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Wealthy publisher Britt Reid and his trusted Asian servant disguise themselves as the super-hero The Green Hornet and his faithful servant Kato as they battle the growing power of a ruthless secret crime organization that deals with foreign powers. The identity of the syndicate's leader remains a mystery. Written by
Rackets taken on by the Green Hornet and run by Crogan's crime syndicate include, in roughly chronological order: attempted murder, lotteries, munition production for a 'foreign power'; impersonation of an heiress, sabotage of an electrical company, smuggling guns across a border, secret development of an anti-aircraft bomb at a steel factory, kidnapping of a scientist, taking an heiress hostage to extort money from her, sabotage in the building construction industry, truck hijacking, car thefts in aid of procuring a special type of motor, arson perpetrated as part of an insurance fraud scheme, and the export of explosives to a foreign power. See more »
Chapter nine: The Green Hornet wears dark colored gloves. but the hand that picks up the pistol is wearing white gloves, and in the ensuing gun battle he is wearing dark colored gloves. See more »
Not to be taken at one sitting. Spread out over a week or two it is much easier to get involved. Some good characters, plot that is not too nonsensical. Head bad guy Watkin went on to be Perry White in the Superman serials. Keye Luke affects an oriental accent he didn't have. Comic highlight (unintentional) is Ferronti, the gangster in the last couple of chapters, who is a walking greasy cliche. All in all, fair Universal product. Don't pay more than ten bucks for it, tho...
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