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This issue seems to be the setup for a new conflict between the Alpha Lanterns and the GLC. That feels like something we’ve already seen, but on the other hand, I kind of like the Alphas, so I’m interested to see where this goes. As usual, the Guardians are behaving oddly…they suddenly seem to think very highly of Guy Gardner. And speaking of him, the issue ends with a major brawl in his bar on Oa. (The very idea of a bar on Oa is kind of amusing, I think.) In all, not a bad issue from writer Peter Tomasi.
The art by Fernando Pasarin and Scott Hanna is quite good, with fine figure work and expressive faces and body language, great action scenes, and nice storytelling and pacing throughout.