January 20, 2011
With the help of iVerse Media, Dynamite Entertainment brings the pulp-hero classic, The Green Hornet, within easy reach for iDevice owners. The Green Hornet Comics app is actually available for free, but don't get too excited yet, as each issue will require $2 from your pocket. For those unaware, the series has a very long history. It has made a life with numerous parties handling, creating, and releasing radio, television, and even movie versions. It began back in 1936 as a radio show, and moved to comic form in the 1940s. Dynamite is now making comic book issues from a number of Green Hornet series available in digital format. • Green Hornet #1 through #8 • Green Hornet: Year One #1 through #6 • Green Hornet: Blood Ties #1 and #2 • Kato Origins #1 through #3 • Kato #1 through #3 Thankfully, the app does contain a half dozen free preview copies to see if it lives up to your expectations. Choices of page transitions, restoration of in-app purchases after re-installation, and two library views are the few scarce features provided. When reading, tap to show or hide controls and swipe left or right to change pages. Briefly testing the app on my iPhone 4 running iOS 4.2.1 resulted in experiencing a couple of annoying flaws. Some of the navigation was sluggish or flaky and I couldn't zoom in on pages when using the "curl" or "fade" transitions. The Green Hornet Comics app hit the App Store shortly before Sony Pictures' The Green Hornet hit theaters last week. Green Hornet Comics is a universal app compatible with iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch running iOS 3.0 or later. The app is available as a free download, with in-app purchasable issues at $1.99 each.