#1: First names "Gordon" and "Luke," which are homages to Green Hornet movie serial stars Gordon "Reid/Hornet" Jones and Keye "Kato" Luke, are not given anywhere in this miniseries, but are found on the Reid & Kato family trees in Green Hornet (NOW Comics, 1991 series) (aka Vol. 2) #26 (October 1993) Sequence 2, as is Clay's mother's name ("Clayton," a similar tribute to TV Lone Ranger Clayton Moore, and its diminutive "Clay" ARE frequently used here). #2: The virtual reality appearance of the elder Hornet is a mystery: Among the included flashbacks is a prepubescent Clay grieving at his father's funeral. Subsequently, Gordon describes the way his son's unprecedented success in dominating The City's criminal elements went to his head and corrupted him. When combined, the two eliminate the possibility of Gordon himself having recorded such a message for his son in his own lifetime, so just where did this VR program come from, and what did Clay EXPECT to see when he put in the lenses and accessed the "reminisce program," completely voluntarily? #3: Judging from his own appearance as well as the design of the Hornet mask he is shown handing to Gordon, Clay's grandfather seems to be Paul Reid [Green Hornet IV] and, similarly, the grandmother is likely Mishi Kato [Kato III] [The Crimson Wasp]. In issue #2, Kato does in fact address Clay as "Cuz," and when the other asks why, says he does this because, "...as much as it nauseates me to admit it, we're cousins...." (Clay flatly calls him "a liar," surprisingly so if that clearly Asian grandmother is indeed a Kato, but he is eventually convinced; since Luke has blond hair and Caucasian features, it may be that HE has REID blood from a union that Clay could more understandably be unaware of). #4: The first caption on page 13, which places a background event in the year "2138" (i.e., the 22nd century) must be a letterer's error, as there are too many other references to the late twenty-first century, including one found in the opening caption of the second issue which expressly gives it as this story's time frame.
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