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Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #11 - Rest and Relaxation Review


The "War of the Green Lanterns" is over! But for Guy Gardner, his post-"War" story has only just begun!

Now that the War of the Green Lanterns is over, what happens next for Guy Gardner?

The Good

Guy Gardner gets some solo action. After a major crossover event, it's nice to see characters get some down time. Guy is on his way to some R & R but (of course) he has to take care of some business before beginning to rest. This shows that the Lanterns have many responsibilities and it's good to see that something is always going on. Guy gets the chance to remind us what he's all about and why he is capable of taking care of 'business' on his own.

The Bad

I can't see any serious repercussions coming out of this issue. It's a weird feeling after all the insanity of the War of the Green Lanterns to have the follow up issue feel so lackluster. Yes there should be some downtime after a huge event but to follow it with a story about Guy facing a nameless and boring villain.

The solicit also mentions Kilowog but there is not sign of him.

The Verdict

Guy Gardner gets some alone time after sharing the spotlight with the other Lanterns in The War of the Green Lanterns. Guy has always proven himself to be a formidable hero and seeing him take care of some routine Lantern business (which you know will turn sour) is fun to see. The problem is the issue felt unnecessary. There won't be any lasting repercussions from this. I don't feel I wouldn't missed out on anything besides Guy kicking some butt if I had passed on this.

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Posted by doordoor123

Yeah. It felt like a boring one shot. Did Guy Gardner make out with a guy in this?

Posted by carnivalofsins00

I'm pretty sure War of the Green Lanterns is still going on. One issue left? I am still so confused with why this issue came out and not Green Lantern.

Posted by G-Man

@doordoor123: I think so.

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Posted by Pizawle

Yeah, War is actually not over yet.
But I'll gladly take this instead since War has sucked hard. What a piss poor way to finish before the relaunch.
Why must their be lasting repercussions? Can't we just enjoy a standard Lantern tale anymore. I know I did.
Plus, those covers are so awesome.

Posted by The Stegman

wait...isn't part ten of the war not out yet?? 

Posted by UpUpAndAway

The war isn't over yet. I'm going to wait to till it ends then read my copy of this. Love War of the Green Lanterns so it sucks to see this doesn't live up to it.

Posted by fenixREVOLUTION

Is this book in official coast to relaunch mode? Sure felt like it.

Posted by blur1528
@doordoor123: Made out with a dude?! Well I hope he was at least hot...
Posted by Eyz

Even GL need some filler/down-time after big events.

Posted by carnivalofsins00

So can I read this without being spoiled on War of  the Green Lanterns? Someone please let me know, because if not then I'm putting this off until after part 10.

Posted by Trodorne

Yeah its the same thing they did with Superman issue with Krypto story, its ok. but they threw this out at last second as something that was sitting on the back burners for a while.

Posted by Feliciano2040

After the insanity of War Of The Green Lanterns ?
You mean insanity as in, bad insanity, right ?