And Then I Read: GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS ANNUAL 2

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Here’s an annual worthy of the name. While it does reflect what’s going on in the main title in general, it stands on its own in a way that seems rare these days, and further, is an interesting psychological look into Kyle Rayner that the main series never seems to have any time for. Perfect subject for an annual.

It begins on Earth, with Kyle at his drawing board trying to create, but it soon becomes clear that something is very wrong. The story escalates and moves to Arizona, bringing in Star Sapphire (Carol Ferris) and Kyle’s dad. Eventually the distortions of reality resolve into a dark version of Kyle, his Black Lantern side, trying to gain control. The struggle that ensues is physical and emotional as well as thoughtful and interesting.

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