I loved the Green Hornet as a kid, mainly because I loved the car. Lots of people will tell you that the best thing about the short lived TV series was Bruce Lee, but any 60's kid will tell you it was the Black Beauty.
In addition to all the cool gadgets, such as machine guns, the most memorable thing about the car was how it was stored. It was hidden underneath the garage floor and was exposed by flipping a switch; then a convertible would rotate underneath the concrete slab and the Black Beauty would appear. Of course this is completely impractical, but it sure looks cool.
I was thrilled to not only see this method return in the new movie, but also in the Green Hornet comic. Yep, in Green Hornet issue number 1, available at iTunes, you can see a perfect rendition of the famous Black Beauty switch.
The six year old kid in me is thrilled.
The 1966 Television series and the famous Black Beauty Garage Switch:
The current Green Hornet comic:
Green Hornet is published by Dynamite Entertainment. Pencils by Jonathan Lau. Colors by Ivan Nunes.
'til my Camry dissapears beneath the pavement, swapped for a cool superhero car
Keep the Adventure Alive,