And Then I Read: HAL JORDAN & THE GL CORPS 28

Image © DC Entertainment. Written by Robert Venditti, Art by Rafa Sandoval and Jordi Tarragona, colors by Tomeu Morey, letters by Dave Sharpe.

Hal Jordan is trying to catch up to Lightray, the “messenger of the New Gods” equivalent to Mercury of the Roman Gods. Lightray has his dad, Highfather, in tow, both being tailed by two Omega Beams, the godlike equivalent of tracker nuclear missiles. That’s the setup, but most of the issue is a great conversation between Hal and the ghost of his father. Hal’s created a fighter jet with his ring for the pursuit, and somehow his dad is in the back seat. Is it a hallucination? Hard to say, but the conversation is choice, the memories are warm, and the banter is charming. There’s so much more to a story like this than a simple slugfest.

Very well done, and recommended.

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