And Then I Read: GREEN LANTERN 48

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While the last few issues written by Geoff Johns impressed me by keeping the character development going amid the larger Blackest Night madness, this one does less well. It’s a plot-driven story, Johns needs to have a member of all the Lantern color groups work together in a rainbow coalition. and here we see him trying to justify including the orange and red Lanterns by playing up their back stories. Doesn’t work for me, it feels contrived. There are a few good dialogue moments (Uncle Scrooge mentions, for instance), but it feels like a puzzle piece being dropped into a larger picture that we don’t see yet. The art by Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy and Tom Nguyen is fine, the lettering by Rob Leigh and the coloring by Mayor and Eltreb is great. I’d trade it all for a story that moved me, though. Mildly recommended.

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