Thursday, September 22, 2011

Captain's Library: THE GREEN HORNET "Crime at Floodtime" Part 1

This one's gonna require a bit of an explanation...
This is a never-reprinted Golden Age story from All-New Comics #13 featuring The Green Hornet...on 1946, when The Green Hornet radio show (which the comic was based on) was one of the top-rated series on the air!
Commercial TV broadcasting did begin in 1946, but coast-to-coast transmission wasn't a reality until 1951, and color broadcasting was over a decade away!
(Several syndicated series such as Cisco Kid, Superman, and Lone Ranger filmed later episodes in color, anticipating the reruns would sell better once color tv became the standard, but they initially-aired in b/w!)
And, The Green Hornet tv series wouldn't debut until 20 years later, in 1966!
Yet Simon & Kirby's Boy Heroes not only have a device that receives "coast-to-coast" signals, but it's in color as well!
Enough about the technical side! Let's see what a Green Hornet TV show might've looked like had it been produced in The Golden Age of Television...
Will The Green Hornet rescue Casey?
Can he foil the submarine bandits?
Is that TV set cable-ready or high-def-enabled?
The answers to some of these questions will be found right here...tomorrow!
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