Kansas writer crafts comic-book sequel to “Green Hornet” film

Jai Nitz also will write “Year One” Green Hornet comics.
by Matthew Price Published: April 22, 2011

The creative team of the “Green Hornet” prequel, called “Parallel Lives,” was Nitz and artist Nigel Raynor. They'll reunite on “Aftermath.” The first “Aftermath” issue is priced at $1.99, a dollar less than a typical Dynamite title, to try to hook fans of the movie on following the characters' continuing adventures.

Nitz also will be writing adventures of the Green Hornet in the “Golden Age,” based on the original conception of the character. He'll follow Wagner, who established the “Green Hornet: Year One” series.

“It's very inspirational working with Matt (Wagner),” Nitz said. “He's got three Eisner (Awards); he's an extraordinarily gifted creator.”

Each Hornet must accurately reflect its time period — the modern era for the movie-based comics, and the 1930s and 1940s for the “Year One” comics — but Nitz enjoys both assignments. He also has more projects at Dynamite that he expects to be announced in the coming months.

“I'm very firmly entrenched in the family of Green Hornet books at Dynamite, but I'm also doing a ton of other stuff at Dynamite,” Nitz said. “It's a good home to have right now.”

Read more about comic books and graphic novels at blog.newsok.com/nerdage.

by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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