / The Percolators - 4 Vox Sake!
E.P. (Vinyl) Comics published a one-shot with the character officially entitled Four Color It attempted to reconcile the different versions of the character into a multigenerational epic. This took into account the character's ancestral connection to The Lone Rangerthough due to the legal separation of the two properties, his mask covered his entire face as in the Republic serials and he could not be called by name. The NOW comics considered the s television character as the namesake nephew of the original, s—s Britt Reid, referred to as "Britt Reid II" in the genealogy, who took up his uncle's mantle after a friend is assassinated.
Britt Reid II eventually retired due to a heart attack, and Kato—given the first name Hayashi, after that of the first actor to play Kato on radio—goes on to become a star of ninja movies. Britt Reid's nephew, Paul Reid, a concert pianist, takes on the role of the Hornet after his older brother Alan, who had first taken on the mantle, is killed on his debut mission. Her being female caused problems between the publishers and the rights-holders, who withdrew approval of that character and mandated the return of "the Bruce Lee Kato".
In NOW's final two issues, vol. The comics also introduced Diana Reid, the original Britt Reid's daughter, who had become district Down And Out - The Green Hornets / Thee Cybermen / The Perverts / The Percolators - 4 Vox Sake!
E.P. (Vinyl) after the TV series' Frank Scanlon had retired. A romantic relationship eventually formed between her and Hayashi Kato. NOW's first series began in and lasted 14 issues. Volume Two began in and lasted 40 issues, ending in when the publisher went out of business. Kato starred solo in a four-issue miniseries inand a two-issue follow-up inboth written by Mike Baron.
He also wrote a third, first announced as a two-issue miniseries, then as a graphic novel, but it was never released due to the company's collapse. Tales of the Green Hornetconsisting of nine issues spread out over three volumes two, four, and three issues, respectivelypresented stories of the two previous Hornets. Add Image S1, Ep5. The gangster who murdered Britt Reid's father returns to the city, after faking his death.
A sleazy private investigator is murdered before he can deliver proof, so The Green Hornet picks up the investigation. Add Image S1, Ep6. Bootleggers intimidate businesses into carrying their liquor brand, so The Green Hornet sets out Down And Out - The Green Hornets / Thee Cybermen / The Perverts / The Percolators - 4 Vox Sake! E.P. (Vinyl) locate their base of operations. Add Image S1, Ep7. Law-abiding citizens commit high-stakes crimes, but have no recollection afterward.
Add Image S1, Ep8. The Green Hornet demands fifty percent of profits from subliminal behavior crimes, but Peter Eden has other ideas. Add Image S1, Ep9. Valuable paintings are stolen from a charity art exhibit at Britt Reid's home. The thieves make a successful getaway, thanks to a powerful laser beam weapon, and demand one million dollars or else the paintings will be destroyed.
Reid goes undercover as the Green Hornet to get to the bottom of their scheme. After a surprising discovery of who is behind the crime, he demands a piece of the action in usual Green Hornet style. And while he prepares to meet their ransom demands as Britt Reid, he also readies the Green Hornet's car, the Black Beauty, for an encounter with Add Image S1, Ep A number of top-level racketeers are murdered, each one with a different, unusual weapon.
The Green Hornet is contacted about a known list of targets, but before any more information is divulged, his racketeering informant is also killed. The Green Hornet realizes that the key to this mystery is in that list. A man visits his relatives at their restaurant in Italy and has to help them defend against brutal gangsters harassing them. A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover.
Following the death of his father, Britt Reid, heir to his father's large company, teams up with his late dad's assistant Kato to become a masked crime fighting team. A newspaper publisher and his Korean servant fight crime as vigilantes who pose as a notorious masked gangster and his aide.
While the police and public believe the Hornet to be a ruthless criminal, the District Attorney knows Reid's secret identity, and welcomes his assistance in fighting racketeers and criminals. Also assisting Reid in his crusade are his secretary, Lenore Case, and his faithful valet, Kato, who is a kung fu expert and who drives the sleek "Black Beauty," the Hornet's well armed car.
Written by Leonard R. You often wonder why this show only was on for one season and how Batman outlived it. This has to be one of the best superhero shows to ever be shown on television and the thing that made it work was that it didn't rely on camp or the crazy quilt of villains that Batman did. Instead, it pretty much was, more or less, a straight crime drama with very little frills unlike other similarly themed shows that were on the air at the same time.
Also, Van Williams and Bruce Lee showed that you can have good acting in a superhero show. Too bad that this show never really was given a chance to catch on. If given the time it deserved, it probably would have outlived Batman. Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.
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Watch The Green Hornet - Season 1, Episode 4 - Crime Wave: A scientist predicts crimes with a computer that implicates the Green Hornet. Jun 23, · A fan intro featuring Billy Hays original TV Show voice over and Al Hirt's Green Hornet Intro music. Purely an exercise in editing and done for fun. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of 4 Vox Sake! E.P. on Discogs.4/5(2). Publisher Britt Reid employs his alter ego The Green Hornet to bail him out when a overzealous reporter, exposing a fake injury insurance scam, leaves Reid's newspaper vulnerable to a libel suit. A masked man in a black costume swoops down on a rope, strangling the reporter's source, and the reporter alleges the Green Hornet's behind the racket. Green Hornets - Discography UK: 1 Record: Latest Updates: Gallery. Appears On. Click to View: Label: Cat# Date: Format: Comments: Rating: Value: 4 Vox Sake Green Hornets A1: geraldine Thee Cybermen A2: That Girl The Perverts B1: Down And Out Percolators B2: Be A Caveman: Young Man Afraid Of His Horses UK: YMAH VEND V / A 4 VOX SAKE EP 7"EP A THE GREEN HORNETS Geraldine THEE CYBERMEN That Girl B. THE PERVERTS Down And Out THE PERCOLATORS Bew A Caveman (Note: 7", copies). Directed by Michel Gondry. With Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Christoph Waltz, Cameron Diaz. Following the death of his father, Britt Reid, heir to his father's large company, teams up with his late dad's assistant Kato to become a masked crime fighting team. Watch The Green Hornet - Season 1, Episode 4 - Crime Wave: A scientist predicts crimes with a computer that implicates the Green Hornet. Jan 11, · Starting out life as the title character of a s radio show, Green Hornet was created by George W. Trendle and Fran Striker, and went on to . Jan 05, · The Green Hornet and Kato quickly make a name for themselves. And, with the help of Britt's new secretary, Lenore Case, they begin hunting down the .
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