Paul Newman is one of those actors whose onscreen magnetism is matched by his talent. His role in The Hustler gave audiences someone to both hate and love and the empathy grew for the character in the sequel many years later, Color Of Money. His later roles were even better than when he was in his prime, as he possessed the gravitas in most scenes than most actors in a lifetime.
One of my favorite roles by him was in Nobody’s Fool, a slice of life film which probably mirrored how we were on a personal level. The one movie which I believed was his best role and probably the one, even though he won an Oscar for it, is still his most underrated role, was in The Verdict. He plays a lawyer whose current case sets him on a course to change the way he does things and the why. This is why stories about characters who seek out redemption draws readers to them. The optimist in all of us would like to see the good in everyone. In the final issue of Green Hornet: Dark Tomorrow, we find our titular hero being the good guy again, as he seeks to put the Steel Syndicate away, for the last time.
We catch up with the Green Hornet and Kato, as he actively recovers from the events of the last issue, and they resolve to work with each other to put down the Steel Syndicate. AS the two walk into a trap set by the Syndicate, they fight their way to the bosses, using their weaknesses as robots to destroy them. As this leads to a final battle between the Green Hornet and the Head of the Steel Syndicate, one where his true nature prevails.
Overall, a story that shows redemption is possible for anyone. The story by Clint McElroy brings this series to its logical conclusion. The art by the creative team is stunning. Altogether, a final issue that ends the story in the best way possible.
Story: Clint McElroy Art: Dave Simons and Jeff Butler
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy