And Then I Read: GREEN LANTERN 56

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Hector Hammond, the villain with the giant head and paralyzed body, came out of the early 1960s DC, a time when giant heads signified great mental powers rather than mental disability. I’ve never found him very interesting, so I was surprised to see writer Geoff Johns devoting much of this issue to him, and in one sense making him menacing again, or perhaps for the first time. Also featured is Larfleeze, the one and only Orange Lantern, a character I like much more. His thing is greed, in an over-the-top way that I find amusing. Hal Jordan is kind of between the two in a storyline that’s well told, with just a bit of other Brightest Day characters as well. Enjoyed this much more than the last issue. Recommended.

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