The 1966 Batman Message Board (2005-2012 Archive)
The Bat Cave >> The Green Hornet >> Green Hornet in TV Tornado
http://www.66batman.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1223154724

Message started by Roo on 10/04/08 at 9:11pm

Title: Green Hornet in TV Tornado
Post by Roo on 10/04/08 at 9:11pm
Here is a two page G.H. comic strip from issue 12 of TV Tornado comic, publised in the UK, dated April 1, 1967.

Page 1
GH01.jpg ( 435 KB | Downloads )

Title: Re: Green Hornet in TV Tornado
Post by Roo on 10/04/08 at 9:12pm
Page 2

GH02.jpg ( 471 KB | Downloads )

Title: Re: Green Hornet in TV Tornado
Post by Catfan on 10/04/08 at 10:13pm
This comic strip reminds me of the comics done for The Avengers in the 1960s and early '70s.  And Batman also had some comic books done as well.

Thank you for sharing this with us!



Title: Re: Green Hornet in TV Tornado
Post by NJ_Batfan on 10/04/08 at 11:31pm
I hadn't seen this one before. Thanks for posting!

Title: Re: Green Hornet in TV Tornado
Post by B.THE.DEVIL on 10/05/08 at 12:12am
Thanks for that, Roo and Catfan!

I hadn't seen either of the 2!

On this site you're always learning more..


B.  

Title: Re: Green Hornet in TV Tornado
Post by Bill the Bat on 10/05/08 at 2:36am
Hmmm...the TV Tornado writer seemed unaware that D.A. Scanlon was in fact privy to Britt Reid and Kato's secret identities (even though they meet in Britt's home at the Hornet's request), as well as the fact that everyone outside that secret regarded the Green Hornet as a dangerous master criminal, not a crimebuster.

What made the character unique was how he played that up and turned the tables on crooks who thought he was one of them. Kind of takes all the fun out of it if he's just Batman in another costume...

Title: Re: Green Hornet in TV Tornado
Post by Roo on 10/05/08 at 9:46am

Catfan wrote on 10/04/08 at 10:13pm:
This comic strip reminds me of the comics done for The Avengers in the 1960s and early '70s.  And Batman also had some done as well.


As a matter of fact, Batman did sometimes turn up in the pages of TV Tornado comic. Here is a text story from issue 2, dated January 21, 1967...

TornadoBat1.JPG ( 458 KB | Downloads )

Title: Re: Green Hornet in TV Tornado
Post by Roo on 10/05/08 at 9:47am
Page 2
TornadoBat2.JPG ( 497 KB | Downloads )

Title: Re: Green Hornet in TV Tornado
Post by Roo on 10/05/08 at 9:49am
Page 3
TornadoBat3.JPG ( 460 KB | Downloads )

Title: Re: Green Hornet in TV Tornado
Post by Roo on 10/05/08 at 9:59am
And just for Catfan, as I know he likes The Avengers...
TV_Tornado_64.JPG ( 320 KB | Downloads )

Title: Re: Green Hornet in TV Tornado
Post by Troy on 10/05/08 at 10:01pm
Great stuff.  Thanks alot for posting this

Title: Re: Green Hornet in TV Tornado
Post by thefanboy59 on 10/05/08 at 10:14pm
Ya! Cool! :)

Title: Re: Green Hornet in TV Tornado
Post by Bat Tom on 10/06/08 at 12:53am
Thanks!!!!

Title: Re: Green Hornet in TV Tornado
Post by Pennyworth on 10/06/08 at 8:53am
It makes you wonder why GH appeared as a strip in TV Tornado (and why Corgi brought out their Black Beauty) when, at the time, they'd only appeared as guest stars in a couple of episodes of Batman.  Perhaps they thought that as GH was similar to Batman, ITV would be showing the GH series.  Which it did - in only one or two regions.  People in regions like Tyne Tees would have wondered what was going on.

Title: Re: Green Hornet in TV Tornado
Post by Roo on 10/06/08 at 10:06am

Pennyworth wrote on 10/06/08 at 8:53am:
It makes you wonder why GH appeared as a strip in TV Tornado (and why Corgi brought out their Black Beauty) when, at the time, they'd only appeared as guest stars in a couple of episodes of Batman.  Perhaps they thought that as GH was similar to Batman, ITV would be showing the GH series.  Which it did - in only one or two regions.  People in regions like Tyne Tees would have wondered what was going on.


True enough. My local ITV station didn't pick up the show so I didn't get to see The Green Hornet until Bravo showed the series in the 90s (back in the days when Bravo was worth watching, sigh ... "Timewarp Television," how I miss it). But I remember seeing the corgi car, the annual and the comic strip in TV Tornado when I was a kid, so at least I had some idea who Green Hornet and Kato were when they appeared on Batman.

Title: Re: Green Hornet in TV Tornado
Post by Catfan on 10/06/08 at 10:00pm

Roo wrote on 10/05/08 at 9:46am:

Catfan wrote on 10/04/08 at 10:13pm:
This comic strip reminds me of the comics done for The Avengers in the 1960s and early '70s.  And Batman also had some done as well.


As a matter of fact, Batman did sometimes turn up in the pages of TV Tornado comic. Here is a text story from issue 2, dated January 21, 1967...


That would have appeared on a Saturday, since I saw The Avengers that previous night in Albany, NY.

Thank you for sharing this with us!  This is really cool!

Title: Re: Green Hornet in TV Tornado
Post by BATWINGED HORNET on 10/16/08 at 1:05am
Roo, thanks for the great, vintage GH and & Bat stuff!!!

The 1966 Batman Message Board (2005-2012 Archive) » Powered by YaBB 2.6.0!
YaBB Forum Software © 2000-2018. All Rights Reserved.