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Kevin Smith to tackle Batman (again) and Green Hornet

The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet

After demonstrating that he can meet a publishing deadline, filmmaker Kevin Smith is returning to comic books with a pair of miniseries for DC Comics and Dynamite Entertainment.

Entertainment Weekly‘s PopWatch reports that Smith will follow last fall’s three-issue Batman: Cacophony with the 12-issue The Widening Gyre, and transform his abandoned 2004 Green Hornet screenplay into a miniseries for Dynamite, which announced in March that it has secured the license for the property.

Smith says The Widening Gyre will be split into two volumes, with a six-month break in between, to ensure “we don’t run into my usual problems with lateness.” The miniseries will feature a new hero who will spin off into a bimonthly solo series, written by Smith.

Batman: The Widening Gyre will debut in August, with Green Hornet bowing soon after.

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What, no Cassaday cover? :p

Sooooo…Cacophony was horrible, and we get a 12 issue series from him??? Stick to movies, those are great.

12 issues? come on now!

I do enjoy Smith’s work. I decided to trade wait Cacophony and am still going to check it out despite the bad reviews after issue #1. If it’s any good than I may trade wait this maxi-series of his.

Wasn’t the last issue of Cacophony 2 months late? I understand that’s an improvement over his previous deadline issues, but it’s hardly on time. I can only imagine it would get worse when a mini-series expands to 12 issues.

Not to mention the fact that they were trumpeting the fact that Kevin Smith already had 2 issues complete, so the fact that the last issue was late is even more incredible.

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