Reviews of Dynamite Issues

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The Shadow/Green Hornet: Dark Nights (2013)

The Shadow/Green Hornet: Dark Nights (2013) #5
There is action and intrigue aplenty in this issue. Will Shiwan Khan kill President Roosevelt? Will the Shadow and the Green Hornet arrive in time to save the president? Rated teen plus, this is the last and entertaining issue of the miniseries.

The Shadow/Green Hornet: Dark Nights (2013) #4
The dreaded Shiwan Khan now has a weapon of great magnitude and plans to cripple the United States’ military capability in order to keep it out of World War II. Set against a historical backdrop of New York City in 1939, this issue is pretty good. We get to see U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Nikola Tesla in this outing. Rated teen plus, it will be interesting to see where this series leads.

The Shadow/Green Hornet: Dark Nights #3
The backdrop is Chicago and New York, 1939. The United States is not yet embroiled in World War II. The Shadow and Green Hornet are fast on the heels of Shiwan Khan, a man out to use a Tesla weapon to use against the U.S. in the coming war. Rated teen plus, this issue has a page of interesting footnotes that place the events alongside history.

The Shadow/Green Hornet: Dark Nights #2
The backdrop is 1939. War looms large on the U.S. horizon and there are plans afoot to cripple America’s manufacturing base. While a bit too chatty, this issue is worth reading. Rated teen plus.

The Shadow/Green Hornet: Dark Knights #1 (of 5)
This is a thought-provoking look at what was “truly” behind both world wars. While very chatty, this issue reads pretty quickly. It mostly sets the stage for what happens next. Rated teen plus, this miniseries is worth watching.