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Green Lantern #26 - Superior Force Review

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Hal Jordan and Kilowog face Nol-Anj and her clan. She's illegally using the emotional spectrum and Hal needs her to stop.

The Good

Hal and Kilowog are on planet Dekann trying to arrest Nol-Anj and her clan, but Nol-Anj is extremely powerful. Hal asks the Green Lantern Corps to come to him for help.

Billy Tan does a wonderful job on the art side of things. He has become an artist I get excited about while on Green Lantern books because I really feel like he captures these characters well. There's a few close-up shots on Hal that look fantastic. Same goes for most of the panels of Kilowog as well. He really captures the "meathead with a golden heart" that Kilowog has.

What's really interesting about this issue is that these characters live in a different world now because of the events of Lights Out. Before members of the Corps head off to Dekann to help Hal and Kilowog, Graf and Vath get into a bit of a discussion about using their rings, since it was revealed in Lights Out that using the emotional spectrum drains the universe of its energy. There seems to be a split here. Vath, who seems comfortable with using the rings, knowing the reservoir has been refilled, and everyone else, who is a bit against tapping into the emotional spectrum.

Mogo's involvement in this issue is amazing. I really like what writer Robert Venditti is doing with this character. The GLC is now a mobile police force, since the power battery is on Mogo and Mogo can move about as it pleases. This adds a new dimension to the book, since there is no stationary central location for this group. The end of the issue leads the reader to believe that something more sinister is happening. Is this a force that the GLC will be able to stop? I really like the direction this book is heading, post Lights Out.

The Bad

There's three people working on the inks on this issue. It becomes pretty obvious, in some scenes, since the inking styles are so different from each other. Different artists, colorists, and inkers on the same book is fine as long as it's close to seamless, or the art changes in the story for a certain reason. One their own, each inker is talented, but it becomes a bit distracting with the changes here.

The Verdict

Venditti and Tan continue to impress with their run on GREEN LANTERN. This book has gone through some insane changes since Venditti took over as writer, and frankly, I'm loving what's going on. This more mobile Green Lantern Corps is a very fun idea and I like the execution. The ending is pretty cool and seems like it will lead up to something interesting. The best way to describe the direction of this book is exciting and extremely entertaining. Overall, I highly recommend this issue.

18 Comments
Posted by Captain13

Great issue! I'm loving Venditti's work on this book.

Edited by Captain13

The Green Lantern titles pretty much form a weekly title now. Might make more sense just to rename all the books "Green Lantern" to boost sales.

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

The last issue left a big stupid smile on my face on the middle of Barnes and Noble. Hal and Kilowog were great.

Posted by ChocolateFrogs

Sounds like a great jumping-on point! Is this a single issue, or a chapter one, or standalone that really leads into something bigger?

Posted by ThePRez

Jordan has become a villan just in the name of protecting the universe.

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt
Posted by Vulshock

Hal Jordan could just as easily have been the villain in this story.

Posted by inferiorego

@theprez said:

Jordan has become a villan just in the name of protecting the universe.

He's down the middle for me, but I think we'll start to see that turn completely soon.

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Edited by Avenging-X-Bolt

@inferiorego: agrees. He's going down a slippery slope. Nol Anj is one thing ... But he really should've called a meeting of the various corps or something

Posted by timelord

I enjoyed this a lot more than the last two. I think the first thing they would do would be to get the Ring of Mogo since he is a planet and would be able to construct constructs lager than any one else.

Posted by Jasoninthewoods
Edited by manwithoutshame

I'm with Hal, screw the rest of the multi-colored lanterns!

Edited by ScarletWitchFever

@vulshock said:

Hal Jordan could just as easily have been the villain in this story.

I feel this on an emotional level, my friend. Venditti is turning him into Sinestro, and I hope that's deliberate.

Posted by jojobinks70

This whole "you use your ring you drain the universe" story direction is annoying to me, frankly. So all the ring slinging through Sinestro War and Blackest Night didn't cause any problems, but now a Lantern just uses his ring and it's an issue. Whatever.

Posted by kazekaine1

This whole "you use your ring you drain the universe" story direction is annoying to me, frankly. So all the ring slinging through Sinestro War and Blackest Night didn't cause any problems, but now a Lantern just uses his ring and it's an issue. Whatever.

i agree it seems like bs to restrict the corps

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Is this a good jumping on point?

Posted by Squalleon

I kinda like Johns of the title. As good as his storylines are there was no character development at all!

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