Sunday, April 3, 2011

Reading Room Annex: THE MEAN HORNET

Since it's just after April Fools Day, it's only appropriate we present a kool spoof/satire.
And since we've been on a Green Hornet binge, why not run the only spoof done (until the 2011 movie) of The Green Hornet and Kato?
Even though Mad (both comic and magazine incarnations) ran numerous parodies of everything from Superman (comic and movies) to Batman (comic, tv show, and movies) to Blackhawk, they never did any of the various incarnations of The Green Hornet!
(If Cracked or Sick did tales, I never saw them.)
There's only this never-reprinted six-pager from Marvel's Not Brand Echh! #9, 1968.
Written by Roy Thomas, Illustrated by Tom Sutton.

Here's a bonus: the original art to page 1!


  1. I know of one other comic book parody version of the Green Hornet; DC's Inferior-five contained at least one appearance by the Yellowjacket and Plato.

  2. Shows ya where my mind is going...
    I had even included a panel from that story in my Man from U.N.C.L.E. art comparison at
    Good catch!