In my opinion there are good and bad ways to mix elements of the DC Universe. Putting Brainiac into this book seems like a good one to me. John Stewart, Guy Gardner and many others have been entrapped by Brainiac and added to his collection of creatures and cities, and so far they don’t seem to be able to do much about it. Meanwhile, Kyle Rayner has been drafted by the two remaining members of the old Guardians of the Galaxy to try to bring Hal Jordan back to life. Hal is in a sort of charming Valhalla for deceased Green Lanterns, where he gets to have interesting conversations with those who have passed before him. This is a fine new idea by writer Robert Venditti that I also approve of, as long as it doesn’t get used too often.
Good stuff, Green Lanterns are fun to read about again. Recommended.