Review: Green Hornet: Solitary Sentinel #2
Keenan Ivory Wayans is one of those creators whose talents are light years beyond many of his predecessors. I’m Gonna Git You Sucka was one of those films that pushed the parody movie genre to a whole other stratosphere. He would go on to create his own show, In Living Color that would shake up television and inspire numerous other shows. The show was one of the first times when Black people saw themselves in a variety show which showcased their culture.
As successful and groundbreaking as that show was, some of his best work may be his attempts as an action hero. The movie Low Down Dirty Shame gave him new dimensions as it was a new school take on the private detective. Then there’s Most Wanted, where he played a soldier framed for murder. In the second issue of Green Hornet: Solitary Sentinel, Paul is a lone man finding his way.
We find Paul driving Black Beauty, plodding to what are the next steps, as the whole city has him as Public Enemy #1. We soon find out that the Mayor’s underlings are carrying out a smear campaign against the Reid family and Paul has to figure out how and why. We also find Diana and Kato in jail together as the Reids battle allegations against the company. By the issue’s end, Paul finds an unlikely ally but also has unearthed a new enemy,
Overall, an excellent second issue, which lives up to the legend. The story by James Van Hise is tense and exciting. The art by the creative team is stunning. Altogether, a story that feels cinematic and immense.
Story: James Van Hise Art: Andrea Albert, Ken Penders, Tony DeZuniga, and Tony Caputo
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy