Written by: Geoff Johns
Art by: Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Tom Nguyen, and David Baron
So the book that I have been looking forward to in the DCnU has finally released today. Since the War of the Green Lanterns, I have been very curious about the direction the Green Lantern Corps will be taking, especially the main character. War of Green Lanterns ended with Hal Jordan’s expulsion from the Corps, and sent back to Earth. We also left off with Sinestro as a Green Lantern again, and being interrogated by the Guardians.
I have never been a huge fan of Doug Mahnke’s art, but after I read this issue, I decided to find out if it was his work, or the inker’s that I do not enjoy. Performing a quick search, I found that I actually enjoy his work, and the inks I do not enjoy. Finally taking the time to see his actual work, I am quite impressed. So much so that if I do encounter him at one of the conventions I attend, I will be looking to add his work to my Green Lantern wall.
Unfortunately, the inks and colors for this book are not that enjoyable. With a book like this, I would expect to see a colorist really display the power from the various Corps. For instance, in Justice League there was an entire page dedicated to showing the blinding light that a Green Lantern can produce, and the colors made it seem blinding just looking at a page. The colors in this book are very boring, and just seem to show the differences in colors. (3.0 out of 5)
Similar to all of the stories written by Geoff Johns lately, this is probably a story I will enjoy more once I have the full story arc, and I read it all at once. Fortunately, there was enough that happened in this issue, that I was not completely disappointed.
I am not a big fan of Hal being ostracized in every aspect of his life. Kicked from the Corps, can’t pay his rent, can’t fly airplanes anymore, and so forth. For a person that literally just saved the universe, he deserves a lot better. One can only assume that they are tearing him down, only to build him up significantly in the end. Time will tell, and I look forward to seeing the progression of his story. (3.5 out of 5)
Would I read it again?
I will definitely be reading this again once I have the complete story arc. I believe this was a very good start for this new book, and I was left wanting more. If you have not already purchased this, I would strongly suggest waiting for the trade. (3.0 out of 5)
Read it again?
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