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Kato Origins #1
By Hervé St-Louis
May 4, 2010 - 12:14
Kato, the manservant of the Green Hornet is requested by the police to serve as a translator for Koreans shop keepers that have been attacked. There’s a murder involved. While truly a Japanese masquerading as a Korean, Kato does not feel prepared to land a hand. Nevertheless, he does and when the police leaves him behind, he investigates the murder on his own and notices that he was targeted.
First, while this story is interesting, there are some major plot holes. When Kato was requested to follow the police detective, he was working as usual. He had not time to get his costume and gear as he was practically shoved out the door by his boss Britt Reid. When he was dumped behind, by the detective, he had no luggage either, yet he was able to change into Kato within minutes and come to crime scene. The rest of the story is good enough and I like how Kato expressed his love for that Korean girl.
The artwork on that book is very good. All Asian characters actually look Asian and not like Caucasians painted yellow or Caucasians with tiny slits for eyes. The few action shots were good too. They were much easier to comprehend then in the Green Hornet comic book. This will be very important as Kato is the type of visual series that reader want to see a lot of martial art action from. Perfect choregraphy of moves will be important.
Rating: 8.5 /10
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