I never gave a damn about the Green Hornet. Probably my first exposure to character was as a child playing recreational soccer, where every team had its own name “voted on” by the team (and, usually in reality, chosen by the coach and other parents). One year, our team played against another named The Green Hornets; as an eight year old born at the tail end of the 1980s, I didn’t understand the reference, and had it explained by my parents.
That said, I never really pursued the Green Hornet. Even after hearing about his background, I never tracked down the TV series that saw Bruce Lee’s explosion into American media, nor did I even realize that pulp stories starring the character existed. With the advent of the critically panned film a few years back, my interest in the character couldn’t have been more minimal.
And then Bleeding Cool featured the first issue of The Green Hornet by Mark Waid and Daniel Indro for free on the site. And after that, I was hooked.