(August 1993)

Now, 1993 Series
Volume
1
Price
2.50 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
?
Brand
Now Comics
Barcode
?
Editing
Tony Caputo (Editor in chief); Joan Weis (Editor)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Green Hornet / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jeff Butler (painting) (signed)
Inks
Jeff Butler (painting) (signed)
Colors
Jeff Butler (painting) (signed)

Genre
superhero; crime; science fiction
Characters
Future Kato; Future Green Hornet II

Homecoming (Table of Contents: 1)

The Green Hornet / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Clint McElroy
Pencils
Tom Miller
Inks
David Mowry
Colors
? [as The NOW Staff]
Letters
Andrea Albert

Genre
crime; science fiction; superhero
Characters
Future Green Hornet II [Clayton Reid]; The Lone Ranger (dream cameo); Green Hornet II (dream cameo); Green Hornet I (dream cameo); Green Hornet IV (dream cameo); Future Green Hornet I (dream cameo); Luke Kato [Future Kato]
Synopsis
From last issue: In the late twenty-first century, a genuinely criminal Green Hornet is visited in his delirium by many of his masked forebears. He awakens to find Kato has him undergoing a high-tech form of acupuncture to allow him to throw off the effects of the poison administered by the Steel Syndicate. When Clay asks why he has saved the man he had previously tried to kill, Kato admits that he is no longer so sure that this Hornet is "such a lost cause." They determine that the Syndicate wants the Hornet's invention, the earwig, which allows him to "tap into all forms of electronic communication anywhere in the world." In the previously seen Black Beauty which is now revealed to be able to travel underwater as well as in the air, they go to the Hornet's apartment and find more of the syndicate's manlike robots there, but easily defeat them. Even more of them invade the Hornet's offshore casino, Detroit's, but the masked men arrive because that's where the earwig is. These robots are also defeated, the earwig is secured, and the Green Hornet decides to return to the side of justice!

Letters (Table of Contents: 2)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joan Weis
Pencils
? (logo)
Inks
? (logo)
Colors
? (logo)
Letters
? (logo); Typeset (main text)

Synopsis
Letters from Bob Kowalski, John Kartell, and Frank Darrow, with editorial responses. There is also a comment from the editor that the staff has "been tossing around other 'alternate' Hornet ideas....[specifically] a Hornet story set around the turn of the century." No further projects on this line ever materialized.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

What NOW / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Baron Returns For Foil-Embossed KATO III (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joan Weis (main text); ? (ANNUAL cover's new dialogue)
Pencils
Patrick Zircher (KATO III cover repro); Tod Smith (ANNUAL cover repro); ? (Reject "stamp")
Inks
Patrick Zircher (KATO III cover repro); David Mowry (ANNUAL cover repro); ? (Reject "stamp")
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset (main text); ? (ANNUAL cover repro's new dialogue & its caption)

Characters
Kato II; Green Hornet IV
Synopsis
Announcement that Mike Baron is writing a third Kato spin-off (two-issue) miniseries (fully-painted interiors attributed to Bob Bilau) with repro of the cover intended for #1, a foil-embossed rendering of a special line drawing by Patrick Zircher which is completely lost in the reproduction process used here (the series logo appears to be atop a black field, while the intent is viewable in a straight house ad for the comic on the inside back cover, opposite). There is "A cover for The Green Hornet that almost slipped by...," that of Annual #1 with dialogue balloons added for humorous effect and the word "Reject" seemingly "stamped" across it. Also included is the standard boxed list of NOW's staff.
Reprints
  • Covers for KATO III and Green Hornet Annual #1, 1992

Indexer Notes

This feature appeared on the last interior page of most NOW titles for this month. KATO III was soon postponed, then re-announced as a graphic novel, with a more conventional cover design (and the interior art then attributed to ANTHONY Bilau), but was never released at all.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Green Hornet
  2. 1. Homecoming
    The Green Hornet
  3. 2. Letters
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    What NOW
  5. 4. Baron Returns For Foil-Embossed KATO III
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ted Watson