And Then I Read: GREEN LANTERN CORPS 12 *SPOILER*

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IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THIS ISSUE YET, YOU SHOULD PROBABLY SKIP THIS REVIEW, OR COME BACK TO IT LATER.

The battle between the Corps and the Alpha-Lanterns comes to a climax in this issue. Peter Tomasi has built his story well, and even though most of the issue is fighting, it does seem appropriate and not gratuitous. As you might guess, the Alphas come out the worse, with most of them deceased at the end. This means The Green Man, a character I co-created, is dead again. Killed once during the INVASION crossover series years ago, resurrected by co-creator Dave Gibbons when he relaunched this title a few years back, now dead again. I was expecting it, and I have to say the whole Alpha-Lantern thing was pretty awful, so perhaps it’s just as well. I mean, a Lantern battery in your chest? Ick.

As with all the Green Lantern books, this feeds into the continuing destruction of the Corps by the Guardians, which will develop in the GL Annual I haven’t read yet, and I’m sure lead to the next GL crossover event about the “Third Army.” We’ll see how that goes.

The art by Fernando Pasarin and Scott Hanna continues to be quite good. Things get a bit confusing in the battle scenes at times, but that’s understandable.

Recommended.

 

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