All these initial story arcs are coming to an end and in some cases that fills me with excitement, ready for the next chapter and in others it fills me with relief that I don’t have to continue them. This is one I am more excited about. Legenderry: Green Hornet hasn’t really been a barn burner, but so far it’s head and shoulders above everything else set in the Legenderry universe. With Vampirella being kind of a rushed dud and Red Sonja being… well… whatever Red Sonja is, this is kind of the best thing going by comparison. Ever since the motorized Penny Farthing this book has set itself aside as being a bit more quirky, a bit more challenging and a bit more imaginative. The writing has been clever delivering at least a chuckle or two every issue and the characters are defined well enough that you can tell who is who. I wouldn’t go so far as to say they are all three-dimensional, but the main protagonists are around 2.5D. It’s essentially the isometric platformer of comic books. The story itself has been kind rote with not a whole lot original going on but the addition of the Brass Hornet and Chesterfield made the story interesting even if it was a little cliché.
There really isn’t much to say about the book. The story arc was entertaining and we end with a strong new villain as well as the promising return of this arcs villain. We accumulate some additional protagonists in the aforementioned Brass Hornet and Chesterfield and a robot gets its head blown up when the Brass Hornet rips its ear off and shoves a grenade into the gaping head hole. All things considered you aren’t seeing that in any of the other Legenderry books. It’s a good book, it’s better within the context of the full arc though, on its own there just isn’t enough there to float the book. However with the total sum of disappointment that the Legenderry books have given me I don’t think I’ll invest in the next arc.
Legenderry: Green Hornet #5 Writer: Daryl Gregory Artist: Brent Peeples Colorist: Michael Bartolo Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Price: $3.99 Release Date: 6/24/15 Format: Mini-Series; Print/Digital