Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Green Lantern Corps #28
Writers: Van Jensen
Pencils: Bernard Chang
The continued war against the Green Lanterns continues, but know we have a rag tag bunch of bounty hunters, Green Lanterns, and Fatality along for the ride. This issue, finds our group tracking down a past lantern who is a Durlan ( a deadly shape changing alien race). On a planet that closely resembles Tattooine, they track down the rebel and take him in, or so we think. This is a lot tougher than what the directions told them. Not only are the Lanterns fighting this battle on this side, they are also being hunted down on Mogo, the sentient planet Green Lantern. Salaak, the brainy Lantern I like to call him, is beaten badly as another is taken hostage by a shadowy group. It is not until the last page do we find out who is behind this abduction, and I can tell you, it put a smile on my face, evil - but still a smile.
Once again,there is a war going on. I have not read this title for a while, but the last time I was reading it, guess what, there was a war going on. The storyline of tracking the rebel Lantern is quite cool and wish that they were covering that one more instead of running around in three different directions. Not every story has to be an enormous event. Take a break and tell smaller stories. I still am not taken up with the storyline,bu t my love of Green Lanterns is pushing me to continue reading. Another thing with this issue is the art. It is very grainy and stiff in places, but it really works with the hunt storyline. Another thing that they employed in this issue was a stark red, white, and black coloring of certain important panels in the story. I like this, but they have not been using it throughout the story.t his would be a great technique to use during the storyline, but it feels like they are just trying all sorts of things to grab readers that they are not crafting a cohesive story.
Like I said, if you are a hard core Lantern fan, pick it up. I am interested in seeing where it goes, but were I not a fan, this would definitely pass my radar.
Recommendation: Borrow / Pass