Say what you will about the numerous crossovers and events we're faced with, Lights Out is firing on all cylinders. With this story, it's great to see it continue straight from the pages of last week's GREEN LANTERN so we don't have to wait a month to see what happens next.
Relic is a being from an older universe. He is determined all the Lanterns are posing a threat to this universe. (Could he be right?) Seeing Hal, John, Kyle and the rest of the Corps (and Carol, of course) fighting together is awesome and a little frightening as you wonder if everyone will survive. With so much destruction and chaos, it's great to see Hal take charge, showing that the decision to appoint him the leader was a good one.
This may only be the second part of the story but Robert Venditti and Van Jensen do not hold back. We've heard the "everything changes" pitch before but they're showing us, yes, there will be repercussions in this arc.
Bernard Chang's art is top notch here. You can see the results as he attacks each page, capturing the big action the story calls for. There is quite a bit going on and he never lets up. Marcelo Maiolo's colors are gorgeous as well. The Lantern books always call for lots of color and we get that without a feeling of over-saturation, sometimes seen in other sci-fi comics.
It's an action-packed enjoyable story. The only bad thing is it takes this dire event to bring all these characters together.
Lights Out picks up the crazy action from last week and takes it even further. Venditti, Jansen, Chang and Maiolo are delivering the goods here. This is the type of story that makes you thankful we are in the midst of another crossover. It demands immediate follow up so we don't have to wait to see what happens next. It doesn't look good for the Lanterns but that's what keeps us on the edge of our seats. We've heard about things changing or big repercussions before but this story is promising to do exactly that.