And Then I Read: HAL JORDAN & THE GL CORPS #46

Image © DC Entertainment. Written by Robert Venditti, art by Clayton Henry, colors by Pete Pantazis, letters by Dave Sharpe.

As seen on the cover, Guy Gardner has joined the Darkstars, who the Green Lantern Corps are about to go to war with, once they line up some help. Guy’s first act of vengeance is against his own father, who beat him as a child. A good look at the sort of justice the Darkstars deal out. Hal has sprung Hector Hammond from an Earth jail, and taken him to a distant planet where Hal hopes to explore how Hammond can help him beat the Darkstars. Hammond’s ideas on this are surprising. John Stewart is enlisting help from the Zod family, formerly of Krypton. He needs some high-tech equipment he thinks they can provide…if they will. Kyle Rayner is having the least success on his mission to get help from the New Gods, and is in their custody as his scene opens.

This worked well for me despite, or perhaps because of, the four-fold  narrative. It reminds me a bit of the early Justice League of America issues from the 1960s, where each hero or hero team would have a chapter, all working toward a similar goal. In this case, of course, three are, one is not. Recommended.

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