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GREEN HORNET Contest Winners!!!

 

Hey folks, Harry here...

Alrighty...  Got about 30 or so entries, many forgot the purpose of the strip was to have the vintage GREEN HORNET & KATO meet the new GREEN HORNET & KATO - and were just...  well plays on GREEN WHORENET and the like.   They were fun, and there was one that I liked quite a bit, but I stuck to the contest confines.   And these were the 5 best.   The prize packs were provided by the rather awesome FactoryEntStore.Com - You should check them out, they have a lot more than GREEN HORNET stuff, in particular, their original Bela Lugosi DRACULA ring, the Richard Kiel JAWS teeth from SPY WHO LOVED ME & MOONRAKER - and a host of other items are... well, really damn cool!   But this is what these winners are getting:

 

1 Stealth Mode Black Beauty car

1 Black Beauty Fire Power car

1 Regular BLACK BEAUTY

1 Black Beauty Rolling Arsenal 

1 Green Hornet Money Clip

1 Set of Green Hornet Cuff Links

1 Great Green Hornet Action Figure

1 Great KATO Action Figure!!!

 

Now - for the winners.   

First, we have the very first Comic Strip that was submitted from Timothy Lim & Mark Pellegrini of Little Rock, Arkansas...   I really like their style - and it's good stuff:

          
 
Next we have this rather morbid take on the strip, by Mike Carey of Peabody, Maine.   That one thought baloon is so wrong...
 
 
Here's a less comic-y - but I really like...   J Lublinkhof  of Charlotte, North Carolina...
 
 
 
Next is Josh Hicks of Maesycwmmer, Wales, United Kingdom...   No color, but a bit underground...
 
 
Last, we have this rather awesome one from Christopher Jones of Minneapolis, MN!   Here it is:
 
 
 
Congrats to the winners - we'll be getting your packages out to you as soon as we can!   
 
Harry
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  • Jan. 28, 2011, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Bruce Lee love in virtually every one

    by Blanket-Man

    Makes sense. He's the only reason the original series is remembered.

  • Jan. 28, 2011, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Post 0

    by HEADGEEK

    GREEN HORNET contest comic winners! Check em out

  • Jan. 28, 2011, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Looks cool

    by Harry The Hutt

    I really like the last one.

  • Jan. 28, 2011, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Overall Message: Seth Rogen needed to shave!

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    Unshaved Seth Rogen showed up as a gag or identifying character trait in every strip. I agree! I kept wanting to shave Rogen's mug during the entire film. He's one of those guys that doesn't look "tougher" or "cooler" with three day stubble; he just looks dirtier.

  • Jan. 28, 2011, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Nice

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Who knew so many talented comic artists were lurking around? Enjoy this rare, ironic-less post from THE_CHOPPAH. This mood can't last.

  • Jan. 28, 2011, 1:25 p.m. CST

    HA! You got FIRSTED, Harry.

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Too slow, old man. Must be the meds.

  • Jan. 28, 2011, 1:36 p.m. CST

    nah...

    by HEADGEEK

    Had a visitor in the room, and got caught monologuing

  • Jan. 28, 2011, 1:43 p.m. CST

    The last one is fantastic

    by Jaster

    The first one is ok. The rest are pretty meh, but congrats to them for doing something artistic. I like how the first one is the only one that gives the remake even the slightest respect.

  • Jan. 28, 2011, 2:40 p.m. CST

    congrats to the winners!

    by rontan

    good job! 'specially the last one! had fun doing my entry! anyways, hope there will be more contests like this one, harry. just wanna share my work if that's cool with you: http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs013.snc6/166347_190120747672896_100000249155533_638784_8329716_n.jpg

  • Jan. 28, 2011, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Gotcha, Big Guy! :)

    by Blanket-Man

    Am I the first to "pre-first" you in the new AICN? Surely I deserve a prize of some sort! Jelly of the Month Club membership, maybe?

  • Jan. 28, 2011, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Green Hornet 2011

    by Christopher Jones

    I have to say that I found some thing to enjoy in each of these. While I'm a huge fan of both the 60s Green Hornet TV series and the original 40s Radio show, I actually enjoyed the new movie quite a bit, despite my initial reservations about taking the Green Hornet in the "action comedy" route. I tried to have the insults between the Hornets grounded in truth going both ways - but found it a little harder to find ways to criticize the 60s show - in part because the only two complaints I have about it are that the 30-minute format and formulaic plots left little room for any character development for Britt Reid, Kato or the supporting cast, and that Bruce Lee as Kato is tragically under-used. And then I didn't want to use that latter complaint in my piece because I wanted the insults being traded to be Green Hornet-centric and not about Kato. Anyway, congratulations to the other winners! I'd love to see some of the other entries that strayed from the "Hornet meets Hornet" concept. Maybe we could get some "honorable mentions"?

  • Jan. 28, 2011, 2:59 p.m. CST

    re: rontan

    by Christopher Jones

    That's awesome!

  • Jan. 28, 2011, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Christopher Jones, do you work in the industry?

    by Jaster

    Cuz DAYAM dude! That is some excellent artwork! I also liked your framing. Everything about it feels professional.

  • Jan. 28, 2011, 3:17 p.m. CST

    re: chris jones

    by rontan

    thanks chris! i submitted a little late though, so no chance for the prize packs. enjoy your prize bro! would love to see more of your work. :D

  • Jan. 28, 2011, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Chris Jones

    by Rob

    Excellent work man.

  • Jan. 28, 2011, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Christopher

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Your work is reminiscent of Tony Harris'. IMO, that's the highest compliment I can possibly give comic-based work. Well done indeed.

