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There they are, the Third Army. Pretty creepy, though you’d have to think a good kick to those exposed brains might be effective. Nah, probably not. Kyle Rayner has been gathering the powers of the rainbow of Corps, and is almost there, needing only the violet light of love. Unfortunately he has to face a Guardian, Ganthet, once his close friend but now turned loyal to the other Guardians, in a fierce battle, and as Ganthet tells him, six colors are not enough! This is an all battle issue, but well done, and with a nice payoff. The art by Aaron Kuder is a bit quirky and detailed, reminding me of Frank Quitely. I like it. This issue feeds into the GREEN LANTERN CORPS ANNUAL 1 for the conclusion of the crossover, as does the following one.
In this book, new Lantern Simon Baz gets help from a chipmunk Corps member, B’dg, no doubt the replacement for Ch’p, the one I remember from years ago. Good thing, too, as Simon has no clue about even such basics as recharging his ring. The ring itself is confused, having been given commands by both Sinestro and Hal Jordan that conflict, and Simon and B’dg must sort this out. Simon is wanted in the big battle in space, but before he goes he has some family business to attend to, rounding out the issue in fine style. I admire Geoff Johns’ ability to keep the fight personal amid the crisis. The art by Doug Mahnke and a host of inkers is a wonderful as ever.
Both books are recommended.