And Then I Read: GREEN LANTERN CORPS 1 & 2

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While some of the New 52 books I’ve been reading lately present DC’s heroes with revamped or reset origins, this one seems to be much the same as before. There is a nod to origins with Guy Gardner and John Stewart on Earth each trying to see if they still have a viable civilian life and career there, but the consensus seems to be: they don’t. So, back to Oa they go, to be greeted warmly by their friends and fellow GLs. Guess it’s hard to go back once you’ve seen Oa.

The main plotline in these books is a largely unseen group on a barren planet that is ruthlessly collecting resources from other planets, and callously killing the inhabitants of those planets in the process. A few Green Lanterns, too. Doesn’t go over well on Oa, and Guy and John head a task force to find out what’s up. This group is powerful, with a large amount of willpower themselves, so it looks to be an interesting conflict.

The art by Fernando Pasarin and Scott Hanna is highly detailed and realistic. Almost too detailed at times for me, clouding the storytelling a bit, but certainly well drawn. In all, a fine job.

Recommended.

One thought on “And Then I Read: GREEN LANTERN CORPS 1 & 2

  1. Kabe

    Mmmm, yet another storyline that start with the killing of a bunch of GLs. I know there are thousands of them, but it gets old, and makes you wonder what good are they for.

    BTW, Scott Hanna is one of my favorite inkers, so it’s good to see him get a high profile job again.

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