And Then I Read: GREEN LANTERNS #17

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This is the second and concluding part of a rather fun Batman crossover, done the way crossovers used to be: characters in the book you’re reading interact/team with characters in ONE other book for an issue or two. This is not only fun but smart marketing. Give your readers a taste of another series and perhaps they will try it. As opposed to the massive crossovers where you have to buy a lot more books to even follow the story, creating ill-will and disgruntled fans. (My humble opinion!)

Batman has asked Simon and Jessica, Earth’s current Green Lanterns, for help with a recent menace in Gotham City that seems to involve the power of the Yellow  Lanterns: random citizens are being overwhelmed with fear…of Batman! Even Alfred is taken over by it, and he’s trying to kill Batman. Behind it is Batman’s fear-mongering foe The Scarecrow. Do Simon and Jessica have the willpower to overcome Scarecrow’s Yellow Lantern-powered fear machines? Nicely done by writer Sam Humphries, artists Eduardo Pansica and Julio Ferreira, colorist Blond and letterer Dave Sharpe.


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