We're not spoiling anything, but the Braidmen are up to something that will change the Green Lantern Corps forever...
Issue #27 gets a bit crazy here. Hal's having a real tough time trying to lead the Corps because there is so much to do. This issue is non-stop craziness and leaves the reader and the corps in a compromising situation. It feels like a no way out scenario.
I love what the Braidmen are doing in this issue. I love the result. I wasn't too keen on them in the last issue, but GREEN LANTERN #27 opens up some doors. We get a greater understanding for who these characters are and what they want to do, and accomplish, to the Green Lantern Corps.The end results of this issue are fantastic and writer Robert Venditti is doing some amazing things.
It's nice to see a group of antagonists work well together. In Green Lantern's past, we've seen the Sinestro Corps, as well as some other light corps. While they may be a threat, they're not as strategic and cooperative as the Braidmen. They work as a unit to accomplish their goal.
Dale Eaglesham nails the art on this issue. I love the border work he does on the few of the pages. We see it right away on page one, and he utilizes this technique a few times throughout the issue. It gives this story a sense that the corps is ancient and almost mythological. Aside from that, his page layouts and paneling are always fresh and keep the reader glued to the book. Every page is a treat for the eyes, and it never becomes stale. As for Eaglesham's art, that too is fantastic. It's clear and wonderful, and a lot of credit should go to colorist Jason Wright. He does a phenomenal job with his work here. It's the highlight of the issue.
The only real problem I have with this issue is that I'm not buying that (spoiler time) the cook can turn into Hal Jordan, use Corps technology, and fool everyone in the universe. It's almost too much.
It's hard to get too in depth with this issue without spoiling something pretty big, but trust us, it's a very thrilling issue and will change the the direction of this book greatly. I've jumped back and forth on this series, since Venditti took over, and I think I'm on board. Overall, he's done some really cool things and I think this current arc is going to be so chaotic and awesome. He really has a way of flipping around stories where the good guy becomes the bad guy and vice versa. He's great at giving the reader a new way to look at the same old characters.