  • Jan. 28, 2011, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Christopher

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Your work is reminiscent of Tony Harris'. IMO, that's the highest compliment I can possibly give comic-based work. Well done indeed.

  • Jan. 28, 2011, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Working in the Industry

    by Christopher Jones

    Yep, I've drawn comics for DC, Marvel, and several smaller comic book publishers. But I'm looking for work right now though, so if there are any EDITOR lurkers out there, hit me up!

  • Jan. 28, 2011, 4:26 p.m. CST

    Re: Seth Rogen needed to shave!

    by Christopher Jones

    I didn't mind seeing him sporting an unshaven look, so much. My beef is when you see a character perpetually sporting that "two days growth" look. Are they shaving once every two or three days? Then why do we not see them clean-shaven once in a while? Are they trimming it to keep that weekend-long bender look on purpose? This drives me nuts with House M.D., too!

  • Jan. 28, 2011, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Print

    by Christopher Jones

    Since this piece generated so much interest I went and made it available as a print in my Etsy shop. You can see some of my other work there, as well. http://www.etsy.com/shop/ChristopherJonesArt

  • Jan. 28, 2011, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Whoooaah BLANKET_MAN!

    by MST3KPIMP

    thats was f-in unreal.. I always thought Harry locked these talkbacks till he could basically ruin everyones fun by pointlessly reposting the crux of the article.. Way to stick it to the man! Let's see if anyone else can repeat your feat,

  • Jan. 28, 2011, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Worst. Masked avenger film. Ever.

    by Flip63Hole

    Why does Seth Rogan get ANY work? He can't fucking act. I have never seen such a steaming turd of a big budget film in years (Roland Emmerich, when's your next film?). Really, really, really bad movie. As Ebert put it: unendurable...

  • Jan. 28, 2011, 6:54 p.m. CST

    Chris, I sent you a message via etsy

    by Jaster

    I have a proposition for you.

  • Jan. 28, 2011, 7:06 p.m. CST

    Mike Carey here...

    by Aaron Synn

    Thanks Harry! This made my night. Did I put Peabody, Maine? It's supposed to be Peabody, Mass. Ah well, fun contest. Kudos to the other winners! As long as we're sharing our work, here's where most of mine can be found these days: www.salemuncommons.com Thanks again! :)

  • Jan. 28, 2011, 11:39 p.m. CST

    You win rontan

    by NoahTall

    Seriously Harry. Even if he didn't get his entry into the contest you should dig through your tons of goodies and find something for rontan. I thought his strip was the best one out of all of them.

  • Jan. 29, 2011, 3:31 a.m. CST

    This Is A Really Good Film, That I Wanted To Hate!!!!

    by Media Messiah

    Its like "Kick-Ass", but in many ways, far better. It's "Get Him To The Greek", "Observe and Report" and "Pineapple Express" meets "Batman" and "Iron Man"...but also better than the latter two, as it has a sense of humor that is well balanced, where Batman had none, and seemed too self-important, and Iron Man, on the other hand, seemed too smug for its own good, and ours. Rogen's Green Hornet is born of a wasted rich-kid, suffering the 6 generation effect--in 1 single generation, who because of his eccentric ways, thinks it logical to cross certain rational boundaries, into the irrational, as he has no real-limits to his impulses--which often lead him to trouble. That is the fun of the movie, for Rogen's Green Hornet, is you and me, a mixed-up guy searching for his place in the world, who while playing-out a drunken frat-boy like prank, actually stumbles into experiencing what it might be like to be a real-life hero, thanks to Kato doing most of the work. This beckons him to embrace his wish-fulfillment fantasy, to the extreme, and leads to him becoming a real hero, under Kato's down to Earth and steadying influence, amid cracks of the real him, Rogen's cowardly and selfish alter-ego, hampering his progress. This movie has some smart twists, as I said in my last post, which transforms the Green Hornet into a selfless hero--picture Charlie Sheen with a purpose beyond just sleeping with porn actresses and doing drugs. This guy is a rebel who has found a cause, and even though done with flurries of great humor, the Hornet and Kato don't mind killing if need be, and rarely hesitate. In terms of visuals, Green Hornet is like Sin City, but set in the real world, with a Pulp Fiction menace, and surrealistic time dialations and day-dreamy trippiness. Yes, this is an original vision, my only real issue with the releasing studio is that they should have released the film on Christmas Eve, allowing it the holiday, and hence, additional weeks to play in theaters--which would have upped its box-office and public awareness of the film, tremendously. Go see this movie and take your friends, and prepare for a great time, and a Kato whose performance is star worthy. He is no Bruce Lee, but this guy has star presence.

  • Jan. 29, 2011, 3:36 a.m. CST

    Christopher Jones: You Are A Badass!!!

    by Media Messiah

    If I had the connections, I'd hire you immediately, and Harry should call-up everyone he knows at the comic book companies and demand that they give you a lead job as an illustrator and colorist!!! You are a real discovery!!!! Good Luck!!!

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 7:12 p.m. CST

    win? :)

    by rontan

    hey noahtall! thanks for the vote of confidence! i'm really glad you liked my entry. so what did you think of my entry, harry? hope you liked it as well. let me know if you need help with the digging. :)

  • Jan. 31, 2011, 7:39 p.m. CST

    I'd like to win Cameron Diaz (nt) :-)

    by Triple_J_72

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 11:20 p.m. CST

    I'd take Cameron Diaz from the Mask

    by MST3KPIMP

    after that I would'nt fuck her with Jamie Lee Curtis's dick.

  • Feb. 16, 2011, 11:41 p.m. CST

    What a horrible movie

    by FrodoFraggins

    I like Seth Rogan but ouch he was terrible in this flick