There was some confusion as to what how the War of the Green Lanterns was supposed to end. This issue marks the epic conclusion that is not to be missed. Things are changing big time.
War of the Green Lanterns has been filled with big battles and twists left and right. With all the chapters, I've enjoyed the ones that took place in this series, which isn't really a surprise. Geoff Johns was clearly guiding the arc along and all the major events tended to occur in the chapters falling in the actual "Green Lantern" title. Throw in the fact that Doug Mahnke has been consistently killing with the art. Gabe Eltaeb and Randy Mayor should be commended on all the color they had to add as well.
Trying to avoid the major spoilers in this issue, there are some major changes. In seeing the final confrontation with Krona, you can't help but wonder if he has a point. Is his argument valid? Are the Guardians right with all the cold emotionless decisions they've made? With all the power Krona has amassed, how can he be defeated?
Try to read this issue before you hear about the spoilers. Even if you have an idea like I did prior to reading, you will be knocked off your feet. There are some big changes that happen. Some may say they've seen them coming but what makes a difference is actually seeing these events happen. It's simply crazy to see.
I did love this issue. Was there anything bad? We sometimes see big changes happen just for the sake of shock. That may be partly the case here. What happens is a shock. Will it last forever? Probably not. But that doesn't really matter. I love what is happening here. There is huge potential to really shake things up. I'm okay with change and knowing that someday things should return to the status quo. Who wants the same old stories over and over. In other words, there really isn't anything bad about this. Just wait and see where it goes.
Things will never be the same. We hear that a lot, especially with event stories. The recent issue of Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors may have caused confusion as that should have been released after this issue but based on what happens here, I can totally overlook that shipping goof. War of the Green Lanterns was an enjoyable arc. It did have some low points but overall I dug it. The conclusion here went above and beyond what I was expecting. At the end of the day, that's what is most important. This issue is setting up major changes for the future of Green Lantern and I haven't been more excited. Bravo to everyone involved with this issue and the decision made.